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Sainte Foy   Resort Information
Season November to April
Nearest Airport Chambery,Geneva and Grenoble
Ski Area 35km
Ski Lifts 5
Ski Runs 15
Longest Run 4km
Resort Height 1550m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 4 / 5
Experts 3.5 / 5
Families 4.5 / 5
Nightlife 3 / 5
Affordability 4 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Until recently Sainte Foy was one of the the undiscovered secrets of the Savoie. Situated near the Espace Killy, this traditional Alpine village is a mecca for adventurous skiers looking for an old fashioned skiing experience in a traditional Alpine resort, whilst still enjoying good access to more conventional resorts. The resort of Sainte Foy is also known as Bonconseil, which is 6km above Sainte Foy Village. The skier friendly slopes ensures families are well catered for and the lack of big tour operators here means that it is relatively quiet. This is one of Sainte Foy's main attractions in that even during peak weeks, such as school holidays, there is rarely a queue to be seen at a lift and ski runs are often empty! Like your own private ski resort!

There are currently 35km of piste (ski runs which have been route-marked and prepared by grooming machines) as well as designated off-piste freeride areas at Sainte Foy - ideal for all skiers and snowboarders alike. Whether you're looking for uncrowded, family-friendly beginner slopes or untracked powder, off-piste terrain and tree skiing, Sainte Foy has got it all and the ski passes are a veritable bargain at around €150 per adult.

For those wanting activities outside skiing there are snow shoe walks, guided excursions, dog sledding, paragliding, snow biking, spa, and mountain walking. For children, the “Petits Trappeurs” club will look after those aged 3 to 11 years at its new well equipped premises in the centre of the resort. Ski school lessons are available for children aged 4 years and over.

Sainte Foy is famous for its vast amount of quiet, untouched powder slopes. The ski area, almost entirely in the trees and much of it off piste, is challenging. The sheltered north west facing bowl where the lifts are found receives excellent snow throughout the winter. There are now snow cannons on arpettaz and charmettes runs which return to the resort.  Sainte Foy’s proximity to the Italian frontier means it is easy to organise a day’s heliskiing above La Thuile and La Rosière, Mountain guides are also available for the Sainte Foy area. Tignes and Val d’Isére are also only a 20 min drive away. 

For Families : 

Offering uncrowded, family-friendly beginner and nursery slopes, the resort is ideal for those just starting out, or looking to build up their confidence, with FREE skiing for children under 7 

For Beginners:

Beginners have the luxury of two wide, gentle nursery slopes just metres away from the resort centre and are free to use with the two 'magic carpets' (slow-moving conveyor belts which transport you to the top of the nursery slope) that service them. Learn to ski without having to buy a ski lift pass until you're confident enough to take the first chair lift up to another nursery slope and your first green run. Enjoy the beautiful, constant run with no hidden surprises that gently leads you back to the nursery slopes and the centre of the resort.

For Intermediates:

For those who are more confident skiers and snowboarders, Sainte Foy offers an excellent choice of runs with which to continue your progress. The long blue runs are ideal for improving wide carve turns whilst the steeper, more technical red runs are excellent for practicing tight turns and for controlling speed. Sainte Foy provides plenty of snow-covered area on which to practice, improve, have fun and explore! Sainte Foy is also situated at the centre of an Alpine ski mecca being so close to Tignes,Val d'Isere and Les Arc, which are easy to access for a day. 

For Advanced & Off-Piste Enthusiasts:

Sainte Foy is famous for its off-piste. It's the resort where ski instructors and guides go on their day off. Skiers, boarders and telemarkers alike will revel in the powder just metres from the piste or amongst the trees, which lasts for days and rarely gets tracked out, thanks to its north-west facing slopes. For those who are willing to hike or ski tour from the top lift, there are various breathtaking off piste routes offering huge vertical descents. The ungroomed black runs of 'Crystal Dark', 'Morion', and 'Crêt Serru du Haut' are steep descents, often with moguls, requiring off-piste knowledge or a guide.

For further information on the ski area and lift passes available please visit the resort website www.saintefoy-tarentaise.com.

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