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Evarist Chancel Mountain Hut

Evariste Chancel refuge (2508 m) has 39 beds and is located on a terrace overlooking the valley of the Romanche river and La Grave village, where you will enjoy a magnificent viewpoint over the valley of the Haute Romanche.

 

During summer the refuge is accessible from the cable car station along Lake Puy Vachier (1h). For the more energetic, there is also a trail from La Grave (3h) Easy trails.

*To do in summer, starting from the refuge: Mountaineering: The Râteau , the Pic de la Grave
Hiking: Col des Ruillans, Brêche Pacave
Fishing in Lake Puy Vachier

In winter, the refuge is accessible only on skis (skiing, snowboarding, telemark ...). The snow is not groomed, trails are not marked, and that's precisely what attracts true mountain lovers.
During winter, the last ascent with the Cable car of les Glaciers de La Meije is offered if you buy a ski pass for the next day!

*In winter : Freeride / Backcountry Skiing / Mountaineering

 

Overtures :

From 17/12/2022 to 23/04/2023, daily.

From 11/06 to 11/09/2023, daily.

 

COVID 19 special device :

Prévoir un sac à viande pour la nuitée.

 

annie peron - © @chancel

Refuge Evariste Chancel
Peyrou d'Aval
05320 La Grave

 

Phone : 06 80 59 84 91

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La Grave la Meije's cable car

Téléphérique des Glaciers de la Meije - © JSelberg

La Grave

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La Grave la Meije's cable car

The cable car takes you up to the Ruillans Pass. At 3211m above sea level, the Girose Glacier where you will contemplate a grandiose panorama near the Meije Peak (3983m) and as far as the eye can see different peaks from Vercors to Mont Blanc.

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The freeride ski area of La Grave La Meije

The off-piste ski area of La Grave La Meije is unique. The gondola lift takes you up to 3200 m of altitude, a stunning scenery and 2150 m of vertical through varied terrain that remains largely untouched by the changes that usually come with a ski lift.

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Le Refuge Evariste Chancel à partir de la gare intermédiaire du Téléphérique de La Grave

La traversée jusqu'au Refuge en passant par le lac de Puy Vachier offre un beau panorama sur les alpages et sommets du versant sud de la vallée: le plateau d’Emparis, les pics du Goléon et du Mas de la Grave, les Aiguilles d’Arves et les Trois Evêchés.

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Hiking from La Grave to the Evariste Chancel Mountain Hut

A hike with the goal of a lake and a mountain hut is a godsend! You can enjoy the tranquility of the Puy Vachier Lake, a 120 m below the lake, before getting refreshments at the scenic terrace.

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Puy Vachier Lake

Lac du Puy Vachier - La Grave - © @Stephane Enten

La Grave

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Puy Vachier Lake

Puy Vachier Lake is at the bottom of a valley surrounded by rocky bar in a rather mineral world, close to the second intermediate of the cable car station; about 1 hour walk.
There is a lovely larch forest in lowlands of the Lake.

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