31 Aug. 2020
Tour de France in Moûtiers 16-17 september 2020
The refuge is guarded from 20/06 to 15/09/2020.
Caretaking's end date to be confirmed.
In the heart of the Vanoise national park, the guardian welcomes you in an old sheepfold rehabilitated in 1985. Just above the refuge, is the dry lake of La Glière. A lot of marmots. Country lunch, traditional lunch and dinner.
Typical refuge (dormitories and rooms for 4 people) but comfort with toilets and hot showers.
Outside periods of guarding, the refuge is partially open (12 beds).
- Selective waste management and sorting.
- Soundproof gas generating set.
- Heating with wood stove.
- Voltaic photo boards.
In this place isolated from everything, without modern energy means, we make every effort to offer you a simple but quality restoration. We use a maximum of local, regional products.
Some also come from organic farming.
In order to quench your thirst or to warm you, enjoy our selection of hot and cold drinks.
If hunger takes you, do not panic, on request we will prepare varied omelettes, mixed salads, plates filled with regional products, soups, cheeses, cold meats.
And if gluttony brings you here, let us make you taste our sweet tarts, Savoy cake, pancakes, white cheeses.
All desserts are homemade.
Starting point 1: Parking Laisonnay at the foot of the north face of the Grande Casse: Panorama, Aiguille de l'Epéna. 1h30 walk.
Starting altitude: 1560 m. Arrival altitude : 2010 m. Drop: 450 m. Difficulty: None.
Starting point 2: Peisey-Nancroix-Refuge de Rosuel, duration 8h, + 1100m drop - 600m. Crossing of the Grassaz pass with snow at the beginning of the season. Ski touring (knives are required). Not recommended in winter, very avalanchey, no sun, very cold.
- IGN map: 3633 ET Tignes, Val d'Isère and 3532 ET, les Arcs, La Plagne, 3534 OT to 1/25 000. Didier Richard at 1/60000.
Coach parking in Laisonnay.
Possibility to ride, on horseback, with a donkey, mountain bike, joëlette, alpine skiing and touring, 4x4 only for rescue. Snowshoers, be careful of avalanches and when walking downhill on sloping terrain.
Half day excursion:
- Lake of the Echines: 1h30, + 400m drop, chamois, panorama.
- Alpine chalet "Plan du sel": 1h, + 250m drop, cows processing, manufacture of beaufort.
- Tour du Vallaisonnay: 8h, + 600m drop - 1000m, panorama, wild animals.
- Col du Palet: 3h, + 700m drop, flowers, chamois.
Half day excursion:
Lake of the Echines: 1h30, altitude difference + 400m, chamois, panorama.
Alpine chalet "Plan du sel": 1h, altitude difference + 250m, cows processing, manufacture of beaufort.
Tour du Vallaisonnay: 8h, difference in altitude + 600m, difference in altitude - 1000m, panorama, animals.
Col du Palet: 3h, altitude difference + 700m, flowers, chamois.
IMPORTANT: Measures related to the current situation have been put in place to ensure your safety and that of our teams. Before going to a refuge, please check the refuges' websites and sign the individual commitment form to hand in to the guard (which you can download on https://www.ffcam.fr/covid-19-ffcam.html) or contact the guards directly to find out about the best practices to remember for a safe stay. Reservations are MANDATORY if you wish to spend the night at the refuge. It is also obligatory to bring your sleeping bag, hydroalcoholic gel, a mask, flip-flops or slippers. Contact the refuge to find out more about sanitary precautions upstream.
From 19/06 to 12/09/2021, daily.
Guarded refuge. Caretaking's end date: september 12th, after lunch.
From 13/09/2021 to 11/09/2022, daily.