Sat
24 °c
3 mm

risk tstorm, winds: 10kph light winds, windchill: 23°c, Rain: 3

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19 °c
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risk tstorm, winds: 5kph light winds, windchill: 19°c, Rain: 3

Mon
25 °c

some clouds, winds: 5kph calm, windchill: 24°c

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Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval

Nestled below towering mountains at the head of the Haute Giffre valley, the village of Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval is a wonderfully unspoilt year round resort known for it's rich cultural heritage and unique architecture. The village acts as a gateway to the huge nature reserve in which it resides, an area well known for its outstanding natural beauty. Sixt is just 6km/8 minutes drive from Samoens, or alternatively a gentle and very scenic cycle or walk following the Giffre river as it tumbles it way down the valley through the impressive Gorge des Tines.

The village of Sixt, officially recognised as one of the 'most beautiful villages in France', is based around a beautiful former Abbey with the glacial river Giffre splitting the village in two. As a year round, working village, Sixt offers a good range of of local amenities providing everything you could need including a boulangerie, small supermarket, shops, several bars/cafes, and a selection of restaurants which are described below:

Restaurant Auberge de la Feuille d'Erable
A firm valley favourite and well known for it's warm welcome and tasty local dishes. Located in the centre of Sixt.

Restaurant Le Rouet
Situated conveniently at foot of Sixt's very own ski area it boasts an excellent sunny terrace with stunning views over the pistes and mountains.

Restaurant du Fer à Cheval
Great food (and ice cream!) in the stunningly beautiful location of the Cirque du Fer-a-Cheval.

Restaurant Auberge de la Cascade du Rouget
Offering a varied, good value menu with a stunning terrace overlooking the impressive Cascade du Rouget waterfall 3km from Sixt. Only open in Summer.

Sixt boasts it's very own ski area and with 12 pistes (2 green, 4 blue, 5 red, 1 black), 6 lifts, and an excellent nursery area, there is a lot of exploring to be done! Add to that some excellent off-piste and ski touring potential plus quiet, uncrowded pistes, and there really is something for everyone! Those looking to rack up even more piste miles will be pleased to know that the Sixt ski area forms part of the extensive Grand Massif network with the Cascade piste (the longest blue piste in the world!) descending 14km from Flaine to Sixt. A regular bus service links Sixt to the Grand Massif Express gondola in Samoens, providing an fast and efficient link into the Grand Massif ski area

Opening dates for winter 2017/18 - 23/12/17 - 16/03/18.

Those looking for non-ski activities are well catered for with cross country skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding and ice climbing all available.

Sixt is a year round resort with spring, summer and autumn offering an almost endless array of activities, or alternatively a tranquil, beautiful location to simply relax and take in the views. The area has an almost unfair share of impressive waterfalls and the ‘Cascade du Rouget’ and incredible Cirque du Fer-a-Cheval should be on every to do list! The area is a hiking paradise offering everything from from gentle strolls along the Giffre river exploring the numerous sleepy hamlets, to all day hikes through the national park taking in towering peaks and hidden mountain lakes. Hidden in the mountains surroundings the village are many mountain refuges offering drinks, lunch, or even a bed for the night should it be required. Add to this mountain biking, white water rafting, via ferrata, rock climbing, pony trekking, local markets and mini-golf, to name just a few, and it’s easy to see why Sixt-Fer-a-Cheval is such an impressive holiday location.

Chalet Sisu - 5 bedroom, ski in, ski out chalet
Apartment La Tibolire - 2 bedroom apartment opposite the piste/lift

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