• 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

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 14/06/2024
Night: 5 to 12 €.

From 15/06 to 14/09/2024
Half board (pp): 24 to 54 €.

From 15/09 to 31/12/2024
Night: 5 to 12 €.

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


From 01/01 to 14/06/2024, daily.
Unstaffed hut.

From 15/06 to 14/09/2024, daily.
Staffed hut.

From 15/09 to 31/12/2024, daily.
Unstaffed hut.

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


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 29/02/2024 by Parc National de la Vanoise