Ski Chalet | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The Chalet is situated so close to the slopes you can park your car at the beginning of the holiday and you won't need it again until you go home. A fully quipped kitchen and large dining area leads onto a balcony with superb views of the Tarentaise valley and Mont Pourri. The dining table with seating for 10 is perfect for long lazy après ski dinners! After dinner why not relax on one of the large comfy sofas and discuss your day on the slopes. Alternatively watch a DVD from the wide selection on offer or select a channel from the many on offer from the UK Freeview Satelite TV. The apartment also benefits from it's own Wi-Fi network. On the entrance level there is a master double room with ensuite bathroom and a twin room with a separate bathroom and toilet. On the first floor there is a second double room and a spacious twin room set in the eaves of the roof (an extra bed is available should it be required). These rooms share a substantial bathroom.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva, Lyon, Chambery, Grenoble, Annecy., Nearest railway: Bourg Sainte Maurice|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Rhone/French Alps region
Sainte Foy is a luxury winter sports resort in the French Alps, close to Italy and Switzerland. Located in the Savoie department, Sainte Foy lies in the Tarentaise valley, close to some of Europe's most famous ski resorts such as Val d'Isère, Tignes and Les Arcs. For this reason, it is often referred to as the 'Jewel in the Crown'. Sainte Foy’s stunning location gives breathtaking views of the valley below while the impressive Mont Pourri towers above. Unlike many larger resorts, Sainte Foy remains true to its roots, with plenty of alpine charm, uncrowded pistes and fantastic skiing.
Sainte Foy Tarentaise
The resort, which is found at an altitude of 1550m above sea level, was developed as a ski area in 1990 when the first three chairlifts were opened. Being a relatively new resort, the chalets and the resort centre have been built in a style very sympathetic with the old, local buildings. Traditional stone and wood finishes give the resort its authentic feel and there are no unsightly tower blocks which have become commonplace in so many ski resorts.
Continuing Sainte Foy's gradual, well-planned growth, a fourth, high-speed chairlift was installed for the winter of 2006-2007 and opened up a whole new area of new ski runs and off-piste. The highest lifted point is 2620m so there are more than 1000 vertical metres to be skied from top to bottom. Off-piste enthusiasts can take advantage of even larger descents, some of which extend for 1700 vertical metres.
There are currently 35km of piste (ski runs which have been route-marked and prepared by grooming machines) at Sainte Foy. Whilst the larger local resorts may have more pistes, one of Sainte Foy's key attractions is the fact that the chairlifts, the slopes and the off-piste are uncrowded. Even during peak weeks, such as school holiday weeks, there is rarely a queue to be seen at a chairlift and ski runs are often empty. It can sometimes feel as if you are skiing or snowboarding on your own private ski resort! What's more, Sainte Foy offers affordable lift passes at approximately £100 per week.