In Black Diamond Lodge, you will find the perfect Sainte Foy winter holiday. Black Diamond provides a mix of warmth, beauty and friendly service with mountain adventures just outside your door: the perfect place to spend a memorable winter holiday.
The stunning resort of Sainte Foy provides endless opportunities to take advantage of Alpine life. Join us for the perfect family or group retreat.
With the lowest piste at 1550m (and the highest 2620m) you are guaranteed snow throughout the season. For the full skiable range, the top of the Fogliette itinerary starts at 3000m, and it’s possible some weeks of the season to ski to the main village at 1200m. Snow canons keep the lower runs in the resort covered throughout the season, regardless of recent snowfalls.
The local commune is proud of creating a natural ski resort. Environmental mountain management is a priority with 800 new trees a year planted. Chemical-free snow canon ensure pistes are open all winter and the snowcats run on recycled vegetable oil.
Sainte Foy Resort Area
Located just 20 minutes from the Snow Train to the Chalet; 90 minutes to the nearest airport, and even Geneva is only 2 hours away. See more about travel below.
Historically inspired natural stone, wood & slate architecture makes Ste Foy world-renowned for its beauty.
Once in the resort, you will experience complete convenience; Bars, Restaurants, Ski Lifts & Ski Schools and Shops are all within a 5 minute walk from your chalet. At Venture Ski, our ski chalets are co-located next to our swimming pool and spa, and a few metres from the creche, the centre for our professional childcare service.
Sainte Foy is famous for uncrowded pistes. The sight of a lift queue makes the headlines! There are gentle learner pistes and great ski schools, making it ideal for beginners or children.
The Tourist Office makes special efforts to give children a magical experience, with hidden treasure hunts, prizes and certificates for spotting local wildlife or hidden tokens.
The pistes all culminate at the resort – so you can’t get lost or lose your young ones. And although skiing the advanced runs, you are likely to spot your friends and family as you transit around.
Great for Non-Skiers too
With a host of activities for the non-skier, Sainte Foy is a great place to come for a relaxing winter holiday. Nearby is Venture Ski’s indoor spa area with swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. And a massage therapist is available for treatments.
Sainte Foy has many other mountain activities including snow-shoeing, skinning, sledging or relaxing in the Black Diamond library with a good book.
A longer trek to the historic Monal village site or a shorter walk to the neighbouring hamlet of La Planay reveals stunning views. You can try a dog-sled ride for a rare experience, and the ski lifts can be accessed by pedestrians so you can meet the family in a mountain restaurant with ease.
Fancy an afternoon party or a few hours of shopping, then Val d’Isere or Bourg Sainte Maurice is 20 minutes drive which can be arranged by our concierge with local taxis or one of our chauffeured minivans.
An Off Piste Paradise
Sainte Foy is one of Nike’s top “sweet spots” in the world. It takes half a day to do this one run, and you may be ready for a hearty lunch at the end of it.
The worlds greatest pro skiers rate Ste Foy as their ‘go to’ place for its legendary power – accessible to intermediates too, with good intermediate and expert pistes, off-piste learner areas, and some huge “back country” itineraries.
Back in the patrolled domain, the south-west-facing bowl ensures shelter from wind, therefore snow falls vertically, and settles naturally – perfect powder. Some pistes are in the sun from first lift, others face more to the west so keep the perfect conditions later in the day.