Off-Piste Haven Karen Moodie, Ski Specialist

"If you like traditional French resorts and small lift queues, Sainte Foy Tarentaise is a great option. Sitting right in the heart of the Vanoise national park it has stunning scenery and though the ski area is reasonably compact, the off-piste is superb and when the likes of nearby Tignes is skied out you can often get fresh tracks in Sainte Foy days after a dump."

Sainte Foy Tarentaise Ski Holidays

Sainte Foy Tarentaise is a charming village in the heart of La Vanoise national park and is made up of cosy traditional stone and wood chalet-style buildings. Sainte Foy sits at a base altitude of 1550 metres and offers great views over the Tarentaise valley.

Situated 4km off the main road between Bourg St Maurice and Val D'Isère, the nearby resorts of Val D'Isère, Tignes and Les Arcs are easily accessible by car, making this a perfect base for exploring.

We feel Sainte-Foy is an ideal resort for families, being smaller and less expensive than it's big name neighbours.

Sainte-Foy has a reputation for incredible off piste skiing but there's also a great selection of greens and reds making it a great place to learn in an unintimidating environment. The resort would be ideal for a mixed group of novices and experts - the experts can enjoy the powder while the novices learn their turns

Skiing in Sainte Foy Tarentaise

The skiing terrain in Sainte Foy Tarentaise is varied, unexpectedly challenging and is almost entirely in gladed runs. Perhaps most famous for its off-piste skiing, access to virgin powder is just a few metres from the pistes.

There's 35kms of marked pistes and these tend to be uncrowded which also means less time waiting in lift queues!

Important information
Ski Area 41km
Green Runs 2
Blue Runs 7
Red Runs 11
Black Runs 4
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Snow report
Piste conditions
Resort is closed for the season
0/6 Lifts open
Runs to resort:
0/0cm Lower/upper snow depth
Last snowed:
1st Jan
Report date:
24th Apr
Distance from airports
Geneva 2hr40mins
Chambery 1hr40mins
Calais (ski drive) 587 miles