The Chalet Inukshuk (alt.1040 m), with his exceptional view, is situated on the edge of the gorges of the mountain river "La Durance", in the southern Alpes "Les Hautes Alpes". Right in the middle between the "Parc national des Écrins" and the "Parc naturel régional du Queyras".
The magnificent views all around the chalet will make you recover your serenity. A great starting point for your even greater adventures.
In the summer you can Hike, Kayak, (electric) MTB, Rafting, Cycling, Mountaineer, ... .
In the winter you can Ski in Puy-Saint-Vincent (10 min.), Pelvoux (station familiale) and Serre Chevalier (Briançon - 20 min.).
And/or make magnificent walks with snowshoes, Cross-country skiing , and off course Touring Ski in the Parc des Ecrins or the Parc du Queras.
The name "Inukshuk"
The chalet was baptized Inukshuk ...
An inuksuk (plural inuksuit) inukshuk in English, is a manmade stone landmark or cairn. These structures are found in northern Canada, Greenland, and Alaska. This combined region, above the Arctic Circle, is dominated by the tundra biome and has areas with few natural landmarks.
The inuksuk have been used for navigation, as a point of reference, a marker for travel routes.
Historically, the most common types of inuksuk are built with stone placed upon stone. The simplest type is a single stone positioned in an upright manner. There is some debate as to whether the appearance of human- or cross-shaped cairns developed in the Inuit culture before the arrival of European missionaries and explorers. The size of some inuksuit suggest that the construction was often a communal effort.