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Refuge de Sales

© Refuge de Sales - Refuge de sales
  • © Refuge de Sales - Refuge de Sales
  • © Refuge de Sales - Refuge de Sales

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.


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.


  • Terrace
  • Book shop
  • Defibrillator
  • Outhouse
  • Waste management
  • Photovoltaic panel
  • Board games
  • Loan of games

Complément accueil

Homemade cooking : omelettes, charcuterie, soups, fondues, desserts.


  • Hand wash basins


  • Mountain location


Night: 17 €
Half board (pp): 48 €
Half-board (child): 38 €.

Tourist tax included.

Payment methods

  • Check
  • Cash

Bons plans

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

Opening period

From 15/06 to 22/09/2024.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Adapted tourism

  • Not accessible in a wheelchair


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.


Pets allowed : No



Refuge de Sales
Alpage de Sales adresse postale : 141 route du chemin de Fer 74740 Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval