Sainte Foy Tarentaise ski resort
Built around an old farming village in a traditional architectural style, this quiet, car-free resort is more affordable than many in the region and therefore attracts a lot of families.
December 23, 2017 – April 15, 2018
A small resort with just seven lifts and 41 kilometres of trails, including two green runs, seven blue, 11 red and four black, you’re unlikely to get stuck in a lift queue at Saint Foy.
It gets great snow cover, thanks to its north-west facing slopes and altitude ranging from 1,550 metres up to the Col de L’Aiguille at 2,620 metres, which leads to on and off-piste skiing in a wide bowl. You can do a guided off-piste tour to explore the deserted farming hamlet of Le Monal, and heliskiing is a major drawcard. Saint Foy also has a terrain park, boardercross and slalom.
Stay in a self-catered or luxury chalet at the resort, in the main village or in one of the surrounding small farming hamlets, which are linked by a free shuttle bus.
Activities include snowshoeing, dog sledding, sledging, ice driving, paragliding and ice diving. There’s also plenty of pubs, wine bars, delis and traditional restaurants.
Bourg St Maurice train station: 25min
41 km runs
|Number of lifts||6|