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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.
On Summer, half board at the refuge + the ticket up and down with the Cable of Les Glaciers de La Meije until 2400m station is proposed to you for 55 Euros !

*You can do in Summer starting from the refuge: Mountaineering: the rake, the Pic de la Grave
Hiking: Col des Ruillans, Brêche Pacave
Fishing in Lake Puy Vachier

On Winter, the refuge is accessible only by riding (skiing, snowboarding, telemark ...). The snow is not groomed, trails are not marked, and it is this difference that attracts lovers of true mountain.
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 15/06 to 15/09, daily.

From 23/12 to 29/04, daily.

Refuge Evariste Chancel
Peyrou d'Aval
Refuge Evariste Chancel
05320 La Grave

 

Phone : 06 79 89 39 49

Phone : 04 76 79 92 32

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La Grave la Meije's cable car

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04 76 79 94 65

La Grave la Meije's cable car

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La Grave

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Freeride area - La Grave la Meije

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La Grave

04 76 79 90 21

06 71 37 08 55

To the Lake of Puy Vachier

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La Grave

04 76 79 90 05

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