NEW FOR 2020 Sainte Foy – A Hidden Gem

NEW FOR 2020 Our brand new partnership with Sainte Foy specialists Prèmiere Neige offering in-resort accommodation with direct access to the lifts, smack bang in the middle of the mighty Tarentaise.

For all those skiers that have delighted in skiing the hidden resort and off-piste gem Sainte Foy over the years we’re very excited to announce a new partnership with Sainte Foy chalet specialists Prèmiere Neige. Those that have never been to Sainte Foy, what can we say? – do it!

We’ve created our biggest most exciting programme ever in this hidden off-piste gem. A total of 6 weeks of different courses making the most of the skiing, the unique position of Sainte Foy and our new partners Prèmiere Neige.

A little history about Prèmiere Neige
20 years ago the founders of Prèmiere Neige, Fi and Al ventured down the valley from Val d’Isere and to their joy discovered an off-piste paradise with a massive amount of powder. They knew there was something very special about Sainte Foy. Unspoilt, no queues, powder in abundance, tree-lined descents, only a handful of off-piste skiers, amazing off-piste routes. They set up Prèmiere Neige and since those early days their business has grown from 2 chalets to over 25 properties from self catered apartments to luxury catered chalets.

Why Prèmiere Neige?
Prèmiere Neige pride themselves on local knowledge, quality accommodation, location, great food, amenities and a minibus service to travel to and from other nearby resorts or pick up after an unforgettable off-piste descent. The owners, Fi and Al along with all their staff are Sainte Foy addicts. They live and breathe Sainte Foy.

NEW 2020 PROGRAMME

January 6
Off-Piste & Intro To Off-Piste
For those that want the cosiness of a quintessential ski resort where you can more or less step outside your chalet and ski, ski, ski. This is an off-piste course where no previous off piste experience is required just a positive adventurous attitude with the ability to ski easy black runs.
Course duration: 5 half days
Accommodation: The Peak
Levels: 4 upwards

January 18
Backcountry & All-Terrain Safari
Make the most of this incredible ski area. Backcountry for competent off-piste skiers and an All-Terrain Safari is for adventurous on-piste skiers with limited off-piste experience. Both courses will make the most of this magnificent area along with the surrounding resorts.
Course duration: 5 full days.
Accommodation: La MarquiseThe South Face
Levels: All-Terrain Safari: 4+ upwards Backcountry: 5 upwards

March 7
All-Terrain & Off-Piste
Half day courses where you can literally step outside your chalet and ski. You will fall in love with Sainte Foy. The potential for self development is huge with perfect progressions for adventurous on-piste skiers aiming to make the jump to off-piste.
Course duration: 5 half days
Accommodation: The North Face / The South Face
Levels: All-Terrain: 4 upwards Off-Piste: 4+ upwards

March 14
Backcountry Access (Intro)
Backcountry Access lets you go places where others can’t with the use of touring kit. Unlike ski touring courses, Backcountry Access uses all available means of mechanical uplift and then skin onwards opening up a whole new world. NO PREVIOUS SKI TOURING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Course duration: 5 full days
Accommodation: La Marquise
Levels: 4+ upwards

April 12
Backcountry Access (Safari)
A Backcountry Access Safari making the most of the whole of the Tarentaise. Tignes, Val d’Isere, Les Arcs, La Plagne, La Rosiere, La Thuile and of course Sainte Foy itself.
Course duration: 5 full days
Accommodation: The Peak
Levels: 5 upwards

April 19
Backcountry Access (Ski Touring)
A ski touring week like no other. The resort of Sainte Foy has closed for the season but that will not stop hardened ski tourers. The area is immense with so many potentials for ski touring. The bigger areas of Tignes, Val d’Isere, Les Arcs and La Plagne are still open so we’ll have loads of options and the itinerary will be like no other.
Course duration: 5 full days
Accommodation: The Peak
Levels: 5 upwards