100 Days to Courchevel main lifts opening on Saturday 6 December for Winter 2015 with La Tania lifts scheduled to open a week later on Saturday 13 December - unless of course there's early opening like the free preview day on 23 November 2013 last year, this is La Tania's Nick Ski & Ski Dazzle on first lift for first tracks on the special Open Day last season...
La Tania What's On? The last week of Summer next week already!!!
Pub Le Ski Lodge closing night for Summer is on Wed 27 August with The Jobert Ronsons playing live and the original Alpine Fish n Chips on Special. Plus some very special Crispy Cocktails!!!
The Méribel Mountain Biking World Cup - THE DOWNHILL TRACK
From the riders point of view - Claudio Caluori rips it down the downhill track
"Even just walking down, I crashed a couple of times"... "That wasn't an orgasm - that was pure fear"... "This is what all the riders have been asking for - now they have to deal with it... "Albert Einstein you were wrong, I am going light speed"... "This is the exact right track to decide who will be overall World Champion"...
Eurostar London to The French Alps direct Ski Train tickets went on sale on 31 July at 06:30 for next Winter from 19 December 2014 to 11 April 2015. Tickets from £149 return including all luggage of course and drops you in Moutiers 16km from La Tania. Tickets for Feb half term went on sale at £339 (adult, standard class, return, non-flexible) up to £499 Premier class semi-flex. More Info Here
Road Closure - La Tania to Méribel Village Closed for 4 Months
The La Tania to Méribel Village road has been closed since the 7th July and is expected to be closed for around 4 months, re-opening around the end of October. It’s always suffered from land slips and this is a major piece of work to sort it out properly hopefully. Further disruption is expected for the next two Summers as a separate road (in effect a bridge) higher up and away from the land slide area is created. Ferg has confirmed it’s not passable even by MTB, there’s a big fence to climb over and then French engineers wielding explosives… Pic Here
Note also that heading from La Tania towards Geneva via Annecy this Summer has major delays - there is no left turn on the main road (D1508) at the roundabout as you arrive in Annecy with all traffic diverted in to the centre of town. Definitely worth going via Talloires around the other side of the lake on the D909/909A at busy times. The other direction (heading from Annecy towards Albertville) is unaffected.
Three Valleys 2014 / 2015 Lift Pass Prices Announced "Cheaper than last year"
Details of the lift pass prices for next Winter have been announced - all the options on our 2015 Lift Pass Prices page.
A 6 day Adult 3 Valleys is now €283 and Courchevel Valley (includes La Tania) is now €240. This is an increase of 2% and 2.9% from last year and with the Euro currently at €1.26 / £1 bank rate this could make it cheaper than last season!
For comparison the prices increases for 3V & Courchevel passes were 9.5% & 7.9% in 2013 and 7.3% & 6.5% in 2014.
(Sunday to Friday departs Brides-Les-Bains at 09:00, 11:00, 13:10, 15:00 & 16:40)
Praz, Verdons, Saulire, Pas du Lac & Tougnette lifts open every day (except Sat) from Sun 6 July to Fri 29 August. The La Tania gondola is open from Sun 29 June to Fri 29 August all days except Saturdays and it's free once again this Summer.
The Ski Lodge has it's famous Moules & Frites on Thursday nights and the Alpine Fish n Chip Special on Friday nights with live music plus they've all the TV Sport this Summer including football, tennis, golf, cricket, F1, Le Tour and The Commonwealth Games.
More Links & Updates
Charity Day 2015 has been confirmed as Wednesday 8 April 2015 (Easter Monday is 6 April).