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tobin
Absolutely love St Foy. Amazing access to unrivalled off-piste but perfect for the family on-piste. Relaxed atmosphere, cheap ski passes, easy to get to resort, great restaurants and bars, we love it and will DEFINITELY be coming back!... Full Review
Family friendly, unrivalled of...
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2 years ago
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Nice and empty off pice is very good and often empty as it is a beginners resort so not that many people skiing it. Very good food as well with very good ski instructors from esf. The instructors also know the area very well and know where to get the best of piece snow in every condition. One of the greatest skiing experience i have was when i went for a long weekend in early march. Was only around 50-100 people in the resort and even if u go in half term or Christmas it still isnt very busy. Only draw back is that is quite a hassle to get to ... Full Review
Very quite and peaceful some v...
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2 years ago
mrpauladams
After many years visiting 'bigger' resorts, where should we pick as our first trip with the kids? Sainte-foy didn't disappoint. Great ski school and magic carpets in resort with easy blues to help them develop. For us there was a great choice of runs all across the mountain and never too far away from nearest mountain pitstop. Great resort, with a very relaxed feel - not a queue or crowd in site...perfect. ... Full Review
No lift queues and quiet piste...
Hmmm.... Tough one.!? Quiet a...
2 years ago
Nicky Beart
I have been coming for years. The ski school the esf is really friendly and helpful. Amazing off piste some harder than others. Its a great experience for the family and I would definitely recommend going.... Full Review
great off piste and really fri...
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3 years ago
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5 years ago
jonocsalmon
This is a surprisingly big ski area given it is served by 4 lifts only. The runs have a nice gradient and contours. Mileage hungry intermediates will be disappointed. Slopes are generally quiet. Nightlife for teenagers / young adults limited to 2 bars. Restuarants are good but no mid market. Black Diamond high end. Colones rustic. If have a car must go to Chez Marie in less Mirror. Yoanne at Zig zags runs an excellent ski shop. Ski school is superb especially for kids - recommend Sylvain or Julian ESF or Patrick Snowcool. Private recommend Olivier Empeurer. The resort comes into its own with off piste with opportunities, between ski runs, in the forest or into neighbouring valleys.... Full Review
Great natural runs and off pis...
Not a resort for mileage hungr...
5 years ago
Great resort. Despite only have 6 lifts there is a vast array of skiing for all abilities. Great for families and singles alike. Not got a manic nightlife like the bigger resorts but there are still 2/3 bars where the atmosphere is great. All restaurants sell quality food with lovely ambiance.... Full Review
Nice quiet resort with very fe...
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5 years ago
Chelseabill123
Very good is better is you can ski of piste ... Full Review
Very good off piste and runs d...
Not many restaurants and Is qu...
5 years ago
Cnhagronomy
Had great powder for whole week but unfortunately due to no consistent reason given by staff at ticket office, top Aguile chair never operated so all Natur Park off piste area and many red runs closed..this further limited an already limited ski/board area. For families and intermediates looking for safe skiing on tree protected blues and a couple of reds (beware reds get mogulled if blacks and upper reds closed) will enjoy this spot - and never be disturbed by rowdy evenings. Boarders will not appreciate the Middle Arpettaz chair as the get on is a brutal arse kicker and the get off will face plant you by trapping your board if you dither getting your legs up and your bum off ... Full Review
Never Crowded, great new botto...
Very limited night life, 2 bar...
6 years ago
James Brooke
Over the last 3 years I have spent about 2 months in Sainte Foy. I first went to visit my sister who has done 2 seasons out there. It was the first time I have ever done any off piste skiing. But going to Sainte Foy you can't not do this. There is such an immense off-piste area. Still got plenty more to discover. Every time I have been the snow has been amazing and have never been let down or had to go to any of the surrounding resorts. Don't be put off by the number of lifts, I know some of my friends wouldn't go because it only has 4 lifts, everyone I know who has been to Sainte Foy has fallen in love with the place and always want to go back. When I first went I expected to be spending most of my time in the big resorts surrounding Sainte Foy, such as Val D'Isere, Tignes, Les Arces and La Rosiere, which are all within a 30 min drive from Sainte Foy. But I have never sacrificed a day skiing in Sainte Foy to visit any of these. I have always stayed in self catered accommodation, but I have decided to splash out and go catered as I found Ste Foy Chalet on the edge of the piste last year and like the idea of staying in a traditional family run chalet. In Sainte Foy Station itself there are a couple of nice restaurants, a couple of bars; one that also does very nice pizzas to eat in or take away. Three ski rental companies, a small supermarket and a bakery. So there isn't really a reason to leave the resort. I would recommend, if you are going self catered, stopping at one of the supermarkets in Bourg to stock up before reaching Sainte Foy.... Full Review
Great off piste, quiet resort
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