Summer Life in La Tania - July and August 2021
There's loads to do in Summer too!
Courchevel & La Tania Lifts Summer 2021
The Courchevel Ski Lifts open this Summer for hikers & bikers on 03 July 2021 and all will be open 7 days a week (for the first time) until 27 August 2021 (inclusive).
Saulire Cable Car 09:30 – 16:30
Verdons Gondola 09:30 – 16:40
Praz Gondola 09:30 – 16:45
La Tania Gondola 09:30 – 12:30 and then 13:30 – 16:45
Only the La Tania Gondola is free this Summer but all descents are free. Mask must be worn and note that lifts can be suspended in bad weather (like thunder and lightning storms!). More info and tariffs here
Tuesday is the day with the most lifts open across the Three Valleys. Just Pionniers and the 3 Vallees Funitel in Val Thorens are closed (they only open on a Wednesday anyway).
Méribel Lifts Summer 2021
Tougnette 1 & 2 in Méribel will open EVERY DAY for Summer 2021 with Pas du Lac 1 & 2 closed on Saturdays.
Summer Maps / Guides / Info / Downloads
Pub Le Ski Lodge Now Open For Summer
Summer Bus Timetables - MAIN SUMMER SEASON 11 July to 22 August
La Tania isn’t just about the Winter! Although so much quieter than in Winter, La Tania boasts an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, beach volley ball court, basketball court, boules pitches, downhill mountain bike tracks, table tennis tables and THE most glorious views of the mountains.
In the surrounding area you've got Paragliding (tandem rides or weekly solo courses are available), hiking, Via Ferrata rock climbing, white water rafting, hydro speeding, tubing, mountain scooters & e-biking, fishing, yoga, horse riding, canyoning, quad biking, paint balling, hot air ballooning, off road motorcycling, archery, clay pigeon shooting, roller blading, nerf kamp, bubble football, waterballs, zip lines, paddle boarding, segways and road cycling. There's golf in Courchevel (9 holes next to the Biollay lift) & Méribel Golf Course (full 18 hole course above the Altiport) and wake boarding & water skiing in Annecy or just hang out and sunbathe in the beautiful scenery and fresh air of the mountains.
La Tania Outdoor Swimming Pool
Confirmation that the pool is open for Summer 2021 - Under 5s free
The pool is heated to 28°C, there is a paddling pool for kids plus Aqua Aerobic and Swimming Classes are available. More information is available from the lifeguard on +33 (0)630 921418.
Open from 28 June 2021 and throughout July and August. Aquamotion is a magical and innovative place, the largest European aquatic center located in the mountains! 15,000m2 in the heart of the Alps, a relaxing break combining 4 worlds: Aquatic, Well-being, Sport-health and Fun! The specially designed outdoor area hosts a playground with a mini-golf course, a beach volleyball court, a giant slide, inflatable structures, as well as a solarium with deckchairs.
Advance booking is required for climbing, group activities (aquafitness, aquabike) & swim lanes with time slots every 3 hours in order to enable regular disinfection. Outdoor spaces are still accessible for relaxation and the Aqualudique area is accessible without pre-booking.
More info and booking at aquamotion-courchevel.com
Hygiene measures include designated walkways, showering before entry and both masks on arrival & departure are required.
Via Ferrata above Lac Rosière near Courchevel 1650
La Tania from the Bouc Blanc Restaurant at the top of the gondola - More Summer pics here
Who Opens in Summer?
The following were open for Summer in 2020...
Pub Le Ski Lodge has a Pool table and ice creams plus Happy Hours with cheap drinks and food served all day. Moules & Frites all you can eat on Thursdays and the original Alpine Fish n Chips on Fridays.
La Tania's’s delicatessen usually opens in Summer with excellent pizzas available to takeaway.
Also in La Tania, The Tourist Office, Supermarket, Tabac, Bakery, La Ferme / Les Chanterelles, Bistro Machet and Le Farçon are all usually open plus the Bouc Blanc at the top of the La Tania gondola.
There's plenty of shops, bars and restaurants open in Courchevel and Méribel too, generally the following selection of popular drinking and eating places are usually open in Summer - but opening times do vary...
Méribel: The Tav, Jack's Bar, Le Tremplin, Tsaretta Spice, Le Blanchot, Lodge du Village (Méribel Village)
Courchevel 1850: Les Pierres Plates (Saulire Summit), Sky
Courchevel 1650: La Boulotte, Le Bubble, Funky Fox, Aquamotion Bar
Courchevel 1550: La Cortona
Courchevel Le Praz: Bistro du Praz, L'Elephant, Les Peupliers, Le Jardin
Les Allues: La Tsaretta
Summer Skiing and Snowboarding
Tignes ski area has up to 750m vertical and 20km of piste available in Summer. Open from 19 June 2021 until 1 August 2021 with single day Adult tickets €38. Lifts from 07:15 until 13:00 - last lift down at 16:35
Funicular, Grande Motte cable car, Vanoise, Panoramique, Termignon,
The ski areas open early and close at lunchtime - And no, it's not like skiing on ice, although hard and pisted first thing, the snow softens very quickly and is often heavy slush by noon. Catching it at the right time can give great conditions and a foot of fresh in the summer isn't unheard of!
Other Summer Stuff
There's also randomly organised tennis competitions, maybe a dog contest and potato growing challenge (known as EuroSpud), football tournament, fancy dress parties, Summer Ski Jumping and various Fêtes & BBQ's to attend including the big Le Praz and Les Allues Fêtes with spectacular fireworks displays. Plus the Wood Cutters day, the shop clearance day in Méribel, the Tour de France is always nearby (or here) and beach soccer championship in Tignes with Cantona etc.
La Tania Summer Montage - Pics of La Tania and The 3 Valleys
Photo Credits to: Robin Garner, Anna Jasiolek, Atelier du Vent, Noel Pelegrin Kamelot Camp,
Tourist Office La Tania, www.latania.co.uk, 3V Infosnews, La Tanier des Momes.
Events through Summer
Every Week in July & August the following activities are organised by The La Tania Tourist Office.
The Summer 2020 daily program (on average) below, some changes week to week - check the Weekly Programme
Sun: Welcome Drink at 10:30am outside the Tourist Office, TTT Hike, Circus Presentation
Mon: Water Aerobics, Ping Pong, Yoga
Tue: Guided Walk, Water-polo
Wed: Water Aerobics, Volleyball, Giant BBQ in the Forest
Thu: Guided Walk, Moules & Frites at The Ski Lodge,
Fri: Water Aerobics, Kids Performance Show plus Fish n Chips at The Ski Lodge
If you've never made it out in the Summer, it really is truly beautiful!
The Troika in Summer and Winter