Ski jobs in Sainte Foy
Sainte Foy (1550m-2620m) has been described as the “best kept secret” of the Alps. It is a small resort that is known for its quiet pistes, lack of lift queues and amazing off-piste. It is a great place to learn to ski, a fabulous place to learn to ski off-piste and an extraordinary place to find fresh tracks all day long.
Sainte Foy is located in the Tarentaise Valley of the French Alps. It is surrounded by the mega-resorts of Tignes, Val D’Isere, Les Arcs and La Rosiere, which are all 15-30 minutes drive from the ski station. It is very easy to get to the other resorts and many of the chalet companies offer a ski safari service.
Sainte Foy was developed in the spirit of a typical alpine village just 10 years. Unlike the neighboring concrete jungles, new chalets were constructed in traditional style only using local materials. Sainte Foy is a small town – there are just 2000 beds here(in comparison to about 30,000 in Tignes). There are no big operators or hotels in Sainte Foy either. There is a small supermarket and bakery and a handful of restaurants and shops.
There are 3 main lifts in Sainte Foy (soon to be 4 in 2006-7), but don't let this fool you. Sainte Foy boasts a huge vertical drop of over 1000m and large open powder bowl with countless opportunities to ski through untracked snow. Sainte Foy is the resort that ski instructors from other resorts come to ski on their days off. You have the opportunity to sample miles of off-piste that remains untracked for days long after every bowl has been skied out in the bigger, nearby resorts.
Spending a season in Sainte Foy is a great experience. Because it is a small town and it is easy to get to know a lot of people. Most of the seasonaires that spend a season in Sainte Foy come here because they are looking for a great place to ski not because they are looking for a great place to party.
Pubs in Sainte Foy
Sainte Foy isn’t the place to spend a season if you were only interested in the big club scene! However, there are a couple of great bars here. The Pitchouli, which often has live music, is great for an evening out. The Iceberg Bar and Alison’s Bar are great places for an après ski drink and are often quite lively into the wee hours of the evening.