The Tarentaise Valley

Famous for its snow-sure winter resorts; all of our properties are within easy reach of the big names – Val d’Isère, Tignes, Les Arcs, La Plagne and La Rosière with its link to the Italian La Thuile – as well as Sainte Foy Tarentaise itself.

Often referred to as the “best kept secret in the French Alps” and “the jewel in the crown” of the Tarentaise, Sainte Foy is where the local ski instructors choose to ski on their day off.

Although it is smaller than its better-known neighbours, it offers plenty of terrain for all ability levels and disciplines.

It has built up a cult following amongst off-piste skiers and boarders who revel in the extensive powder fields, where it’s still possible to make fresh tracks days after a snowfall. It is equally popular with families and beginners as the wide, sunny, quiet pistes are ideal for those just getting acquainted with the joys of skiing or boarding. Non-skiers will find plenty to enjoy too.

There are well-marked trails for snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing or simply hiking which offers breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. One of the best trails takes you to the picturesque, tranquil summer farming hamlet of Le Monal where you can picnic gazing at the glaciers of Mont Pourri across the valley.

You could also choose to try your hand at dog-sledding with your own sled pulled by a team of huskies. The less active can while away the day soaking up the sun with a glass of wine or a beer on one of the mountain restaurant terraces, or be pampered at one of the two spas at Sainte Foy. Christmas and New Year are the perfect time to get together for a ski holiday with loved ones.

Click here to find out more about how we can help you create a festive holiday to remember for years to come. Sainte Foy certainly lives up to the old adage that the best things come in small packages.


Tignes & Val d'Isere

The ski areas of Tignes & Val d’Isere form the Espace Killy, one of the largest ski areas in the world, with 300kms of slopes for all ability levels. It also offers one of the longest ski seasons in the world.

Tignes Les Brevieres combines the charm of a traditional alpine village, with the convenience of fast lift access directly into the Espace Killy. The village offers all the amenities you need on a winter sports holiday, with a choice of restaurants and bars, equipment rental shops, a supermarket, newsagent/tobacconist, post office and its own ski school.

There is a wide range of activities on offer for all ages, both on and off the slopes.


" This is the last bastion of unexploited French skiing. Ste Foy is where instructors come on their day off "

Some of our guests choose to ski a different resort each day; others choose to ski the world famous Val d’Isère-Tignes circuit without paying world famous resort prices or enduring world famous resort commercialisation!

The off-piste paradise of Sainte Foy is uncrowded and the powder can last untracked for days. It’s also a perfect place for children and beginners as well as for a relaxing ski holiday away from the crowds.

You can drive to the Espace Killy in 20 minutes at Tignes Les Brévières and to the Les Arcs area in 15 minutes at Villaroger. La Rosière with its link to the Italian La Thuile, one of the few remaining heli-ski sites in Europe, is just 30 minutes away.

The skiable area of the Espace Killy comprises 300 Kilometres of ski runs located at altitudes ranging between 1,550 metres and 3,450 metres, at varying levels of difficulty:

  • 22 green runs,
  • 68 blue runs,
  • 39 red runs,
  • 26 black runs.

In addition to these runs, there are:

  • 9 slalom courses,
  • 1 mogul field,
  • 2 snowparks and
  • 1 gliss’ park.

There is also extensive backcountry skiing to be explored in the area. Tignes Les Brévières is located in the North-East part of the Espace Killy. Sunny from the early morning, you benefit from the views of the Grande Sassière (3748m), the Chevril lake and the Mont Blanc peak. Its highest peak is the Aiguille Percée (2748m), a huge rock with a hole in it through which you can ski (conditions permitting). The village has its own ESF ski school and nursery slope, with a free lift for beginners. Intermediates will enjoy the long sweeping red and blue runs that return to the village, whilst the more advanced will be challenged by the infamous black Sache piste and off-piste terrain.

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