Rosuel Mountain Hut. 43 beds

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One of the four official gates of the Vanoise National Park.

Open from June 1st to the end 25th September 2022.

In the magnificent Rosuel landscape, at an altitude of 1547 m, the Rosuel refuge-gate has benefited from major work to upgrade the building and its immediate surroundings.
(The building, with its very specific shape, was designed by the architect Christian Durupt in 1971: a wave-shaped roof, designed to minimise the impact of avalanches)

This guarded refuge, owned by the Vanoise National Park, offers
- meal services
  For the general public : Restaurant and bar. South-facing wooden terrace, large convivial room with fireplace. Hiker's kitchen and traditional Savoyard cuisine.
  For hikers: an off-bag area.
- Accommodation in dormitories 1 dormitory for 10 peoples, 3 dormitories for 8 peoples, 1 dormitory for 6 peoples, 2 dormitories for 4 peoples. Please bring your own sheet and bag.
Sanitary facilities: On the first floor, two showers for men and two for women, 2 men's and two women's toilets, on the lower floors: 2 toilets accessible to the disabled, 2 other toilets + 1 shower
- a bivouac area (reserved for hikers, from 7pm to 8am): 3€ per person + extra shower and non-sack room
- themed evenings (single course meals and entertainment) on reservation, evening meetings with monitors.
- a welcome for all : people with disabilities (lift, room and bathroom adapted for 2 peoples, dedicated activities).

The refuge is now equipped with a reception area that can be recognised by all:
- outside: a geology-themed layout, with a telescope, orientation table, rock samples, explanatory panels in 3 languages, deckchairs and contemplative terraces
- indoors: a reception and information point on the ground floor, discovery areas and a conference/projection room.
National Park hostesses provide information to visitors who can also take advantage of a shop as well as events and exhibitions proposed by the Vanoise National Park during the opening periods. (July and August)
Evenings with a projection and debate with a monitor, conferences, exhibitions on the flora and fauna throughout the summer, exhibition on the bearded vulture, photo exhibition.
The refuge is accessible by car: end of the departmental road, large outdoor car park
It is an hour's walk from the heart of the National Park, the starting point for many hikes in the Vanoise, on a site with a high number of visitors, the Rosuel refuge-gate enjoys a privileged position on the Via Alpina route (all the Alps), the GR 5 trail (Léman-Méditerrannée), the TMP (Tour du Mont Pourri)
Around the refuge : the Rosuel relaxation area (small lake, self-service barbecues, public toilets, sink with drinking water, petanque area, soft mobility loop, public tables and benches, mountain bike trail, tourist office activities)

Open time from 01/06/2022 to 25/09/2022
In short
  • :
    • PNV (Vanoise national Park) hut
  • Pets :
    • pets not allowed
  • localisation, access :
    • in Rosuel, at the end of the valley
Equipment, Services
  • Equipment :
    • Number of showers 5
    • 3 Toilets
    • bar
    • 50 Restaurant's capacity
    • Restaurant
    • Hot shower
    • Blankets provided only
    • Electricity, mobil recharging plug


Closed in winter

Summer 2022 rates :

Payment methods: Credit card - Cheque - Holiday cheque - Cash

   Night  * Half board + night Dîner Breakfast Pic Nic
Adult 18,50€ 47,50€ 20€ 9€ 9€
Juniors less than 18 years old**
9€ 38€ 19€ 8€  
Child less than 8 years old 8€ 22€ 9€ 5€  
Professionnals on mission (guides, AMM, BE) ** 8€ 35,50€ / /  
Bivouac, per pers. 3€        
Supplement for shared room with washbasin, according to availability 1,50€        
Access to the non-sack room for hikers in bivouac, per person 2€        
Hot shower for bivouac hikers, per person 4€        
Rental of the sheet-bag, towel 2 €        

* Price for a night in a dormitory: add 1,50€/ per person for a night in a bedroom with washbasin
** Guides and AMM: reduced rates are only granted on presentation of proof.
  • :
    • cash euros
    • french cheque
    • holidays cheque
Rosuel Mountain Hut. 43 beds
Refuge Porte de Rosuel
73 210
Phone : +33 6 50 21 91 37
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