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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…

UPDATE 17/09/21: From Mon 4 Oct, if you’re fully Vax’d you won’t need a pre-departure test before arrival into England from a non-red country and from later in Oct, you will be able to take a cheaper lateral flow test rather than the “2 Day” PCR Test UPDATE 14/09/21: If flying to Geneva you still […]

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: 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 […]

Tue 23 Feb 2021
Development of the Snow Front and Beginners Area of La Tania

A big meeting of the Courchevel Conseil Municipal tonight with the restructuring of the beginners area and bottom of the Folyères piste under discussion. Following the 4th Feb meeting and visit to La Tania, the go ahead may be given tonight. The above illustration is 2 years old and shows the Troika drag lift removed […]

Fri 05 Feb 2021
Courchevel Ski Area Activities for the February School Holidays

Alpine Downhill Skiing is available from the Altiport (access via private car or taxi) down along the Bellecote Piste to La Croisette at Courchevel 1850. Ski Touring – Ski Touring Guide routes up to Col de la Loze from Le Praz, plus tracks around Chenus, Biollay and Signal. Free Resort Bus Service – There is […]

Ski Touring for February – Altiport by car & down to 1850 is official!

The latest guide to ski touring in the Courchevel Valley has been published with the above route from the Altiport down to Courchevel 1850 via Altiport & Bellecote pistes now open – the document says access by private car or taxi to the Altiport. Download the guide here Note that all other unofficial access to […]

Tue 26 Jan 2021
Meet Elyse your new La Tania Estate Agent for Leggett Immobilier…

Hi Everyone, I’m Elyse Pannetier and I’m a local independent agent in the Courchevel Valley for Leggett Immobilier. I have been living & working around Courchevel and La Tania for the last 10 years, which has allowed me to build up an extensive knowledge of the area. I would be happy to assist you for all […]

Sat 23 Jan 2021
The 3 Valleys resorts are open and still welcoming you…

No lifts and if you can get here… The resorts of the 3 Valleys are putting on a brave face and still welcoming visitors with as many Covid safe outdoor activities as possible in the beautiful snowy, spacious, mpeaceful, mountain fresh air… With takeaways the only option in the bars & restaurants that remain open […]

Thu 07 Jan 2021
French PM: “Early Feb” Ski Resort opening possible, Bars/Restaurants closed to mid-Feb, UK border remains closed & more…

There will be no reopening of bars and restaurants before “at least mid-February” . There will be a point on January 20 to see if an “early February” reopening of theaters, cinemas, ski resorts and ski lifts is possible. The Prime Minister also announced that the border with the United Kingdom will remain closed “until further notice” and that […]

Wed 06 Jan 2021
Ski Area access rules until lifts open – Ski Touring now restricted on Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri

There are new ski area access rules from 5 Jan 2021 until the ski lifts are allowed to open (no further information is available on when that might be – there could be an announcement on Thursday 7 Jan but still quite a few weeks away we expect). The full decree from the Mairie de […]

Fri 25 Dec 2020
A few Brexit Deal notes: EHIC Still Valid, IDP Not Required & Mobile Roaming Continues

As things begin to unravel… From the BBC:The deal on the future relationship between the EU and the UK was announced on 24 December. It says that all EHIC cards issued before the end of 2020 will be valid until their expiry date. After that, the UK will issue a new card. The UK government […]

Thu 17 Dec 2020
Update on pistes for ski touring & access rules for activities on the Courchevel ski area 19 Jan – 03 Jan

From 19 December 2020 until 03 January 2021 the following regulations control the access to the Alpine and Nordic ski areas across the Courchevel ski area. These new regulations are to allow activities to go ahead during the closure of the ski lifts in a safe Covid secure manner. Personal responsibility, respect for other people […]

Wed 09 Dec 2020
Update: Hotel Montana La Tania will open this Winter & more on Alpine Elements Administration

Hotel Montana WILL be opening this Winter and bookings are being taken, starting from around £100 per night for a double room inc breakfast. Looks like flexible booking periods will be allowed as they are no longer tied to weekend flights & transfer packages like Alpine Elements operated. Alpine Elements called in the Administrators yesterday, […]

Tue 08 Dec 2020
Latest Outdoormaster Goggles with easy Magnetic Lens change (and 25% off)

Outdoormaster have a new upgraded Goggle Pro Plus with super high definition, colour optimised, wide angle, anti-fog lenses. But the special part is the easy magnetic lens changing for those sunny mornings and the cloudy late afternoons when flat light descends and a change of lens is required (but 90% of the time you can’t […]

Mon 07 Dec 2020
The high tech ski gear worth buying ahead of your trip to La Tania

(Image via Whether you’re a family looking to have some fun or a young couple desperate for a getaway on the slopes, La Tania is capable of giving you the ski holiday of a lifetime. Like with most of the modern world, though, technology can help make your trip go even better. Like with […]

Pomme de Pin (PdP) becomes Hotel La Pomme – Not another 1850 rip off is it?

Hotel Pomme de Pin was one of the few value for money places in Courchevel 1850 with Pizza from €11, Stella from €5.50 a pint and a great full on buffet meal deal too. Even the Veuve Cliquot Champagne at €50 a bottle (€55 for Rosé) was an unbelievable bargain for an on piste restaurant […]

Thu 03 Dec 2020
Courchevel Plans for Outdoor Activities, Ski Area Access & Services during lift closure

Courchevel is making additional plans to welcome visitors until the French government allow ski lifts to re-open. This includes a total of 85 outdoor activities, ski touring arrangements, resort entertainments and a coordination of all the restaurants offering takeaways and click & collect options. The Tourist Office, Mairee and Activity Providers all coming together and […]

Wed 02 Dec 2020
No December First Tracks on Saulire (yet) – More Snow Pics

Update: Two skiers did make it up today, just in time for Sunset…

Thu 12 Nov 2020
The Installation of the new admin/timing hut on the La Tania Stade

As we reported yesterday on the moving of the La Tania stade to the right hand side of the bottom section of the Bouc Blanc piste (as you look up) we’ve some pics of the installation of the La Tania Cub des Sports timing and admin hut. Thanks to Extreme Ski Services for the pics. […]

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