Skis lined up against the wall

St Foy's uncrowded and beautifully maintained ski slopes offer something for everyone.


Sainte Foy is a skier's paradise, with tree-lined greens, gentle blues, wide and fast reds and challenging blacks. Unspoilt and uncrowded, the 4 chairlifts that operate in Sainte Foy offer quick and easy access, even to some of the more remote runs…

For the beginner, there is an adults' and a children's nursery slope serviced by two drag lifts.

Sainte Foy is fortunate in having lifts that are incredibly underutilised and provide instant, easy access to an area that would normally require 12 or more lifts.


Home to many top riders, Sainte-Foy is the ultimate snowboard playground for all levels of rider! There are wide-open slopes, extensive forests and countless drops and hits. Everywhere you look there are superb routes and even days after a snowfall you won't need to look hard for fresh snow.

Receiving rave reviews in all magazine features and the national press, Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise undoubtedly deserves its “best kept secret in the French Alps” reputation.

Try it once and you won't ever want to holiday anywhere else!

Off Piste

For off-piste fanatics, Sainte-Foy is unbeatable! Those in the know from nearby resorts such as Val d'Isère and Les Arcs, sneak here to enjoy “their” closely guarded secret that is untouched powder slopes. There is an enormous variety of easily accessible off-piste terrain. Take a guide, and slightly further afield you can also discover the delights of the Fogliettaz (1400m of amazing off-piste back to Chalet One) or the route to Les Pigettes.

Heli-skiing is also possible at Sainte-Foy, via the Italian side of neighbouring La Thuile and La Rosière.

Nearby Resorts – “Val d'Isère, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosière are waiting to be explored and enjoyed!”

Why not take a day or two in one of the larger neighbouring resorts during your stay? Val d'Isère, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosière are all within easy reach of Chalet One.

These resorts will need no introduction to the experienced skier and snowboarder. To the uninitiated, they can offer an enjoyable contrast to the quiet haven of Sainte-Foy, although we expect you'll be grateful to return.

Don't forget that Val d'Isère and Tignes both have glaciers and so there is no danger of missing out on the snow at any time of year.

Approximate distances of resorts from Chalet One:

Equipment hire & Instruction This year, we are working with Zigzags so that we can help you organise all you need for your stay, prior to your arrival.

SnoCool Ski and Snowboard SchoolSnoCool is a long-established ski and snowboard school from Tignes. Operating in Tignes, Val d'Isère and now Sainte-Foy, they offer fully qualified ski and snowboarding tuition on a group or one-to-one basis.

SnoCool ski and snowboard school

Highly regarded since 1998 for its tailor-made ski and boarding tuition, off-piste skiing and heli-skiing excursions throughout the Tarentaise valley, SnoCool offers individual lessons enabling skiers and snowboarders of all abilities to receive just the right level of tuition.

In addition to private tutoring, this winter they are delighted to introduce quality group lessons with a maximum of six per class.

SnoCool’s flexible timetabling allows you to choose the time and duration of your ski lessons and trips.

Misha and the team of highly qualified instructors and mountain guides, who all speak excellent English, strive to make your holiday a ‘real success’.

Piste Map

Sainte-Foy web site

Ski Pass information