What’s new? La Marquise is Premiére Neige’s newest addition to the Sainte Foy resort. From its white leather sofas to the balcony hot tub, the new chalet offers a combination of comfort and luxury, at an affordable price. The chic space sleeps up to 16 people and can be rented out exclusively or on a room-by-room basis. Located only 150 metres away from the main lifts at Sainte Foy, La Marquise is practically a ski in/ski out location, ideal for families who want to wake up on the slopes.
Sainte Foy offers skiing for skiers of all levels (including off piste and heliskiing), as well as private lessons and a ski school. If skiing isn’t for you, the resort offers a variety of other activities to keep you entertained. From helicopter rides over the Tarentaise Valley to snow-shoeing over to the farming hamlets of Le Planay, husky riding or ice diving in the lake at Tignes Le Lac. There are also several indoor public swimming pools in Sainte Foy that families can take advantage of, or head over to Le Kitzbühel in La Rosiére; these bowling lanes offer theme nights that are sure to be a hit with the whole family.
If the adults want to take a day off, Premiére Neige makes sure that the younger members of the family are well looked after with their Snow Cub Créche for six months to three years olds, and Snow Patrollers Kids’ Club, for four to 10 year olds. Snow Cub Créche is in the centre of Sainte Foy and is filled with toys; it also includes a central play area, a separate sleeping room, a dining area, and has the luxury of underfloor heating, so is cosy.
In the Snow Patrollers Kids’ Club, older children will have the opportunity build snowmen, go sledging, and have snowball fights, as well as play indoors with a selection of games. Rates for both Snow Cub Créche and Snow Patrollers Kids’ Club are from £207 per child.
Travel time: Flights from London to Geneva take approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. Flights from London to Lyon take approximately 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Transfer time: Geneva is about a 2 hours and 30 minutes’ drive from Premiére Neige; Lyon approximately 2 hour drive. Premiére Niege offers transfer services from both airports from £100 per person.
How to get there: British Airways flies from London Heathrow to Geneva; from £100 return, and from London Gatwick; from £78 return, from London Heathrow to Lyon; from £113 return. easyJet flies from London Gatwick to Geneva; from £53 return, from London Gatwick to Lyon; from £61 return.
Book: premiere-niege.com rates from £905pp per week fully catered.