• Refuge

Col de la Vanoise Hut (FFCAM-French Alpine Club)

A required stop when hiking the loop to circumnavigate the Vanoise Glaciers, Col de la Vanoise Pass, along the legendary GR55 trail, is also the most visited location in the Vanoise range, and rightly so.

Refuge Col de la Vanoise Hut (FFCAM-French Alpine Club) Pralognan-la-Vanoise


Pralognan-la-Vanoise (73710)
Animals not allowed

A hut dating from 1902, completely renovated in 2013 and 2018, located on the Col de la Vanoise, a high place of passage, surrounded by prestigious peaks such as the Grande Casse, the Glières, the Aiguille de la Vanoise and the Réchasse. Marmots, Ibex and Chamois are very close.

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    Hut located on the GR55 trail loop that circumnavigates the Vanoise Glaciers.
    Hut open and staffed from mid-March to early May, reservation required.


    Free entry for children < 8 years.
    Group rate available for > 9 people.

    For all rates and discounts: http://refugecoldelavanoise.ffcam.fr/tarifs.html
    Occupancy tax: €0.30 per person over 18 years old and per day.
    Cooking your own meals: €3 per person if you do not pay for half-board during periods when the hut is staffed.
    Camping: €5 per person. 10 authorized tent spots (reservation required. Send an email to coldelavanoise@gmail.com).
    Overnight right when hut is unstaffed: €10/night

    Information for when the hut is unstaffed: to improve the conditions at the hut, and to avoid overcrowding, you now need to make a reservation it you would like to spend the night at the Col de la Vanoise Hut. Proof of your reservation will be sent to you.
    To make a reservation: https://refugecoldelavanoise.ffcam.fr/reservation-hors-gardiennage.html.

    Methods of payment accepted : Check, Travellers Cheque, Cash


    Animals not allowed
    Languages spoken : English, French

    Dogs are not allowed in Vanoise National Park, even on a leash.
    Meals served all-season long: hearty mountain-style meal, vegetable soup, salad, mountain-style omelet, fromage blanc, blueberry pie. Organic beer and beer on tap.

    Tent camping capacity: 20 people in 15 tents. Only during the summer season when the hut is open and staffed. Reservation required as well as a €5 fee per person.


    From 01/06 to 21/09/2024.
    Staffed hut.

    • Independently Managed
    • Breakfast
    • Restaurant
    • Picnic hampers
    • Covered picnic area
    • Terrace
    • Sustainable development
    • Waste management
    • Photovoltaic panel
    • Wood available
    • Gas available
    • Shower
    • Baby equipment


    Total capacity of the units of accommodations : 129

    Dormitories numer 4/9 persons : 1

    Dormitories numer +10 persons : 8

    Types of accommodations : Recent building



    73710 Pralognan-la-Vanoise

    Hiking time from the closest parking lot: 2.5hrs to 3hrs.
    Access possible via the Mont Bochor aerial tram, the Genépi chairlift in both summer and winter.
    Access possible via hiking trail, snowshoes, ski touring, and a trailrider single-tire wheelchair.
    Bus parking in Les Fontanettes.
    - IGN TOP 25 Map: 3534 OT - 3633 ET

    Information update on 11/04/2024 by Office de Tourisme de Pralognan-la-Vanoise