Sainte Foy is creating a unique mountain experience by new ski teaching styles and enabling new and original experiences including surprising new areas to play around in.
Skieurs, boarders and telemarkers alike will revel in the powder just yards from the pistes or amongst the trees, which lasts for days thanks to its north-west facing slopes.
At 1550m altitude, Sainte Foy is ideally situated in the Haute Tarentaise near Tignes, Val d’Isère and Les Arcs. It benefits from a microclimate favourable to great snow conditions thanks to its northwest orientation and frequent easterly winds which come over from the Italian alps and generate snow. The snow cannons extend from the resort level at 1550m up to 2300m between the top of the Arpettaz and the Aiguille lifts and also cover the middle sector of the Marquise area. Take a guide to explore one of the renowned off-piste routes to the deserted farming hamlet of Le Monal, or the infamous 1700 m vertical descent of the north face of Fogliettaz…
Learn the addictive skill of tree-skiing, discover the life of mountain fauna and the Natur’Marmottes project to protect the environment!
FOX FUN TRAIL : Ski down Plan Bois and turn right to enter the new Fox trail: discover the life of the mountain fox and its tracks!
NATUR’ MARMOTTE : Natur’ Marmottes is a discovery zone where you can learn all about these charming alpine animals and includes a picnic area. You can also learn about protecting the environment. Follow the Chapelle piste and find it just above the bottom of the Marquise chairlift.
Take your first steps in the pow on the patrolled but unpisted areas (Morion, Crystal Dark etc.) of Sainte Foy. Good skill level required and avalanche kit strongly recommended (shovel, helmet, beeper etc).
NATUR’SHAPER PARADISE : Skiing down from Marquises, with a nice and smooth start, Shaper’s paradise is a great choice to test your skills.
NATUR’MORION : Skiing down from the Aiguille, enjoy the atmoshere of famous couloirs above you and improve in the steep section.
NATUR’CRYSTAL DARK : Skiing down from the Aiguille, traverse and discover the beauty of Sainte Foy surroundings: don’t forget to breathe!
Sainte-Foy is famous for its off-pist. Accompanied by a professional, you can explore one of the fabulous off piste routes with their stunning and unforgettable scenery: the listed village of Le Monal with spectacular views across to the glaciers on Mont Pourri or the north face of Fogliettaz, one of the
Sainte Foy is also well known for its ski-touring routes with attainable summits of between 3000 and 3800 metres altitude, such as the Archeboc and Ruitor peaks. You can also link up to the Italian valleys of Valgrisenche and Val d’Aosta just over the summit ridge that forms the border between France and Italy.