Ste-Foy-Tarentaise is a small and attractive village located on the road from Bourg St Maurice to Val d’Isere. The mountain ... Read more
Ste-Foy-Tarentaise is a small and attractive village located on the road from Bourg St Maurice to Val d’Isere. The mountain started life as a cult off piste area but today attracts families and keen skiers and snow boarders. It’s a great location for exploring the other big ski resorts such as Val d’Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs, La Plagne and La Rosiere, all of which are easily reach with a car.
The slopes are mainly within the tree line on wooded runs but more open higher up. The lifts tend to be slow but with one fast quad.
The après ski is limited to a handful of bars.
The terrain is varied with only a handful of lifts but is unexpectedly challenging and is almost entirely in trees. Perhaps most famous for its off-piste skiing, access to virgin powder is just a few metres from the pistes.
Advanced skiers can pass happy times on and off the sides of Ste- Foys black and red runs, exploring lots of easily accessible off-piste and trees in the huge bowl.
Intermediates can enjoy 1000m vertical of uncrowded reds. The higher slopes are the more difficult - the red Aiguille is a superb test for confident intermediates, who would also be up to the off-piste routes, especially the Monal Route back to base.
There is a small nursery slope at the base, and another area with a rope tow at the top of the first lift. After that you can progress to a green run off the first chair and a couple of gentle blues off the second and the slopes are pleasantly quiet.
There is a nursery, Les P'tits Trappeurs, which takes children from age three to eleven.
Great free-riding terrain, with lots of trees and easily accessed powder between the pistes. There is a terrain park located near Cret-Serru.
Pretty quiet apart from the restaurants. The Pitchouli at the ski station is the place to go for a drink. It has table football and the occasional live music.