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Resort Opening - Winter: 14/12/19 to 13/04/20 - Summer: 05/07/20 to 28/08/20
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Natural Ski

Your unique and unrivalled ski experience

Set free the “Natural Skier” in you and become a fabulous all snow, all terrain skier. St Foy has created a unique cosmos, offering an unprecedented mountain experience in which you can enjoy pure sensations in a mind-blowing adventure playground…

Discover backcountry skiing down the resort’s renowned routes, ski touring up to 3,000 m, secluded heliskiing adventures, magical family off-piste trails, and enchanted forests…

Sainte Foy boasts an exceptional natural setting for anyone who loves exploring the mountains, learning in a peaceful setting, or letting loose in an astounding adventure playground.

Breathe! A taste of backcountry skiing…

Sainte Foy offers 3 easily accessible Free Zones. These marked and patrolled black runs are left ungroomed so you can enjoy some serious powder in an unspoilt adventure playground! (Mountain terrain: safety gear recommended.)

A taste of backcountry skiing...

Fresh tracks!

Beyond the marked runs, the vast off-piste area is easily accessible from the resort’s chairlifts. Enjoy a unique ski experience and discover authentic hamlets nestled under the snow. Mountain guides and ski instructors can accompany you, so you can safely hone your skills while exploring fabulous virgin slopes. In Sainte Foy, you can have serious fun powder skiing, always with safety in mind.

Fresh tracks!

Try ski touring

Discover an exceptional ski touring area among the peaks and valleys of Mercuel, Le Clou and Le Monal. Accessible with the ski lifts, multiple routes await you for an energizing experience, always accompanied by a mountain professional.

Ski touring is also a great alternative in poor weather. Setting out from the resort, you can climb at your own pace through the silence of the forest along one of the three marked taster routes with a gradual ascent of 150 to 700 metres, then ski back down in safety along the pisted ski slopes.

Master that mogul field, so you can have fun on any slope!

Discover the adrenaline-fuelled thrills of Ski Cross on the fun, red piste “Toboggan”, or battle the bumps on the ungroomed piste “Big Bosses”!

Enjoy the thrill of speeding through the gates like a champion

Experience the exhilaration and adrenaline rush of ski racing! In Sainte-Foy, giant slalom and speed skiing are disciplines that everyone can enjoy for free on Tuesdays at the slalom stadium during the February school holidays.

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Go on a heliskiing adventure

Just a stone’s throw from the Italian border, where heliskiing is authorized, Sainte Foy offers an exceptional base for experiencing a unique adventure. Virgin routes down the mythical slopes of the Ruitor Glacier… The Guide Office and ski schools offer trips of varying difficulty for skiers who already have a good level. You can even ski back down to some of the most beautiful villages in Sainte Foy!

Ski as a family and discover the mountain animals and their advice

Play about as a family on Sainte Foy’s natural terrain with its fun trails to develop your kids’ skills on all types of slope, and find out all about mountain animals and their advice for protecting the environment.

Natur’Renard

Natur'Renard

Ski between the fir trees on the Natur’Renard trail, (piste n°25), an ungroomed blue piste where kids can discover the joys of natural skiing and learn all about the lives of foxes.
Children can call the foxes with a series of bells before discovering one in a clearing, in the form of a wooden sculpture made by a local craftsman.

Raising awareness about water preservation with Natur’protect.
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Natur’Marmotte

Natur'MarmotteOn the edge of the piste, at the intersection of the slopes of Chapelle and Grand Solliet (above the departure station for the Marquise chairlift), come and take a break in the fun “Natur’Marmotte” area, for families and children. You can visit this sunny area without skis to have fun learning all about marmots and raising children’s awareness about protecting the environment.

A short distance away, kids can discover sleeping marmots in an old milk cellar, symbolizing a burrow, which hosts a wooden sculpture of 4 sleeping marmots.
The entrance of the cellar is protected by a grid for safety reasons.
We count on you to leave the site clean!

Natur’ Chamois


The golden rules of off-piste skiing

-Always make sure you are accompanied by a mountain professional ( a guide or instructor ) to help you choose the safest routes
-Never go off-piste alone
-Find out about the snow conditions and the avalanche risk from the piste patrollers
-Inform the piste patrollers about the route you’re going to take and let them know how many of you there are

Backcountry for teens!

“Natural skiing” courses are offered in the Sainte Foy ski schools so your little thrill seekers can discover the mountain environment through a series of 3 challenges: learning to ski off-piste, training to use an avalanche transceiver, and listening to tips about mountain safety from a ski patroller and rescue officer. A programme suitable for children over 11. Sainte Foy’s ski area offers a multitude of gentle, ungroomed slopes, which are easily accessible from the edge of the pistes*

*If you want to ski off-piste you must know the area and be aware of weather and snow conditions. You must be fit, be a good skier and be familiar with the use of a probe, shovel and transceiver. You should also use the services of a qualified guide.

 

Backcountry skiing for teens