Ski. The lovingly prepared pistes remain in top condition all day due to the lack of crowds. Sainte-Foy Tarentaise is good with all ages and abilities: the lower slopes offer wonderful sweeping runs through the trees, while the upper slopes provide breathtaking descents. You can explore tree-lined greens, gentle blues, wide and fast reds and challenging blacks. For beginners, the resort has adult and children's nursery slopes, and this is also a natural playground for snowboarders, with countless drops and hits.
Try snow-shoeing on paths that wind through the pine and spruce forests by the listed village of Le Monal, taking in spectacular views across to the glaciers on Mont Pourri, the farming hamlets of Le Planay and down to the St Guérin chapel.
Have fun with husky-sledging tours around the forest paths. You're in charge of your own huskies, so make sure you have a hearty breakfast first. Other winter activities in and around Sainte-Foy, many available with local adventure specialist Evolution 2, are night-sledging, ski joëring, ice-diving, ice-climbing and Savoyard dinners in a Mongolian yurt.
Head to Sainte-Foy in summer for outdoors activities for all ages: take the kids to a local farm, hiking or for a treetop adventure, try archery, mountain-biking and grass-skiing, or get the adrenaline surging with a spot of paragliding or rafting.