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Chalet Epée
Mountain hut

2.370 m / Loc. Epée des Plontains / Valgrisenche

Chalet Epée Mountain hut / 2.370 m / Loc. Epée des Plontains / Valgrisenche

This refuge is a private structure.
During the summer it is open to the public from mid-June until around 20th September. During the downhill skiing season, the refuge opens at weekends in April and May, and also during the week subject to group bookings.
The refuge has disabled access, thanks also to the inter-estate road which can not be accessed by non-authorized vehicles .

Certified and compliant with ‘UNI EN ISO 14001’ regulations for the business of Alpine refuge management.


Aosta Ovest-Aymavilles motorway exit. At the motorway exit carry straight on towards Aosta until you reach the traffic light: turn left here and carry on along strada statale (main road) 26 towards Mont Blanc going past Sarre castle on your right and past the towns of Saint-Pierre and Villeneuve.
Keep going straight on and approximately 8 km from the motorway exit, you will reach the built-up area of Arvier, go past it and carry straight on to reach the roundabout and go along the viaduct. Before the next tunnel, turn left and you will reach the built-up area of Leverogne, the road towards Valgrisenche starts here. Carry on along it for approximately 20 km until you reach the town centre of Valgrisenche, carry straight on, and, after reaching the summit of the dam, carry straight on alongside the dam up to Usellières 1788 m at the end of the Valgrisenche carriage road. Leave your car here and having travelled along the few metres of road from the bar-trattoria heading North, you will find a path to the right, indicated by a yellow sign which reads ‘Rifugio Chalet de l’Epée’. The refuge can be reached in approximately two hours on foot.

Excursions / traverses / ascents

  • Colle di Cossuna 2885m
  • Becca dei Quattro Denti 2640m
  • Colle di Giasson 3154m
  • Colle di Feluma 3001m
  • Bivacco Ravelli 2860m
  • Rhêmes-Notre-Dame - Col Fenêtre 2840m
  • Rifugio Bezzi 2284m
  • Becca di Tey 3186m
  • P.ta di Rabuigne 3261m
  • Mont Forciaz 3244m
  • Cima del Bouc 3107m
  • Grande Rousse 3607m

Manager / Owner

Chalet Epée des Frères Gerbelle sasOwner
Chalet Epée des Frères Gerbelle sas

Type Tourist
Opening times mid June - mid September
Beds 80
Winter beds 6
Phone +39 0165 97215
Mobile +39 333 3048813
E-mail Website

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Rifugio Chalet Epée Valgrisenche

Rifugio Chalet Epée Valgrisenche

Rifugio Chalet Epée Valgrisenche

Rifugio Chalet Epée Valgrisenche

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Association of Aosta Valley mountain hut managers
c/o ADAVA Federalberghi Valle d’Aosta
Associazione degli Albergatori ed Imprese Turistiche
della Valle d’Aosta
Corso Lancieri di Aosta, 32/A - 11100 Aosta, Italy
tel +39 0165 44008

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