The Resort

Lunchtime dining options

Sainte Foy offers great riding & skiing for all levels, on piste and off piste. Beyond the mountain action, there are three mountain restaurants above the village. The Brevettes, at the top of the first lift is our favourite. The Ravioli Forestiere is a life-changing experience! They offer great food in a rustic setting although it's best not to be in a hurry if it's busy! Prices are fair given the quality of the food, but there are cheaper options. Next door to the Brevettes is Chez Leon, offering gourmet crepes in a restaurant atmosphere but prices are expensive and you need to pre-book. A recent addition is Restaurant Les Marquises, near the base of the Marquise chairlift. It has a two large terraces, with fantastic open views down the valley. The food is of very high quality and the service is very prompt and friendly. They offer substantial main courses, including a gourmet burger, which is very popular. At the foot of the slopes, there are more lunch options. The Maison à Colonnes serves very high quality local food in the evenings but has more of a fast-food type menu at lunch-time. Nearby, the Iceberg bar also serves fast-food at lunch-time. In the resort centre, just off the slopes, L'Apres (formerly the Pitchouli bar) serves great pizzas and L'à Coeur serves great French food. All of the restaurants on the mountain and at the foot of the slopes have terraces for sunny days.

Evening dining

In the evening, there are four restaurants within the resort to choose from on our night off. The Bergerie and the Maison à Colonnes both serve really good food, much of which is typically Savoyarde. Prices are similar between the two, with the Maison being a bit more rustic while the Bergerie is more formal. L'à Coeur serves sophisticated and well-presented food and has a lively bar. L'Apres (formerly La Pitchouli) also still serves pizza in the evenings. If you're willing to travel a short distance in the evenings, there are a few more options outside of the resort. In Sainte Foy village, the Monal has a lively bar which also serves pizzas and has a very good restaurant upstairs. La Grange is another very good bar/restaurant in Sainte Foy village. Further down the valley, La Perce-Neige in Viclaire, between Bourg Saint Maurice and Sainte Foy, is also excellent (and a frequent beer stop on our summer mountain bike rides). Taking the back-road up the mountain from Sainte Foy village towards La Rosière leads to the twin villages of Le Miroir and La Masure where you will find a restaurant called Chez Mèrie. This restaurant is reknowned as one of the very best in the area and quite an experience. The building is a traditional chalet and food is cooked over an open fire to a very high standard. Prices are correspondingly expensive! If you have travelled to the resort by your own car or hired a car at the airport, then it's only 5 minutes drive to Sainte Foy village or 10 minutes to Chez Mèrie, the only issue is nominating the designated driver! A taxi back is not too expensive either, if shared between a few people.

Nightlife

I once read a snowboarding guide book which, under the nightlife entry for Sainte Foy, read simply "The stars are bright." Fortunately, that was some time ago and things have changed a bit. The Iceberg is our favourite bar. It's right at the foot of the slopes and is great for an aprés-ski beer. They often have live music and stage regular karaoke nights. L'à Coeur offer excellent food, great atmosphere and an awesome happy hour. L'Apres bar in the resort centre also serve food in the evenings. The resort often puts on other entertainment, especially at holiday times, which includes live music in the resort centre, torchlit descents, tobogganing, night-skiing on the nursery slopes and local produce fair. For a big night out, guests sometimes make the short journey up the valley to Val d'Isere or Tignes on our night off. Both have a wide choice of restaurants as well as a multitude of bars and nightclubs. A return taxi trip is around €20 per head if you can put a group of 6 or so together.

Shopping

Sainte Foy has two small supermarkets, a handful of ski shops and a souvenir shop. There's also a cash point. We can offer a 10% discount on gear hired at ZigZags if pre-booked through us. ZigZags stock very high quality hire gear and provide the most thorough fitting service I've seen in a slope-side ski hire shop. They're also very flexible about swapping gear during your stay. Going off piste and want to use fat skis for the day? A snowboarder and want to try skiing for the day? No problem! Be aware that there is no pharmacy in Sainte Foy, the closest options are in Seez, La Rosière or Tignes. So it's a good idea to take everything you need with you.

Spas

There are a number of spas in the resort, each located within the newer apartment block developments. They can be used by non-residents, but opening times and access to some facilities can be restricted. The spas offer a wide range of massage and other treatments, but these get booked up very quickly, especially during the 1700 - 1900 aprés ski times. Let us know in advance if you want to book a session and we'll make the arrangements for you. Treatment costs start at around 60€. There are also local independent masseuses and physiotherapists with whom we can make arrangements to visit the chalet. This typically costs around 45€ per half hour.

Les Brevettes mountain restaurant in Sainte Foy

New Year's Eve in Sainte Foy

ZigZags ski shop, Sainte Foy

Spa in Sainte Foy

Taz the cat, Sainte Foy's meanest resident

Snowy chalets in Sainte Foy

La Chapelle in Sainte Foy Resort

Sunset from Sainte Foy

Snow on the larch trees, Sainte Foy resort

Sainte Foy in party mode