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Ski area: Sainte Foy, France
Resort height: 1500m
Resort top height: 2620m

Sainte Foy
Km piste: 41
Lifts: 7 (4 chairlifts, 2 moving carpets, 1 telecord)

No. of slopes: 23

Green slopes 2 Blue slopes 6
Red slopes 10 Black slopes 4

Beginners starstarstar
Intermediates starstarstar
Experts starstarstarstar
Freeride starstarstarstar
Boarders starstarstarstar

Driving distance from Calais: 608 miles (8hrs 55)

resort info

The small hamlet of Sainte-Foy Tarentaise has been described as the "best-kept secret of the Alps". The new ski station is set on steep north-west facing slopes with superb views. It came into being in 1990 and is only a stone's throw away from the big names: Tignes, Val d'Isere and Les Arcs. There is no high rise, just chalet style buildings that nestle amongst the trees and incorporate local Savoyard features such as round stone columns and stone slab roofs.

 

It is a seamless blend of old and new created to offer guests comfort, space and refined luxury. A refreshing change from the concrete jungles found in some of the larger alpine resorts nearby.

 

Sainte Foy Tarentaise has some very good eating places, so from alpine chalets preparing dishes like grandma used to make to haute-cuisine restaurants there is something for all tastes. The small selection of bars and shops in Ste Foy is just enough for a successful Sainte Foy ski holiday. And no accommodation is far from the lifts or nursery slope.

 

Non skiers in Ste Foy can indulge in dog sledding, superb guided snowshoe walks to the many little hamlets, snow biking, heliskiing (in nearby Italy) and paragliding.

 

There is a bus service in Sainte Foy ski resort to the surrounding Sainte Foy Tarentaise villages, but it is recommended to have a car from a practical point of view if you want to travel outside the main Ste Foy resort.

 

Rated by Peak Retreats’ clients in 10/11 amongst the top 10 resorts that they would recommend a friend.

  

Voted one of the top resorts for Families

 

Why Sainte Foy Tarentaise?

·          No crowds in a pretty blend of old and new & superb mountain setting

·          Within a short drive of renowned Val d’Isere, Tignes and Les Arcs

·          Outstanding off-piste skiing for intermediates to experts with great snow conditions in Sainte Foy en Tarenatise.

·          Tree-lined slopes

   


  • Opening Dates
  • Child Care
  • Activities
  • Apres Ski/Eating
  • Access
  • Resort News
  • Other Amenities
Opening Dates

 

Sainte Foy Tarentaise opens on 13/12/14 and closes on 12/04/15

Child Care

 

Childcare from 3-11 years

Les P’tits Trappeur in St Foy will look after children aged 3-11 open Sunday – Friday (closed Sats). From 0900 – 1645 (only open in winter). Activities include sledging, making snowmen, arts and crafts, indoor and outdoor games.

 

They ensure the liaison with the ski school (ESF Sainte-Foy). In this way your child can be accompanied to, and collected from the ski school. Please ask for information at the Club des P’tits Trappeurs.

 

Prices 13/14:

 

1 Day

3 Days

5 Days

6 Days

Day without meal 8h45-12h/13h30-16h45

35€

90 €

150 €

180 €

Day with meal 8h45 à 16h45

45 €

126 €

201 €

242 €

Half day 8h45-12h ou 13h30-16h45

24 €

63 €

102 €

124 €

Meal + Afternoon 12h à 16h45

37 €

102 €

167 €

201 €

1 Hour

11 €*

Meal + supervision (12h-13h30)

31 €

 

Tel +33 479 06 97 92

lespetitstrappeurs@loisirs-solutions.com

 

List of babysitters available from the tourist office.

 

Children up to 6 and including benefit from a FREE lift pass in Ste Foy!

 

Children’s Ski Lessons in Sainte Foy

Children can ski from 3 years old in Ste Foy with ESF Ste Foy.

Peak Retreats can pre-book this. See here for details on Ste Foy Ski School.

Activities

 

Blugeon Helicopteres

VIP transport airport/resort – Inter resorts flights
www.blugeon-helicopteres.com
blugeon-helicopteres@wanadoo.fr

Tél: + 33 (0)4 79 07 17 17

 

Ste Foy Skibiking

2 hour initiations: €30 per person, ski-bikes provided. Subsequent hire €25 / day (€15 / half day)

Contact: 00 33 670 63 98 83

 

Ste Foy Toboggan
The Toboggan traces hairpin bends over nearly 1.5km. Confirmed as a red piste in 2013, it snakes through the forest sheltered from view, offering the possibility of
development for all the family. For those skiers wishing to ski “like the grown ups” it is perfect; of a boarder cross sort, though not landscaped, it follows a slope not too easy but very enjoyable.

 

NIGHTIME SLEDDING - Sledging as you’ve never seen it before; leave from resort & sledge down through the forest to the village of Mousselard* – 1hr of descent, a thrill seekers paradise!
A warming vin chaud or hot chocolate awaits upon arrival. Return transport included.
 * Snow conditions permitting.

Price 13/14:
20 € p/p (includes sledge, instruction, hot drink & return transport.)

+ 2 € per person to rent helmet

contact@evolution2saintefoy.com  

 

Ste Foy Paret » sledge descent
Take part of the adventure and feel free by ending your day ski with a fun and unforgettable descent riding a « paret » !

Take the last lift* to go up and live an incredible descent before night comes.

An adventure to remember !

2 different runs: the beginner's (from the top of Roches Noires to the bottom of the slopes) and the expert's (from the top of Roches Noires to the bottom of les Ecudets with a warming vin chaud upon arrival and minibus return transfert included).

From 8 yrs old, equipment included.

* ski pass required

Price 13/14:

Beginner run - 30 mn descent 500 m downhill 8€

Expert run - 1 hr descent  1100m downhill  29€ 

contact@evolution2saintefoy.com  

 

Nightime Excursion and Savoyard Evening
Leave from the resort for a nightime snowshoes or sledging excursion under the moonlit followed by a magical dinner in a Mongolian Yurt at the Wilderness Camp of Le Mousselard.
Price 13/14:

1 hour sledging or snowshoeing excursion with one of our instructor (sledge or snowshoes provided), suitable for all levels, followed by a typical Savoyard meal (local cold cuts, cheese Fondue, dessert, drinks included). Bus transfer to La Rosière.
62€ / Adult
36€ / child (- 12 yrs old) 
contact@evolution2saintefoy.com  

 

Ste Foy Parapente

David Bicheron, Paragliding instructor. Offers tandem flights.

Contact: Tel St Foy France: +33 (0)6 12 90 10 62

   

Ste Foy Dog Sledding

Experience the thrill of Alaskan sport of dog mushing. See the dogs in their natural habitat doing what they were born to do.     Learn to drive your own team of dogs. Suitable for beginners. Be a passenger in the sledge of our instructor. 20 min excursion.

Prices 13/14:

Passenger excursion  20 mins 40€ p/p
Driver from 13yrs 30 mins 50€ p/p
Driver (physical/sporty excursion)   1hr 80€ p/p
Driver – Half day excursion*  3hrs 120€ p/p

 *Half day excursion through the forest of Sainte Foy Tarentaise

contact@evolution2saintefoy.com

   

Ste Foy Ice Driving

Learn how to handle your vehical safely when driving on a surface with very little adherence, (emergency braking, locked steering, controlled skidding/sliding etc.) Let our professionals show you how its done! 
2 laps with a professional driver:

Subaru GT  
1 person: 50 €
2 people: 60 €
3 people: 70 €

Private lessons (dependant upon car model):

TwingoRs traction (133 cv) 60 €
Clio RS traction (172 cv) 70 €
BMW 325 prop (192 cv) 80 €

Subaru GT intégral (217 cv) 100 €

Porsche boxster (210 cv) 120 €

contact@evolution2saintefoy.com

All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website

 

Sainte Foy Tourist Office

73640 Sainte Foy France

Tel : 00 33 479 06 95 22

www.saintefoy.net

Apres Ski/Eating

10 restaurants, bars, more lively après ski in resorts of Val d’Isere, Tignes and Les Arc a short drive away.

 

Altitude restaurants in Ste Foy

Chez Léon
tél. : +33 (0)6 09 57 23 88
Les Brevettes
tél. : +33 (0)6 87 26 10 11

Les Marquises

New mountain restaurant situated next to the Marquise chairlift for 13/14. The restaurant has two terraces with views over the Arbine, Mont Pourri and the Thuria Glacier. The owner is Savoyard and her husband is from Sardinia, but has been living in Sainte Foy for 20 years. They will offer dishes made of fresh products and local meat cooked on a plancha.

 

Restaurants in Ste Foy

Restaurant La Bergerie (open 7 days)

Eat by the fire place and on the South-facing terrace. Cosy and warm ambiance with open log fire, where you can enjoy local specialities, refined and flavoursome dishes, and pizzas. On the ski slope next to ESF Ski School. Booking advised. School holidays: all day service.


La Maison à Colonnes  

This ancient farm from 1756 at the foot of the Grand Plan chairlift welcomes you daily at lunchtime and in the evenings by reservation. Panoramic terrace, menu and
specialities.

 
Chez Mérie

Le Miroir - 73640 Sainte Foy Tarentaise


Chalet LA FOGLIETTA

Station - 73640 Sainte-Foy

At the top of the Arpettaz chairlift, you will find hot and cold drinks, paninis, sandwiches and other snacks at this lovely wooden chalet.

 
Restaurant Le Monal

Chef-lieu - 73640 Sainte-Foy
Open daily, lunchtime and evenings until 10pm. The Monal invites you to discover its traditional dishes, house specialities and gourmet seasonal menu. At the bar: snacks, pizzas and skiers’ menus until 4pm. The Monal Cellar: 300 wines. Tasting and sales.

 
Bar Restaurant Le Perce Neige

Viclaire - 73640 Sainte-Foy

Bar, restaurants, rooms to rent.  

 
L’à Coeur

station - Sainte-Foy Tarentaise

Bar and restaurant with refined service and gourmet dining.  

 
La Grange

Chef-Lieu - Sainte-Foy Tarentaise

Open all year midday and night

 

Access

 

By road: Distance from Calais to Sainte Foy 610 miles (9hrs 15). Motorway A26 Reims, Dijon A6 Maçon A43/A430 Albertville. Main road N90 Bourg Saint Maurice and follow signs for Sainte Foy.

 

Circulating on snow: before leaving, remember to take snow chains appropriate to your vehicle. In case you dont buy them in the UK, there are chains on sale: Superette Utile Sainte Foy station, Sainte Foy village or Bourg Saint Maurice.

 

Service Stations: Val d’Isère (12 km), Bourg Saint Maurice (15km), la Rosière (16km).

 

All mountains passes (Col du Petit Saint Bernard, col de l’Iseran, Col de la Madeleine, Cormet de Roselend, …) are closed during winter.

 

By Rail: Bourg St Maurice is the nearest train station. You can get a direct ski train from London to Bourg St Maurice on Friday night or Saturday.

Bourg St Maurice train station private transfer - from £30pp based on 4 sharing. Prebookable via Peak Retreats

 

By bus: By bus from London

www.snowexpress.co.uk. From £70pp.

 

Airports:

Chambery Airport is 111km from Sainte Foy (1 ½ hours)

www.chambery-airport.com

Shuttle bus from airport – www.altibus.com

Grenoble Airport is 178km from Sainte Foy (1 ½ hours)

www.grenoble-airport.com

Shuttle bus from airport – www.agbus.fr  

Geneva to Sainte Foy is 190km (2 hours)

www.gva.ch/en

Shuttle bus from airport – www.alpski.com  

Lyon Airport is 188km from Sainte Foy (2 ½ hours)

www.lyonairport.com

Shuttle bus from airport – www.satobus.com

 

Ste Foy Transfer

Pre-book your Ste Foy airport taxi transfer with Peak Retreats

From Chambery Airport to Ste Foy – from £143 per person return based on 4 people sharing.  We can book from Grenoble, Lyon and Geneva airports too plus Bourg St Maurice train station - from £30pp based on 4 sharing. 

For all other transfer prices please view here 

 

Bus transfers from Geneva Airport

Eight buses run from 01/12/12-14/04/13 (1 of these runs 24/11-20/04, another 25/11-21/04 and 2 other 08/12-23/03). Book 2 days in advance with local tourist office for return. Tickets must be reserved with www.alpski-bus.com (not pre-bookable with Peak Retreats). Transfer time 3.5hrs. Cost when pre-booking online is roughly €138 per adult return (cheaper prices for groups of 4 adults). Child is half adult rate (4-12yrs). Change bus at Bourg St Maurice for Ste Foy.

Timetable and prices 12/13

 

Buses are available between Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Sainte-Foy village and Sainte-Foy ski resort.
Reservations must be made in advance, by 12pm the day before. Services on Sunday and Monday must be booked by 12pm on Friday.
0820 205 330 (0.09€/minute or online at www.mobisavoie.fr

 

Resort News

 

 

Events in Ste Foy

 

Date(s)

 

 

 

 

Christmas eve with Christmas song, Father Christmas, Show…

 

24th December 2013

 

 

 

 

New Years eve with Show and Fireworks

 

31st December 2013

 

 

 

 

Ski race of Pem’s (Freeride- Open to everybody)

 

8th February 2014

 

 

 

 

Freeride World Tour

 

9th February 2014

 

 

 

 

 Other

Welcoming drink: every Sunday

Moonlight skiing: every Tuesday (free of charge)

On the snow front: team sledding, torchlight descents, skijoering, ice and snow sculpting, snow football, badminton and ping-pong tournaments and mini-quads.

At the heart of the resort: processions, husky shows, games.
In the recreation hall: astronomy evenings, trampolining, family shows, sumo wrestling, folktales, ping pong, tournaments...

 

Other Amenities

General food store, newsagents in St Foy Tarentaise

 

A cash machine is at your service on the parking Maisonnettes (P3).

 

POST OFFICE (main village): Monday to Friday 9am to 12pm. Closed on Saturdays. Post box at the ski resort near the cash point on the parking area, collection every day at noon.

 

Une marmotte au soleil

Newsagent, gifts, souvenirs, local produce, bread. Cheeses and charcuterie cut to order, raclette, fondue and delicatessen corner. Open 7/7 from 8.30am to 7pm. Next door to ESF. Luncheon vouchers accepted.

 


ski info

Although the Ste Foy ski area does not appear to add up to much on paper, it is the place where ski instructors from the nearby mega-resorts come on their days off.
Although the vast areas of easy (and not quite so easy) off-piste are highly rated with over 1,000 metres of vertical drop, the resort also has something to offer to mixed level skiers and boarders. Sainte-Foy has an excellent snow throughout the winter thanks to the North West exposure (1,550m-2,620m). Besides the 23 runs that snake through the larch trees and ski lifts giving access to many official listed nature trails (3 black, 1 red amd 1 blue), a heli-drop can take you to even wilder, more awesome landscapes.

 
The Natural Zone – Natur’ Grand Bois

A trail through the heart of the forest, natural ski, accessible for all, to discover the locality and its history and better understand the preservation of these ancient forests. Silence prevails during this trek in another time where “returning to the source” and “serenity” are the key words. In association with the National Forestry Office (O.N.F.). A project in progress that will join up with the Marquise chairlift and offers a sheltered trail (1km).

 

STE FOY SKI AREA

The few pleasant and uncrowded easy greens and blues run through trees and are child friendly and ideal for second-week skiers to build confidence.

 

Sainte Foy has predominantly north-west facing slopes so the powder stays around for days sheltered by the trees.

 

Ste Foy ski resort has a new 1650m long six-person chairlift now joining Charmettes at 1800m to Marquise at 2500m which has dramatically increased the lift accessed terrain. New blue-run Grand Solliet and red-run La Fogliettaz have been created as a result and more off-piste routes have been made easily accessible.

 

10 snow cannons on the blue Les Charmettes and red runs Arpettaz and Savonette mean snow conditions are good here until end of the season.

Ski area facts:

Orientation North-West
Vertical drop: 1000 m
25 slopes / 6 lifts (4 chairlifts, 2 free magic carpets)
2 green slopes for beginners
6 blue slopes + a blue discovering area ‘‘Grand Bois’’ TRAD
10 red slopes + themed zone “big bosses” une zone à thème ‘‘the big bosses’’ a freestyle course with mogul area, level red non-pisted
1 black slope + 3 themed zones “ski-nature”, level black, non-pisted but secured and marked
1 toboggan slope on the branch to Bataillettaz, accessible by magic carpet. Free.
NEW! 2 picnic areas on the Marquise sector.

 

STE FOY BEGINNERS

St Foy ski resort has a small (free) drag lift that caters for beginners at the bottom of the piste (opposite Les Fermes de Ste Foy) but choice is fairly limited in terms of green pistes. There is a long green run to progress plus a blue resort run then gentle blues higher up. Still, it’s a great resort for beginners/families as it’s usually less crowded that many ski resorts.

 

STE FOY INTERMEDIATES

The reds are suited to intermediates looking to sharpen their technique.

 

STE FOY EXPERTS & OFF-PISTE

The more daring should take a guide to explore and ski Sainte Foy on one of the renowned off-piste routes to the deserted farming hamlet of Le Monal, or the infamous 1700 m vertical descent of the north face of Fogliettaz. Ste Foy Tarentaise’s proximity to the Italian boarder means it is easy to arrange a day’s heli-skiing above La Thuile and La Rosiere too.

There are 3 dedicated areas to practise off-piste:

Techniride (A) and Off-Track (B): free ride safe zones where obstacles are not signalised.

Shaper Paradise (C): secured area specially dedicated to freestyle.

Sainte Foy is also well known for its ski-touring routes with attainable summits of between 3000 and 3800 metres altitude, such as the Archeboc and Ruitor peaks. You can also link up to the Italian valleys of Valgrisenche and Val d’Aosta just over the summit ridge that forms the border between France and Italy.

 

STE FOY SNOWBOARDERS

For snowboarders there is some great free-riding terrain plus a dedicated freestyle area for building kickers.

 

STE FOY RESORT RUNS

Resort runs are green, blue and red.

 

Snow info: noticeboard at the ticket office or R’ Les Arcs 93.4FM, from 7am to 10am (every ½ hour).

 


  • Ski Hire
  • Ski Passes
  • Ski School
  • Activities
  • Historical Snow
Ski Hire

 

Ski hire Sainte Foy prices start from £35 for children (skis and boots) & £48 for adults (skis and boots) for 7 days. View here for Sainte Foy ski hire prices.

 

Ski Passes

 

Sainte-Foy LIFT PASSES 14/15

6 days

6 days (incl 1 in Les Arcs)

7 days

Adult (13-64)

£134

£158

£156

Child (7-12) & Senior (65-72)

£103

£127

£120

Child (under 7); Senior (73 & over)

Free*

Free**

Free*

Your hands-free lift pass cards will be sent to you in your voucher pack, so you won’t have to queue at the lift pass office with a voucher on arrival. *Free passes will need to be collected at lift pass desk with proof of age. ** Children aged 6-7 must pay and extra €27 locally for Les Arcs

With a 5 day (and above) Sainte-Foy lift pass it is also possible to ski in Tignes, Val d'Isère, La Plagne and La Rosière for c €35 per resort per day (to pay locally). Valid until the 11/04/15

INTRODUCTION TO OFF PISTE SKIING with an experienced guide £62/pers On Tuesdays from 9.00 to 13.00. Subject to weather conditions. An alternative day may be offered. Minimum 3 skiers per group for outing to run but you don’t need to make up the three from your own party. Available to all skiers & boarders including children aged 12 or over who can ski comfortably on Red runs. Please note that the itinerary ends by a ½ hour of near flat which is fine on skis but hard work on a snowboard. Price includes loan of all off-piste safety equipment, and a regional product tasting (with Savoie white wine tasting)

   

Other lift pass on offer (to buy locally in resort in Euros):

 

Ste Foy ski pass – ½ day and daily rates 14/15:

½ day - €19.50 children, €26 adults

Day - €21.50 children, €29.50 adults

 

Lift opening: 

TSF Grand Plan 9:00 to 4:40 p.m. / 4:45 p.m.
TSF Arpettaz 9:10 to 4:15 p.m. / 4:30 p.m.
TSF Needle 9:20 to 4:00 p.m. / 4:20 p.m.
TSF Marquise 9:20 to 4:00 p.m. / 4:20 p.m.
Carpets 1 Marmotte 9:00 to 4:55 p.m.
Carpets 2 Hellion 9:00 to 4:55 p.m.

Ski School

 

SKI SCHOOL STE FOY 14/15

Child (4-11yrs)

Adult

AM

Midday*

PM

AM

PM

SKI 6 half days

20/12-3/1 + 7/2-7/3

£189

£100

£125

£189

£125

Other periods

£167

n/a

£117

£167

n/a

SKI 5 half days

20/12-3/1 + 7/2-7/3

£182

£93

£125

£182

£117

Other periods

£164

n/a

£117

£164

n/a

SNOWBOARD (+8yrs)

6 half-days

5 half-days

Mornings 4/1-6/2 + 8/3-24/4 only

£167

£164

Afternoons All dates incl peak dates

£155

£149

Please note: Cost of medal is included for children

SKI: Sunday/Monday-Friday Mornings 09.00-11.45; Midday 12.00-14.00 (*only child beginner to 3rd star); Afternoons 14.30-17.00 - SNOWBOARD: Sunday/Monday-Friday Afternoons 14.30-17.00; Mornings Only 4/1-6/2 + 8/3-24/4 only 9.00-11.45

TIMES TO BE CONFIRMED - ALL TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Please note that a booking fee of £9 per party will apply

 

Ski School: Please note that: Lesson times are subject to change right until the last minute. Outside French school holidays the ski school reserves the right to cancel group lessons should numbers be insufficient. For peak periods (20/12-3/1, 07/2-07/3 & 11/4-25/4) we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible and in any case at least 6 weeks prior to the required dates. AM lessons tend to get booked up first and therefore we may only be able to offer PM classes within 6 weeks of departure. In some resorts English speaking instructors may not always be available, particularly at peak times.

Recent feedback:

"ESF very well organised and well run. No concerns regarding leaving children as they were all given bibs and all carried their own contact details. The instructors spoke good English".
Mrs G, Les Fermes de Sainte Foy in Sainte-Foy, 8 Feb 2014

          

Sainte Foy Individual Tuitions

(13/14 prices, NOT pre-bookable)

 

1-2 persons 1hr

€47

1-2 persons 2hr

€94

3-6 persons 1hr

€54

3-6 persons 2hr

€108

Individual tuitions can only be purchased directly from the ski school. Peak Retreats cannot pre-book these.

Please note that prices are only an indication and are subject to change

 

Notes from the ski school:

During school holidays, availability for private lessons is reduced. They advise you to book in advance.

For the course to be beneficial (off-set beginners), they suggest you make 2 consecutive hours.

 

Ski school contact number:

Contact ESF Sainte Foy for private lessons (Ecole du Ski Français) +33 479 06 96 76

info@esfsaintefoy.com

 

Activities

 

Mountain restaurants in Ste Foy

Ski in Sainte Foy and stop at the mountain restaurant: Le Chalet les Brevettes. Quaint little chalet set on the slopes.

 

Off-piste in Ste Foy

Vast area for off piste skiing both easy and not so easy with over 1000m of vertical drop, also the infamous 1700m vertical descent of the north face of Fogliettaz.

Tuesday is off-piste day
Every Tuesday, the Ecole de Ski Française invites you to head off and discover the listed hamlet of Le Monal. A superb off-piste trail, which is in the heart of nature and entirely accessible. The opportunity of testing the off-piste trail in absolute security and at low cost.
ESF de Sainte Foy - Tel. +33 (0)4 79 06 96 76. Prices from €65/person including off-piste supervision + ARVA + tasting of Savoyard produce.

 

Snowshoe walks in Ste Foy

Snowshoeing is another wonderful way to discover the alpine terrain, hamlets and protected forests of Sainte-Foy. Learn how to recognize different animal tracks, and discover the diverse ecosystems that exist in this fantastic region. Snowshoeing is offered to all adults and children in either full day, 1/2 day or a night session.

Expert Jean-Pierre LAMIC will share his passion for the mountains with you. You can choose to experience everything from a simple introduction session to a more challenging excursion which can take you from the Col de l’Aiguille to the charming village of Le Monal, with a short break to experience an authentic mountain chalet Savoyarde fondue.

Prices 13/14:

35 € / Day 9:00 - 17:00
16 € / Introduction (9:15 – 11:30)
22 € / 1/2 day (9:00 – 12:00 or 13:30 – 16:30)

45 € / Sortie au Monal 13:30 - 17:30 (Hamlet discovery - Savoie’s No.1 heritage site)

45 € / Day with meal 9:00 à 17:00

32 € / Night with meal 17:30 à 20:30

Bookable via the ESF de Sainte Foy - Tel. +33 (0)4 79 06 96 76

 

Heliskiing in Ste Foy

Sainte-Foy is privileged with its Heliskiing opportunities being on the Italian border. Drops are made on Italian territory with secret routes along the hills of the Riutor Glacier.

Heli-skiing drop Guides and safety equipment from €253/person.
Sainte Foy Guides Office
Jean Noël Gaidet - Tel. +33 (0)6 14 62 90 24
Franck Grand - Tel. +33 (0)6 88 38 72 04

 

Freeride slopes in Ste Foy

There are special dedicated areas for freeriding.

Techniride et Off Tracks: secure freeride zone - ideal for beginners

Shaper Paradise: off-piste zone reserved for creation of jumps. For experienced skiers only.

Historical Snow

 

Ste Foy Snow Report – 2004-2014 (10 season average)

 

Here is the snow record data for Sainte Foy. The first row shows the week for which the measurement applies eg. February 3 is the 3rd week in February. Top slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the top of the ski area. Bottom Slopes shows the average snow cover in cm at the bottom of the ski area (this is generally where the nursery pistes are located). About 10 cm is generally enough to ski but it very much depends on what’s below ie. grass or more rocky surface.

 

10 year ski season average:

 

Month

Nov

Dec

Dec

Dec

Dec

Jan

Jan

Jan

Jan

Feb

Feb

Feb

Feb

Mar

Mar

Mar

Mar

Apr

Apr

Apr

Week

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

4

1

2

3

Upper Slopes (cm)

n/a

28

103

106

115

124

126

135

158

155

157

157

154

155

164

160

154

150

139

82

Lower Slopes (cm)

n/a

n/a

43

45

55

65

63

70

86

86

85

87

84

84

87

76

63

49

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Other Accommodation In: Sainte Foy Tarentaise

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Les Fermes de Sainte-Foy
Luxury MGM Apartments. Sleeps 2-10
Indoor pool & Leisure facilities
Les Fermes de Sainte Foy is a luxury residence that is perfectly located at the foot of the ski slopes and close to the shops of Sainte Foy.
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Etoile des Cimes
3* Superior Apartments. Sleeps 2-8
Indoor Pool
Location right in the heart of the village and at the foot of the slopes.
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