Posted on Fri 29 Jun 2012 at 1:03pm
La Tania lifts open for Summer 2012 from Sunday 1 July to Saturday 30 August 2012
Selected ski lifts are open for walkers and mountain bikers. The lifts have special mountain bike attachments and the ski shops rent out all the equipment you’ll need.
For Summer 2012 the La Tania gondola lift is scheduled to open every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday from 1 July to 30 August 2012 (9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.45pm). FREE again for 2012.
Verdons, Saulire and Pas de Lac (on the Meribel Mottaret side) are open every day except Saturday from 7 Jul to 31 Aug 2012 from 09:30-16:40. Winter season passes are valid in Summer too.
Note that special openings happen on the opening lift weekend due to the 3VTT mountain biking competitions, and all are subject to change due to the weather, maintenance etc.
3VTT Weekend for 2012 is 7 & 8 July.
Check out the La Tania – Summer Life Page for further information and diary of events all Summer long.
In La Tania there’s an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, volley ball / basketball court, boules pitch, downhill mountain bike race course, table tennis tables and THE most glorious views of the mountains.
In the surrounding area you’ve got Paragliding (tandem rides or weekly solo courses are available), hiking, Via Ferratta rock climbing, white water rafting, hydro speeding, fishing, horse riding, canyoning, quad biking, paint balling, off road motorcycling, archery, clay pigeon shooting, roller blading and road cycling. There’s golf in Courchevel (9 holes next to the Biollay lift) & Méribel Golf Course (full 18 hole course above the Altiport) and wake boarding & water skiing in Annecy or just hang out and sun bathe in the fresh air of the mountains.
Pub Le Ski Lodge has a Pool table and ice creams plus Happy Hours with cheap drinks and food served all day. Moules & Frites all you can eat on Thursdays and the original Alpine Fish n Chips on Fridays.
The Tourist Office, Supermarket, Tabac, Bakery, La Ferme, Le Farcon and Mountain Bike Hire are all open plus there’s plenty of shops, bars and restaurants open in Courchevel and Méribel too.
Finally, don’t forget summer skiing and snowboarding. Looks like Val Thorens has given up for the moment on Summer skiing but the Tignes glacier will be open and has up to 16 lifts in it’s Summer area (including access), there’s up to 20km of piste and 750m vertical complete with a large fun park now located right up near the top of the Grand Motte. Tignes Summer Ski Area is open from 22 June to 2 September 2012.
If you’re over in Tignes try TCs Bar in Le Lavachet, they’re open all summer too – but beware the ski area opens at 7:15am until 1pm – And no, it’s not like skiing on ice, although hard and pisted first thing, the snow softens very quickly and is often heavy slush by noon. Catching it at the right time can give great conditions and a foot of fresh in the summer isn’t unheard of!
There’s also randomly organised tennis competitions, maybe a dog contest and potato growing challenge (known as EuroSpud), football tournament, fancy dress parties, Summer Ski Jumping and various Fétes & BBQ’s to attend including the big Le Praz and Les Allues Fétes with spectacular fireworks displays. Plus the Wood Cutters day, the shop clearance day in Méribel, the Tour de France is always nearby (or here) and beach soccer championship in Tignes with Cantona etc.
Events through Summer 2012
Every Week in July & August the following activities are organised by The La Tania Tourist Office:
Sun: Welcome Drink, Gondola open
Mon: Orienteering, Cinema
Tue: Water Aerobics, Gondola open
Wed: Nordic Walk, Moûtiers Day Trip, BBQ in the Forest
Thu: Aerobics, Cinema, Gondola open (plus Moules & Frites night at The Ski Lodge!)
Fri: Flora & Fauna outing, Kids show (plus the original Alpine Fish n Chips at The Ski Lodge!)
Jun 22 – Tignes Summer Skiing area opens for Summer
Jun 29 – Ski Lodge Opening Night for Summer. 5pm Opening Fish n Chip Special. Live Music BYS Rich.
Jul 01 – La Tania Lifts open for Summer (La Tania Gondola Sun, Tue & Thu closed 12:30-13:30)
Jul 07 to 08 – Les 3 Vallées Tout Terrain. Mountain Bike Competitions across The Three Valleys
Jul 07 – Courchevel lifts open (Verdons, Vizelle, Pas de Lac daily except Sat (open all 3VT Weekend)
Jul 11 to 13 – The 18th Drive des Gourmets, Méribel. Golf competitions while enjoying top local food
Jul 13 – Fireworks (usually pretty good and well worth seeing) by the lake in Le Praz
Jul 14 – Fireworks and Party, Bastille Day, French National Day, La Tania
Jul 14 to 15 – ESF Teenag’ Games for kids, lots of sports activities, Courchevel 1850
Jul 14 to 21 – Kids Week, La Tania
Jul 21 to 22 – La Madelon Fair, Le Praz
Jul 21 to 28 – Environment Week, La Tania. Hikes, bike routes, check points, games, films & lectures.
Jul 24 – The La Tania Forest Challenge – Orienteering type contest, all welcome, La Tania
Jul 28 to Aug 4 – Well-Being Week, La Tania. Massages, spa trips, aqua gym, fitness courses, etc.
Aug 02 – Bouc Blanc Race: Annual 7km running race up to the Bouc Blanc restaurant, La Tania
Aug 04 to 05 – Courchevel 1650 Fête
Aug 04 to 05 – Fanfoué Fête, Les Allues
Aug 11 to 18 – Wood Week, La Tania
Aug 14 to 15 – Summer Ski Jumping World Cup 2011, Le Praz Ski Jump (our race UP the jump too!)
Aug 15 – Fête des Bûcherons, The Lumberjack Championships, La Tania
Aug 15 – Shop Clearance Sale, Courchevel 1850.
Aug 18 to 19 August Courchevel 1550 Fête .
Aug 20 – La Haute Route Cycle Race – Geneva to Nice with stage finish in Courchevel.
Aug 24 – Golf Show, Méribel.
Aug 24 to 26 – French MTB Championships, Méribel.
Aug 26 – La Frappadingue (Obstacle Race), Courchevel 1850.
Aug ?? – Ski Lodge Closing Party TBC
Aug 31 – Lifts close for Summer
Sep 02 – Tignes Summer Skiing area closes