Alternative Winter Activities

For Skiers, Snowboarders & Non-skiers

Sainte Foy and its surrounding area has much more to offer than just fantastic skiing and snowboarding. As well as the breathtaking views and traditional mountain village charm, there is a wealth of activities that our Concierge Team can organise for you.

Why not try snowshoeing, dog sledding, paragliding and any number of exciting alpine activities available? Alternatively, you could just take a chairlift up the mountain to enjoy a leisurely lunch on the sunny terrace of a traditional mountain restaurant. Many of our chalets offer spas & balcony hot tubs so you can relax and pamper yourself; it’s not all about battling the cold!

Don’t forget, with your Sainte Foy lift pass many surrounding resorts offer discounted lift passes. Combine that with a Premiere Neige inter-resort transfer and it’s a great day out.

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The Cocktail Masterclass

The highly trained mixologist from The Cocktail Masterclass comes to the comfort of your accommodation and teaches you how to make luxury cocktails. Each person has the opportunity to make their own cocktails using the techniques, tips and tricks provided. You’ll learn which cocktails to shake, which to stir, how to get the perfect foam on an espresso martini and lots more professional tips to help you create perfect cocktails every time.

All equipment is provided including alcohol, mixers, glassware, ice and a professional cocktail station for each person.

If you and your group are looking for an alternative apres ski, or a unique evening experience in the comfort of your chalet get in touch

  • Cocktail Masterclass
  • Cocktail Masterclass

Activities in the Sainte Foy Area

  • Helicopter Rides

    For outstanding views of the Tarentaise Valley and surrounding mountains, why not let us book you on a scenic helicopter flight? A choice of routes will give you a perspective of the world that you will never forget! Book The Mont Blanc Tour (40 mins), The Tarentaise Tour (15 mins), The Espace Killy Tour (10 mins) or The Tignes Tour (5 mins). You can even book a heli transfer to reach other ski resorts in a matter of minutes. Prices from just €45 per person for a short ride…

  • Ski Scooters & Yooner Sledges

    Looking for something different? Try racing down the slopes of Sainte Foy on a yooner or scooter! A yooner is a modern version of the “paret” (Savoyard sled). Sitting about 20cm from the ground, a bit like a snow cart, it is equipped with a shock absorber for comfort and a shoe that allows you to carve turns whilst gliding down the runs – great fun and easy to learn! Scooters and yooners can be rented from all the hire shops in Sainte Foy.

  • Igloo Building

    How about an apres ski outing with a walk in the forest to a secret igloo building spot! Perfect for children and adults alike with a chance to dive in under the snow and experience the magic of a ‘snow house’. This guided excursion is a fun way to enjoy nature and learn. Snacks are provided.

  • Mountain Carting

    Great fun for all the family these carts are like go-carts on snow. Available each day after skiing, they can be hired and collected from the top of the first chairlift (Grand Plan).

  • Snow Shoeing

    Hire snowshoes (raquettes) from the any of the rental shops in resort and enjoy a different perspective of the mountains. Join an organised outing or book your own guide (our concierge team can help and advise) to learn about the local traditions as well as the flora and fauna. Or, if you’re feeling confident, head out on one of the marked trails shown on the snowshoe map of the area. Look out for eagles and black squirrels as you enjoy the peace and quiet of the forests and hamlets with spectacular views to the glaciers of Mont Pourri across the valley.

    Snowshoe Map Premiere Neige Sainte Foy

    Click on the image above to see a larger version or download a pdf of the map

Activities Nearby – La Rosiere, Tignes, Val d’Isere, Bourg St Maurice

  • Luge

    There is a luge in La Rosiere. Fabulous fun for all the family. In the winter the luge in La Rosiere is open until 19:00 so great apres ski fun. Suitable for children over 95cm. 7yrs and under need to be accompanied by someone of 15 years or more.

  • Parapenting/Paragliding

    Soar through the skies of the valley and land on the snow! Paragliding is available in Tignes, Val d’Isère, Les Arcs and La Rosière (always subject to weather conditions). No experience required for tandem flights! Please note that you must be on skis for this activity.

  • Husky Riding

    From €40pp… Try this unique experience and enjoy a fast paced half hour outing in Tignes, Val d’Isère or La Rosière, opting either to go as a driver or a passenger. This activity is subject to snow and weather conditions. We recommend that you contact us the week prior to your holiday to check availability.

  • Ice Diving

    Explore the underwater world of the lake with a professional diver, diving down to a depth of 8m. You will enter a fascinating world of beams of light, translucent colours and a surreal atmosphere. Available in Tignes Le Lac. No diving experience necessary and all equipment supplied. Day-time & night-time dives available from mid-December to early April.

  • Ice Climbing

    Experience the thrill of climbing up a natural frozen waterfall in the safe hands of fully qualified instructors as they teach you the basics of using crampons and an ice axe. No need to be an expert climber, but for those that are looking for a challenge and the chance to ascend a normally inaccessible natural phenomenon this could be the experience for you! Available in Tignes or Val d’Isère, to those aged 14yrs+.

  • Snowmobiling

    Hold on tight for a high-speed adventure that will make the mundane drive to work seem like a distant memory! Learn to drive the skidoo yourself or enjoy being the passenger. 30 & 40 minute sessions available in Tignes during the day or evening.

  • Ice Skating

    Nothing captures the ambience of winter more than an exhilarating spin around the free outdoor ice rink in Tignes. Skates can be hired on site. Open from December to February, subject to weather conditions.

  • Ice Driving

    At the wheel of a Subaru or Porsche Boxster, learn how to control the car on ice with a fully qualified instructor. You will learn techniques such as: emergency braking, turning and drifting. Or choose to sit back and enjoy the adrenalin rush as a professional driver takes the wheel. Available on the ice circuit at Tignes & Val d’Isère.

  • Swimming

    There are some excellent public swimming pools in the local area including:

    • Tignes Le Lac Le Lagoon
    • Val d’Isere, Oxygen
    • Bourg St Maurice, Centre Nautique
  • Bowling

    Why not book a Première Service transfer to take you to La Rosière for an evening of bowling? Facilities include Ten pin bowling, bar and a family friendly restaurant.

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