Week End at Loriaz mountain hut

Week End at Loriaz mountain hut
Technical Level 2  
Number of days : 2
Price : 210€

The authentic alpine valley of Vallorcine is our destination for this unforgettable week end !

 At the end of the Chamonix valley, Vallorcine lays peacefully at the base of Mount Buet, just on the other side of Col des Montets road pass. A doorway into the Aiguilles Rouges wild life sanctuary and the Bérard alpine valley, it offers the ideal terrain for a snowshoe adventure, with the north face of Mont Blanc as a backdrop.  An empowering invitation !

For any further information, please contact Anaïs +33 (0)4 50 53 00 88 or by email:


Day 1 : Les Hauts de Vallorcine – Refuge de Loriaz                                                      Elevation gain : 2 640ft.

Our day starts with a hike into the Vallon de Bérard, a haven site for chamois and other mountain animals. After a hike up to la Tête des Combasses, we will continue our hike through the hamlet of les Granges before reaching the authentic Loriaz refuge. The panoramic terrace offers an amazing view of the nearby peaks and the Mont Blanc range. In spite of its simplicity, the beauty and quietness of the place will heighten this unforgettable experience.

Day 2 : Refuge de Loriaz – Loriaz hills – Village of Le Buet                   Elevation gain : 2 320ft - Loss: 3 630ft.

Starting from the refuge, we hike up to the sunny ridgelines above. The view slowly opens up to an incredible panoramic view over the nearby Swiss peaks. After the contemplation of the summits we are facing, it is time for us to head back to the hamlet of le Buet. On the way down, we are following a nice trail through a beautiful spruce forest.

 Important : Guides and leaders may have to adapt program and hiking route to weather/terrain conditions and according to group hiking skills.

Download the trip description

More pictures on our Blog : Week-end en raquettes au refuge de Loriaz

2018 Winter Dates: Departure on Saturday.

- January 13th and 14th
- February 03th and 04th
- February 17th and 18th
- March 3tD and 4th 
March 24th and 25th

2018 Winter Price : 210€ per person (groups starts at 5).


- Mountain leader guiding services
- Half-board at the hut, in mixed dormitory
- Picnic lunches
- Snowshoe and pole rental
- Transfer from Chamonix and back

Not including:

- Drinks and personal expense (souvenirs…)
- Repatriation insurance (mandatory)

Documentation :

- ID or valid passport.
- Repatriation insurance (mandatory). Cancellation insurance is highly recommended.
We provide optional insurance contracts for repatriation and trip cancellation.
Individual insurance cover for mountain activities is also recommended as a complementary insurance.

LEVEL 2/5 : For any fit people. For everyone in good physical condition aged 9 and over.
4 to 5-hour hike with average vertival gain between 650 ft. and 1 300ft.
An approach to uphill and downhill snowshoeing techniques on varied and hilly areas.
No prior experience required.
We carry our personal belongings.

ACCOMMODATION : One night in a “traditional” mountain hut, in mixed dormitory (no shower).

GUIDING : Each mountain leader guides groups of 5 (min) to 8 people (max). The Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix's guiding policy is one of the most restrictive in the mountain guiding industry.
Important : no booking accepted in our scheduled groups for people under the age of 18 without a guardian.

MEETING PLACE : 9:30am at the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, 190 place de l'église. 74400 Chamonix.

EQUIPMENT : See attached list

Repatriation insurance is mandatory. Repatriation and cancellation insurance are available from our office. We strongly recommend the purchase of cancellation insurance. Individual insurance cover for mountain activities is also recommended as a complementary insurance.

If you already have a group we can organize for you a private tour with your own mountain leader !

- Exclusive guide

A more individualized relationship between your group and the professional.

- Choose your date of departure
You can choose your date of departure within the limit of the hut availabilities.

- Flexibility all along the trip
Depending on weather conditions, your level and your expectations, the guide can suggest you some different options of itinerary.

For any further information, please contact Anaïs :
Tel : +33 (0)4 50 53 00 88 or E-mail :


190 place de l'Eglise

+33 (0)4 50 53 00 88