Welcome to the FFCAM refuge booking portal for the Mont Blanc Normal Route.
Access to the huts (information from the companies of the guides of St Gervais and Chamonix):
The railway line to the Nid d'Aigle is not yet cleared of snow. Access is recommended by the Bionnassay car park and the Ares route to Nid d'Aigle, then the classic trail to Tête Rousse.
The Goûter couloir is very snowy: you are strongly advised to sleep at Tête-Rousse, and at Goûter on the way back, to pass the couloir very early in the morning in order to minimize the risk of an avalanche in the couloir.
REFUGE DU GOÛTER (FFCAM)
Pays du Mont-Blanc
Open to the public Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Closed to the public Tuesday, September 28 at 8 a.m.
REFUGE DE TÊTE ROUSSE (FFCAM)
Pays du Mont-Blanc
Opening of the hut to the public on Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Hut closes to the public monday, September 27 at 8 a.m.
For The Base Camp, open to the public on Friday, June 11, 2021 and closed Monday, September 27
Reservations in the Mont Blanc normal route huts (Nid d'Aigle, Tête-Rousse and Goûter refuges) are subject to specific regulations provided for by the prefectural decree (please take some knowledge by downloading it below). It includes a unique reservation system with compulsory entry of the names of the participants in the stay. Since the 2020 season, some changes have been implemented for professionals, please read the press release below.
Reservations are made using a round principle, where part of the available places are sold each day of the season. The reservation remains open as long as all the places for each round have not been sold.
Here is the schedule for the reservation for summer 2021:
- January 21 at 9:30 am: opening of reservations for professionals.
- April 20 at 9:30 am: opening of the first round of reservations for public.
- May 4 at 9:30 am: opening of the second round of reservations for public.
Click on the link below to view the prefectural order establishing the rules applicable to booking refuges on the Mont Blanc normal route:
Arrêté préfectoral du 15 juin 2020
Arrêté relatif à la prorogation des dispositions de l'arrêté portant conditions temporaires d'accès à l'itinéraire de la voie normale d'ascension du Mont-Blanc pour la saison estivale 2020
Arrêté préfectoral du 14 septembre 2020