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A fire in Le Britania Apartment block in La Tania last night.
Details scarce but no one hurt and the lads from Le Farçon Restaurant put the fire out before the Pompiers arrived.
Rumours of a cigarette end thrown off a balcony but not confirmed.
A wake up call once again – fires in wood clad buildings take hold so quickly and there’s always an incident somewhere across The 3 Valleys nearly every year. Always take fire safety precautions seriously – remember smoke alarms are compulsory nowadays.
Nick and Joey out on the mountain bikes today investigating some of the new work across the 3 Valleys. Looks like there may be some work on re-routing and shaping Lac Bleu – may be a green run route to link up to the Loze Est green (and/or maybe more cannons being laid – the Saulire lifties didn’t know!).
Across to the Belleville Valley and there’s plenty of new biking tracks including a new very useful one linking up Les Menuires to St Martin 2. Some new vertical bike racks installed on the outside of the gondolas over that way too.
Looks like some more re-shaping work and the “dumbing down” of Jerusalem (but maybe and hopefully it’s an alternative easier route alongside, rather than ruining one of the great red rollercoaster blasts in the whole of the 3 Valleys).
Last patches of snow about to melt in the 30ºC plus heat today…
More July snow pics when the clouds clear (and a week of Sun promised from tomorrow!).
Tickets for next Winter’s Eurostar services from London St Pancras International or Ashford International direct to Moutiers (only 16km from La Tania) go on sale at 9am next Wednesday the 20th July 2016.
Tickets will be on sale for services running from 17 December 2016 to 8 April 2017 – the usual Friday evening outward and Saturday evening return trains are expected alongside the Saturday daytime service.
Prices last season started at £149 return with free ski/board carriage. It looked like Half Term and New Year prices were generally already hiked up before they went on sale but you still need to get in quick for peak weeks availability and /or decent prices.
The last patch of snow visible on Col de la Loze from La Tania must only have a few days left in the +30º temperatures we’ve seen over the last couple of days – that said there are some storms and a drop in temperature over the next couple of days so mountain tops will be white again briefly.
Now open every day until 15 September 2016 from 11am until 7pm with 2 pulley systems including beginners and advanced mode with jumps etc.
There’s also Paddle Boarding available too – if you haven’t tried it, you’ll be surprised how challenging (and tiring) it can be…
Further details and to book check courchevel-wake-park.com
A great addition to all the Summer Activities available around La Tania in Summer.
Prices start from €20 per hour for under 16s and €23 per hour for adults. You can hire the lifts for a maximum of 6 people for 1 hour for €150 with a gradual reducing scale to 8 hours for €850.
Paddle boards are from €10 for half an hour.
La Perrière and Saint-Bon merge in to “Courchevel” – La Tania becomes part of 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 probably do make sense so hopefully a new lift or escalator/walk way up the chalets area can now be financed and the main centre of La Tania & the arrival area at The Montana can have a much needed refurb.
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 will 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 (in French).
Superfly back in the day, back in The Ski Lodge and living in The Mountain Centre in La Tania… Seems a long, long time ago!
Just like our Charity Day… With mud!
Barry and the boys kicking off a very Mucky Weekend…
Notice to the population of Perrière and Saint Bon
The first public meeting will be held at La Perrière at 7pm on Tuesday 7th June 2016.
As you already know we are at the beginning of the merger between our two towns and resorts (Saint Bon / Courchevel and La Perrière / La Tania).
To do this we must find a common name:
To help you to vote, the following recommendations of the Mayors of France Association are made:
The new name is for all interests:
– To take the name of one of the founding communities,
– To rely on the name of the town with greater tourist or cultural visibility,
– Or simply to refer to a geographical feature of the region concerned.
Here are the two options proposed:
“Courchevel” or “Courchevel – La Tania”
We welcome your feedback. See you tomorrow.
Avis à la Population de La Perrière et de Saint Bon,
La première réunion publique va se tenir demain à la Perrière à 19h.
Comme vous le savez déjà nous sommes à l’aube de la fusion entre nos 2 communes et stations (Saint Bon/Courchevel et La Perrière/La Tania).
Pour se faire il faut trouver un nom commun:
Afin de vous aider à vous prononcer voici les recommandations de l’Association des Maires de France:
« Le nouveau nom a tout intérêt :
– à reprendre le nom de l’une des communes fondatrices,
– à s’appuyer sur le nom de la commune ayant une visibilité touristique ou culturelle plus marquée,
– ou plus simplement à faire référence à une caractéristique géographique de la région concernée. »
Voici les 2 options proposées:
‘Courchevel’ ou ‘Courchevel – La Tania’
On attend vos retours. A demain