Why we love St Foy
Don’t be put off the its size, it is in fact its size that make it popular. People come for Ste Foy’s relaxed charm. This is a resort unlike the huge ski areas which surround it. A resort where people talk to each other on chairlifts, in restaurants and at the bar at the bottom of the hill. Stay a week and you start to make friends, come back the following year and you bump into familiar faces. Soon you become part of the community, you know the staff in the bar, the lift operators and so it goes on. Don’t forget there is vast km’s of skiing just on your doorstep!
This season we are very excited to be working with Yellowstone Ski Lodge to continue to offer luxury ski experiences in Sainte Foy. The chalet is in the perfect location at the bottom of the slope and has fantastic facilities including a beautiful spa!
Here are a few more reasons we love St Foy!
Sainte Foy has something for everyone. The pistes are very quiet and well maintained, which make them perfect for beginners and intermediates. The Grande Soliet blue run that winds its way underneath the Marquise chair, is the perfect place to practice your carving turns or to pretend you’re taking part in a novice downhill event. For the more adventurous, there are plentiful off-piste sections through the trees to get your powder fix. For those who want to take a guide, Sainte Foy is famous for it’s vast amount of untouched off-piste terrain. Get face shot after face shot as you make your way down the famous ‘Fogliettaz’ run down the backside of Sainte Foy. At the end of the day, ski to the door of Yellowstone Ski Lodge and soak those ski legs in the outdoor hot tub.
The views down the Tarentaise valley from Sainte Foy resort are stunning. The best place to enjoy them is on the terrace of the Marquise Restaurant which gets the sun almost all day. Sit here and watch the world go by while you enjoy a Vin Chaud- Bliss! Yellowstone Ski Lodge boasts amazing panoramic views down the Tarentaise valley and beyond.
For those that have been to Sainte Foy, you will know the place to eat is the Brevettes Restaurant at the top of the first lift. This is where all the locals hang out between runs. The pan-fulls of ravioli here are to die for and your perfect carb-fix before another afternoon on the slopes. If you are venturing out in the evening we definitely recommend trying Chez Marie, a traditional Savoyard style restaurant in the tiny neighbouring hamlet of Le Miroir. This is a place for meat lovers, where the specialities are huge chunks of meat cooked on the open fire in the centre of the restaurant.
St Foy is the perfect place to bring your family. The resort never has the overwhelming crowds of the bigger resorts. The pistes are quiet and perfect for learning. It is impossible to get lost and all runs lead to the resort. The ski schools are excellent, offering lessons for children from 3 years old. What’s more, everything is in walking distances so there is no hoping on and off buses and lugging skis around town.
We are booking up quickly at Yellowstone but we still have a few weeks remaining, including Christmas and half term. We will also be releasing some more shared occupancy week soon. Stay tuned!
Yellowstone Ski Lodge
Sainte Foy- Sleeps up to 23
Yellowstone Ski Lodge is a stunning luxury chalet nestled between Val D’Isère and Les Arcs, in the idyllic Tarentaise village of Sainte Foy. The main chalet sleeps up to 15 guests in 6 bedrooms. The adjoining gîte is also available, by special arrangement, allowing for large groups of up to 23. The chalet is ski in ski out with fantastic spa facilities and unbeatable views