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Ski Sainte Foy (Photo – Tourism Sainte Foy)
Ski Sainte Foy (Photo – Tourism Sainte Foy)
Ski Sainte Foy (Photo – Tourism Sainte Foy)
Ski Sainte Foy (Photo – Tourism Sainte Foy)
Ski Sainte Foy
Ski Sainte Foy
Ski Sainte Foy (Photo – Tourism Sainte Foy)
Ski Sainte Foy (Photo – Tourism Sainte Foy)
Ski Sainte Foy (Photo – Tourism Sainte Foy)
Ski Sainte Foy (Photo – Tourism Sainte Foy)
Sainte Foy village.
Sainte Foy village.

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, 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. 

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.

The Powderhounds will be reviewing this resort in 2018, stay tuned.

Sainte Foy Snow and Weather

Sainte Foy is known as a Tarentaise valley snow magnet where fresh powder can lay untouched for days. Its north westerly aspect and relatively high base of 1550m 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 other ski resorts including Tignes, Val d'Isere, La Rosiere, La Thuile (Italy), Les Arcs and La Plagne.  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 airport has the most convenient bus shuttle connections with Sainte Foy, but the smaller regional airports at Lyon and Chambery can also be utilised.

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 banner below.


Sainte Foy Hotels & 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 has a range of beautifully chalets, hotels and apartments, many with ski in convenience.

The actual town of Sainte Foy is 7km and over a dozen hairpin bends away 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 Les Arcs, La Rosiere, Tignes & Val D’Isere. The city of Bourg St Maurice makes for a great base as well. Buses connect to Sainte Foy. 

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More detailed information about this European ski resort is coming soon.

Tours in or near Sainte Foy

Safari (Road Trip) Tours
Tarentaise Valley 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.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 1,999
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 Safari 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.
Base/invoice currency is in EURO inc taxes.
*Displayed price may vary due to currency fluctuations.
Price p/p
USD 738
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