|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Chalet Fegguese is a delightful, wood-and stone-built Savoyard chalet, nestled on the mountainside at Sainte Foy ski resort. It has spectacular views across the Tarentaise valley to the Aiguille Rouge and Mont Pourri mountains, and is just a 200-metre walk from the pistes. In winter, the chalet is available on a self-catered or fully catered basis to include breakfast, après-ski tea and cakes, and a 4-course dinner with wine and coffee. A two-course children's supper is available if required. In summer, it is available on a self-catered basis only.
Chalets sur la Montagne are delightful, wood- and stone-built Savoyard ski chalets and apartments, nestled on the mountainside at Sainte Foy ski resort. They have spectacular views across the Tarentaise valley to the Aiguille Rouge and Mont Pourri mountains, and are just a short walk from the pistes. As they are private homes, the properties have a very high quality of furnishings and equipment throughout with plenty of storage space. There's very efficient electric heating and plenty of hot water. A good selection of books, videos, and games are provided. Please note that the chalets are strictly NON-SMOKING and pets are only accepted at Mercer for an additional charge.
Ski schools and children: Ski schools: The ESF ski school is like many other things in Ste Foy: small, friendly and intimate! The instructors in the ESF have a great record of successful teaching of our friends, family and guests. We can also arrange off-piste instruction and guiding.
Children: The Chalets sur la Montagne properties are a particularly suitable base for a holiday with children being perfectly placed to ski in probably the most child friendly resort in the world: Ste. Foy! Ski passes for the under 7’s are free.
The well equipped crèche takes those over 3 years and can link up with the ski school so that your children can be entertained and cared for from 9AM to 5PM should you so wish. Ste Foy is a resort where parents can ski with the peace of mind that their children are in good hands.
There is an exceptionally good state registered child minder who will take the under 3’s who lives 5 minutes drive away from the Chalet or we can arrange for childcare at the Chalet.
Non skiers: Non-skiers are well catered for with facilities for cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, dog-sledding, ice-climbing, ice-fishing, ice-skating and swimming nearby. Or why not just relax on the sunny balcony at the Chalet, and leave the strenuous activities to others. Shoppers will enjoy a stroll around the shops and weekly markets at the major resorts.
Summer: There are numerous walking and mountain bike routes in the area, to suit all levels of ability. In the peak summer months of July and August, many of the ski lifts in the neighbouring resorts of Les Arcs, Val d’Isère and Tignes are open to cyclists and walkers to allow access to the high mountains without the hard work of climbing them! For walkers, we are also very close to the Vanoise National Park with its unique and varied flora and fauna.
In addition to walking and mountain biking, there are numerous other activities available within easy reach, including river sports (canoeing, white water rafting, hydro speeding, cannoning), skiing, golf, horse riding, tennis, fishing, bird watching and rock climbing. Cultural interests include the Baroque church trail, the local Vins de Savoie vineyards, concerts in a variety of venues and many local fêtes which take place throughout the summer.
The chalet was absolutely perfect for our party of two families with plenty of space and facilities for everyone. It was very clean and wanted for nothing.
Excellent customer service was provided by Jess throughout the week and the ability to be able to get skis delivered, fitted and then picked up by yourselves was so much appreciated.
I also want to say how much we appreciated the ease and setting up of the booking with you via e-mail. The quick responses and efficiency of processing details was excellent. All the information about the chalet and its location was 'spot on' and your willingness to be flexible with an early arrival time was very much appreciated.
We did not actually eat out in Sainte Foy but the facilities for food shopping in the village were good and the coffee/hot chocolate stops at various locations were fully appreciated. We also really enjoyed the fact that the ski lift queues were so tiny compared to other French resorts that we have visited.
We hope to be able to return at some point in the next couple of seasons with you and wouldn't hesitate to recommend using Auberge & Chalets sur la Montagne to people who are considering visiting Sainte Foy.
We stayed in Hirondelles for a week with my young children and my parents over Christmas.
We all had a fantastic time, it was just a shame the Alps didn't have much snow! We still managed to ski every day and it was a really brilliant place for my 3 year old to have lessons for the first time.
The chalet was brilliant, just what we wanted and the ski in/out location perfect with little ones to consider. The option of having catered 'take away' meals or fully catered evenings was perfect for us and gave us a really nice mix. Our catered christmas lunch was delicious and a real treat.
We have already recommended to various people and will be back ourselves!
Thank you very much!
We are nestled on the side of the mountain at 1550 metres altitude, close to the slopes and resort centre at Sainte Foy in the Tarentaise valley in the French Alps. We are ideally placed for winter ski holidays at Sainte Foy Tarentaise and the nearby resorts of Val d'Isere, Tignes, Les Arcs and La Rosiere and for walking holidays, cycling holidays and mountain biking in the summer. The stunning flora and fauna of the Vanoise National Park is just a short drive away. We are a comfortable 10-hour drive from the Channel. If you prefer to fly, Geneva and Lyon airports are 3 hours away, Grenoble 2½ hours and Chambery 2 hours. All airports are served by one of the low cost airlines as well as the national carriers. Eurostar runs direct services from Waterloo or Ashford to Bourg St Maurice during the winter.
Other Activities: Dog sledding, white water sports, canyoning
Ski: Winter Sports: All our chalets are situated in the heart of the small ski resort of Sainte Foy Tarentaise which gives you the most fantastic choice of downhill winter sports! Some guests choose to ski a different resort each day; others choose to ski the world famous Val d'Isère - Tignes circuit without paying world famous resort prices or enduring world famous resort commercialisation!
You are just a 100m walk from the off-piste paradise of Sainte Foy: it's uncrowded and the powder can last untracked for days. It’s also a perfect place for children and beginners as well as for a relaxing ski holiday away from the crowds. You can drive to the Espace Killy in 20 minutes at Tignes Les Brévières and to the Les Arcs area in 15 minutes at Villaroger.
Lift Passes: Sainte Foy offers one of the cheapest lift passes in the French Alps. It also allows you a half-price day pass at Val d'Isère, Tignes and Les Arcs and La Rosiere.