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Sainte Foy & The Giants

Nestled in the beautiful French Alps.

Sainte Foy is very much a resort with a delightfully split personality - it offers two entirely different vibes. For the family or group looking to share that cosy “Small ski resort” feeling, you could not do better. Traditional stone and wood chalets and the friendliest of atmospheres in a quiet child safe environment. There is a loyal UK based following here and as such it can feel like a home from home. Those learning can progress from easy blues right through to safe patrolled off piste and onward to serious guided trips. For this experience you really want to stay slopeside and we have some great options for you.

The yin to that yang is the adventurous pursuit of ski miles. And what a location Sainte Foy and its surroundings have for those who wish to jump in a car and travel a short distance for an astonishing array of slopes. For this adventure we can put you up in Sainte Foy or nearby. Sainte Foy will be the natural choice for the snowy days as the tree lined slopes offer better visibility in near white out conditions. But when the sun shines and there are Km’s of piste to be bagged, then every direction offers a huge skiing opportunity. You will be within about half an hour of the largest resorts in the Alps and will usually get in via the back door. Les Arcs, (Paridiski) Tignes (Espace Killy) and La Rosierre (Espace San Bernardo) which also allows a ski into Italy, make an irresistible offering for the intrepid piste hound.

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Sainte Foy Tarentaise

The classic warm comforting blanket of a resort. Car free around the centre, short lift queues, tree lined runs and ideal for learning off piste. The resort is charming. There are some cool English style bars and regular live music in the Black diamond. This can be a destination in itself or a base to explore the area. The accommodation is principally apartments and chalets.

Defining interesting features
  • Familiar pub culture
  • Car free centre
Non-skiing activites
  •  Ski Joëring

Paradiski - Les Arcs & Les Plagne

2 large areas rolled into one. Plenty of km to ski and changing character right across the area. There is a tendency towards the concrete jungle but there are exceptions. The natural way in from St Foy is through the back door at Villeroger and this is where the mighty les Arc 16km run ends up. In bad weather the tree lined runs around Villandry are perfect.

Defining Interesting Features
  • Les Arcs 16km run
Non-Skiing Activities
  • Speed Riding in Les Arcs
  • Mineral Spa in Arc 1950

Espace San Bernardo - La Rosiere & Le Thuile

Containing an international border, this resort gives you a taste of the French and Italian Alps. It is open and has some wonderful wide slopes. There are also patrolled off piste areas which are a real delight in new snow.

Defining Interesting Features
  • Cross-border route into Italy
  • Patrolled off-piste areas
  • Heliskiing
Non skiing Activities
  •  Ski kiting
  • Dog sledding

Espace Killy - Tigne & Val D'Isere

The classic skiers resort in France. A great mix of easier blues and some proper tougher piste skiing. A great place to get lost for a day.

Defining Interesting Features
  • Long season
  • Great apre ski
  • Grande Motte Glacier
Non -skiing Activties
  • Moon bikes
  • Horse sled rides
  • Cinema


Bourg-Saint-Maurice and the surrounding countryside / villages make great bases top use to explore this cluster. The prices are lower than on the piste and the choice of where to ski is huge.