Ste Foy Tarentaise, France

You could be forgiven for having driven past the turn off for Sainte Foy on the road up to Tignes and Val d'Isere in previous years. However, this charming mountain hamlet has long been the preserve of locals and off-piste enthusiasts, keen to sample the uncrowded slopes and superb back country skiing available in the resort. There is an attractive mix of wooded slopes above the village and open slopes higher up.

A number of the luxury chalets in Sainte Foy have been built in recent years but the resort has been developed sympathetically using traditional local materials, ensuring that even with its modest growth since the early 90's, the resort has maintained all of its Savoyard character. No accommodation is far from the slopes making it a very convenient luxury ski holiday resort.

In terms of skiing, terrain ranges from gentle nursery slopes, conveniently located close to the resort centre and accommodation, to open blue and red pistes, through to more technical tree-lined pisted and off-piste descents. The resort also offers large areas of safe off-piste - ideal for those still earning their stripes away from the pistes, as well as several more challenging routes accessible using one of the many local guides.

For those real piste bashers, looking to cover additional miles, Tignes, Val d-Isere and Les Arcs are all just a short 20 minute transfer away, with discounts available using your Sainte Foy lift pass. Children under 7 ski for FREE in the resort, which combined with the high quality accommodation on offer, and friendly ski school, makes this a great resort for families too.

Sainte Foy really is an unpretentious luxury ski resort oozing alpine charm and fantastic skiing.

For those real piste bashers, looking to cover additional miles, Tignes, Val d-Isere and Les Arcs are all just a short 20 minute transfer away, with discounts available using your Sainte Foy lift pass. Children under 7 ski for FREE in the resort, which combined with the high quality accommodation on offer, and friendly ski school, makes this a great resort for families too.


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Pros & Cons


  • Pros

  • No crowds
  • Masses of off-piste terrain. Untracked powder lasts for days here. Cheap lift pass also!
  • Excellent Kids' Club for children aged 3-11 years old (flexible care with/without lunch)
  • Other resorts in the area nearby for day trip (Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs, La Rosiere)
  • There are great value hotels and chalets in Ste Foy Tarentaise
  • Cons

  • The resort is quite new and as yet has little in the way of apres ski, shopping etc
  • The piste network is a little limited
  • To make the most of the nearby 'super' resorts it's best to have a car or driver service

Food


Resort Restaurants

In Ste-Foy-Station the central Bergerie is traditionally styled in wood and stone and does excellent food. The Maison a Colonnes is simple and good. Chez Alison also offers simple fare. In the village of Le Miroir Chez Merie is excellent for lunch as well as dinner. So is the Auberge sur la montagne.

Mountain Restaurants

There are two small rustic restaurants at Plan Bois which are very popular and sometimes can be overcrowded. The Maison a Colonnes gets consistantly good reports.

Apres Ski

This is quite a quiet resort. However, the Iceberg Piano bar is very popular. The Pitchouli is also very good later on in the night. It has table football and live music. The bar of the hotel Monal gets busy too.

Nightlife

Resort Map


Key
  • Funicular 3545022401d4cbcd363e07397500eb11e3c0a8b9938ecfc1bd44a5c240306315 Funicular
  • Cable car 262438c5626f68940e156df868b18890cdda3d131cdffa026f19e15448a2f3ea Cable Car
  • Gondola 08fc130c360bf663b5723567aab3384edc88bcec2e297e955865a20bc8050cb2 Gondola
  • Chair lift 207bbb7ef0c7c3f5458d8e1b5bb1a59b179909dbc96c70cbc66d08927a59c61f Chair lift
  • Drag lift 9649c8f20eb92153651608a16dced21b25b21acd3ad6ca90cea261c90ea44648 Drag lift
  • Chalet e74a3b79ab6c7c9200e443bb0a5a0ba591d5a08b249288e6336bcbb2fd95d64d Property
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