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Sainte Foy, Queen Of The Off-Piste

Posted by FindHomeAbroad on April 5, 2022

Located in the Haute-Tarentaise area near Tignes, it is a charming ski resort on a human scale with an exceptional off-piste area. See properties here.
You are also only a few minutes drive from Tignes or Paradiski . Sainte-Foy Tarentaise, more commonly known as “ Sainte Foy ”, is a historic village in the heart of the Haute-Tarentaise valley. Very extensive, the town extends from 890 to 3746 m altitude and has a small ski resort nestled at 1550 m altitude in the forest. This resort combines comfort and local traditions thanks to recently built accommodation that respects traditional architecture. Its ski area appeals to ski enthusiasts and nature-loving families alike.

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On the road between Bourg-Saint-Maurice and Val d’Isère, the resort of Sainte-Foy Tarentaise is nestled 5 km above the village of La Thuile belonging to the same commune. Its proximity to Bourg Saint-Maurice (17 km) makes it easily accessible, especially by train thanks to the Bourg-Saint-Maurice TGV station which is connected to Paris in 5 h, 3h45 from Lyon. A connection by coach is provided to the main town of Sainte-Foy Tarentaise. Chambery Airport is the nearest airport, 124 km away. Coach connections (Altibus) are also available to the resort. To get there by car, take the A43 motorway from Lyon to Albertville, then follow the N90 to Bourg-Saint-Maurice and continue towards the resorts of Tignes and Val d’Isère.
To park your car, several outdoor car parks are free. For covered car parks, a rental amounts to 50 euros per week. Here too, free inter-village shuttles are available between the main town, the resort and the hamlet of Le Miroir, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Thanks to its North-West exposure, the Sainte-Foy ski area offers very good snow cover. Stretching from 1550 to 2620 m above sea level, between larch and spruce, the area offers 41 km of very well maintained and mainly red slopes. This winter 2014, the Grand Plan chairlift (bottom of the station) was replaced by a new generation detachable chairlift for better fluidity. Renowned for its off-piste itineraries easily accessible from the ski lifts, the area also offers ungroomed natural slopes to taste the joys of powder snow in complete safety. Beginners will be able to progress at the level of the snow front on two green slopes.





Located above the village, the resort of Sainte-Foy mainly hosts ski shops as well as a few food shops (supermarkets). There is also a convenience store, cash machine and newsagent. For health services, you have to go to the village.

Focused on “nature” activities, Sainte-Foy and its Guides office offer an introduction to ice climbing, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing for all levels. For free practice, a snowshoe hiking topo is available free of charge at the Tourist Office and presents 10 km of signposted routes. For relaxation, the CGH and MMV residences offer high-quality wellness areas with face and body beauty treatments, massages, etc. Personalized treatments (massages, reflexology) are even offered at home by three professionals. Don’t forget to taste Savoyard specialities in the resort’s restaurants.

Sainte Foy for the little ones
In Sainte-Foy, the Club “les P’tits Trappeurs” welcomes your toddlers from 3 to 11 years old, from Sunday to Friday, in its premises located in the heart of the resort. Many activities are organized: tobogganing, snowshoeing, snow games, manual and fun activities, not forgetting skiing of course! A connection between the ESF (Piou-Piou club) and the children’s club is provided for children from 3 years old. The toboggan run is located next to the Galopins green run, accessible by treadmill.

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