Location & Amenities

La Station de Sainte-Foy has been designed to recreate a typical alpine village. It is located 5 minutes off the road which leads from Bourg-St-Maurice to Tignes and Val d'Isere. It has been crowned the jewel of the Tarantaise valley as it caters for all levels of skiers from beginners to experts and gives access to a fabulous and exciting skiing area with no crowds and queues. The locals and particularly the off-duty ski instructors come to Sainte-Foy to enjoy the off-piste, the powder and to escape the busier resorts.

Sainte-Foy is a family friendly resort offering crèche services via www.premiere-neige.com and a ski school www.esf-saintefoy.com with nursery slopes conveniently close to the middle of the village.

As you would expect in France, there are some excellent ‘huts’ on the slopes and in the village, with several very good Restaurants and the 1-star Chez Marie located a short drive away. Chez Leon at the top of the first lift and La Maison a Colonnes at the bottom of the first lift would be our pick of the bunch and both need booking. Le Monal in the village and Auberge sur la Montagne in the neighbouring La Thuile would also be recommended.

We are surrounded by well-known, bigger (but not necessarily better!) ski resorts including Tignes, Val d'Isere, Les Arcs and La Rosiere all within a 25 minute drive.

Sainte-Foy is primarily a winter resort though it has been developed very sympathetically with a view to catering for a summer season from 2007 onwards. All the usual summer activities are already in place in surrounding resorts including walking, mountain and road biking, rafting, swimming, tennis, and of course golf. There are some fantastic walks and bike rides to be had "on the hill" and this will only get better over time.

Take a look via the new web cam at www.saintefoy.net and get the latest updates on snow conditions in particular.

How to get there

By train: Eurostar runs direct services from London to Bourg-St-Maurice on Friday night and Saturday morning (www.eurostar.com) during the ski season, or take the Eurostar to Paris or Lille and change to regular SNCF services to Bourg-St-Maurice www.sncf.com and www.raileurope.co.uk (telephone 08708304864). Changing in Paris means a short transfer from Gare du Nord to Gare de Lyon. Swiss rail can be accessed via www.cff.ch/travel.

By Plane: The nearest airports are Chambery, Grenoble, Geneva, St Etienne or Lyon (all between 1 1/2 and 3 hours away). For flight information contact:

Transfers from regional airports can be arranged by Premiere Neige www.premiere-neige.com and Bourg-St-Maurice train station is a 15 minute taxi ride to the resort.

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