As the Sunday Times said when it voted Sainte Foy
the number one family ski resort in the world, "Size doesn't matter". Sainte Foy has everything you
need in a resort and nothing you don't.
Four chairlifts serve over 1,000 metres of vertical
descent with 35kms of beautifully manicured pistes. There are no difficult drags, just great skiing
and riding for all levels, starting with free to use nursery slopes that are right in the centre of
the village, undulating blues through the trees for intermediates and challenging reds/blacks for
the more confident. Extensive un-groomed areas are also there for the experts. There are several
good restaurants in the resort and three on the mountain, four bars, two spas, two supermarkets and
half a dozen ski hire shops renting up-to-the-minute equipment. View
the resort map here.
Sainte Foy has been designed around families with inter-connecting runs that cater for every level of
ability and confidence. The nursery slopes are situated right in the village centre, right next to
our chalets and apartments, and are served by two magic carpets (slow
moving conveyor belts) rather than rope tows so it's easy for even the least confident youngster,
and because Sainte Foy is quiet and relatively undiscovered, you won't have to have eyes in the back
of your head looking after them on the slopes either.
There are five great ski schools; www.esf-saintefoy.com, www.evolution2saintefoy.com, www.snocool.com, www.kspirit-ski.com and www.apexsnowsports.com, Sainte Foy's first British ski
and snowboard school.
Runs of varying difficulty are virtually side by side so you can split up
and meet again further down the mountain without losing one another for the rest of the day. We are
also blessed with accessible and easy to ski off-piste so getting in to the deep stuff is fun and
Instructors from the nearby mega resorts of Val d' Isere, Tignes, La Rosiere
and Les Arcs come to Sainte Foy on their days off for
some of the best off piste in Europe. The North West facing slopes ensure that powder stays great
when in other resorts it would have been reduced to icy moguls.
Inbounds there are dedicated
off piste areas that are patrolled but never pisted. Beyond the lifts, there are various backcountry
routes offering descents of varying levels. The north face of the Fogliettaz is the jewel in Sainte
Foy's crown, a 45 minute hike from the top of the Aiguille chairlift to the peak of Fogliettaz, you
will find a huge north west facing bowl offering 1500 metres plus of vertical.
Sainte Foy is
perfectly located to take advantage of the heli-skiing on offer
just over the border in Italy.
The Sainte Foy Chalet Company can recommend or book guides who
will show you everything Sainte Foy has to offer.
Tired of spending half your holiday queuing for lifts? Then Sainte Foy is for you.
Even in peak
weeks it will never take more than a few minutes to get on a lift, and once you are on the slopes,
you've pretty much got them to yourselves. There are no tour operators in Sainte Foy. They and those
not 'in the know', thunder past the turn off, en route to our better known sisters Val d'Isere and
Tignes. They don't know that in Sainte Foy the lift passes are almost
half the price they are elsewhere. They don't know about the beautifully groomed pistes. The
epic powder. The peace and quiet. If you are a mileage skier, or nightclub junkie, then Sainte Foy
probably won't be your glass of 'vin chaud'. If on the other hand you appreciate uncrowded slopes,
world class off piste, staggering beauty and quality chalets or apartments, we look forward to
seeing you soon.
Sainte Foy and the surrounding area, has excellent facilities for non-skiers or those needing a
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Apart from breathtaking views and the charm of traditional mountain villages we
can arrange a wealth of other activities. There are a number of excellent
spas in the resort offering pampering for both mind and body. Everything from Frangipan
facials to deep muscle massage.
There are helicopter rides which will give you
a whole new perspective on the mountains.
Snow shoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, ice driving,
ski biking, parapenting or even scuba diving under the ice of an alpine lake.
Or maybe you'd
prefer to just chill out on the chalet balcony, It is supposed to be a holiday after all.
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