Sixt fer a Cheval
At the end of the Giffre Valley, in an area of outstanding natural beauty with the 'Fer à Cheval' and its wonderful waterfalls and natural reserve, Sixt is still largely unknown outside France.
However years ago the well known climber and founder of the Alpine Club, Sir Alfred Wills, made Sixt his base for discovering the area and built a chalet in the village.
Ranked among the “Most Beautiful villages of France”, Sixt combines nature with attractive architecture and originality with 24 hamlets scattered over an area of 12000 hectares. The most notable are Mount, Passy (where chalet Le Penoutlay is located), Salvagny, Le Fay, Hauterive, Le Molliet and Le Frenalay, and most of them conceal treasures from a long and rich history.
Life is centred around the 12th century Abbey and is quite simple - a few shops, post office, mini-market, a few cafés and restaurants and a bakery that makes some 'sinful' cakes! Wonderful walks, snowshoe outings, dogsledding, a challenging 'via-ferrata' (a type of ladder fixed directly onto the rock), ice climbing and village discovery visits, are also available. Discover the making of Tomme de Sixt (a celebrated local cheese) at 1800 metres at l’alpage (high-mountain pasture) de Salvadon!
There is a regular ski-bus service from Sixt to Samoëns and Morillon. Just a 10-minute drive beyond Samoëns, Sixt is only a 30-minute journey from the motorway exit near the TGV train station of Cluses and only a one-hour drive from Geneva.
- A very pretty, undiscovered village, set in outstanding scenery
- Superb walks, uncrowded pistes
- Access to the massive Grand Massif ski domain
- Easy access from the motorway, train station or Geneva airport
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Sixt fer a Cheval ski facts:
- No. of slopes: 145
- Green slopes: 18
- Blue slopes: 67
- Red slopes: 46