The Chaligne Refuge (mountain hut) opened on June the 21th 2006. It is located on the Alpe Chaligne (1943 m.), in the municipality of Gignod, along the track going from Buthier to Pointe Chaligne. From Buthier you can reach Alpe Mendey and the track “3A” (average hiking time: 1 hour and 15 minutes).
The refuge can even be reached by MTB (5 km along the unpaved road)