skiing and snowboarding
local resorts for skiing and snowboarding
La Tillette is perfectly placed for all the world class resorts in the Haute Tarentaise region of the French Alps. Sainte Foy, Val'd'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosiere are all within minutes of La Tillette, so whatever the weather, or your desires, there's a resort very close by to suit everyone.
"Your own private resort"
Surrounded by the World famous mega-resorts of Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosiere, Sainte Foy is your hosts’ favourite resort.
With its friendly atmosphere, cheap lift pass (approx 40% cheaper than those in Val d'Isere and Les Arcs), and excellent and affordable restaurants, Sainte Foy remains quiet and unspoilt. In fact Sainte Foy must be one of the least busy resorts you will ever visit.
Once at the resort, after a short car or bus ride, snow time is 100% snow time.
With lifts running from 1550m up to 2620m, the sheltered, north-west facing slopes enjoy excellent snow throughout the winter.
Pistes are beautifully prepared and the ridiculously small number of visitors to the resort means that they stay in top condition all day long.
The lower slopes offer wonderful sweeping runs through the trees whilst the upper slopes provide the truly breathtaking descents.
Don't be confused by the seemingly small number of lifts. They are all incredibly under-utilised and provide quick and easy access to an area that would have at least 3 times the number of lifts in any busier resort. Incidentally, the future developable ski area here would rival that existing in Val d'Isere!
When you fancy a rest from the slopes, why not stop off at one of the selection of superb and very reasonable restaurants on the slopes, some converted from original Savoyard shepherds lodgings.
"We have all had just the most fabulous holiday in the mountains of Sainte Foy" Adrian and Sarah 2012
"We have loved the resort. Great family skiing" Emma and Andy 2012
"We love Sainte Foy and we hope we'll be seeing lots more of it" Tanya and Andy 2012
"The chalet is super and we were so impressed with the whole area. Ste Foy is a little gem" David and Jules 2012
val d'isere, tignes
Val d’Isere should need no introduction to the seasoned skier or snowboarder.
“Val” is one of the longest established ski resorts, and a snow-sure favourite with British clients for decades. Linked to neighbouring Tignes, the “Espace Killy” is a vast, high quality snow-sports area boasting some 300km of pistes served by 90 lifts.
There really is something for every skier or snowboarder here with challenging off-piste routes, world class snowparks, high speed pistes (some used for World Cup racing), and gentler slopes (higher up) for the more cautious.
Apart from the skiing and snowboarding, Val d’Isere boasts a multitude of shops, restaurants, and a very lively nightlife!
Tignes is one of the World’s most snow-sure resorts, offering glacier skiing throughout the summer months in addition to the vast “Espace Killy” ski area during the winter season.
Tignes comprises 5 separate villages, linked together by the ski slopes, which are in turn linked to neighbouring Val d’Isere. The lowest village, Tignes les Brevieres is only 12km (7,5 miles) from la Tillette and is thus a very convenient entry point to the Espace Killy area.
Tignes offers excellent skiing and snowboarding with many wide, sweeping pistes, plentiful off-piste opportunities and a world class snowpark. In fact the Tignes snowpark is home to the European Winter X Games every March. There is also a very generously sized beginners’ slope with chair-lift, in central Tignes le Lac, which is entirely free!
One of the original French “mega-resorts”, Les Arcs now offers even more extensive snow-sport terrain following its link to La Plagne and Les Coches in 2003. This recently combined ski area is known collectively as “Paradiski”.
The village of le Pre de Villaroger links into the Les Arcs lift network, and at only 3 km from la Tillette, is a very quick way to access the slopes. In fact the pistes of the Villaroger side of Les Arcs are clearly visible from the comfort of la Tillette.
Another convenient access point to the les Arcs/Paradiski network, is the funicular railway at the nearby town of Bourg Saint Maurice. With plentiful free parking, use of the funicular is included in the price of the Les Arcs ski pass.
La Rosiere is an easy 11 km (7 miles) drive from la Tillette and a very popular choice with clients on good weather days.
The slopes of la Rosiere are wide and quite gentle and the panoramic views are simply stunning. It is a great choice for a group or family day out with the option of heading over to the Italian side and the resort of la Thuile for slightly more challenging runs, super-thick hot chocolates and genuine Italian pizza or pasta!
La Rosiere is a friendly, family resort and the slopes never get over-crowded.
lift pass options and prices 2015-16
Many of our guests spend a lot if not all of their time at the idyllic Sainte Foy resort. Some opt for the 5 days or more pass (photo required) which offers discounted rates in all of the other surrounding resorts as follows:
• Unlimited 1 day passes in La Rosière/Espace San Bernardo (link to Italy) for 27€ per day. Passes should be bought at Les Eucherts in La Rosiere.
• Unlimited 1 day passes in Les Arcs/ Peisey Vallandry (bought in Villaroger or Bourg Saint Maurice) OR La Plagne (bought at Montchavin or Les Coches) for 28€ per day
• 1 day in Espace Killy (Val d'Isere and Tignes) bought in Tignes Les Brevières or La Daille (Val) for 28€
• 1 day pass in La Plagne bought in Montchavin-Les-Coches for 28€
6 day pass:
Adults 162,50€ (approx £116),
Children 7-12 & adults 65-70 125.50€ (approx £89)
Children under 7 years and adults over the age of 72 ski for FREE in Sainte Foy!
1 day pass: Adults 30€ (approx £21),
Children 7-12, adults 65-70 22€ (approx £16)
For full information on all the different passes available at Ste Foy, click here
(Val d'Isere and Tignes)
1 day pass*. Adults 54€, Children 5-13 and seniors (65-74 yrs) 43.50€. Under 5’s and 75 and overs free.
6 day pass*: Adults 270€, Children 5-13 and seniors (65-74 yrs) 216€. Under 5’s and 75 and overs free.
Paradiski (link to la Plagne, les Coches) :
1 day pass* : Adults 57€, 6-13/65-71 yrs 44,50€
Les Arcs/Peisey/Vallandry only
1 day pass : Adults 50€, 6-13/65-71 yrs 39€
6 day pass : Adults 250€, 6-13/65-71 yrs 195€
Espace San Bernardo (Italy)
1 day pass*: Adults 42,30€, 5-12yrs 29,60€, 65-74 yrs 33,90€
6 day pass*: Adults 202.30€, 5-12yrs 141,60€ 65-74yrs 161,80 €
Sainte Foy ski schools
There is a great choice of 4 ski and snowboard schools in Sainte Foy: ESF, Evolution 2, K Spirit and Snocool. Their information and contact details can be found on the Sainte Foy tourist office site