Hidden gem, quiet, tree-lined ski resort with excellent, empty slopes, some lovely off-piste, and ready access to several top resorts nearby including Val d’Isère, Les Arcs and La Thuile in Italy.
Skiing in Ste Foy is great for intermediates, while there is also excellent and challenging off-piste in the local National Parc. Skiers drop down from Val up the valley when the weather is bad, because there is lots of protected tree skiing, and many Espace Killy ski instructors ski in Ste Foy on their days off. It is also possible to ski somewhere different every day, either in Val and Tignes, over to Les Arcs, or down to La Rosière or La Thuile in Italy.
There is a huge variety of diversions for the non-skiers, from an ice-rink at La Rosière to husky sledding, skidooing, snowshoeing, quad biking, ice driving and even ice climbing. There are also lots of local artisans that you can visit too, such as cheese makers and tanneries, where you can pick up a cow hide or deerskin rug, and there is a great local market in Val d’Isere up the valley once a week. Another good outing is a tour of Arpin, a local woollen mill where you can view fascinating old looms and watch exclusive fabrics being made for the likes of Hermès. There is also a local food market once a week in Bourg St Maurice.