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The La Tania Tourist Office in Inter-Season

Update on the La Tania Tourist Office in Inter-Season (auto-translated with original message below).

The new email address for the La Tania Tourist Office is

The 2018 Summer Courchevel Summer Brochure is on-line here. Looks like this is incorporating the La Tania brochure now – the “benefits” of the commune merger starting to become apparent it would seem… But at least the outdoor swimming pool in La Tania is definitely open this Summer.

The Summer in La Tania web page is starting to be updated now.

In the inter-season, the La Tania reception desk will now be managed like the other villages of Courchevel.

In a logic of efficiency, the staff will be grouped in the administrative offices of Courchevel (1850) to work as a team.

This decision was made in consultation with the members of the management committee of Courchevel Tourisme, and in particular with the representatives of La Tania.

In order to maintain continuity in La Tania, the office will remain open until April 28, two weeks after the closing station.

In the same way, it will re-open on June 25, in order to be operational when staff arrive in order to prepare the summer season.

Of course, during the physical closure of the office, telephone reception and messaging will be provided from Courchevel (1850).

In case of appointments or other imperative requirements, the staff of Courchevel Tourism will go to the reception of La Tania.

We remain at your disposal for any further information.



Aux inter-saisons, le bureau d’accueil de la Tania sera désormais géré comme celui des autres villages de Courchevel.
Dans une logique d’efficacité, le personnel sera regroupé dans les bureaux administratifs de Courchevel (1850) pour travailler en équipe.

Cette décision a été prise en concertation avec les membres du comité de direction de Courchevel Tourisme, et notamment avec les représentants de la Tania.
Dans un souci d’accueil sur la Tania, le bureau restera ouvert jusqu’au 28 avril, soit deux semaines après la fermeture station.
De la même manière, il rouvrira le 25 juin, afin d’être opérationnels quand les socioprofessionnels viendront s’installer pour préparer la saison d’été.

Bien entendu, pendant la fermeture physique du bureau, l’accueil téléphonique et la messagerie seront assurés depuis Courchevel (1850).
En cas de besoin, rendez-vous ou autre impératif, le personnel de Courchevel Tourisme se rendra à l’accueil de la Tania.

Nous restons à votre disposition pour tout complément d’information.




La Tania Snow Cover – 10 Days without grooming

Just 10 days since the piste bashers stopped grooming the La Tania slopes and a huge difference already.

15 April 2018

With around 80 machines across the 3 Valleys running two 7 hour shifts every night the importance of this work in managing the pistes cannot be emphasised enough.

25 April 2018

Latest piste basher models include hybrid electric engines, GPS tracking and radar for snow depth measurement – they cost up to €400,000 each!

Still masses of snow high up which will remain in sheltered and shaded areas throughout the Summer.

And compared to last year on 15 April 2017…

Piste Basher in La Tania on 31 March 2018




Fire in La Tania – no one hurt, no serious damage

Thanks to Adam Turner for the pic.

A fire this evening on the roof above the Cinema next to the Ski Lodge. Looks like the roof may have gone up from the outside – speculation is now that a home projector unit may be the source of the fire not a cigarette end similar to previous incidents (and one in almost exactly the same place a few years ago).

Luke, Adam and Robbie had things under control and the fire out before the Pompiers turned up – they kicked a few doors in to check for people etc – good work lads!

Plenty of fire crew, vehicles and police there too underlining the possible seriousness of incidents like this.

Relief all round that it wasn’t a serious incident and that no one was hurt – could have been an awful end to the season.



In the cold light of day…

Thanks to Andrea for the pic.




End of Season Lifts, Pistes and Buses…

Last Week of the Season for most of the Three Valleys – but Les Menuires will open until 27 April 2018 and Val Thorens & Orelle are open until 8 May 2018.

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As can be seen from the above map there’s a lot of lifts open except in the Courchevel Valley which apart from a couple of beginners lifts just Verdons, Saulire, Aiguille de Fruit and the Pralong Chairlift are open with 3 Valleys link via Saulire only. Seems a shame with all that snow about but then Courchevel 1850 businesses always close so early anyway – is there anywhere to go for après ski (or even lunch) there today?

We hear that the Golf chair in Meribel Village is still open until at least Friday – so that’s the nearest point for La Tania based skiers to get access in to the lift system.


Buses however only run to Courchevel…

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Interesting to see how the La Tania beginners area deteriorates so quickly once the piste bashers stop – they do such a magnificent job! Pic at 10:30 today.

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Bring Your Sisters – The End… #ByeBYS

It’s been a long, long journey since their first gigs as a duo in Pub L’Arbatt (now Le Farçon) in La Tania back in 2005…

A few girlfriends, wives, kids and dogs since back then and some amazing weddings, birthdays, summer reunions, corporate gigs, break-ups and re-formations since then.

However, musical differences and the fact they all hate each other have led to the band breaking up for good…

Apart from when they get the band back together of course – see you in Oxshott in May!

More Bring Your Sister pics here – including the KT Tunstall, Peter Andre and Timmy Mallet ones! And who can remember the Bring Your Sisters underpants adverts?

(mostly) Pub Le Ski Lodge – April 2018




3 Valleys Charity Day 2018 – Memories… (and €50k raised!)

Along with the Famile Fete Day in La Tania we raised €50,000 for Sebastian’s Action Trust and the Ligue Nationale Contre le Cancer a massive well done to all involved… The Roll of Honour coming soon.



La Tania Saisonnaire Awards Results 2018

Best Male Skier – Harry
Best Female Skier – Bella
Best Male Boarder – Dazza
Best Female Boarder – Libby / Lilly
Most Improved Male – Doorman Dan
Most Improved Female – Fleur
Best Bar Person – Harry
Extreme Drinker Male – Dickie
Extreme Drinker Female – Harriet
Best Band – Bring Your Sisters
Most Fanciable Female – Rosy
Most Fanciable Male – Andy Magners
Plonker of the Season – Dickie
Hero of the Season – Dickie
La Tania Hall of Fame – Dada Chef

The politically incorrect awards will be released on a need to know basis…

The La Tania Hall of Fame



12 Years and Home – The Feeling tonight in London

La Tania’s resident band back as far as 2001 under the name SuperFly, it’s now 12 years since The Feeling’s first album 12 Stops And Home. Played in it’s entirety tonight at a special intimate gig.

The sound was spot on and the songs still sounded great. Looks like they will tour this and release a re-mastered edition of 12 Stops.

Cheers to Dan, Richard, Kevin, Ciaran and Paul for a great evening.

And from Paddy’s night in The Ski Lodge in 2001…




Last Day of La Tania Season – 15 April 2018 v 15 April 2017 Pics

Just in case we forget how good the snowfall was this season…

15 April 2018 v 15 April 2017 (and 2017 wasn’t that bad overall really!).

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Confirmed lifts for Courchevel Valley next week (16-22 April) are Verdons, Saulire, Aiguille de Fruit, Les 2 tapis du Golf (for beginners) and now added is the Pralong Chairlift.

3 Valleys links are via Saulire only.



Pralong Chair added to lifts running next week

Confirmed lifts for Courchevel Valley next week (16-22 April) are Verdons, Saulire, Aiguille de Fruit, Les 2 tapis du Golf (for beginners) and now added is the Pralong Chairlift.

3 Valleys links are via Saulire only.

With the quality of the Biollay piste this week we did wonder why this area wouldn’t open so are very pleased that it will.

So much snow still – it does seem a waste that Courchevel will close completely a week tomorrow.