La Tania & Courchevel Lifts now closed for Winter 2016
Fresh snow down to resort level on Monday 25 April with all the Courchevel and Méribel valley lifts now closed. Val Thorens is still just about 100% open and keeps going until 8th May!
Thanks to all the contributors and readers for a great Winter season, for the comments, praise, criticism, photos, info, gossip, lies, secrets, beers, lifts, support, inspiration, motivation, on the mountain binding repairs, fun and friendship - Cheers!
La Tania opens for Summer during July & August and the resort opens for Winter 2017 on 10 December 2016. More on opening dates and lift pass prices for 2017 here.
easyJet Flights for next Winter & La Tania Apartments for 2017 now on sale
easyJet released their flights up to 5th February 2017 (so not including half term) at 7am on 14th April. Get in quick for the best deals and remember if the price does come down you can get the difference refunded. Prices from £18 one-way GVA-LGW even on New Year Saturdays... The La Tania Flight Guide
Privately owned self catered apartments for rent next season are now on-line with prices and availability being updated by owners this week. La Tania Apartments 2017
3 Valley Charity Day - Thank You!
A massive thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, bands, helpers, staff and everyone who came to the event on 6 April in Meribel Village - it looks like a record €40,000 raised for our charities - brilliant!
La Tania, Courchevel & Méribel Valleys all scheduled to open Sat 10 Dec 2016 to Sun 23 Apr 2017.
More Escapade in a Day Heroics...
Way back in 2006 a late night, alcohol fuelled conversation about whether the 3 Valleys Escapade Discovery promotion could be completed in a day turned out to be the biggest ski day most of us have ever had....
Plenty of new lifts, pistes, routes and changes to the Escapade since then but it is still quite a challenge - Three Valleys Escapade in a Day
A few others to add in - including the spectacular failure due to high winds and closed lifts of Charlie and Toffa, although by the Duckworth-Lewis method....
Folyeres in 360°
Folyeres in 360° on 14 Mar 2016 - drag, tilt or arrow keys...
Naomi Campbell is back again and spotted in Courchevel 1850 on New Year's Eve, also Ed Shearan & Louis from One Direction back again in Méribel and Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre, The Affair, Luther, Lone Ranger etc) has been back to La Tania too. Thierry Henry had been back to 1850 and X-Factor presenter Carolyn Flack has been partying very hard in Méribel in January we hear.
February sees La Tania welcome Dragons Den star Duncan Bannatyne OBE and his daughters to La Tania - and yes, we did get him on a snow report. Other returning visitors include Richard Jones (bass player for Stereophonics) and his family plus The One And Only, Chesney Hawkes??? Rumours that William and Kate returned with the kids too.
March saw crime thriller novelist and producer Peter James lunching at La Boulotte. Very charming and took it on the chin when Auntie Mary told him off for killing off one of her favourite characters!
We also had Craig Bellamy on the Ski Lodge terrace in March - as Toon fans we'll always thank him for that last minute goal v Feyenoord to progress to the second stage of The Champions League (after losing the first 3 games) - oh, and we hated Souness too... May have been a controversial figure on the pitch sometimes but check out the Craig Bellamy Foundation he set up in Sierra Leone - top work.
We've a few more to add in for this year too - If you see someone, let us know and we'll get them on the Celebrity Watch Page.