Vanoise massif

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Vanoise Massif
French: Massif de la Vanoise
La grande casse massif vanoise.JPG
The south-west side of the Grande Casse
Highest point
Peak Grande Casse
Elevation 3,855 m (12,648 ft)
Coordinates 45°24′19″N 6°49′39″E / 45.40528°N 6.82750°E / 45.40528; 6.82750Coordinates: 45°24′19″N 6°49′39″E / 45.40528°N 6.82750°E / 45.40528; 6.82750
Map with subvisions of the French Alps
Map with subvisions of the French Alps
Country France
Department Savoie

The Vanoise massif is a mountain range of the Graian Alps, located in the Western Alps. After the Mont Blanc Massif and the Massif des Écrins it is the third highest massif in France, reaching a height of 3,885m at the summit of Grande Casse. It lies between Tarentaise Valley to the north and the Maurienne valley in the south. The range is the site of France's first National Park in 1963, the Vanoise National Park. The ski resorts of Tignes and Val-d'Isère and the 2,770m high Col de l'Iseran are located in the eastern part of the range.[1]

Principal summits[edit]

The principal summits of the Vanoise massif are:

Principal glaciers[edit]

The Arpont-Chasseforêt glacier is the main glacier in the Vanoise National Park
  • Glaciers de la Gurraz
  • Glacier de la Savinaz
  • Glacier de la Grande Motte
  • Glacier de Prémou
  • Glacier des Volnets
  • Glacier de la Grande Casse
  • Glacier de la Leisse
  • Glacier des Fours
  • Glacier de Méan Martin
  • Glacier du Vallonnet
  • Glaciers de la Vanoise (Glacier du Pelve, Glacier de l'Arpont, Glacier de la Mahure)
  • Glacier de Gébroulaz
  • Glacier de Thorens
  • Glacier du Bouchet
  • Glacier de Chavière
  • Glacier de Polset
  • Glacier du Geay


  1. ^ "Vanoise - summitpost". Retrieved 27 January 2015. 

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