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Sainte Foy

The small hamlet of Sainte-Foy Tarentaise has been described as the "best-kept secret in the Alps". The ski station is set on steep north-west facing slopes with superb views.

It came into being in 1990 and is only a few miles from such big names as Tignes, Val d’Isère and Les Arcs. There’s no high-rise building - just chalet-style buildings that nestle amongst the trees and incorporate local Savoyard features such as round stone columns and stone-lab roofs.

Sainte-Foy 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. From Alpine chalets preparing dishes “like grandma used to make” to haute-cuisine restaurants; there’s something for all tastes. The small selection of bars and shops 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 many local hamlets, snow biking, heliskiing (in Italy, just across the border) and paragliding.

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

Sainte-Foy was recently rated by Peak Retreats’ clients amongst the top 10 resorts they would recommend to a friend. And it has been voted one of the top resorts for families too.

 Why Sainte-Foy Tarentaise?

  • No crowds in a pretty blend of old and new and a superb mountain setting
  • It’s within a short drive of the renowned resorts of Val d’Isère, Tignes and Les Arcs
  • There’s outstanding off-piste skiing for intermediates-to-experts with great snow conditions
  • The resort has beautiful tree-lined slopes
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Sainte Foy ski facts:

  • Ski area: Sainte Foy
  • Resort height: 1500m
  • Resort top height: 2620m
  • Km piste: 41
  • Lifts: (4 chairlifts, 2 moving carpets, 1 telecord)
  • No. of slopes: 23
  • Green slopes: 2
  • Blue slopes: 6
  • Red slopes: 10
  • Black slopes: 4
    • Beginners 3 stars
    • Intermediates 3 stars
    • Experts 4 stars
    • Freeride 4 stars
    • Boarders 4 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 608 miles (8hrs 55)

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