Local Activities 

There are many outdoor and cultural activities on offer in the area..


Skiing, ski touring, snow-boarding, snow-shoeing, Nordic skiing, dog sledging, ice climbing, paragliding, guided visits, spas………

Chalet Vaia is within walking distance of the Sixt ski slopes and minutes from the end of the 14km Piste de Cascades. There are opportunities for fantastic winter sports for all tastes in the village and in nearby Samoens.  Regular (free) buses give access to the whole of the Grand-Massif ski area.  We can store your winter sports equipment while you treat yourself to an après-ski spa treatment or dine in one of Samoens restaurants or cafés.



Hiking in nature reserve, Via Ferrata, white water rafting, rock climbing, paragliding, river boarding, horse riding, mountain biking, fishing………..
In spring and summer, close to Chalet Vaia are flower meadows, waterfalls and gentle walks along the River Giffre through the Gorge de Tines or you can climb higher to alpine pastures, perhaps seeing marmots, chamois, ibex or the pair of gypaetes (lammergeier) who nest on a nearby peak. Visit the Jaysinia Botanical Garden in Samoens with its collection of mountain plants or take a guided tour of Sixt village and abbey.  

The magnificent ‘Grand Site de France’ of the Fer-à-Cheval is not to be missed! 

Office de tourisme www.sixtferacheval.com