Sainte Foy Ski Resort France
Sainte Foy is a little gem of a ski resort tucked away in the Tarentaise region of France. Known for its wide powder laden off piste terrain, fun tree skiing, access to superb back-country and lacking the crowds of other nearby resorts, Sainte Foy is one of those small secret stash resorts that Powderhounds are naturally attracted too.
Sainte Foy Skiing and Snowboarding Terrain
With only 6 lifts in total and a respectable vertical of 1072m, Sainte Foy is tiny when compared to surrounding ski resorts. But less lifts means less people and more great skiing and boarding for those fortunate enough to be here on a powder day. Skiing here comes cheap too. Lift tickets are a shade over €30 - practically free!
Two of the six lifts are for beginners in the base area. Sainte Foy has four chairlifts, with two extending from the base to the treeline, and then the Aiguille and Marquise chairlifts access the high alpine areas. Extensive and challenging off piste skiing exists above the treeline, more gentle, sheltered skiing below. Tree skiing is available, but some areas are protected as offsets for other resort developments. This is a ski resort with a good environmental ethic.
Back-country ski access to great terrain from Sainte Foy is legendary. A number of peaks over 3000m are relatively easily attainable from the lifts, and tours can take one as far as the Aosta valley in Italy. Heli skiing is also available for the financially flush.
Sainte Foy Snow and Weather
Sainte Foy is known as a Tarentaise valley snow magnet where fresh powder can lay untouched for days. Its north westerly aspect and relatively high base of 1550m means snow quality persists longer.
Where is Sainte Foy, France?
Sainte Foy is located in the Tarentaise valley of the Savoy region in south east France. It is close to a number of other ski resorts including Tignes
, Val D'Isere
, La Rosiere
, La Thuile
(Italy), Les Arcs and La Plagne.
The major transport hub of Bourg Saint Maurice is located 11km west of Sainte Foy village and 18km from Sainte Foy ski resort base area (a.k.a.Station Sainte Foy).
Geneva airport has the most convenient shuttle connections with Sainte Foy, but the smaller regional airports at Lyon and Chambery can also be utilised.
Trains also provide a convenient (and carbon emission friendly) method of transport. Trains from London, Paris and Lille terminate at the nearby Bourg Saint-Maurice station, where a bus will take you to Sainte Foy.
More detailed information about this European ski resort is coming soon.
The Powderhounds will be reviewing this resort in 2018, stay tuned.
Tours in or near Sainte Foy
Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
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GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 7 Skiing | 3+ Resorts
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Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski some of the most famous ski areas in the world in France with an experienced guide riding vertical descents of up to 2,000 metres in untracked powder even days after a snowfall. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.