Winter in Sainte-Foy

Ski, snowboard
Off piste Skiing
Ski touring, Télémark
Heli-skiing in Italy

Snow shoeing
Dog sledging


The ski area of Sainte Foy is served by modern chairlifts rising from 1550 m to 2620 m.  .The resort  provides a number of pleasant green, blue and red runs through the trees and has the potential to be larger than that of Ste Foys' more famous neighbours. Mostly the slopes are uncrowded and the snow is in excellent condition, (Ski instructors from Val d'Isère and Tignes come here on their days off.)

Off piste ski
Sainte-Foy offers fabulous off piste routes with stunning scenery:
- the listed village of Le Monal
- the north face of Fogliettaz, one of the best loved off-piste routes in the area, much favoured by local mountain guides because of the quality of the snow which lasts long after other routes have been skied-out.
- the easy off-piste from "Chapelle Saint Guérin" to  "Le Planay Dessus" starts with spectacular views across the glaciers and lead you through the pine and spruce forests.

Off pistes skiing: Yoann Colliat 
Yoann Colliat :   +33 (0)6 82 26 39 78

For off-pistes skying and icefalls climbing:
Stéphane RUTARD:  Tel  +33 6 12 44 52 84

Ski touring , heliskiing
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. The Val d'Aosta is also renowned for it's heli-skiing, one of the few remaining places in Europe where it is not banned. Thanks to its border with this Italian valley, Sainte Foy is one of the only places in France where heli-skiing is still possible.     Check with Mike Benett  +33 6 11 74 38 83 to organise pick up right in front of Chalet Les Vernettes!

Compagnie des Guides
Rutor La Thuile

t. +39 340 0700010
t. +39 340 0700011
t. +39 340 0700012

Snow shoeing
Famous routes : "Le Monal ",  "Le Planay", and "the St Guérin chapel".
2 pairs are available in our chalet
More snowshoes are available to rent at ZigZags. Tel: +33 4 79 06 94 20.

Dog sledding  for a half or whole day, around the Sainte Foy ski area.
Information and bookings:  Stéphane Lépine.   Introduction: 60Eur/pers
Tel: +33 6 16 48 60 47 (mobile, english spoken)

Snow kite
Good spot in les arcs, Tignes and Col du petit Saint Bernard (access from la rosière)

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5+ day ski pass
A lift pass from 5 to 21 days bought at the public rate gives you the right to the following discounted rates during its validity:

 - 1 day for Tignes at Les Brevières at 23,50€ (one time only) or 1 day for Val d'Isère at Funival at 23,50€ (one time only)
 - 1 day for the Espace San Bernardo bought at La Rosière (Les Eucherts) at 23,50€ (many times is possible)
 - 1 day for Les Arcs/Paradiski bought at Villaroger or in Bourg Saint Maurice at the funicular at 23,50€ (many times is possible)
-  1 day for La Plagne at 23,50€ from Montchavin or les Coches (one time only)




Information :

Régie des Remontées MécaniquesStation
73640 Sainte-Foy

Tel : +33 (0)4 79 06 95 15
Fax : +33 (0)4 79 06 98 18

Alternatively, Sainte Foy is less than 30 minutes drive from some of the finest ski areas in the Alps - Val D'Isere ,Tignes, La Plagne Les Arcs, La Rosière and La Thuile, in Italy - yet it maintains a feeling of exclusivity, away from the hustle and bustle of these larger resorts.

Sainte Foy has more than enough skiing of its own to keep even an advanced skier happy and offers unlimited and varied off-piste skiing in this beautiful unspoilt wilderness.

Ski snowboard                                       map of the resort
Sainte Foy resort, also known as "Bonconseil" opened as a ski resort in the winter of 1992.

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