Skieurs, boarders and telemarkers alike will revel in the powder just yards from the pistes or amongst the trees, which lasts for days thanks to its north-west facing slopes.
Take a guide to explore one of the renowned off-piste routes to the deserted farming hamlet of Le Monal, or the infamous 1700 m vertical descent of the north face of Fogliettaz…
News and new developments in your SKI AREA in Sainte Foy Tarentaise :
At 1550m altitude, Sainte Foy is ideally situated in the Haute Tarentaise near Tignes, Val d’Isère and Les Arcs. It benefits from a microclimate favourable to great snow conditions thanks to its northwest orientation and frequent easterly winds which come over from the Italian alps and generate snow. The snow cannons extend from the resort level at 1550m up to 2300m between the top of the Arpettaz and the Aiguille lifts and also cover the middle sector of the Marquise area
Did you know that when weather conditions prevent lift opening in neighbouring resorts due to wind it’s possible to ski below the treeline in areas of Sainte Foy which are sheltered?
Online weather reports and webcams give real time info accessible on www.saintefoy.net
New for 2017/8 season
The new Camp Filluel piste
Named after a military barracks whose ruins can be spotted near this new run, Camp Filluel is graded red and leads off to the left of the Marquise lift. Its length is around 1500m over 305m vertical. This is a sunny slope with a southwest orientation and catches the sun early, called by some “the shoulder” and rejoins the Grand Solliet piste as it curves into the wooded area. Start altitude is 2415m and terminates at 2110m with good quality natural snow cover.
This new piste will improve the options for using the Marquise area.
New snowmaking: 10-15 new snowmakers will be added on the most popular pistes (Arpettaz, Chapelle, Savonnettes, Grand Solliet etc) to improve conditions and ensure a good time is had by all!
New safety equipment on the Arpettaz lift. The chairlift will be fitted with “anti-submarining” which will prevent users (esp children) from sliding off the lift under the safety bar.
Improved signage – part of a continuing programme
Ski tips for your safety: