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’.
The village has retained its alpine charm with beautiful wooden chalets surrounding the centre, where you will find a small supermarket and a couple of bars and restaurants to enjoy. There is a great selection of catered and self-catered accommodation to choose from.
There are 2 small nursery ski areas right in town and the on-piste skiing will keep beginners and intermediates content, making it fantastic for beginners and a great family choice
For the advanced off-piste skier, the Fogliettaz is a renowned off-piste route. This offers 1500m of vertical hill and is certainly not for the faint hearted or the inexperienced. It involves a 40 – 50 minute walk to the top (at a height of 2930m), either bootlegging up the ridge from the top of the 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 routes 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 your perfect choice, with neighbouring resorts of Val d’Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rossiere all within 30 minute drive from the resort.
- 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