Sainte Foy reviews

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7 reviews
James Brooke
James Brooke (Guest)
Sainte Foy is a great little resort. If you are used to the concrete jungles of the big resorts, Sainte Foy is a welcome change. That goes for the skiing as well. If you are use to having long waits at lifts and busy piste you won't find any of that at Sainte Foy. Quiet slopes and lifts are the norm. Sainte Foy is famous for its off piste and it lives up to its reputation. There is masses of off piste. In a weeks holiday you won't be able to explore it all and that's what makes people keep coming back to this charming resort.
Sainte Foy itself consists of two parts the old village and the station. I would recommend staying in The Station although there is a free bus that connects the two.
In the station there is everything you need not to leave the place for your entire stay. There are 3 ski hire shops, 3 bars (one does pizzas to eat in or take away), 4 restaurants (2 up the slopes for lunch and 2 at the bottom for lunch or dinner), a small supermarket, a bakery, newsagents (selling English papers), and also a Spa with swimming pool and gym.
Every type of skier is catered in Sainte Foy, especially people who love to ski off piste.
In terms of holidays Sainte Foy has the lot, form big companies with many chalets in their portfoilo such as Premiere Neige or Venture Ski to traditional family run chalets like Ste Foy Chalet.
To get to Sainte Foy is easy as there are many options. The 'Ski Train' runs from London to Bourg St Maurice overnight. Bourg is a 30 min drive to Sainte Foy. The nearest airport is Chambery at 1hr 30mins, Geneva is 2hrs 30mins as are Grenoble and Lyon. There are many transfer companies to bring you up to Sainte Foy from these airports. The resorts of Val D'Isere and Tignes are a 20min drive up the road, if you fancy a change of scene.

Claes-Peter Lindner
Claes-Peter Lindner (Guest)
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Have been there 4 times. Wonderful little place. Nice off-piste, nice slopes and nice atmosphere. We went there mostly because it was so close to Tignes and Valdizze. If we went to Tignes and Valdisere? No. we stayed in Sainte Foy.

Hans (Guest)
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St Foy now has four lifts. The fourth lift (sex chair) opened new major rides. However, the resort is still small, but with outstanding (and easily accessible) off-piste skiing without real competition for the snow. The resort has three official and off-piste zones specifically designated on the pistemap.

In the slopes there are very few people (most French and English), which means that even the smallest children can go relatively safely without the actual risk of being hit. I have never experienced any lift queue in St Foy. Thus perfect for off-pist lovers and families with children. Possibly something limited for mediocre skiers. - Lift card for three days or more requires photo (as checked!).

There are two restaurants and a kiosk in the slopes. In the village there are four restaurants and two / three pubs, but no nightlife.

By car, it takes 20 min to Val d'Isère / Tignes, 15 min to Les Arc (via Villa Roger) and 25 to La Rosiere.

The Sunday Times appointed St Foy to the world's best ski resort in 2007.

Haze (Guest)
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Went here one day last season when it was snowing down. Given these conditions, I had a very good afternoon.

Sainte Foy consists of three chairlifts in a row. The first two lifts go up through dense pine forests, while the last lift goes up to the top with free surfaces and high alpine terrain.

It's worth a day trip - but staying in the village for a whole week or more I would not recommend.


Jojje (Guest)
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This place is absolutely unbelievable !!!
We were there when it was a bad period in july 1998 but it was still so bad well felt it's so fat it's recommended !!!
What I like most was the sick party of the guys on DOWN FILM who made lots of sick things with a jar of Nutella, you know the chocolate cream ...

O. (Guest)
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Saint Foy is a small hole about half an hour from Val d'Isere. Get backs, get lifts, which does not attract a lot of people. Up at the slopes there are virtually no shops and such, though there is a pub. An evening with a lot of people maybe there are 30 people there, so the party is limited if you say so ... Then you go for the ride and it is preferably done outside the slopes where there are large areas and some good forests. Not as big competition on the snow as in Val d'Isere, although at snowfall, there are quite a few that go to Saint Foy. May be monotonous if it is bad with snow, but then it is close to a lot of other resorts in the valley.