Nestled snugly in the heart of the Susanfe Valley amongst impressive blocks of erratic granite, the iconic Cabane de Susanfe has been welcoming weary alpine hikers since 1932.
The Tour des Dents du Midi, the Tour des Dents Blanches, the Tour du Ruan… These legendary multi-day alpine hikes all include a stop at the Cabane de Susanfe, a weathered and well-loved landmark set on a small promontory in the lush Susanfe Valley.
For over 80 years, hikers have gathered here for rest and refuge. The sunny terrace is the perfect spot to stop for a moment and enjoy a cool drink, a homemade syrup or real Italian coffee. If you’ve worked up an appetite, you might stay a little longer for a restorative fondue, a hearty plate of rösti or mountain macaroni, or a platter of local specialties and fresh goat cheeses made by the local shepherds.
Of course, the best way to experience the cabane is to stay the night, tucked under a soft duvet in a snug dormitory bed!
Off-season, the cabin remains open but is not guarded. You will find basic equipment to get you through the night: dishes, a stove, wood (don’t forget to bring matches and lighter!) and blankets. In winter, experienced mountaineers can reach the valley on touring skis. The caretaker will happily open the cabin for you; don’t hesitate to contact her! Warning: always check ahead with the local mountain guide company ‘Montagne Experience’ to find out what the avalanche risk might be.
Open from the first weekend in June to the 1st weekend in October.
The hut may be opened but is not guarded in winter.
Subject to snow conditions.
Reductions for members of Alpine Clubs
CHF 2.00 / adult (from 18 years old)
CHF 1.00 / child (6 to 17 years old)
Multi Pass offered in summer (60 free activities in the Portes du Soleil).
- Bank/credit card