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Sixt fer a Cheval

Thinking of skiing in Sixt fer a Cheval? Ranked among the “Most Beautiful villages of France”, Sixt is still largely unknown outside France and yet offers great access to the Grand Massif ski area.

Why Sixt Ski Resort?

  • 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

Sixt fer a Cheval Resort Information

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.

Peak Retreats features the self-catering Chalet Le Penoutlay. This self-catered chalet built in the traditional style provides a wonderful retreat and ideal base for a Sixt fer a Cheval ski holiday.

Sixt fer a Cheval ski facts:

  • Ski area: Grand Massif & Praz de Lys
  • Resort height: 800m
  • Resort top height: 2480m
  • Grand Massif & Praz de Lys (Samoens, Morillon, Sixt, Les Carroz, Flaine)
  • Km piste: 245
  • Lifts: 71
  • Snow cannons: 349
  • Snow parks: 2
  • No. of slopes: 148
  • Green slopes: 20
  • Blue slopes: 64
  • Red slopes: 50
  • Black slopes: 14
    • Beginners 3 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 3 stars
    • Freeride 4 stars
    • Boarders 3 stars
Special Offers
* Special offers applicable to accommodation cost only, not to travel or ski extras
  • Chalet Le Penoutlay Book at least 28 days before the holiday date and get 10% off 15/12, 09/03, 16/03, 23/03. For extra week deduct £220 and then take a further 10% off.
    Expires 08/03/2019
  • Chalet Le Penoutlay Special 6-day lift pass deal on arrivals 05/01-25/01 & 16/03-19/04. See resort page for details
    Expires 11/04/2019

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