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Sainte Foy, Skiing & Snow...

Sainte Foy is a family friendly freeriders paradise with loads of space for everyone. It is one of very few resorts that can boast well groomed pistes that stay good all day, off-piste that remains untracked for days and absolutely no lift queues. You quite literally can have an entire run to yourself. Bliss!

Station de Sainte Foy provides the best access to the slopes as it is the only village that is lift served. However, each of the village bases can be reached on skis or board conditions permitting. And a free shuttle-bus service operates between the other villages and the Station.

Sainte Foy is also an ideal base for those who prefer to try out different areas each day. The resorts of La Rosiere, Les Arcs, Tignes and Val d’Isere are all within a fifteen to thirty minute drive from Sainte Foy.

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Beginner

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Beginners will find Sainte Foy ideal for their introduction to sliding sports. There are two nursery areas at the base of the lifts suitable for beginners of all ages. Another small beginner’s area can also be found at the top of the first chair lift. And for progressing beginners there are several long blue runs on which to develop that all important confidence. From the top of the first chair a long confidence building green graded forest track leads through the forest back to the station.

Intermediate

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Intermediates will enjoy the varied and well groomed runs the area has to offer but before long will need to consider going off-piste or heading to one of the neighbouring resorts to mix it up a bit. Due to there being lots of relatively safe and easily accessible off-piste in Ste-Foy it is an ideal location for those wanting to try out. For this reason you will see local instructors leading groups of small children off-piste fairly regularly. Hire one (an instructor) and before you know it you’ll be ready to enter the Verbier Ride. The option of heading to Tignes, Les Arcs, La Rosiere or Val d’Isere for the day is always an option too.

Advanced

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Everywhere you turn there are oodles of off-piste opportunities – even the marked black runs bar one are un-pisted. Morion is a beautiful short pitch running directly under the top chair – half way down you can choose to continue onto its second section or cut across piste and traverse out to the ominous sounding Crystal Dark with its many convexities. Never having to travel far, riders will find steeps, drop-offs and tree skiing too. Fresh tracks can be achieved even days after a fresh snow fall without leaving the confines of the “controlled area”. Of course those willing to hire a guide will receive even richer rewards. The itinerary to Le Monal is reported to be exquisitely scenic. Of course it is imperative that you do hire a guide for this one as it is a proper back country route away from the confines of the patrolled zone.