A mid- to high-altitude mountain area with conifer forests, dry meadows, alpine meadows, scree and cliffs, glaciers and permanent lying snow.
The site holds important populations of mountain, forest and raptor species. Species of global conservation concern that do not meet IBA criteria: Crex crex (irregular breeder).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Parc National de la Vanoise. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 04/04/2020.