Col du Palet Mountain hut

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  • en-hiver-64660
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Mountain hut located in the Vanoise National Park at 2587m.

WINTER 2018/2019

- 14/02/2019 - 28/04/2019 : guarded mountain hut open 7/7
- 29/04/2019 - 11/06/2019 : unguarded mountain hut during this period, open daily

On booking only here

SUMMER 2019 :

12/06/2019 - 28/09/2019

The mountain hut "Le col du Palet" and its couple of guards, Marion and Nicolas, welcomes you in the heart of an exceptional and wild site. Exceptional, because in this hut, you'll find yourselves perched at an altitude of 2 587 m in the borders of two major valleys of the National park of Vanoise (Rosuel and Glière) and in front of the peak of Savoie (La grande Casse, 3855 m of height). Wild, because the hut takes you in the heart of protected nature, kingdom of the ibex, chamois and the bearded vulture.
Overhanging a small altitude lake, the hut can be a restful stopover along your trek in Vanoise or the occasion to live in family a change of scene of a night spent in a mountain hut.

An idea for a 2 days hike via the mountain hut "Le Col du Palet" (and why not accompanied with a donkey for families) :

- From the parking of Rosuel, raise up the valley of Ponturin by following the GR 5 ( red and white tracking). Having left the mélézins trees, you will cross alpages inhabited of numerous marmots and crowds of horned animals, will overhang the lake of La Plagne before arriving at the mountain hut "Le col du Palet" (3 to 4 hours of walk; on 1030 m of positive drop).

- The return in valley the next day will make you cross three easy passes of more than 2600 m of height: Le col du Palet, Le col de la croix des Frêtes and le col de la Grassaz from where you will discover a magnificent panorama on the north face of the La Grande Casse. You can make a stopover for the high mountain pasture of the Plan du sel and discover the secrets of the manufacturing of Beaufort of high mountain pasture before getting back to the route from the day before (5 hours of walk; 360 m of positive drop and 1390 m of negative drop).

On the spot, we propose you:
· 47 sleepings around in dormitories equipped with braids and an area nearby for those who opt for bivouac.
· A catering service at noon and in the evening, favoring products " made at home" or  from organic farms, as well as a picnic room.


In short
  • :
    • Esprit Parc label
    • PNV (Vanoise national Park) hut
  • Pets :
    • pets not allowed
  • localisation, access :
    • In the mountain, pedestrian access
    • At the edge of the Vanoise National Park
Equipment, Services
  • Equipment :
    • Solar cell lighting
    • Tents accepted, site payment


Winter 2018/2019

  Night Half Board**
Adult 21,00 € 55,00 €
Child - 8 yrs 10,00 € 20,00 €
Young (8 to 18 yrs) + student 10,00 37,50 €

Tourist tax  : 0.22€/pers./night
* Reduced rates are available only on presentation of suitable evidence.
** Diner, night and breakfast included.
Breakfast is offered for children between 9 and 12 yrs old with half board.
Drinks non included.
Any water provided during the winter, drinks menu at your disposal.
In noon as in the evening, think of booking. 

Remember to book for lunch or dinner
Dinner: 24,00 € or Dinner with cheese fondue: 29 € (to order)
Breakfast: 10,00 € (at will, with jam and home made bread)
Picnic to take away : 10,50 € (sandwich with home made bread, salad, compote and biscuit)
A la carte menu for lunch: soup, stocked omelets, ravioles, tarts …
Sleeping bag : 3,50 € (usable several nights)

​Price list summer 2021

Tarife Sommer 2021
Vom 23. April bis 14. Juni und vom 16. September bis 31. Oktober:
Offene Zuflucht in freier Verwaltung (nicht bewacht); Holz, Geschirr, Gas und Decken gegen eine Gebühr von 11€/Pers.
Eröffnung vom 15. Juni bis 20. September 2021
Kategorie Halbnacht -Rente
Erwachsene 17,50€ 47,00€
8 -18 oder Student 10,00€ 37,50€
Kinder von - von 8 Jahren 10,00 € 20,00€
Camper 5,00€/Pers. 35,00 €

+ Kurtaxe: 0,88 €/Person/Nacht
+ 0,02 € Verwaltungskosten

- Abendessen: 20,00 € (Hausgemachtes Tuch, Fleisch -stärke -Gemüse, Käsesorten aus Savoyen, Dessert)

- Frühstück: 10 € (nach Belieben, mit Marmelade und hausgemachtem Brot - Fruchtsaft zusätzlich)

- Pik -Nikale zum Mitnehmen: 10,50 € (Sandwich mit hausgemachtem Brot, hausgemachtem Salat, Obst und Gebäck) Um Abfälle zu vermeiden, denken Sie daran, Ihre Pikbox zu nehmen -Nicht

- Mittagskarte: hausgemachte Sucke, Ofengratiniertes Gericht, hausgemachte Kuchen, Gourmet-Kaffee . . . *
* Indikativ je nach Vorratsverfügbarkeit
Sonstige Leistungen:
- Wegwerf-Schlafsack: 3,50€ verwendbar mehrere Nächte
- Gasgebühr: 2€/Pers.
- Liegestühle: ein breites Lächeln für die Wärter wird genügen!

Zahlungsmodalitäten: Scheck - Spezies
  • :
    • cash euros
    • french cheque
Col du Palet Mountain hut
Phone : +33 4 79 07 91 47
Phone : +33 6 36 30 92 57
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Refuge du Col du Palet
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.45831
Longitude : 6.86102
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