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Sainte Foy ski resort is high above the legendary Tarentaise valley, France.
Sainte Foy ski resort is high above the legendary Tarentaise valley, France.
Low crowds, low cost and powder are Sainte Foy ski resort's strengths.
Low crowds, low cost and powder are Sainte Foy ski resort's strengths.
Sainte Foy is a snow magnet.
Sainte Foy is a snow magnet.
Uncrowded, wide open piste trails are the norm at Sainte Foy.
Uncrowded, wide open piste trails are the norm at Sainte Foy.
Sainte Foy ski resort also has wide, uncrowded powder bowls.
Sainte Foy ski resort also has wide, uncrowded powder bowls.
The resort village at Sainte Foy is a delight.
The resort village at Sainte Foy is a delight.
No lift lines at Sainte Foy ski resort.
No lift lines at Sainte Foy ski resort.
Ski powder at Sainte Foy.
Ski powder at Sainte Foy.
Sainte Foy ski village.
Sainte Foy ski village.
On mountain dining at Sainte Foy is excellent in modern facilities........
On mountain dining at Sainte Foy is excellent in modern facilities........
....... and in traditonal mountain huts serving haute cuisine.
....... and in traditonal mountain huts serving haute cuisine.
The chairlifts start directly from the centre of Sainte Foy ski resort village.
The chairlifts start directly from the centre of Sainte Foy ski resort village.
Sainte Foy has some tree skiing options on bad weather days.
Sainte Foy has some tree skiing options on bad weather days.
The Aiguille chair provides superb backcountry access at Sainte Foy.
The Aiguille chair provides superb backcountry access at Sainte Foy.
Sainte Foy is a haven amongst the mage ski resorts like Tignes-Val d'Isere..
Sainte Foy is a haven amongst the mage ski resorts like Tignes-Val d'Isere..
Ski powder at Sainte Foy.
Ski powder at Sainte Foy.
Sainte Foy ski resort has terrain for everyone from beginners to experts.
Sainte Foy ski resort has terrain for everyone from beginners to experts.
Sainte Foy has a wonderful range of dining options in the village.
Sainte Foy has a wonderful range of dining options in the village.
Sainte Foy alpine village is always called Sainte Foy Station.
Sainte Foy alpine village is always called Sainte Foy Station.
Ski Sainte Foy - heaven in the Tarentaise.
Ski Sainte Foy - heaven in the Tarentaise.

Sainte Foy

Sainte Foy Ski Resort France

Sainte Foy ski resort is a little gem tucked away in the high Tarentaise valley in France. Surrounded by the skiing behemoths of Les Arcs, Tignes and Val d'Isere, Sainte Foy is a sanctuary for all that is good about the snow.

Known for its powder laden off piste terrain, uncrowded piste trails, fun tree skiing and access to superb back-country, Sainte Foy is one of those small secret stash resorts that Powderhounds are naturally attracted too.  Another blessing is that Sainte Foy has a host of excellent bars and restaurants on the mountain and in the compact village to satisfy all your gastronomic desires.

Summary of Pros & Cons for Sainte Foy Ski Resort

Pros

  • Compact, beautiful village with all services;
  • High quality and reliable snow;
  • Excellent piste trails for beginners and intermediates;
  • Superb on mountain and village restaurants and bars;
  • Great freeride and backcountry terrain;
  • Excellent value for money;
  • Central to all the major Tarentaise mega ski resorts;
  • Uncrowded, even on the busiest days;
  • Lots of ‘ski in’ lodging options;
  • Heli-skiing is available.

Cons

  • Piste terrain is only big enough for a few days;
  • No piste trails for advanced riders.

Pro or Con Depending On Your Perspective

  • The village is small and quiet;

Sainte Foy Skiing and Snowboarding Terrain

With only 6 lifts in total and a respectable vertical of 1072m, Sainte Foy is tiny when compared to surrounding ski resorts. But less lifts means less people and more great skiing and boarding for those fortunate enough to be here on a powder day. Skiing here comes cheap too. Lift tickets are a shade over €30 - practically free!

Two of the six lifts are for beginners in the base area. Sainte Foy has four chairlifts, with two extending from the base to the treeline and then the Aiguille and Marquise chairlifts access the high alpine areas. Extensive and challenging off piste skiing exists above the treeline and more gentle, sheltered skiing below. Tree skiing is available, but some areas are protected as offsets for other resort developments. Sainte Foy is a ski resort with a good environmental ethic - another Powderhounds tick of approval!

Back-country ski access to great terrain from Sainte Foy is legendary. A number of peaks over 3000m are easily attainable from the ski lifts and tours can take one as far as the Aosta valley in Italy. Heliskiing is also available for the financially flush.

For more information see the Skiing Sainte Foy page.

Sainte Foy Snow and Weather

Sainte Foy is known as a Tarentaise valley snow magnet where fresh powder can lay untouched for days. The resort's aspect, relatively high base of 1550m and low crowds means snow quality persists longer. Regular easterly winds from Italy push snow into the Sainte Foy ski resort and freshen conditions when other areas are bereft. 

Where is Sainte Foy, France?

Sainte Foy is located in the Tarentaise valley of the Savoy region in south east France. It is close to a number of France's best known ski resorts.  The major transport hub of Bourg Saint Maurice is located 11km west of Sainte Foy village and 18km from Sainte Foy ski resort base area (a.k.a. Station Sainte Foy).

Geneva and Lyon airports have the most convenient train and bus shuttle connections with Sainte Foy, but the smaller regional airports at Chambery can also be utilised, but only on limited flights from the UK and within Europe.

Trains provide a convenient (and carbon emission friendly) method of transport to Sainte Foy. Trains from London, Paris and Lille terminate at the nearby Bourg Saint-Maurice station, where a bus will take you to Sainte Foy. For the best and cheapest train tickets to Bourg St Maurice, click the banner below.

Nearby Ski Resorts

Some of Europe's best ski resorts are within a short drive from Sainte Foy. Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosiere are all within sight of some part of Sainte Foy.

Sainte Foy Hotels, Apartments, Chalets & Accommodation

Sainte Foy ski resort has a delightful village area at the base of the ski runs and lifts referred to as Station Sainte Foy. The Station Sainte Foy accommodation includes a range of beautiful chalets, hotels and apartments - most with ski in convenience. Bars, restaurants, shops, food markets, a bakery plus numerous ski shops give one everything required for a wonderful ski holiday. Plus, it is blissfully quiet compared to the relative hustle and bustle of the surrounding resorts, and the road noise in the valley below.

The actual town of Sainte Foy is 7km and over a dozen hairpin bends away down in the valley from the ski resort. The two are linked by a shuttle bus in winter. 

If skiing Sainte Foy for only a day or two, it is possible to stay at a nearby ski resort like Tignes or Val d'Isere, but our recommendation is to stay in Sainte Foy alpine village and use it as base to ski the other mega resorts.

The city of Bourg St Maurice can make for a great base as well. Buses connect to Sainte Foy but are not regular and require a change in the valley. 

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Tours in or near Sainte Foy

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Tarentaise Powder Ski Safari DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Days Skiing | 3+ Resorts
From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy & min group of 7.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes.
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Price p/p
USD 1,995
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski some of the most famous ski areas of the world in France with an experienced guide riding vertical descents of up to 2,000m through untracked powder even days after a snowfall. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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Single-Base, Multi-Ski-Area Tours
Tarentaise Valley Star Ski Tour DETAILS
GUIDED OFF-PISTE ADVENTURE
2 to 5 Days | 2 to 5 Nights | 2 to 5 Skiing Days | 3+ Resorts
From price based on twin/double-share room occupancy & min group of 4.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes.
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Price p/p
USD 719
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
Ski some of the most famous ski areas of the world in France with an experienced guide riding vertical descents of up to 2,000m through untracked powder even days after a snowfall. Join a "fixed date" tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour.
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    Sainte Foy Trail Map
  • Sainte Foy Trail & Piste Map
  • Vertical (m)
    1,550 – 2,622 (1,072)
  • Average Snow Fall
    7m+
  • Lifts (6)
    4 Chairs
  • Ski Hours
    Mid Dec to Mid April
    9:00am to 4:55pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 24 (41km)
    Longest run – 6 km
    Advanced - 22%
    Intermediate - 42%
    Beginner - 36%
  • Lift Prices (Day Ticket 17/18)
    Adult - €31.50
    Child - €23.50
    Childu/5yr - Free