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! Here are a few more reasons we love St Foy!
Sainte Foy has something for everyone. The pistes are very quite and well maintained, which make them perfect for beginners and intermediates. The Grande Soliet blue run that winds its way underneath the Marquise chair, was recently voted the 5th best run in the world. It is the perfect place to practice your carving turns or to pretend your 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.
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!
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.
We still have availability for week stays and short breaks including New Years at Chalet Du Rassel. You will be whisked away to the resort of your choice each day so you can fully make the most of what Sainte Foy and the surround resorts have to offer. That’s a total of 700km of pisted runs to choose from!