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Sun 16 Jan 2022
La Tania Tourist Office Weekly Programme

The animations for La Tania:– Chamallow party, in front of the Tourist Office, Wednesday 19, from 4pm to 5.30pm.– Fête vos jeux, Salle de spectacles, Friday 21, from 4pm to 5.30pm. For cheese lovers:– Fondue Party, Courchevel Moriond Snow Front, Thursday 20, from 4.30pm to 6pm.– “Dégustez la Savoie”, La Croisette Courchevel 1850 , Thursday 20, from 4.30pm to […]


Sun 02 Jan 2022
Tourist Office Events – Week Beginning 02 Jan 2022

Tonight Sunday 02 Jan, at the Gilles de la Rocque Auditorium at Le Jardin Alpin:• Jazz concert Tribute to Claude Nougaro. There is still availability, free reservations on: https://www.billetweb.fr/pro/courchevel (Health Pass required) Activities in La Tania next week:• Tuesday 04 Jan: Tir à l’érable (making maple lollipops). From 16:00 to 17:30 in front of the Tourist Office of La Tania.• Wednesday […]


Fri 31 Dec 2021
1650 Luge Run – Opening Postponed plus latest from S3V

The “Moriond Racing” Luge run in Courchevel 1650 was due to open on Thursday but this has now been postponed until further notice due to Covid cases rising. Announcement will be made on the opening in due course. S3V have been in contact with us with regard to lift closures in Courchevel and their staff […]


Wed 22 Dec 2021
Introducing Summit Sculpture…

For the skier who has everything… If you’ve already got the framed retro ski poster on your wall and your shelves are full of coffee table books about ‘chalet-style’ interior design, but you’re still looking for a way to bring the mountains into your home, we’ve found the perfect thing…. Made of bronze and weighing […]


Mon 20 Dec 2021
Christmas in La Tania…

On Wednesday 22 December there will be a Christmas Parade through La Tania (time tbc) and on Christmas Day there will be a Father Christmas Village in resort. If you go to the Courchevel 1850 Tourist Office reception desk you can enter a prize draw to win a trip to Disneyland© Paris! Pub Le Ski […]


Tue 07 Dec 2021
Lots of new Snow across The 3 Valleys…

The new Bouquetin lift, Plantrey and a check on how the snow cannon mounds on Folyères are doing…


Sun 05 Dec 2021
First Down Suisses, the “new” Bouquetin Lift and Avalanche Danger…

Out and about across the 3 Valleys this morning our special correspondents saw lots of signs of avalanches and potentially dangerous spots in popular off piste areas – Avalanche Risk remains at 4 out of 5 (High Risk) off piste.


Thu 02 Dec 2021
Latest Covid Related Rules & Test Centres for Courchevel and Méribel

This is the latest information we have at time of publication, please don’t shoot the messenger! For further information please use the contact details on this page and speak to people – relying on facebook comments for accurate information is not advised. Official links at the bottom of this page. Courchevel Tourist Office +33 (0) […]


Sun 28 Nov 2021
Opening Night at La Taiga

After 623 days #backstronger


Tue 23 Nov 2021
Outdoor Master Ultra Goggle Reviewed

Outdoormaster have released their new ULTRA XL Snow Goggles + Lens Bundle which has a super high definition, colour optimised, wide angle, anti-fog lens, but the special part is the easy magnetic lens changing system for those sunny mornings and the cloudy late afternoons when flat light descends and a change of lens is required (but 90% […]


Mon 22 Nov 2021
Opening Weekend at Val Thorens: 19-21 Nov 2021

After 615 days it’s absolutely fabulous to be skiing again! Everyone was smiling, accepting masks being worn in queues and enjoying the skiing. Limited to the prepared pistes, but no stones or bare patches – a tremendous job once again from the Pisteurs.


Thu 18 Nov 2021
Winter Olympics 2022: what you need to know

The timer is ticking down as the excitement goes up in preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beijing hosts the world for what will be a memorable games running between the opening ceremony on 4th February and the closing ceremony on 20th February. The Beijing National Stadium features as the main arena, and it’s there […]


Mon 08 Nov 2021
New La Tania Beginners Area – First Lift Going In & Plan Fontaine / Folyères Junction Explored

It would appear that the 2022 Three Valleys Piste Map is not exactly right regarding the Plan Fontaine (green) and Folyères (blue) junction. It shows it with the green run going in to the beginners area – but it looks like all piste traffic (sensibly) goes around the beginners area and Plan Fontaine joins up […]


Fri 05 Nov 2021
First Tracks on Saulire – Winter 2022

A bit keen? Spotted on the Saulire webcam yesterday 4th November 2021 – A lone figure skinning up the Saulire bowl. And then putting down those first tracks of the season… Congratulations! Your name is safe with us…


Fri 29 Oct 2021
Tips that will Help you to Stay Entertained While Travelling

Many people look forward to going on holiday every single year. It doesn’t matter whether it is a beach trip or whether it is simply going skiing on fresh snow. That being said, travelling is usually the worst bit about going on holiday. If you want to make sure that your holiday is the best […]


Thu 28 Oct 2021
2022 Three Valleys Piste Map Analysed

All the “NEW” labels reviewed and the new beginners lifts in La Tania are detailed! Although this is the 3 Valleys Map and not as detailed as the individual valley maps we note that the green Plan Fontaine piste appears to joint the beginners area rather than intersect the blue Folyéres piste. The 2 new […]


Tue 28 Sep 2021
All Courchevel, Méribel & 3 Valleys Lift Pass Prices for Winter 2022

Confirmation that as is stands now, there will be no workers or residents discounts and no Aquamotion options. According to the lift companies these discounts are now deemed illegal across France as they are discriminatory as lifts are ”public transport” so the treasury can expect full VAT on every pass. Discriminating against 31 year olds […]


Thu 23 Sep 2021
Job Opportunities in La Tania for this Winter

The experiences, memories and friendships will last a lifetime – or you may never go home! Of course it can be hard work and you won’t earn a fortune (but food, bed & skiing may be thrown in), but a season in the mountains is something you have to experience before you can even try […]


Thu 16 Sep 2021
Latest on New Developments in La Tania

Prior to our comprehensive round up of everything new in The 3 Valleys which we’ll put out in October, here’s some news on the latest developments in La Tania. The Moretta Village development on the car park area near to the gondola is finally going ahead. This is a large, complex, 3 year project with […]


Mon 13 Sep 2021
Crystal Return to La Tania plus their bespoke Holiday Checklist launches

Crystal Ski Holidays are returning back to La Tania for Winter 2021 / 2022 with full package deals including transfers and flights plus a local rep service. TUI Flights to Chambéry include departures from Manchester, Exeter, Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, East Midlands, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Accommodation is with Hotel Montana and the apartments of Residence Le […]


Wed 01 Sep 2021
40% off Carte Neige

If anyone bought a Carte Neige insurance last year and renew it before 31st December 2021 they get 40% off. Auto translation below: Dear licensees, We have all had a difficult 2020-2021 season. Administrative closure of ski lifts, curfews, limitation of movement… regardless of our favorite sliding activities, we have all had to face restrictions in our […]


Tue 10 Aug 2021
Cable going on the new top to bottom La Masse Gondola

The new gondola will open in December this year with a fast route up, directly all the way to La Masse summit making this a much more popular spot for skiers and quick access to the great off piste that is Lac du Lou.


Wed 04 Aug 2021
World Cup Summer Ski Jumping Programme Fri 06 & Sat 07 August 2021

This Friday & Saturday see the Le Praz round of the Summer Ski Jumping World Cup (live on Eurosport) with the Ladies jumping on Friday and the Men’s competition on Sunday. A total of 115 competitors from 15 countries are taking part. A not to be missed event with big crowds watching the skiers land […]



Hannah Buckle raising money for Sebastian’s Action Trust

Regular visitor to La Tania, Hannah Buckle performing a sponsored tandem Parachute jump raising money for Sebastian’s Action Trust, one of our Charity Day chosen charities – it was her birthday too, which is normally spent in La Tania… Well done Hannah! One of Hannah’s clients benefits from staying at a respite centre run by […]


Tue 27 Jul 2021
Meet Sian your local La Tania / Courchevel Leggett Estate Agent

Introducing Sian MaherAfter arriving in Courchevel in 1995 for my first ski season I instantly fell in love with the mountains and all they have to offer. One winter soon became many and then, in 2006 I made Courchevel my permanent home with my two children and husband. With the children at local schools and […]


Tue 20 Jul 2021
Travelling to France and back from England – what you need to know…

LINKS This La Tania Blog Page tries to keep up to date with the latest information (always only from official sources). As always the best (and only) info that is reliable is from government sources – but check that both countries information match for confirmation… This is the latest information we have at time of […]


Mon 19 Jul 2021
La Tania spotted in INEOS 4×4 advert

A great spot by Rich Roberts of Geraint Thomas riding through La Tania on the new INEOS Grenadier 4×4 advert. The full advert for what looks like an (original) Land Rover Defender Clone below: INEOS founder Jim Ratcliffe (Britain’s richest man) contributed £17m towards the re-development of the Courchevel Stade. His daughter trains with Courchevel […]


Sun 18 Jul 2021
Fête des Bûcherons Lumberjack Festival in La Tania

Great to see so many people enjoying the sunshine in La Tania today….



Summer 2021: Spectacular Wild Flowers around La Tania

This Summer the wild flowers seem more spectacular than ever…


Tue 13 Jul 2021
Euro 2020: England v Italy

11 July 2021 – England 1 Italy 1 AET Italy won 3-2 on pens Luke Shaw gave England the lead after only 2 minutes and for the first half an hour we were the better team but 2nd half we struggled and inevitably Extra Time and Penalties followed…. Enough said about it and the shambolic […]


Mon 05 Jul 2021
Work begins on removal of Troika Lift and the upgrade of the La Tania beginners area

Work has finally started on the upgrade to the snow front area in the centre of La Tania. This will massively improve the facilities for beginners with 2 magic carpet / travelator type lifts replacing the current Troika drag lift. These 2 free lifts will be open to all and will be separated from the […]


Sun 04 Jul 2021
New Extension to the Downhill VTT Track on Creux

There’s an extension to the downhill VTT track down Creux being constructed. It’s not finished yet but looks like it will take you above the link piste back to 1850 rather than having to join the main piste / track.


Thu 17 Jun 2021
Latest from S3V on Summer Lifts, Opening Times and Tariffs

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 […]


Sat 05 Jun 2021
Pub Le Ski Lodge opening for Summer on Friday 11 June 2021 – The Earliest Ever!

Pub Le Ski Lodge opens for Summer on Friday 11th June 2021 with the original Alpine Fish n Chips on Special and a promo on Moretti as Italy v Turkey kick off Euro 2020 at 21:00. The first England game v Croatia (who some of us will be at!) on Sunday 13/6 will see a […]


Fri 28 May 2021
Sussex Boat Trips – A new venture from the owner of La Tania transfer company Three Vallee Transfers

In 2 weeks time Sussex Boat Trips launch their brand new boat Illuminate, a 10m Humber RIB powered by twin Suzuki 250HP outboards and capable of carrying up to 12 passengers at cruising speeds of up to 30 Knots. John Simcock, owner of Three Vallee Transfers, one of the longest established, reliable and reputable transfer […]


Tue 25 May 2021
Courchevel Ski Area, Winter Fun In La Tania

It’s in the heart of the largest ski area in the world, Les 3 Vallées (Tarentaise – Savoie), halfway between Courchevel and Méribel, that we find the young ski resort of La Tania, born in 1990. The resort designed by architect Jacques Labro, is made up of chalets, residences and hotels. Perched at an altitude of […]


Mon 10 May 2021
Keeping the Tourist Office in La Tania – Sign the petition now!

We’re giving this another push for some more signatures… Sign Here! The Tourist Office is a valuable resource in La Tania but there are plans to close it down and rely on the services of 1850 and Le Praz. Despite spending hundreds of millions of Euros on the 2023 World Cup as a huge publicity […]


Tue 04 May 2021
Winter fun in La Tania

At the bottom of a northern slope in the Alps lies La Tania, it is easily accessible via the descent that winds through the forest. Because it is a northern slope be sure to take into account that in January winter is king. To reach the other areas you need at least two lifts, the fast gondola […]


Fri 30 Apr 2021
What to look forward to on the Ski Area for Winter 2022…

As this strangest of Winters draws to a close it’s time to turn our attention to Winter 2022. With many holiday bookings rolling over from this Winter plus the pent up demand of skiers & snowboarders across the globe for once you really do have to book up early to get the holiday you want. […]


Thu 15 Apr 2021
Fantastic April Skiing for those hiking up and the new World Cup L’Eclipse Piste skied

Private Ski Instructor Martin Hemsley based in Méribel has been ski touring around some of our favourite pistes and sharing his efforts in his blog at: www.mh2ski.co.uk/ski-blog Last week he made his way up to Col de la Loze and skied fresh untouched powder on Dou des Lanches just above La Tania… At the end […]


Wed 14 Apr 2021
Introducing Ski First Tracks Catered Chalets in La Tania

Who would be crazy enough to start a brand-new catered ski chalet business in the face of the lethal Brexit/Coronavirus cocktail that has all but devastated the ski industry? It seems Cheryl (Chez), Moira, Melinda and Jonty are….. La Tania is one of the best kept secrets of the Three Valleys and the four experienced […]


Sat 10 Apr 2021
Winter 2022 Opening Dates & Lift Pass Prices – Let’s Look Forward!

A bit of positivity and we can start looking forward to Winter 2022 with the opening dates and 3 Valleys lift pass prices released. La Tania is not included in the below generic Courchevel date but almost certainly will be Saturday 11 December 2021 – unless of course they’re thinking (correctly) we’re desperate to ski […]


Thu 01 Apr 2021
Good News! Col de la Loze Cycle Track opening for Ski Bus access for Skiers & Snowboarders

Despite new lockdown news there’s more downhill skiing available in Courchevel from this weekend. With private car and taxi access / parking already enabled for downhill skiing on the pistes down from the Altiport above Courchevel 1850, the next logical step was to run shuttle buses up to Col de la Loze. This will allow […]


Mon 29 Mar 2021
How to Bet on Ice Hockey

Although ice hockey doesn’t enjoy the same level of popularity in the UK as sports such as football, rugby, and cricket, there is a section of the population that is dedicated to following ice hockey domestically and in the US and Canada. The Elite League is the UK’s premier ice hockey competition, and thanks to […]


Wed 17 Mar 2021
Courchevel to stay open until at least 18 April and activities & services confirmed to continue

IMPORTANT RESORT OPENING INFORMATIONThe resort will remain open until at least 18 April, the date of the X3 Triathlon. The following activities and services (managed by Courchevel Tourism and The Mairie) will be maintained:• Alpine Skiing, the downhill piste from the Altiport. • Millet Ski Touring and Biollay hiking routes (open everyday). • Loze, Signal […]


Tue 16 Mar 2021
Fresh Snow in and around La Tania today


Mon 08 Mar 2021
9 Simple Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin While Travelling

When traveling, your skincare routine might not be at the top of your to-do list. But if you have spent a considerable amount of time mastering the art of skincare, you don’t want a vacation to be the thing that makes you lose track of what you are doing—or results in a flare-up, sunburn or […]


Sun 07 Mar 2021
School Holidays now over but loads of activities available across The 3 Valleys

This strange ski season continues with lots of skiing and other mountain activities on offer. You can drive up to the Altiport and ski down, hike, snow shoe, ski tour or cross country ski to the many mountain restaurants that are open, while kids ski schools are still operating and some “magic carpet” lifts are […]


Wed 24 Feb 2021
La Tania Snow Front Development Update: Swimming Pool stays, both new lifts for public use and a new sledge run…

As far as we can tell this is all now signed off and the go ahead has been given with building permits approved for the construction of the 2 new covered magic carpet / travelator type lifts and the removal of the Troika drag lift and the 2 small, uncovered travelator lifts. Key points on […]



Regulations Reminder: Keep space on buses, up to 4 standing at a bar table & no heliskiing!

Press Release from the Préfecture de la Savoie – auto translated below. Additional security & compliance checks are being made over the next 2 weeks as France struggles nationally to bring infection rates down without having a lockdown in place. COVID19:REMINDER OF THE MEASURES IN FORCE IN WINTER SPORTS RESORTS Winter holidays began two weeks […]

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