Ski Lodge Opens Friday 1st July and First Summer Lifts on Sunday 3rd July
Pub Le Ski Lodge opens tomorrow - Friday 01 July at 17:00 for the Summer Season with Mojito's on specials at €5. The restaurant is open from 18.30 with the original Alpine home made Fish n Chips with mushy peas plus select menu available. Call +33 (0)685 107013 for reservations.
La Perrière and Saint-Bon merge in to "Courchevel"
It may have been an April Fool by us a few years ago saying La Tania was being renamed Courchevel but it is getting nearer (sort of)...
The two local councils (La Tania belongs to La Perrière) have approved the merger and will make a final decision on the naming of the towns before the 30 September 2016 with the new towns coming in to effect on 1st January 2017.
As we understand it these are likely to be La Perrière commune de Courchevel, Saint-Bon commune de Courchevel and La Tania commune de Courchevel. We can't see the name La Tania disappearing anytime soon - the 1550 and 1650 designations are still widely in use for Courchevel Village and Moriond.
Financially these changes do make sense so hopefully a new lift or escalator/walk way up the chalets area can be financed and the main centre of La Tania & the arrival area at The Montana can be all refurbed now.
The further benefits of one commune and joint publicity, tourist info, major developments, ski area improvements and belonging to "Courchevel" one of the premier ski resort names in the world are all fairly obvious too. Inter-village transport links should improve too and maybe La Tania will have full free bus links at the beginning and end of the ski season and through the Summer too.
Of course no one with lose their job and there will just be additional bureaucracy available and two town halls etc etc. Further information in the Mairie Newsletter
Euro 2016 France
Full coverage of England's tournament hopes once again as we revive the England Tournament Blog from Brazil as La Tania Does Football once again... More to come on the inquest soon as another dismal tournament (well the football bit) ends for us. Great trips, memories and catching up with friends as always. Could be an end of an era though with Russia & Qatar looming and the next Euros all over the place - it's certainly been a trip since Italia '90...
Summer Shuttle Bus Service 2016
The free Summer shuttle bus is now confirmed for Summer - timetable here. The service runs from Bozel, 3 times a day up to Saint-Bon, then approx every half hour from Saint-Bon up to 1850 (nearest stop is Le Praz for La Tania - take the footpath down in the Summer!) and it of course now stops at Aquamotion between 1550 Courchevel Village and 1650 Courchevel Moriond.
There is also a Brides les Bains to Courchevel bus. Useful for the bikers heading down the valley - note this is Sunday Only from 10 July to 21 August. Leaves Brides at 09:30, 10:50, 14:00 and 16:30 taking around 30 minutes to 1850). All timetables here
La Tania to Méribel Road Temporary Closures until 1st July 2016
In order to complete the rebuilding of the La Tania to Méribel Village RD98 road there will be closures in place during weekdays until 1st July 2016.
The road will be completely closed from 07:45 to 12:00 and from 13:00 to 17:00 weekdays but will normally be open all weekend.
The diversion is via the road down to Bride and Les Allues which is around 45 minutes but at least these closures are only until 1st July and not all Summer like the last couple of years! The roadworks even have their own YouTube Page