Refuge Bois

Champagny en Vanoise

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Rue Michel Ruffier-Lanche Hameau Le Bois Champagny le Haut
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise
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Informations COVID-19

IMPORTANT: Measures related to the current situation have been put in place to ensure your safety and that of our teams. Before going to a refuge, please check the refuges' websites and sign the individual commitment form to hand it on the spot ( or contact the guards directly to find out about the best practices to remember for a safe stay. Reservations are REQUIRED if you wish to spend the night at the refuge. It is also obligatory to bring your sleeping bag, hydroalcoholic gel, a mask, flip-flops or slippers. Contact the refuge to find out more about sanitary precautions upstream.
The mountain hut is located near the Vanoise National Park. Starting point for hikes and cross-country skiing. Shelter and restaurant open to all in an authentic refuge, reached by car, in winter and summer. Simple and friendly atmosphere, generous cooking in an exceptional natural site.
At Champagny le Haut, this refuge at the entrance of the Vanoise National Park is accessible summer and winter by road (parking nearby - buses 50 places allowed).
In winter, the refuge is ideally located at the start of the cross-country ski trails and at 5 km by shuttle from the ski lifts of La Plagne / Paradiski®.

Sleeping in dormitories, partitioned for your comfort in "boxes" (cabins closed by curtain) of 4 single bunk beds. Duvets and pillow cases provided. It is recommended to bring your own personal cloth.
Sanitary (separation Men / Women) with washbasins and individual showers. Bathroom linen not provided.
If it is possible, we award a complete box even if you are 1, 2, or 3 people, without extra charge.

Beautiful dining room with 80 seats (+ terrace)
Possible access to a pic-nic room.

It offers wheelchair access to the dining room and accessible toilets.
Graceful loans of an all-way module and 3 audio guides for people with motor and visual disabilities.

Accreditation by the Departmental Education of Savoie for the reception of the schoolchildren.

Animation / projection / seminar room for 35/40 people, with video-projection equipment
Animations offered each summer by the Vanoise National Park.

The PARADISKI brand is a registered trademark owned by Compagnie des Alpes-Domaines Skiables.

The refuge is located at the end of the road in winter (departure of the cross-country skiing trails) and in the centre of the valley of Champagny le Haut in summer (the road ends 3 km higher). The winter shuttle is free.
- Access Champagny le Haut for coaches: limited to 3m50 high and 12m long.
- References IGN map: TOP 25 3534 OT, 3532 OT, 3532 ET and 3633 ET.


- Espace Glacialis "Discovering the glaciers": museographic space partner of the Vanoise National Park - 100 meters from the refuge.

Suggested itineraries:

- Refuge and lake of "la Glière": 2h - Marmots and landscapes.
- Col du Palet: 5h - Glaciers and marmots.
- Lac des Echines: 3h30 - Panorama on the glaciers, chamois and marmots.
- Tour du Merle: 2h - Forests and views of the valley of Bozel and Champagny.
- Refuge of "le Plan des Gouilles": 2h30 - Forest and beautiful wild landscape.
- Pointe de la Vélière: loop 5h30 - Belvedere on the glaciers.

- Tour de la Vallaisonnay (2/3 days)
- Tour de le Grande Casse (4/5 days)
- Grand Tour de la Vanoise (7/10 days, depending on variants)

- Via Ferrata du Plan du Bouc (fairly easy) and the Big Stones (very difficult).
- Tree climbing in Canada campingsite.

- Artificial ice climbing tower: initiation or free access.
- Cross-country skiing resort of Champagny le Haut.
- Dog sledging initiation - Ski area La Plagne / Paradiski 5 km (free shuttle).
From 21/12/2019 to 03/05/2020
Night: 21 € (For adult.)
Child rate per night : 13.50 € (Under 18.)
Half board (pp): 52 € (For adult.)
Half-board (child) : 23.50 to 43 € (Children under 8 years old: 23,50 €.
Child under 13 years old : 35 €.
Child (between 13 and 17 years old) and student : 43 €.).

From 24/05 to 30/09/2020
Night: 18.50 € (For adult.)
Child rate per night : 11 € (Under 18.)
Half board (pp): 49.50 € (For adult.)
Half-board (child) : 21 to 40 € (Children under 8 years old: 23,50 €.
Child under 13 years old : 35 €.
Child (between 13 and 17 years old) and student : 43 €.).

Child entry valid for 0 - 17 years.
Covered picnic area
Shared WC
Car park
Coach parking
Charging station for 2 electric wheels
Coach access
Independently Managed
Picnic hampers
Guarded refuge in winter
Baby equipment
Bunk beds
Free private internet access
kitchen corner
Hot showers
Languages spoken
Payment method
Bank/credit card
Chèques Vacances
Credit transfer
Online payment
60 pers.
Youth and sport
National education
No. large dormitories
No. rooms for guests with reduced mobility
From 06/06 to 26/09/2020, daily.

Refuge Bois

Rue Michel Ruffier-Lanche Hameau Le Bois Champagny le Haut
73350 Champagny-en-Vanoise