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Opening Time! La Taiga Now Open (Ski Lodge rumoured to be open Fri 3 Dec)

 

 

First Pint - now who gets First Tracks?

 

 

Well done Paddy & Rachel (and Tai) - First Pint at La Taiga

 

Snow! 27 Nov 2021

 

 

Looks like they just about finished the new beginners lifts in time - 27 Nov 2021

 

Residents / Workers Ski Passes

Watch this space - as expected, some big back tracking going on over this. Looks like there will be something announced soon. The original info here...

Update 24/11: Residents Passes are now announced. Tax return, proof of permanent main residence, utility bills etc required or if you got a resdents pass last year you can just top up your pass on-line at: pro.s3v.com (date for registrations is still to be announced - it's not live yet). Adult Prices are €387 for the Courchevel Valley and €732 for a 3 Valleys Pass (full prices passes are €1190 and €1404 respectively).

 

Winter 2022 Courchevel Free Ski Bus Timetables

No consultation or explanation from the Mairie but this looks like a change of bus may be needed for all trips from La Tania to Courchevel resorts?
 
La Tania in main season is no longer on the Le Praz to 1850 main route, it is now on the "Bozel Line" - there is (hopefully) a connecting service at Le Praz outbound - but not on the return journey as far as we can see.
 
Note that the Le Praz bus stop is now along the La Tania road next to the Alpinium (so nearer for the Gondola and Chairlift).
 
The option if you're going to 1850 is to take the Le Praz Gondola which of course will be quicker and will be open in the evening - but this isn't a free lift as far as we know, and it is still a bit of a walk up to La Croisette if carrying kids skis etc. Feels like trips to 1650 from La Tania and vice versa will be the most difficult (there's practically zero apres ski in 1850 or 1550 anyway).
 
After being enthusiastic about the increase in shuttle bus services planned for last Winter (which of course didn't happen but did include the evening opening of Grangettes and Praz), this is a step backwards and reducing public transport - therefore encouraging private car trips - wouldn't seem to fit in to the green and sustainability policy aspirations of Courchevel.

 

 

All Winter 2022 Timetables

 

La Tania Snow Report 19 Nov 2021 - Val Thorens Preview Day

 

 

A beautiful day in Val Thorens for their preview day, #615days since we last did this on 14 March 2020.

Thanks to Ralph at Freeride Republc & Phil from Ski Higher for the skis (ours needed a service!)

#backstronger
 
More Pics Here

 

2022 Three Valleys Piste Maps (We've all of them now!)

 
 

The Winter 2022 piste maps - Now with the new La Masse, Orelle and Caron Gondolas marked.

 
2022 Courchevel Piste Map | 2022 Meribel Piste Map | 2022 Les Menuires / St Martin | 2022 Orelle
 
2022 Val Thorens Piste Map

 

What's New for Winter 2022 in La Tania & The 3 Valleys

 
 

What's New - The Definitive Guide:

 
What's New 2022 Part 1: La Tania / Courchevel
 
What's New 2022 Part 2: Méribel / Mottaret
 
What's New 2022 Part 3: Val Thorens / Orelle / Les Menuires / St Martin

 

TRANSFERS PAGE - Now Updated For Winter 2022

 
Note the information on the availability of transfers from Geneva this Winter - PLAN AHEAD
 
La Tania Transfers Page

 

La Tania Tourist Office Saved?

We hear that there will be a Tourist Office function in La Tania this Winter opening on 4th December for the Winter season. Based in the existing tourist office building it will be substantially smaller and there are plans for public toilets and a commercial premises in there. Let's hope it is staffed full time be staff with a real local knowledge of La Tania...

 

La Tania Opening Date Confirmed

After plenty of incorrect information on social media we can confirm that La Tania lifts are scheduled to open on Saturday 11 December 2021 as expected. There had been some speculation that lifts may have opened a week earlier when the Courchevel 1850 lifts open on Saturday 4 December.
 
All the 2021/2022 Courchevel, Méribel and Three Valleys prices / pass options / dates here

 

Emovis-Tag - Beat the Autoroute Toll Queues

The UK Site available to get your Tag and electronically pay for your French Autoroute Tolls without the queues during the school holidays - There's a €5 discount here

 

The 2023 Alpine Skiing World Championships in Courchevel & Méribel

Official Website on this massive event being held from 6th to 19th February 2023.

 

Explore The 3 Valleys Guide Without Skis

Lots of useful and interesting information in this Explore The 3 Valleys Guide Sans Les Skis

 

The 3 Valleys Escapade in a Day - The Height of Everest Twice! TBC...

The toughest recreational skiing day ever? The Winter 2020 attempts now in the Hall of Fame
 
Chris, Katie & Matt 31 Dec 2019 - last one of the decade & first one of the season More here...
Leon, Klemen and Maxi: Les Cremes de Marrons 04 Jan 2020 - From Val Thorens More here...
Pascal 05 Jan 2020 - This one from Orelle. Col was closed so some added lifts in place More here...
Tamás Ocsovai 08 Jan 2020 - Tamás from Hungary started/finished from Val Thorens More here...
Andy & Kyle 11 Jan 2020 - La Tania veteran Andy along with Kyle redo the La Tania route. More here...
Phil, Bradley, Jordan & Brooke 15 Jan - A great family day out. More here...
Oliver, Martin & Zoe 16 Jan 2020 - Oliver's second time for the challenge. More here...
Mr & Mrs Slippery + Neil 18 Jan 2020 - More old people with the help of youngsters. More here...
Simon and Bethan 21 Jan 2020 - La Tania regulars finally get their finger out. More here...
Al, Pete and Jack 27 Jan 2020 - At the third time of trying finally succeed. More here...
The Waterfield Family 22 Feb 2020 - Ian, Anna, Beth & Jenny (under 10!) make it in Feb! More here...
Jan, Paul & Matthew 08 Mar 2020 - Turned out to be last attempt of the season, well done! More here...
 
The 3 Valleys Escapade in a Day - come and have a go if you think you're hard enough...

 


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