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Plan d'Amont lake and Fond d'Aussois refuge

in Aussois
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  • This family hike, in the heart of the preserved environment of the Vanoise National Park, runs alongside the Plan d'Amont dam lake lined with rhododendrons. The itinerary continues on the peaceful plateau of Fond d'Aussois, where the refuge welcomes you.

  • This is the ideal "warm-up" walk at the beginning of a stay in the mountains. A varied and easy hike for all the family, discovery of the fauna, the forest with lakes, forests, torrents, mountain pastures, marmots, ibex, chamois.
    The path goes along the lake with its turquoise waters where the Dent Parrachée, the second highest peak of the Vanoise (3697 m) is reflected. The rhododendrons and stone pines give off sweet smells, marmots, squirrels, bearded vultures and ibexes watch you.
    The...
    This is the ideal "warm-up" walk at the beginning of a stay in the mountains. A varied and easy hike for all the family, discovery of the fauna, the forest with lakes, forests, torrents, mountain pastures, marmots, ibex, chamois.
    The path goes along the lake with its turquoise waters where the Dent Parrachée, the second highest peak of the Vanoise (3697 m) is reflected. The rhododendrons and stone pines give off sweet smells, marmots, squirrels, bearded vultures and ibexes watch you.
    The Fond d'Aussois is a plain where a peaceful stream flows, where the alpagistes who spent the summer at altitude built the Notre-Dame des Anges chapel, a witness to their faith.
    The new refuge, upstream from the old one, which was also called "le chalet de la Marie", offers a warm welcome and organic and local food.
    Note that you can make this walk from the top of the Grand Jeu chairlift which is open all summer (except Saturdays).
    You can vary the return journey by going on the other side via the Fournache and Plan Sec refuges.
  • Departure from the dam car park 7km from Aussois.
  • Plain text period
    From 01/06 to 31/10.

    Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.
  • Environment
    • View onto lake, body of water, river, canal
    • In the mountains
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
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