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Summer Ski Jumping World Cup Programme & a new footpath…

Summer Ski Jumping World Cup 6/7 August, Le Praz

A celebration of flight, attend aerial demonstrations (French Air Force Rafale Solo Display, and aerobatics with the Hérault flight patrol), live music both evenings and fireworks to close the event on Sunday evening at 22:30 (forest fire concerns allowing).

Provisional programme & times

In the morning Official training
11.00 Ladies Qualifying
16:30 Trial jump
18:00 Competition jumps
19.00 Final
20.00 Prize-giving 
In the afternoon: Aerial demonstrations.
In the evening: 2 concerts.

In the morning Official training
11.00 Mens Qualifying
16.50 Trial jump
18.00 Competition jumps
19.00 Final
20.00 Prize giving
In the afternoon: Aerial demonstrations.
In the evening: 2 concerts and closing fireworks at 22:30.

The shiny new footpath up from Le Praz to the Equestrian Centre and overflow car park area.

Fête de la Madelon

The largest of the Summer fêtes around La Tania with Le Praz hosting this 2 day festival celebrating local heritage and culture (or p**s up for some!).

Thanks to Ralph at Free Ride Republic Chalet Holidays for the pics.

Fête des Bûcherons 2022 

The French beat the Swiss in the final apparently…

The Annual La Tania Lumberjack Festival

Thanks to Ralph and Jason for the pics.

The new ESF Chalet & some more MTB pics plus the Last Snow on Saulire

The La Tania ESF Chalet first floor just about completed meanwhile the La Tania Tourist Office is being reduced to a third of its size!
The last snow on the Saulire bowl piste before it melted away last week

The annual pic of La Tania and the TDF

This time in L’Alpe d’Huez…

And in previous years….

Thanks to Karina (& possibly Johnny, although unlikely) for the pics.

First Summer Pics Mountain Biking Around The 3 Valleys Summer 2022

Beautiful wild flowers, a lot of maintenance completed on the footpaths and biking tracks plus the tarmacked cycling route from Tougnète to Les Menuires… up from the Mèribel valley to follow!

Méribel Swimming Pool Opening 14 July 2022. Méribel – La Tania Bus Service Ends 13 July.

Méribel Swimming Pool Opening 14 July 2022. Méribel – La Tania Bus Service Ends 13 July.

The staffing issues have now been resolved and the necessary qualified personnel have now been recruited allowing the swimming pool at the Olympic Park in Méribel to open from Thursday 14 July 2022.

The pool will be open every day (except Saturday which is the antiquated French changeover day) from 11:00 to 19:00.

The special shuttle service to the La Tania swimming pool and Aquamotion in Courchevel 1550/1650 will end on Wednesday evening 13 July.

Punta Bagna Motorcycle Festival in Courchevel

This weekend saw the massive Punta Bagna Motorcycle Festival in Courchevel. The main events over in 1850 where we noticed work on the Hotel Pomme (aka Pomme des Pins) has started at last.

Winter Season Passes in Summer, Brides Buses & Weekly Program

The free shuttles between Brides les Bains & Courchevel are running from next Sunday (the 10th of July) to Sunday 21st of August; and like last year only on Sunday (the timetable of this bus line is already included in those of the Courchevel valley timetable).

The Brides Tourist Office is waiting for timetable validation from the Brides Town Hall for the free shuttles between Brides les Bains & Meribel, these buses are running only on Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Info here:

As we thought, confirmation that the Winter Season Lift Pass is only valid in Summer for people under 18 and students under 26 or those who have a sport license. For the last 20 years (at least) a season pass was always valid in Summer – and no one was told it wouldn’t be when they purchased this Winter but that’s the usual Courchevel secretive way…

An extension season pass for Summer is €100 as a pedestrian, & €150 for VTT (price for the summer season, for the 3 valleys, except TC Masse & Cime Caron). Most bikers will now bin the lifts and get an e-bike!

The La Tania swimming-pool should open on Monday afternoon; we’ll know if yes or no on Monday!

La Tania Summer 2022 – The Latest Information

The refurbished heated outdoor pool is ready for Summer – Phew!

Summer Life in La Tania

The La Tania Tourist Office will be open from Friday 01 July to Friday 26 August, every day from 09:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 17:00.

The La Tania Tennis Court is closed due to subsidence. Tennis is available in Le Praz and bookable via:

The Volleyball Court will be open and is awaiting a sand delivery soon.

Outdoor Table Tennis tables have been requested – awaiting further information.

The refurbished outdoor heated swimming pool will be open from Sunday 03 July.

The season starts with the Punta Bagna massive motorcycle event from Friday to Sunday 01-03 July.

Punta Bagna Program

Punta Bagna Additional Shuttle Buses

Pub Le Ski Lodge opens at 17:00 on Thursday 30 June – as always the Moules Frites all you can eat on Thursdays and the original Alpine Fish “n” Chips on Fridays all Summer long.

Bouc Blanc opens Friday 01 July.

Le Farçon has been open since 17 June.

The Crèche is open from 28 June until 26 August for children from 4.5 months to 6 years old, Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:30.

La Tania gondola is free and open 7 days a week.

Summer 2022 Maps, Mountain Bike Routes, Hiking Paths, Fishing Guide etc.

Summer 2022 Courchevel Mountain Bike Map (inc e-Bike routes and Col de la Loze cycling track)

Summer 2022 Courchevel Hiking and Footpath Map (inc Via Ferate Routes)

Summer 2002 Courchevel Vilages Maps

Summer 2022 Courchevel Fishing Guide

Summer 2022 Courchevel Heritage Guide

Summer 2022 Courchevel Lac Rosiere Guide

Summer 2022 Meribel Mountain Bike Map

Summer 2022 Meribel Hiking and Footpath Map

Summer 2022 Meribel Villages Maps

Summer 2022 Three Valleys Mountain Bike Map

Summer 2022 Three Valleys Hiking and Footpath Map

Summer 2022 Three Valleys Ski Lifts Opening Dates for Hikers and Bikers

Courchevel & La Tania Lifts – CONFIRMED for Summer 2022

The Courchevel Ski Lifts open this Summer for hikers & bikers on 01 July 2022 and will be open 7 days a week until 26 August 2022 (inclusive).
Opening Times for Summer 2022:
  • Vizelle Gondola 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
The La Tania Gondola is free and all descents are free.
In previous years 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 did only open on a Wednesday anyway).

Pedestrian Passes (3 Valleys) Prices 2022:

  • One trip €8.50, Two trips €13.50 (Kids €6.50 amd €9.50)
  • One Day €19 (kids €12)
  • One Week €56 (kids €34, Tribu buy 3 at the same time €144)
  • Season €168 (kids €116)

Mountain Biking Passes (3 Valleys) Prices 2022:

  • 3 Hours €16 (Kids €11, Tribu €42)
  • 1 Day €24 (Kids €15, Tribu €60)
  • 3 Days €52 (Kids €32, Tribu €129) – Note the days are not consecutive days.
  • 1 Week €86 (Kids €54, Tribu €216)
  • Season €268 (Kids €1682)

Summer 2022 Free Bus Timetables

Low Season – Fri 01 July to Saturday 09 July 2022 AND Monday 22 August to Friday 26 August
Main Season – Sunday 10 July to Sunday 21 August
End of Season – Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 August
Méribel Méribus Timetable 1 – Les Allues / Méribel Village / Chaudanne from 02 Jul to 28 Aug
Méribel Méribus Timetable 2 – Altiport / La Chaudanne / Mottaret from 02 Jul to 28 Aug

Brides Les Bains Buses to be confirmed.

Summer 2022 in La Tania

All you need to know on our Summer Life in La Tania page including the What’s On Guide, lift opening details, all the Summer walking maps & moutain bike routes and all the Summer activities on offer.
Summer Events Diary
Summer Self-Catered Accommodation
Hotel Montana is open this Summer too!

Summer Life in La Tania