Overall Rating

Sainte Foy

Sainte Foy4/53
Sainte Foy4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
  • Recommend
    100%
  • Would Revisit
    100%
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Nearby Ski Resorts

La Rosiere
Les Arcs
Tignes
Val d'Isere

    Sainte Foy Ski Trail Map
  • Sainte Foy Ski Trail Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,550m – 2,622m (1,072m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    7m+
  • Lifts (6)
    4 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Mid Dec to mid-April
    9:00am to 4:55pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 41km
    Longest run – 6 km
    Advanced - 22%
    Intermediate - 42%
    Beginner - 36%
  • Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 19/20
    Adult - €32.70
    Child - €24.10
    Childu/5yr - Free

Sainte Foy - Reviews

Sainte Foy - Reviews

Sainte Foy

David Fuller
20/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    4

Sainte Foy

David Fuller
20/03/2018
We stayed in Sainte Foy Station which is a small alpine village just above the township of Sainte Foy on the road to Val-d'Isere.
This resort is the antithesis of Tignes/Vald'Isere. It's small, uncrowded, has great diverse terrain and did I mention it is uncrowded.
We skied here 3 times over a week and enjoyed the terrific high alpine bowls which on this day were covered in knee deep powder that lent itself to the tequila lay back and cruise approach to powder skiing
Overall a fantastic point of difference to the mega resorts nearby.
Would revisit.

Heaven in the Tarentaise.

POWDERHOUNDS EUROPE
15/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Telemarker
  • Rider Level
    Expert
  • Rider Age
    36-50
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    5

Heaven in the Tarentaise.

POWDERHOUNDS EUROPE
15/03/2018
Whether it is heaven or a haven one is looking for in the magnificent Tarentaise valley, Sainte Foy is the place.

One of France’s snowiest locations, Sainte Foy is a great ski resort in its own right. It’s other advantage being the delightful resort village perched on a forested bench above the valley. Sainte Foy’s compact alpine village provides the perfect base for quick and easy access to the mega ski areas of Tignes, Val d’Isere and Les Arcs, plus the smaller combination of La Rosiere and La Thuile.

Sainte Foy terrain is served by 4 quad chairlifts (2 older fixed grips and two detachables) and two surface conveyors for beginners. The on piste trails are best suited for intermediates but everyone will find a trail to have some fun on. The off piste and freeride options provide a gentle powder playground for intermediates off the Marquis chair. The Aiguille chair is Sainte Foy’s pièce de résistance and provides more serious extended fall line freeride options as well as backcountry touring access. In a good season it is possible to ski full descents of nearly 2000m vertical to the valley. There is also access to some lift served tree skiing on the resort’s lower slopes. 

The ski resort village is small but has all the required services plus a multitude of bar, restaurant and self-catering options. Three ski schools provide lessons and guiding services. At least five ski rental and service shops, restaurants including tapas, pizza, café, brasserie and fine dining options, 2 food markets, bakery, pharmacy, 2 delicatessens plus other odds and sods make it good enough for everyone there to ski. Not so great for shopaholics though!

We loved Sainte Foy, a haven in the Tarentaise.

Sainté Foy Tarentaise

Marcus Allrighteous
05/03/2018
  • Recommend
  • Would Revisit
  • Rider Type
    Skier
  • Rider Level
    Advanced
  • Rider Age
    51-70
  • Month Visited:
    January
  • Admin Rating
    5

Sainté Foy Tarentaise

Marcus Allrighteous
05/03/2018
I spent 3 weeks in around Sainté-Foy in the upper Tarentaise valley in Jan/Feb 2018. Sainté-Foy village is on the main road between Bourg St. Maurice (Les Arcs) and Tignes with some self catering private rental accommodation, a 3 star hotel and restaurant (La Monal) and a small boulangerie/alimentarie, so local services options are somewhat limited in the town itself.

The beauty of Sainté-Foy village for skiers is its location within a thirty minute drive of the French linked mega resorts of Tignes/Val d'Isere, Les Arcs/La Plagne (accessed via a 10 minute drive to neighbouring Villaroger or 20 minute drive to the Bourg St. Maurice funicular) and La Rosiere/La Thuile - over the Italian border in the Aosta Valley. Buses run up and down the valley between Bourg St. Maurice train station and Val d‘Isere but these tend to be somewhat infrequent so it’s better if you can organise your own transport. If possible try and avoid travelling Saturdays during the ski season as change over day traffic on the main highway servicing ski resorts between Albertville and Val d’Isere can be horrific.

Sainte Foy ski station/resort is accessible via a free shuttle bus or a 15 minute drive up the hill from the village. The resort development is built in traditional Savoie style which matches in well with the few remaining original piste-side farmhouse/restaurants, with ample accommodation and restaurant options.

The skiing area on the north western facing slopes between Cols du Granier and l’Aiguillle is between 2600 – 1500 m and is covered by 4 modern chairlifts giving access to a variety of pisted trails through forest and above the treeline, controlled but unpisted << Natur’ >> parks, routes and tree runs suitable for advanced free skiers and extensive off-piste touring routes best access with local knowledge and /or a guide. While the pistes are relatively limited compared to surrounding mega resorts the extensive and easily accessed off-piste terrain makes it a favourite with tourers and free skiers, particularly when bad weather closes down higher altitude stations. The limited lifts and pistes however means that cost and prices for lift tickets are kept low – 2018 adult day pass was €31.50 and €25.40 for a card carrying student.