(All can be subject to change due to snow cover, maintenance, staffing, weather conditions etc)
Get Booking Now For Winter 2017... New Half Term Eurostar Option Available
The second Winter batch of easyJet flights went on sale on 9 June 2016 at 7am for flights until 25 March 2017 (this includes Half Term, Valentine's & St Paddy's but not Easter). easyJet are still leading the way with up to 59 flights per day from the UK to Geneva next Winter.
Tickets for Winter Eurostar services from London or Ashford direct to Moûtiers (only 16km from La Tania) went on sale on 20 July 2016 at 9am from £149 return. Same timetable as last year with Friday/Saturday evening trains and a Saturday day time service. Further Information & Timetables
Additional half term services on Saturday nights 11 & 18 Feb 2017 departing London at 19:42 arriving Moûtiers 05:34. Also Sunday day services 19 & 26 Feb 2017 departing Moûtiers at 09:34 arriving London 16:13. These services suitable for Sunday to Sunday holidays went on sale on 14 Sep 2016 from £309 return.
The Freeride Republic are looking for experienced chalet couples to work in their chalet operation in La Tania for the forthcoming Winter Season 2016 / 2017. Relevant cooking experience in a similar role is essential for at least one applicant per couple and main duties are the provision of a high quality 6 day menu including a cooked & continental breakfast, afternoon tea and 3 course evening meal.
The La Tania Medical Centre hopes to be open all year round as our Doctor Aude Joncquiert-Latarjet has accepted the role to replace Dr Noblins in Le Praz who retired in March 2016. Opening times from 1st September for inter-season and further information here
Courchevel Wake Park at Le Praz - Open Until 15 September
Open every day until 15 Sep 11am - 7pm. 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. Paddle boards from €10 / half hour. More here...
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 revived the England Tournament Blog from Brazil as La Tania Does Football once again... Maybe some more to come on the inquest soon with more of the highlights as another dismal tournament (well the football bit) ends for us. Great trips, memories and catching up with friends across France following England's 4 games. Could be an end of an era though with Russia & Qatar looming & the next Euros all over the place, it's certainly been a blast following #EnglandAway since Italia '90...