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The Hut

The Aosta Hut (2788 m), located on a ridge east of the Tza de Tzan glacier's ice tongue in the Valpelline headland, is owned by the CAI of Aosta, which has entrusted its management to the Valconfi co-op.

Rifugio Aosta

Traverses and ascents

The Aosta Hut is an excellent starting point for many excursions in the Valpelline area.

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How to get here

By car

  • from the Aosta-East motorway exit, continue until the interchange for the Gran San Bernardo Tunnel towards Variney;
  • then, take the S.R. 18 for Valpelline and continue towards Bionaz;
  • just before the village, take the road on the left that leads to the Place Moulin dam (2000 metres above sea level, about 30 km), where there are two convenient parking lots;
  • on the dirt road that runs along the artificial lake, you will reach the locality of Prarayer in an hour. At this point, the ascent begins (path 10a); it takes 3 hours along the trail with a very short section equipped with chains (the glacier has retreated past the hut; as such, crampons are no longer required) to arrive at the Aosta Hut (2788 metres above sea level).

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Alpine crossings

  • to the Col Collon Nacamuli hut (2818 metres): 4 hours via the Division, Mont Brulé, and Collon hills
  • to the Vignettes hut (3157 metres): 7.3 hours via the Division, Mont Brulé and Evêque hills
  • to the Bertol hut (3311 metres): 4 hours via the Division and Bouquetins hills
  • to Zermatt and the Schonbielhutte: through the hills of Valpelline

Ski mountaineering

  • Col de la Division
  • from the Col de la Division, you can reach the Tza de Tzan glacier, through which the Haute Route Chamonix Zermatt passes, with various itineraries of varying levels of difficulty
  • ascent to Col d'Herens from the glacier of the same name.


  • Tête de Valpelline (3798 metres)
  • Tête Blanche (3710 metres)
  • Dents des Bouquetins (3838 metres)
  • Dent d'Hérens (4171 metres)
  • Mont Brulé (3591 metres).

Rates and contacts

NOTE: we only accept telephone bookings and payment by cash.

Reservations are appreciated and notification of cancellation is required

For bookings for groups of 10 or more people, a deposit of €10 per person is required; this should be sent via bank transfer to the account :


belonging to Valconfi Società Cooperativa

  • Telephone numbers for information and reservations +39 0165 730006 (Hut)
    +39 345 8322077 (Manager)
  • Address Località Tza de Tzan
    11010 BIONAZ