Welcome to your winter paradise
Have you wondered why Première Neige only operates in Sainte Foy?
Sainte Foy is located at an altitude of 1550 m (with ski lifts to 2660 m) in the heart of the Haute Tarentaise. It enjoys an excellent natural snow cover. It’s charming traditional architecture of stone and wooden chalets delights the more discerning ski enthusiasts and lovers of wide open spaces and nature. The ski area is deceptively large, so don’t be misled by the number of lifts. The perfectly maintained pistes weave their way through the larches and pines forests and offer an exciting choice of runs for all with a vertical drop of more than 1000m serviced by the new fast lifts.
It also enjoys a special microclimate created by easterly air currents arriving from the Italian Alps, creating heavy snowfall and when storms force the neighbouring resorts to close their high-altitude, wind-exposed slopes, Sainte Foy offers the perfect alternative and to ensure good quality snow coverage early on in the season the resort has invested heavily in over 100 snow cannons giving all slopes below 2100m great coverage. This micro-climate is also why Sainte Foy is known for it’s great off-piste skiing to be practiced in the company of our expert local mountain guides- ski towards Le Monal, a beautiful listed village or the north face of Fogliettaz for the more advanced skier… There are also marked trails for snowshoes or on foot starting from the resort centre with Igloos and fox trails & torchlit descents to delight all the younger members.
And if you want to explore further? Sainte Foy’s unique location means that Val D’Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs & La Rosiere are only a short drive away earning Sainte Foy the title of “The Jewel in the crown of the Tarentaise.”.