Sainte Foy

The Resort: Sainte-Foy is a small resort that neighbours alongside some of the best & most notorious French resorts the Alps has on offer. A small but good selection of pistes cater for every ability but at a 3rd of the price cheaper than the nearby resorts of Val D’Isere, Tignes & Les Arcs. If buying a 6 day pass or more in Sanite-Foy there are discounts on day trips to these other resorts.

The Pistes: With only 16 piste’s, Sainte-Foy is famous for its off-piste skiing and snowboarding. While enough of variety for your beginners or confirmed skiiers, the off-piste & freestyle park will keep the advanced riders happy.

Facilities & Apres-ski: One of the few resorts that offers heli-skiing as it’s close enough to the Italian border where heli-skiing is legal, for those adrenaline seekers of you. Otherwise the resort offers dog sledding, paragliding, ski biking & snowshoeing. If you fancy more of a nightlife scene, it is only a short drive from Val D’Isere.

Facts and Figures:

Snow Resort: Sainte-Foy

Piste Area: 35 km

Height: 1550m-2620m

Total number of slopes: 16

  • Green 1
  • Blue 4
  • Red 8
  • Black 3

Lowest Piste: 1550m

Highest lift: 2415m

Resort Altitude: 1550m

Max. Vertical: 305m

Snow Cannons: 4

Snow Record: Good

Transfer times with Snow.Cab (see link for prices http://www.snow.cab/ )

  • Chambery – 1hr 30min
  • Grenoble Airport – 2hr 20min
  • Lyon Airport – 2hr 20min
  • Geneva – 2hr 30min
  • Turin Airport – 3hr 20min

Open: from 17th December to 14th April

Snow.Holiday’s ratings:

  • Beginner 5/5
  • Intermediate 3/5
  • Expert 5/5
  • Apres ski 2/5
  • Snow-sure 3/5

Snow.Holiday Pros: A much more affordable resort but in a great location.

Snow.Holiday Cons: Quieter resort, minimal nightlife, small selection of pistes.

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At the foot of the slopes, the wooden and stone structure of the Résidence L'Étoile desCimes blends perfectly into its surroundings: built to strict environmental standards, it has natural insulation and uses renewable energy. You can admire the snow-capped peaks from the windows, the balcony or the terrace of your spacious apartment, while its heated indoor pool and the spa offer total relaxation!

From £67pp

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100m

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At the heart of the Tarentaise Valley, the resort of Sainte-Foy Tarentaise is seen as the refuge of those who love tradition and the conservation of nature. It is here that we choose to build our magnificent residence, Les Fermes de Sainte-Foy, with the sun as a witness and the Thuria glacier as a neighbour. Off-piste fans, welcome.

From £141pp

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50m

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150m

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100m

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Located in Haute-Tarentaise near Italy and the National Park of Vanoise, Sainte-Foy Tarentaise will allow you to spend wonderful holidays in the Alps. To allow you to spend a good stay, our residence Le Ruitor, inspired by the traditional chalets, offers you apartments with decoration and comfort. Guests can also enjoy the heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and hammam. From the balcony or terrace of your apartment you can enjoy an exceptional view of the valley.

From £109pp

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350m

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400m

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450m

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