Sainte Foy Ski Resort

Sainte Foy ski resort is a hidden gem nestled deep in the Tarentaise Valley. This lesser-known ski resort is far quieter than its neighbours Tignes, Val d’Isère and Les Arcs. Perfect for families or those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the bigger ski resorts, visitors can enjoy uncrowded slopes, luxurious chalets and the charm of a peaceful Alpine village in Sainte Foy ski resort. The ski area is also known to be one of the ultimate off-piste paradises in the Alps with excellent skiing.

Sainte Foy ski resort has 42km of varied slopes, which are suitable for any level of skier or snowboarder. The uncrowded slopes and short queuing times mean you can maximise your time on the slopes. It is also easy to access great off-piste terrain in the area with a local mountain guide.

The village itself has a traditional Savoyard style of wood and stone with alpine chalets and family-run bars and restaurants. Sainte Foy ski resort’s nightlife is very relaxed but there are great options for a quiet drink or a delicious meal in the area. The quiet atmosphere is ideal for a relaxing ski holiday and family trips. Off the slopes, you can enjoy activities such as parapenting, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice driving and even ice diving. In addition, there are delightful alpine spas to enjoy during your stay to truly unwind after a day of skiing.

Call our ski experts for more information on Sainte Foy ski resort.

Sainte Foy Transfer Time
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Best For...

  • All abilities
  • Families
  • Sustainability
  • Uncrowded slopes

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 1,500m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,620m
  • Total Ski Area 42km
  • Lifts 4
  • Blue Runs 15km
  • Red Runs 20km
  • Black Runs 7km

Ski Accommodation in Sainte Foy, France

Our collection of Sainte Foy ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

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Ski Areas in Sainte Foy

Ski Areas in Sainte Foy

The Sainte Foy ski area is small, with a total of only 42km of slopes ranging from 1,500m to 2,620m. Whilst this is enough for beginners to get their ski legs, intermediate and advanced skiers will quickly get through this ski area. However, Sainte Foy ski resort is known for its extensive and unspoiled off-piste; if you are a freeride skier then this resort is a paradise, with a plethora of huge powder bowls, tree runs and fantastically snow-sure slopes.

Skiing in Sainte Foy

Skiing in Sainte Foy

Beginners will enjoy the fantastic range of blue runs, which are perfect for mastering the basics on. There isn’t a vast amount of slopes for more advanced skiers, however, those looking to explore the off-piste territory will be spoiled for choice. Get a guide and head up one of the four chairlifts and then make your way down the off-piste areas; you’ll find it hard to suppress the smiles after a day skiing in Sainte Foy.

Snowboarding in Sainte Foy

Snowboarding in Sainte Foy

Beginner and freeride boarders will benefit most from this area. Snowboards were created for areas like this and you won’t find better off-piste anywhere in the Alps. Explore endless options; from the tree runs into Villaroger to the exciting climb up to the top of Grand Col.

Sustainable Choice

Taking the train is the most environmentally friendly way of travelling to this resort. We work closely with Eurostar and can tailor-make this package with competitive train rates – call for further details.

Ski Schools in Sainte Foy

Ski Schools in Sainte Foy

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re travelling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Crèches in Sainte Foy

Crèches in Sainte Foy

There are a few nurseries in Sainte Foy ski resort, with many of the hotels offering childcare services for children as young as 12 weeks. For children who are older than three, ESF have a Piou-Piou club which will help them take their first steps towards learning how to ski.

Restaurants in Sainte Foy

Restaurants in Sainte Foy

For a small ski resort, Sainte Foy has a lot to offer in terms of its quantity and quality of restaurants. For a real rustic atmosphere the Chez Merie, an old barn house restaurant, offers fantastic traditional cuisine in a truly beautiful setting. On the slopes, it is well worth visiting Les Marquises for a lunch break. They have a great choice of hearty Alpine cuisine at modest prices.

Après Ski in Sainte Foy

Après Ski in Sainte Foy

Sainte Foy ski resort doesn’t have a huge amount of nightlife options, but its only a short commute to the likes of Val d’Isère and Les Arcs if you’re looking for a party. Yeti Boots is a popular venue in the centre of the resort with a happy hour and Le Monal is a great restaurant and wine bar with a sociable, laidback scene.

Sainte Foy Resort


There are lots of activities for non-skiers who are a bit adventurous, including parapenting, snowshoeing, dog sledding, ice driving and even ice diving. You can also rent out ski scooters which can be taken out on the mountain. For non-skiers looking for a more leisurely choice, there are a number of spas and restaurants as well as a few shops; or there is the option to commute over to Val d’Isère or Les Arcs for more activities.

Map of Sainte Foy

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