The Federico Chabod refuge (mt 2750) is situated at the foot of the north-west face of the Gran Paradiso, at the heart of the Gran Paradiso national park. The refuge is open in the springtime to cater for skiing (until mid-May) and reopens in mid-June until mid-September during the period of traditional climbing and hiking activities.
Facilities provide for every comfort. In the summer, the refuge offers hostel services with 85 beds with toilets and shower en suite. The Chabod is the starting point for the standard Gran Paradiso route, offering a spectacular view of the entire massif, and is a stop-off point for route no. 4.
It is linked to the Refuge Vittorio Emanuele by a scenic traverse where it is possible to admire and view the whole of the Valsavarenche. It takes two and half hours to arrive at the refuge from the valley floor, with an easy footpath dating back to the king’s hunting days which winds through a larch wood opening out to flowered pastures where animals can often be seen.
A rock-climbing facility has been set up in the vicinity of the refuge.
In October 2001, the refuge was granted the UNI EN ISO 14001 environmental certificate by Certiquality.
7° 14' 23,90 - 45° 32' 28,50