This Vanoise National Park mountain hut is located right below the famous Vanoise glaciers. The starting point for climbing the Dôme de Chasseforêt, the hut welcomes mountaineers, hikers on the loop trail circumnavigating the glaciers, and families who would like to spend the night in a typical mountain hut.
During the full-service period when the hut manager is present: there is an area available offering the option to prepare your own meals. During the self-service period when the hut manager is absent, the hut is open and offers: a dormitory, covers, means for heating, a stove and dishes.
The hut is managed in a sustainable manner (supplies transported via pack donkey or on foot, use of ecologically-friendly cleaning products, organic food) and participates in building awareness with the general public regarding sustainable development and environmental conservation.
Bivouac: set the tent for 5€ (with access to kitchen and dishes).
Period of opening
From 13/10/2021 to 11/06/2022, daily.
From 12/06 to 12/09/2022, daily.
From 13/09 to 31/12/2022, daily.
- Wood available
- kitchen corner
- Pay shower
Equipment & services
Covered picnic area
From 13/10/2021 to 11/06/2022
Night: 5 to 10 €.
From 12/06 to 12/09/2022
Night: 10 to 17.50 €.
From 13/09 to 31/12/2022
Night: 5 to 10 €.
Surrounding summits: Dôme de Chasseforêt (3586m) in 3hrs 30min - Dôme des Sonnailles (3361m) in 2hrs 30min.
Day hikes: starting in Pralognan from Prioux (2hrs 30 min, easy) or the Pas de l'âne (3hrs 30min). Starting from the hamlet of Les Fontanettes via the Grand Marchet (4hrs 30min). 2 beautiful lakes, ruins of from an old hut, and 360° views make this particular trail well worth the effort.
Circumnavigating the Vanoise Glaciers (a 6-day thru-hike variation).
Total capacity : 44
Closest village or resort: Pralognan-la-Vanoise.
Hiking time from the closest parking lot (Bus parking available): the hamlet of Prioux, 2hrs 30min walk.