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Sainte Foy Tarentaise
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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
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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 0845 – 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 14/15:

 

1 Day

3 Days

5 Days

6 Days

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

36€

92 €

153 €

183 €

Day with meal 8h45 à 16h45

46 €

128 €

205 €

247 €

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

25 €

65 €

105 €

128 €

Meal + Afternoon 12h à 16h45

38 €

105 €

171 €

205 €

1 Hour

11 €*

Meal + supervision (12h-13h30)

32 €

 

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

 

Sainte Foy flights 

Helicopter flight…148€/ pers

Evolution 2 Ecole de Ski et d’Aventure
 Tél : +33 (0)4 79 40 15 29
 Mob : +33 (0)6 78 67 98 24
contact@evolution2saintefoy.com
www.evolution2saintefoy.com

 

Sainte 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

 

Sainte 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 14/15:
35 € p/p (includes sledge, instruction, hot drink & return transport.)

+ 2 € per person to rent helmet

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 14/15:

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  

 

Sainte Foy Parapente

David Bicheron, Paragliding instructor. Offers tandem flights.

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

   

Sainte 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 14/15:

Dog sledding:

- 3 hrs driving session in Sainte Foy… 120€/ pers
- 20 minutes passenger excursion (in La Rosière)…40€/ pers

contact@evolution2saintefoy.com

 

Sainte 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

 

Sainte Foy Pilates

MountainEquilibre

Sarah SISSONS
 Tél : +33 (0)6 87 82 33 36
info@mountainequilibre.com
Sessions Pilates: rebalancing muscles and anti-stress. 1 hour
Collectif Pilates session: 12.50€
Individual session: 50€

 

All the above information is for information only. For the most up-to-date information please visit the resort tourist office website. All prices for activities are in local currency (€ Euros) and are bookable and payable locally in resort

 

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

 

Les Brevettes
At the top of the 1st chairlift (accessible by pedestrians and snowshoes). Long tables invite you to make acquaintances. The meeting point for pisteurs and
freeriders.
Plan Bois | 73 640 Sainte - Foy Tarentaise
Mob. +33 (0)6 87 26 10 11

 

Chez Léon
Tartiflettes, gratins and lasagnes cooked in a wood stove. Homemade chocolate fondant to enjoy on the calm terrace facing Mont Pourri. Reservation
advised.
Plan Bois | 73 640 Sainte - Foy Tarentaise
Tél. +33 (0)4 79 06 90 83 | Mob. +33 (0) 6 09 57 23 88

 

Les Marquises
Sardinian inspiration
Kept by Nadine and Jeff, former Chief of the Pistes. Terraces facing Mont Pourri and the Turia glacier, live music, planchas of Sardinian charcuterie.
Marquises | 73 640 Sainte - Foy Tarentaise
Mob. +33 (0)7 63 79 08 08

 

Restaurants/bars in Ste Foy resort

 

New 14/15 - The Saint Germain wine bar
Perfect for enjoying an aperitif among friends or family in an atmosphere skilfully combining a designer decorative scheme and mountain equipment. Tuck into tapas boards featuring regional flavours and carefully selected Savoy wines.
Saint Germain wine bar - Sainte Foy Station - Tel. +33 (0)6 60 33 41 18

L'à Coeur
Cosmopolitan
French and South-African owners, Anglo-Japanese chef (try the magret of duck with oriental flavours). Speciality côte de boeuf. Wine bar.
Bon Conseil | 73 640 Sainte - Foy Tarentaise
Tél. +33 (0)4 79 07 94 29

 

Chalet La Maison à Colonnes
Terrasse panoramique
Panoramic terrace
17th century Savoyard chalet with typical Santaferian architecture. In the evening test the “Chapeau”, a mixture of a pierrade and raclette bringing together vegetables, meat and cheese.
Bon Conseil Dessous | 73 640 Sainte - Foy Tarentaise
Tél. +33 (0)4 79 06 94 80

 

La Bergerie
Exquisite attention to detail in the cuisine offered by chef Guillaume Crosnier, for example a tasty braised lamb shank.
Station | 73 640 Sainte - Foy Tarentaise
Tél. +33 (0)4 79 06 90 16

 

L'Iceberg
Discreet, well-frequented après-ski bar, owned by Olivier Empereur. At midday, salad at good value. Practical: close to the ski school.
Tél. +33 (0)4 79 04 14 86

 

Bar L'Après
With the same owners as l'À Coeur, L'Après warms up the mood at piste closure. Live concerts, match screening, WiFi.
Les Charmettes | 73 640 Sainte - Foy Tarentaise
Tél. +33 (0)4 79 06 25 74

 

Restaurants in Ste Foy village (a minutes drive from the resort where our accommodation is)

 

Le Monal
An institution for 130 years

Chef-lieu | 73 640 Sainte - Foy Tarentaise
Tél. +33 (0)4 79 06 90 07

 

La Grange
Cosy ambience
Old stones and wood-fires, for a gentle descent from skiing. On the menu: reblochon pan-fried with almonds, ravioli stuffed with truffles, confit of duck
tatin with cèpe mushrooms.
Chef-lieu | 73 640 Sainte - Foy Tarentaise
Tél. +33 (0)4 79 06 97 30

 

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

Buses run from 29/11/2014-11/04/2015. 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 3hrs. Cost when pre-booking online is roughly €140 per adult return (cheaper prices for groups of 4 adults). Child is half adult rate (4-12yrs).

Timetable 14/15

 

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.

 

New 14/15 - Opening of the 100% Ski TT shop
Tarentaise Tours are opening a specialised mountain equipment store. Customers can take advantage of the guides’ expertise and guidance in addition to the major brands tested and approved by professionals.
TT Shop - Route de Val d'Isère - Sainte Foy Village - Tel. +33 (0)4 57 37 65 65


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.

 

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). Pre-bookable with Peak Retreats

 

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 14/15:

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

Initiation Monday morning from 9.15am 11.45am………16 €/pers.

½ day outings, with different theme every day………..23 €/pers.

Day with traditional savoyard meal………………………49 €/pers.

Day trip to Le Monal, visit to an old pastoral chalet ..36 €/pers.

“Snowshoe Sensation” pack. 3x ½ days………………63 €/pers

info@esf-saintefoy.com

 

Heliskiing in nearby La Rosiere

With direct access to the Col du Petit Saint Bernard (Italy) & the neighbouring Italian summits right on our doorstep, nearby La Rosière is the perfect destination for heliskiing.

Half day or full day heliskiing excursions with one or several drops included (Mont Miravidi, Mont Ouille, Mont Freduaz…)

Prices 14/15:

One drop: 240€ p/p
Two drops: 420€ p/p
Three drops: 530€ p/p
Helicopter flights back to La Rosière & inter resort transfers possible upon request.


4 clients & 1 instructor  - max. 4 people per helicopter (Evolution 2 takes responsability for grouping individual clients together in order to achieve the minimum number required by helicopter). Good ski level required.

Off- piste avalanche transceiver, shovel & probe provided.

contact@evolution2saintefoy.com

 

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

35

15

 

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.
luxury

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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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