Refuge de l’Etendard











For an evening with friends or family, a sports trip, a company seminar or a gourmet break, we are delighted to welcome you at an altitude of 2,430m in a spectacular setting!

About : Refuge de l’Etendard

You are in a high mountain off-piste area.
Access by ski touring or snowshoes from Saint Sorlin d'Arves.
Access via the ski lifts with a lift pass for the refuge.

You are entering the land of the marmots! Look up to see the large birds of prey (eagles, vultures).
Easy access on foot in 2 hours from the Col de la Croix de Fer.
Access by mountain bike. Bikes can be recharged at the refuge.

Capacity during the guard stage: 70 spaces. 10 dormitories with 4 to 10 spaces.

Continuous catering during the guard stage. Generous Savoyard cuisine with mostly local and/or organic products.

Personalised welcome on site by the refuge guards.

Entertainment summer 2023:
- Introduction to watercolour with Marie Degryse (watercolourist, illustrator).

- Course of culinary hikes with Valérie (mid-mountain guide of the Saint Sorlin BMA).

- Free concerts.

Welcome: Permanent restoration: specialties, pancakes and pies.

Personalized welcome on site by the caretakers.

Gift voucher

Yes! Contact us if you are interested


Possibility of recharging your mountain bike batteries at the refuge.
Numerous hikes:
1/2 day :
-Aiguille de la Leisse - 2h30 - viewpoint on the Grandmaison dam.
Day hike :
- From the refuge to the foot of the St Sorlin glacier along the magnificent lakes.
- Cîme de la Valette - view of the Oisans.

New for 2022

Deckchairs to relax on. Piano available for musicians. Concerts in the refuge.
Refuge with your family: Ask for your souvenir card for the children!

Food and refreshments

Catering morning, noon and evening.
Morning and evening catering by reservation.
The dishes are all made by us, with products mainly from local and organic agriculture.

Services for children

Board games. Paper and coloured pencil. High chair. Children's books

Covid-19 special services

IMPORTANT: Measures related to the current situation have been put in place to ensure your safety and that of our teams. Before going to the huts, please check the huts' websites ( or contact the hut wardens directly to find out about the best practices to follow in order to have a safe stay. Reservations are MANDATORY if you wish to spend the night in the refuge.

Map and GPX marking

Refuge de l’Etendard

Getting There


  • Covered picnic area
  • Bar
  • Terrace
  • Sustainable development
  • Restaurant
  • Waste management
  • Board games
  • Charging station for 2 electric wheels


  • Independently Managed
  • Full-board
  • Breakfast
  • Booking obligatory
  • Bedlinen hire
  • Bivouac
  • Half-board
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic hampers
  • Guarded refuge in winter
  • Refuge guarded in winter by reservation only
  • Running water
  • Drinking water
  • Available for private hire


  • No-smoking
  • Shared WC
  • Fireplace / Wood burning stove
  • Bunk beds
  • Hand wash basins with hot water
  • Hand wash basins
  • Duvet
  • Towel included


  • Capacité totale : 70 personne(s)
  • 9 personne(s) maximum
  • 9 personne(s) minimum


From 28/12/2022 to 02/01/2023, daily.

From 03/01 to 17/02/2023, daily.

From 18/02 to 17/04/2023, daily.

From 18/04 to 09/06/2023, daily.

From 10/06 to 01/10/2023, daily.


Free entry for children < 2 years.
Group rate available for > 9 people.

Guarded period :
Overnight stay: from 0 to 25 €.
Overnight stay for children: from 0 to 20 €.

Breakfast: 10 € (discount for children under 18)
Dinner: from 16 to 22 € (discount for children under 18)
Picnic to take away : 10 € (discount for children under 18)

Unattended period :
Overnight stay: 12 €.
Overnight stay for CAF members: 8 €.

See our website :

Tax not included.

Means of payment

  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash

Pets welcome

Under the terrace.