Sainte Foy

About

Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise, a genuinely traditional resort but known as the little resort with a big reputation. This village, where everyone knows everyone is nestled among the trees, Sainte Foy is a hidden gem known only to a privileged few. The recently built chalets, apartments and holiday residences in the resort of Sainte Foy combine modern comfort while respecting the traditional architecture of the Tarentaise Valley (stone, wood and slate). Sainte Foy is a nice sized resort that retains its spirit and the traditions of the local hospitality.

For good-quality snow, some very agreeable groomers, and the kind of off-piste that can tempt skiers away from Val d’Isere. What people really like about this place, however, is the laid-back atmosphere. Skiers, snowboarders, telemark skiers all enjoying their powdery dream be it only a few metres from the marked pistes or in the forest.

Because of the configuration and exposure (north-west) of Sainte Foy the snow quality is exceptional. In the ski resort of Sainte Foy (1520m-2620m) visitors have the choice between skiing between the mid-altitude larch forests or on the 15 marked ski runs, varying in difficulty. For a sportier days skiing, the ski lifts also allow easy access to many off-piste areas and three “freeride” areas.

Accompanied by a professional guide, enjoy skiing through virgin snow on the well-known routes such as Le Monal or the north face of Fogliettaz (nearly 2000 m of descent). Mountain professionals are unanimous in saying that St. Foy has remarkable off-piste skiing at the same time as also providing a great range of marked ski runs. In Sainte Foy, children can discover supervised ski lessons, creating lasting memories for years to come.

Details

Saint Foy is great for beginners and those looking for more of a smaller, quieter resort. The proximity to other resorts such as Val d’Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs are all within a 25min drive. Sainte Foy offers fantastic accommodation at half the price of the bigger resorts while allowing you to still have a great ski holiday.  It’s a terrifically laid back atmosphere, you can cruise at your own speed and when the powder is in town,  there is no other place to be. The locals from Val d’Isere also come to Sainte Foy on their days off due to the mass amount of off piste and the quiet family feel of the village.

Resort Height: 1550m
Skiing Elevation: 2620m
Pistes: 23
Lifts: 6
Vertical Drop: 1070m

Piste Summary: Green: 9 %, Blue: 26 %, Red: 48 %, Black: 17 %
Adult Ski Pass: 210€ approx

 

What we love

The centre uniquely set overlooking the Thuria glacier.

Snowshoeing or “laze” on the café and restaurant terraces.

Easy links to othjer ski areas such as Val d’Isere, Tignes and Les Arcs.

Sainte Foy is perfect beginner piste and off piste skiing with great ski schools and a really good gradient.

The accommodation is of a very high standard and extremely good value compared to other bigger resorts on the doorstep.

What needs improving

There is not a huge amount of night life, so good restaurants but a lack of busy après ski bars.

There are only 23 slopes so you could ski everything before lunch if you are a good skier

Getting There

Regional flights from any major UK airport will fly you into Geneva or Lyon (Approx. 2hr 30min road transfer) or Chambery (1hr 30min transfer). Helicopter transfers are also available from Geneva and the flight is approximately 30min. Please note that helicopters are weather permitting.

Trains can be taken from Geneva to Moutiers (approx. 2hr 30min) and then a transfer up the mountain of approximately 30min.

CHALETS & APARTMENTS IN Sainte Foy

Chalet La Marquise

Sainte Foy

Chalet La Marquise is in the heart of Sainte Foy, it’s already proven to be one of our most popular ski chalets to rent, thanks to its prime location & beautiful interiors and excellent in chalet service. La Marquise offers…

PRICES FROM based on a 1-week stay

LOW SEASON

£10850 

HIGH SEASON

£13500 
Sleeps: 14  Bedrooms: Distance to slopes: 3 min walk  Spa facilities: Yes  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: No  Fireplace: Yes 

Grand Solliet

Sainte Foy

A beautiful chalet in a great location of Sainte Foy, perfect for families and friends this is not a chalet to be missed

PRICES FROM based on a 1-week stay

LOW SEASON

£7740 

HIGH SEASON

£15000 
Sleeps: 10  Bedrooms: Distance to slopes: 100m  Spa facilities: Yes  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: No  Fireplace: Yes 

Chalet South Face

Sainte Foy

Situated alongside its sister chalet The North Face, the The South Face is a fantastic catered chalet in Sainte Foy. Conveniently located in a prominent position in resort, and with easy access to the pistes and resort centre, this stunning 5 bedroom…

PRICES FROM based on a 1-week stay

LOW SEASON

£6695 

HIGH SEASON

£11875 
Sleeps: 10  Bedrooms: Distance to slopes: 100m  Spa facilities: Yes  Catering: Yes  Ski in/out: No  Fireplace: Yes