Sainte Foy

If you take a quick look at Sainte Foy you may think that the resort is minimal and perhaps not going to suffice for a whole week – don’t be fooled, Sainte Foy is a ‘hidden gem’. There is a great selection of catered and self catered options to choose from. The village has retained its alpine charm with beautiful wood chalets surrounding the centre, where you will find a small supermarket and a couple of bars and restaurants to enjoy. There area also 2 small nursery areas right in town making it fantastic for the beginners and a great family choice.

The on-piste skiing will keep beginners and intermediates content and for the advanced off-piste skier the Fogliettaz; offering 1500m of vertical, this is the most renowned off-piste route. It is not for the faint hearted or the inexperienced as it involves a 40 to 50 minute walk to the top at a height of 2930m, either bootlegging up the ridge from the top Aiguille lift, or heading up on skins. There are several entrances to the north facing Fogliettaz bowl all of which can be very steep. The route will end up at the hamlet of Le Crot, from which there is a road (open to cars in the summer) that arrives at Le Miroir. From here you can get a shuttle back to the resort.

For those wanting a ski safari style week this is also your perfect choice with neighbouring resorts of Val d’Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rossiere all within 30mins drive of the resort.

Key Information

  • Ski area: Sainte Foy Tarentaise
  • Resort: 1550m // Top: 2620m
  • Pistes: 32km
  • Beginners: 3
  • Intermediate: 8
  • Advanced: 3
  • Ski Lifts: 4
  • Snow Park: n/a
  • Nursery Areas: 2
  • Cross Country: n/a

Travel Information

  • Airport 1
    CHAMBERY (CMF) - 120KMS // 1HRS 30MINS
  • Airport 2
    GENEVA (GVA) - 200KMS // 2HRS 25MINS
  • Private Airport
    CHAMBERY (CMF) - 120KMS // 1HRS 30MINS
  • Train Station
  • Heli Pad