On the cabane FXB Panossière
The cabin is open in 2019 :
- from the 23th of March to the 2nd of June
- from the 22th of June to the 28th of September
100 dormitory places - duvets provided (sleeping sheets are obligatory) - dry toilets inside.
In summer drinking water (free) and showers (5 CHF.-)
In winter water from snow melt is strictly rationed - no drinking water - no showers.
Snacks from 12h00 -15h30.
There is no winter room.
The FXB Panossière refuge is the fifth refuge built at Panossière.
The first shelter was built under a rock face in 1881, then in 1893 a wooden shelter was built. In 1969 a stone shelter was built but was destroyed by an avalanche in 1988. This was replaced by a temporary refuge until the current refuge was built and inaugurated in 1996 with the support of the FXB Foundation.
The actual avant-gardist design is a high mountain refuge providing simple comfort. It is not a mountain hotel, FXB Panossière remains a refuge for hikers and mountaineers.
In fact, the electricity, heating and water suply is sometimes problematic at this altitude despite the sophistication of current techniques.