Sainte-Foy

Snowboard Guide rating 8 out of 10 “Fantastic freeriding when there's fresh snow, but it's no longer an unheard of resort”

Freeriding

80%

A few tree runs & excellent off-piste

Freestyle

40%

no park but good natural

Pistes

35%

Forget it

Beginners

30%

Limited slopes

Mountain stats

Top lift:2620m
Vertical drop:1070m
Bottom lift:1550m

LiftsLift count : 3 x Chairlifts   2 x Drag-lifts  

27km of pistes

Easy
30%
Intermediate
40%
Advanced
30%
Total Pistes:8
Longest Piste:4.3miles (7000m)

passes Pass (Low/High Season) : £15.53-21.26 Day, £87.48-113.65 Week

Sainte-Foy: Who told them? The word is out but there’s still time. Ten years ago if you asked someone about Sainte-Foy, a blank look would greet you in return. If you’d driven there you would’ve missed it if it hadn’t of been for the fact the road ended. The home of mushroom-loving David Vincent has changed, ask now and a gleam will light up the eyes of those who’ve been,or you'll get the answer of 'no but I’d love to' from those unlucky others. 

Off-piste
Off-piste
photo: Olly - Sainte Foy promotion

On the road towards Val d’Isere and Tignes from Bourg St Maurice, there’s a small turning to the left. Up its 8km of once-potholed tarmac lies the hamlet of Saint Foy. Not a place to spend a weeks' holiday, but if you're nearby, have use of a car and it’s just dumped, GO.

This place with good snow has a hallucinatory feel. You won’t be asking your mates to pinch you as you’re going to need a twat round the head with their board to believe what you’re seeing. A snowboarders dream, but who knows for how much longer? The road in is smooth, the building of chalets is changing the vibe from ramshackle farmhouses to a modern resort.

New village
New village
photo: Olly - Sainte Foy promotion

Gone are the days of being greeted by goats looking at you from their barns. Let's hope they leave the slopes alone.

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World Ranking

32nd

Overall in the world

  • #18 best freeride
  • #231 best freestyle
  • #276 best piste riding

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