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Here at Chalet Ski Holidays we think Sainte Foy is one of the best kept ski secrets in France. The piste map may not look large, but it hides the fact that with the controlled off-piste skiing, there is a great deal of mountain to actually ski, making it excellent for beginners, intermediates, and skiers wishing to move on to the next level in respect of off-piste expert. 

Resort Guide

Stats

  • Highest Lift2,620m
  • Resort1,550m
  • Pistes Km's40km
  • Green1
  • Blue4
  • Red7
  • Black3
  • Parks0
  • Nursery Areas1
  • Off-PisteVery Good
  • Lifts6
  • Ski SchoolESF
  • RestaurantAverage
  • BarsAverage
  • Nightclubs0
  • Charm
  • Scenery
  • Eating Out
  • Apres-Ski

Airport Transfers

  • Bourg St Maurice (Train)20 Minutes
  • Chambery1 Hour 20 Munites
  • Lyon2 Hours 10 Minutes
  • Geneva2 Hours 20 Minutes
One of the Chalet Ski Holidays teams favourite ski and snowboard resorts for their ski holidays. Great cruising pistes for beginners, and fabulous, confidence building off-piste for intermediates and experts. Of course we know some might panic at the near mentioning of the word 'off-piste' but most skiers and no snowboarders shouldn't be over concerned here. Close to the pistes that run back down into Sainte Foy,  generally the off-piste controlled areas are skiable  for most reasonable intermediate skiers or above (whilst well controlled, taking the appropriate safety precautions of course when doing so).

Ski Resort of Sainte Foy France

A charming ski resort, it boasts stunning great scenery and good skiing and snowboarding. notwithstanding that it is an easy drive to Les Arcs, La Plagne, Tignes and Val d'Isere to name a few, so great for days out too. And did we mention the fact the slopes can at some times be so quiet you should forgive yourself for thinking from time to time that you have the whole ski resort all to yourself!

Worth Knowing

Sainte Foy is one of the easiest resorts to get to via the Eurostar train.  Just twenty minutes from Bourg St Maurice train station, served by both a day time Eurostar snow train (departs Saturday morning and arrives Saturday evening and a night snow train (departs Friday night and arrives early Saturday morning), traveling direct from St Pancras International rail station so no changes necessary.

Ski Snow Train on its way to the Alps
Sainte Foy is one of the prettiest ski areas in France

Situated in the heart of the Tarentaise Savoie area it is also close to several large ski areas so you can ski one of the more well known ski resorts. With ski passes of 5 days or more you are entitled to discounted tickets in exchange for Tignes, Val d Isere, Espace San Bernardo (La Rosiere), Les Arcs and La Plagne (Paradiski). Please check the visit limitations and collection points as these apply.

Off Piste Skiing

What makes Sainte Foy so popular with those of us iis that it has some of the best off-piste your find for a variety of ski levels. Recently it has even set up three off-piste ski areas, Shapers Paradise, Zone Techniride and Off Tracks. None of particularly challenging and a great introduction to off-piste for most ski holiday-makers.

Luxurious ski holidays in the beautiful Tarentaise

For experts looking for something more challenging,  the Col l Aiguille is a good challenge  with a qualified mountain guide. For random enthusiasts, a few hundred metres higher, head towards the Rocher de Pierre d Arbine. But please take note, the competency level required again takes a step up  but so does the excitement as you will find a number of off-piste routes including the Couloir d Echaillo. The Monal itinerary run is particularly worth searching out..

Other off-piste areas to ski include le Plaisir de la Glisse or if you aup for a harder climb, the Col de la Foglietta and its north face.

Getting Around the Ski Resort

Sainte Foy is an intimate and charming ski resort. Whilst the secret is getting out and development is starting to occur, it is still remains small enough to get around easily by foot.

Activities Outdoor

Its a pretty alpine ski area and snowshoeing comes highly recommended. Husky sleigh rides are also available in Sainte Foy. 

Snow shoeing is a great for non skiers and skiers looking to really get back to nature

Ski Map

Stats

  • Highest Lift2,620m
  • Resort1,550m
  • Pistes Km's40km
  • Green1
  • Blue4
  • Red7
  • Black3
  • Parks0
  • Nursery Areas1
  • Off-PisteVery Good
  • Lifts6
  • Ski SchoolESF
  • RestaurantAverage
  • BarsAverage
  • Nightclubs0
  • Charm
  • Scenery
  • Eating Out
  • Apres-Ski

Airport Transfers

  • Bourg St Maurice (Train)20 Minutes
  • Chambery1 Hour 20 Munites
  • Lyon2 Hours 10 Minutes
  • Geneva2 Hours 20 Minutes