Snowsports and Yoga – France
The whole of March 2018 | Super Early Bird From £893.50pp Early bird £940.50pp Standard price £1045pp - £1367pp
Here at AdventureYogi we believe that yoga with skiing or snowboarding is the perfect match. After running our SnowYogi yoga and ski holidays since 2007 (our first ever adventure!), we know that the key to an amazing yoga ski holiday is an equal emphasis on the yoga and the skiing/boarding along with plenty of relaxation too. With this unique combination you are guaranteed to feel invigorated on the slopes helping you ski all day without feeling tired.
The ski area of St Foy
St Foy is a fantastic quaint French ski resort and is ideal for all levels. It’s great for beginners because you can walk to your lessons, and then if you feel like you need a break you can come and relax at the apartments. For intermediate/advanced it is a fun resort and for those who favour off piste it is a hidden gem, a playground of trees and wide open bowls.
Two days will be spent at St Foy, the other four days will be spent in the ski areas of Val d’Isère & Tignes and Les Arcs, so you can experience 3 different ski resorts. Spending 2 days at each helps you to get to know the areas. There is also the option of staying and skiing at St Foy for the whole week if you prefer. Our hosts will brief you in the morning with a piste map of each ski area so that you can explore the slopes with confidence.
The great thing about St Foy is the reasonably priced lift passes, they are €30 per day and €165 for the week, which is much cheaper than surrounding resorts.
7.15am: yoga Power Hour! To warm muscles and awaken the mind
8.15am: energy filled breakfast
8.45am: we are ski-in ski-out so go up the mountain at your leisure at St Foy – if we are going to other resorts then this is the departure time of in resort transfers
9.30am-5pm: day on the mountain. Lessons/guides arranged for you
5pm: pick up from mountains at prearranged place (can also be before and is discussed on the day)
5pm-6.30pm: relax, afternoon tea, holistic treatments and sauna time
6.30pm – 7.45pm: yoga to unwind and warm down achy muscles
8pm: 3 course wholesome vegetarian evening meal with local wines
Our accommodation is in 3 ski-in ski-out apartments in the picturesque resort of St Foy. We have been lucky enough to find these 3 spacious, cosy, luxury apartments that are wood and stone built in traditional Savoyard style. They have spectacular views across the Tarantaise valley to the Aiguille Rouge and Mont Pourri mountains, and are right at the foot of the pistes. As they are private homes, they have a very high quality of furnishings and equipment throughout with plenty of storage space.
These apartments are ideal if you are a complete beginner and/or you are having ski/board lessons, as you can come and go as you please and if you don’t fancy skiing you can relax in the village and enjoy the sun terraces! Also great for all levels too!
How to get there
The transfer airport is Geneva
We require at least 4 people per minibus and a maximum of 8. The transfer will depart at 2pm (or as soon as everyone is through from arrivals in the event of flight delays) on arrival day. Your flight should therefore arrive no later than 13.30. Earlier/later transfers may be possible depending on numbers.
The meeting point is in front of the Hub café to the left of the arrivals gate.
You will be dropped-off at or before noon on departure day so flights can be any time After 13.30pm from Geneva
- Accommodation: Eight days cosy, spacious and luxurious chalet accommodation
- Yoga: x2 yoga classes a day over 6 days, 1 hour in the morning and 1hr and 30 minutes in the evening
- Sauna to iron out any aches and pains
- FREE transfers from Bourg St Maurice rail station or Geneva airport
- Free in resort transfers to the variety of ski destinations in the valley
- Breakfasts: Delicious brunch after yoga – with granola, delicious local breads and croissants, eggs, juices and fruit
- Après ski tea on 7 days
- Dinners: 3 course dinner with wine and tea/coffee on 6 nights
- Unlimited house wines while dinner is being served
- Use of Wi-Fi network
- Transport to and from dinner out on one night when it’s chef’s night off
- Treatments: There will be on-site massage but this will be at an extra cost
- Hosts: Experienced and friendly AdventureYogi hosts and in resort hosts to look after your every need
Price: Not Included
- Ski pass
- Ski/board hire
- Ski/board lessons if desired
The AdventureYogi chefs create wholesome, hearty and filling vegetarian feasts for you in the mountains to fill you up after burning so many calories with the yoga and skiing all day! Although vegetarian, you won’t go hungry. We can cater for all dietary needs such as gluten, vegan, wheat free etc. Just let us know on booking and we’ll do the rest. Breakfast is a choice of granola, fabulous local breads and croissants, eggs, juices and fruit. Dinner is served over 6 nights, with a choice of local wines. Chef’s have a night off and you can go out and enjoy the local cuisine.
Things to do
Non-skiers will find plenty to enjoy too. There are well-marked trails for snow-shoeing, cross-country skiing or simply hiking which offer breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains. One of the best trails takes you to the picturesque tranquil farming hamlet of Le Monal where you can picnic gazing at the glaciers of Mont Pourri across the valley. You could also choose to try your hand at dog-sledding with your own sled pulled by a team of huskies.
The less active can wile away the day soaking up the sun with a glass of wine or a beer on one of the mountain restaurant terraces, or be pampered at one of the two spas at Sainte Foy.
We can arrange:
Ski or snowboard hire – we ask for your sizes closer to the holiday
Ski or boarding lessons – same as above
There are experienced massage therapists on hand to soothe any aches and pains and help you to relax. Treatments are at an extra cost.
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Prepare for your day of snowboarding or skiing with a dynamic yoga class to awaken the mind and bring heat to cold muscles. These sessions pay special attention to warming the body, stretching out the legs and building stamina for your turns and powder runs. The yoga class will be 1 hour, so we can get up to the slopes early too!
After your full day skiing or snowboarding, return to your mountain yoga retreat to unwind and relax tired bodies with a restorative evening yoga class. This gentler, slightly longer session will vary each evening and include pranayama and meditation to help mind and body really let go and allow you to enter a state of deep relaxation after a hard day in the mountains. Afterwards, pamper yourself with a massage, have a well deserved sauna or simply enjoy a good glass of wine in front of the fire while we make you a hearty dinner.
"Ste Foy is a picture book resort with lovely empty slopes and the chalet style apartment was perfectly placed. I was nervous about combining yoga and skiing but it turned out tho be the ideal blend. Wonderful bunch of people. Would do it again in a heartbeat."
"I have been on 4 SnowYogi holidays now. I love Sainte Foy and enjoyed the fact that we could ski at a number of locations. I’ll be booking again next year!"