Refuge located in a preserved valley in the heart of the Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval nature reserve. Family hike appreciated for its numerous waterfalls amidst ibex, chamois and marmots.

Refuge Sales mountain refuge Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval


Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval (74740)
Animals not allowed

Occupied by former alpine chalets, the Vallon de Sales is known for its access dotted with waterfalls, for the Dérochoir and its view of the Mont-Blanc massif and for the Platé Desert, geological curiosity.
Roland and Elisabeth Mogenier created the refuge out of love for the mountains and nature in 1981, they were the guardians of the place for 32 years. Their children continued their family activity with the same values of simplicity, authenticity and respect for nature, while adding a touch of modernity, fantasy and dynamism.

Reception capacity divided by two, i.e. 33 places with half-board, specific measures: 1 mattress out of 2 with washable cover and obligation to bring a sleeping bag (no pillow, no blanket), 1 table occupied on 2, direction of movement, staggered meal times, packed lunches, and reservations required to eat and sleep. We also published a health protocol approved by the town hall and the prefecture.

Routes to discover from the refuge:
Bréche du dérochoir :1h15
Pointe de Sales: 2h, 630m vertical drop.
Pointe d'Anterne: 3h, 880m vertical drop.
Tête Pelouse: 2h30, 650m vertical drop.
Tête de l'Ane: 3 hours, 940m vertical drop.
Hike over several days: Tour des Fiz and tour du Haut-Giffre


Night: 15 €
Half board (pp): 44 €.

Tourist tax included.

Methods of payment accepted : Cash, Check


Animals not allowed
Languages spoken : English, French, Italian


From 18/06 to 18/09/2022, daily.

From 24/09 to 25/09, daily.

  • Breakfast
  • Booking obligatory
  • Half-board
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic hampers
  • Defibrillator
  • Sustainable development
  • Waste management
  • Photovoltaic panel
  • Outhouse
  • Board games
  • Loan of games
  • Terrace
  • Book shop
  • Hand wash basins
  • Children's entertainment
  • Entertainment evenings


Total capacity of the units of accommodations : 54

Dormitories numer +10 persons : 2

Types of accommodations : Mountain chalet


Alpage de Sales 74740 Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval

In the village of Sixt Fer à Cheval, take the direction "Cascade du Rouget" to reach the car park at the end of the road (altitude 1180 m), above the chalets of Lignon. From there, take the path and follow the signs. A little higher than the Pleureuse and Sauffaz waterfalls, at the junction, take the direction of Sales. Cross the Rouget river, continue towards Pas de Sales, Cascade de Trainant and alpage de Sales. IGN Map: 3530 ET. Walking time from the car park: 2 hours.

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair

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Information update on 07/05/2022 by Haut-Giffre Tourisme