Situated nearby to the mega resorts of Tignes-Val d’Isère and Les Arcs, Sainte Foy is everything they are not – it’s small, quiet and more rustic. There are many pros to that, from the ski-in ski-out convenience of being close to your accommodation, the lack of crowds, to the cheaper prices. The pisted skiing may be limited to 15 runs serviced by six lifts – a total of 41km – but these are cruisy blues and reds with great views to match. And for experts, the off-piste is legendary. Add some traditional French charms and you have a very attractive resort.