A refuge offering hikers a very significant comfort, and a very wide panorama. The accommodation is in small dormitories of 4 to 7 tickets, more two large dormitories.
Under the collar of the cross of the snowman, offering a grand panorama - historic passage at the crossroads of the Beaufortain, of the Val Montjoie and Valley glaciers, the refuge is located at 2443 m, at the crossroads (the cross of the snowman) trails of the TMB, the GR-5 and the Tower of the beautiful fortain, South of the Mont Blanc massif, in the face of the Beaufortain and the Vanoise. The view is very open, the Maurienne high up to the Chartreuse.
Expanded and renovated in 1990/91 (115 seats), accessible by four watersheds, the refuge also allows to reach the refuge Robert white by the trail that goes through the head north of ovens and bypasses the Bellaval head and Mont Tondu.
Regulatory status and features
Refuge approved for the reception of framed minors - stopped n ° 2015047-0003 - 16 February 2015