• Refuge

Valette Hut

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.

Refuge Valette Hut Pralognan-la-Vanoise


Pralognan-la-Vanoise (73710)
Animals not allowed

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).

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).


From 01/01 to 16/06/2023
Night: 5 to 11 €.

From 17/06 to 14/09/2023
Half board (pp): 23 to 50 €.

From 15/09 to 31/12/2023
Night: 5 to 11 €.

Reduced rates for young children, kids under 18 years of age, and students (with valid identification).

Methods of payment accepted : Bank/credit card, Check, Cash


Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : English, Spanish, French
Languages of documentation : French

Meals served all-season long: lentil salad and vegetarian lasagna for dinner, à la carte at lunch.
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 01/01 to 16/06/2023, daily.
Unstaffed hut.

From 17/06 to 16/09/2023, daily.
Staffed hut.

From 17/09 to 31/12/2023, daily.
Unstaffed hut.

  • Breakfast
  • Bivouac
  • Half-board
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic hampers
  • Covered picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Sustainable development
  • Waste management
  • Photovoltaic panel
  • Wood available
  • Pay shower
  • kitchen corner


Total capacity of the units of accommodations : 44

Dormitories numer +10 persons : 2


73710 Pralognan-la-Vanoise

Closest village or resort: Pralognan-la-Vanoise.
Hiking time from the closest parking lot (Bus parking available): the hamlet of Prioux, 2hrs 30min walk.

Information update on 27/03/2023 by Parc National de la Vanoise