Champagny-en-Vanoise - Champagny le Haut

The refuge is situed at the departure of several hikes and of the ski cross country area.
Gite and restaurent open to all in an authentic refuge, accessible by car, in winter. Simple and friendly atmosphere, generous cuisine in an exceptional natural site.


This refuge at the entrance of the Vanoise national park is accessible summer and winter by road (parking nearby - buses 50 places allowed).
In winter, the refuge is ideally located at the start of the cross-country ski trails and at 5 km by shuttle from the ski lifts of La Plagne / Paradiski.

Sleeping in dormitories, partitioned for your comfort in "boxes" (cabins closed by curtain) of 4 single bunk beds. Duvets and pillow cases provided. It is recommended to bring your own personal cloth.
Sanitary (separation Men / Women) with washbasins and individual showers. Bathroom linen not provided.
If it is possible, we award a complete box even if you are 1, 2, or 3 people, without extra charge.

Beautiful dining room with 80 seats (+ terrace)
Possible access to a pic-nic room.

It offers wheelchair access to the dining room and accessible toilets.
Graceful loans of an all-way module and 3 audio guides for people with motor and visual disabilities.

Accreditation by the Departmental Education of Savoie for the reception of the schoolchildren.

Animation / projection / seminar room for 35/40 people, with video-projection equipment

Période d'ouverture

From 16/12/2023 to 28/04/2024, daily.

From 01/06 to 30/09/2024, daily.


  • No-smoking
  • Baby equipment
  • Wi-fi
  • Shared WC
  • Bunk beds
  • Free private internet access
  • Hot showers
  • Fridge

Équipements & Services

  • Covered picnic area
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Car park
  • Defibrillator
  • Sustainable development
  • Restaurant
  • Coach parking
  • Waste management
  • Charging station for 2 electric wheels
  • Coach access
  • Full-board
  • Breakfast
  • Shuttlebus
  • Wi-fi
  • Half-board
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic hampers
  • Guarded refuge in winter


From 16/12/2023 to 28/04/2024
Night: from 25 €
Child rate per night: from 15 €
CAF member rate per night: from 25 €
Breakfast: from 8.50 €
Breakfast (child): from 8.50 €
Picnic to take away: from 13 €
Dinner: from 28 €
Half board (pp): 24 to 61 €
Group rate per night: from 25 €.

From 01/06 to 30/09/2024
Night: from 20 €
Child rate per night: from 12 €
CAF member rate per night: from 20 €
Breakfast: from 8.50 €
Breakfast (child): from 8.50 €
Picnic to take away: from 13 €
Dinner: from 28 €
Half board (pp): 24 to 54 €
Group rate per night: from 25 €.

Prices for individuals, families, seminaries, groups and students.

Tax not included.

Langues parlées

  • German German
  • English English
  • French French

Bons plans

- Espace Glacialis "Discovering the glaciers": museographic space partner of the Vanoise National Park - 100 meters from the refuge.
Suggested itineraries:

- Refuge and lake of "la Glière": 2h - Marmots and landscapes.
- Col du Palet: 5h - Glaciers and marmots.
- Lac des Echines: 3h30 - Panorama on the glaciers, chamois and marmots.
- Tour du Merle: 2h - Forests and views of the valley of Bozel and Champagny.
- Refuge of "le Plan des Gouilles": 2h30 - Forest and beautiful wild landscape.
- Pointe de la Vélière: loop 5h30 - Belvedere on the glaciers.

- Tour de la Vallaisonnay (2/3 days)
- Tour de le Grande Casse (4/5 days)
- Grand Tour de la Vanoise (7/10 days, depending on variants)
- Via Ferrata du Plan du Bouc (fairly easy) and the Big Stones (very difficult).
- Tree climbing in Canada

- Artificial ice climbing tour: initiation activity or free access.
- ski cross-country resort of Champagny le Haut.
- Activity initiation dogs sledges
- Ski area of La Plagne / Paradiski 5 km (free shuttle)

Tourisme adapté

  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
  • Doors >=77 cm wide
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
  • Shower with seat + adequate space to move
  • Bed, WC… between 45-50 cm high
  • Bed (90 cm) accessible from at least one side
  • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
  • Incline >5% but reasonable
  • Relief map, tactile model or audio device description available at the reception
  • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities



Capacité d'accueil

Capacité totale : 60


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Informations pratiques

126 rue Michel Ruffier-Lanche
Hameau Le Bois
Champagny le Haut
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise
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