Summer Life in La Tania

There's loads to do in Summer too!

Summer Apartment Availability


La Tania opens for Summer on Sunday 3rd July until Friday 26th August 2016
Check out the Summer Program in the La Tania Summer Brochure 2016
La Tania Tourist Office Weekly Activities & Events Guide - Updated Weekly from July


Summer Bus Timetables 2016

The free Summer shuttle bus is now confirmed for Summer - timetable here. The service runs from Bozel, 3 times a day up to Saint-Bon, then approx every half hour from Saint-Bon up to 1850 (nearest stop is Le Praz for La Tania - take the footpath down in the Summer!) and it of course now stops at Aquamotion between 1550 Courchevel Village and 1650 Courchevel Moriond.
There is also a Brides les Bains to Courchevel bus. Useful for the bikers heading down the valley - note this is Sunday Only from 10 July to 21 August. Leaves Brides at 09:30, 10:50, 14:00 and 16:30 taking around 30 minutes to 1850). Timetables here



Summer Activities

La Tania isn’t just about the Winter! Although so much quieter than in Winter, La Tania boasts an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, beach volley ball court, basketball court, boules pitches, downhill mountain bike tracks, 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 Ferrata 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 sunbathe in the fresh air of the mountains.
The second La Tania Theatre Festival takes place from the 2nd to 9th July 2016 with 6 theatre companies taking part.

New for 2016 is the Courchevel Wake Park in Le Praz

Summer Views of La Tania



La Tania Outdoor Swimming Pool

Open every day except Saturday from 1pm until 6pm. The pool is heated to 28°C and Adult entry costs €3.90 or 10 entries for €35 while a Summer pass for 2016 is €50.
Kids under 12 cost €2.90 / €25 / €35 and under 5s are free.

Summer Lift Opening 2016

For Summer 2016 the La Tania gondola lift will once again be FREE and open every day except Saturday (9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.45pm) from Sunday 3 July to Friday 26 August 2016.
Praz, Verdons, Saulire and Pas de Lac (on the Méribel Mottaret side) are open every day except Saturday from 09:30-16:45 (Saulire closes 16:40) from Sunday 3 July to Friday 26 August 2016.
A free bus service from Brides Les Bains to Méribel with Bike Racks operates 5 times a day also. The Courchevel free bus service from Bozel also takes bikes - timetable for 2016 TBC
Adult prices for Summer 2016 start at €7.50 for one lift up, €12.50 for two rides up, €17.50 for a full day, €52.50 a week or €160 for the Summer season.
Remember - Winter season passes are valid in Summer too with a single valley pass being upgradeable to Three Valleys for €49 for the whole Summer.

Via Ferrata above Lac Rosière near Courchevel 1650



3VTT Weekend for 2016 is on 9 & 10 July

During the Summer selected ski lifts are open for walkers and mountain bikers. The lifts have special mountain bike attachments and bikes are available for hire.
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.
A friendly sporting event for all abilities, organised by the 3 Vallées resorts. This event is aimed at anyone who loves cycling for fun; either on their own, with family, or with friends.
Information and registration contact 3 VTT Organisation, Tel: 0479 262 488 or on


La Tania from the Bouc Blanc Restaurant at the top of the gondola - More Summer pics here


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.
La Saucisse Savoyarde La Tania's’s delicatessen will be open this Summer, Sunday to Friday from 5pm until 9pm with excellent pizzas available to takeaway.
The Tourist Office, Supermarket, Tabac, Bakery, La Ferme / Les Chanterelles, 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. Val Thorens has now given up on Summer skiing but the Tignes glacier will be open and has up to 750m vertical complete with a large fun park now located right up near the top of the Grand Motte. Open from 27 June until 07 August 2016.
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.


La Tania Summer Montage - Pics of La Tania and The 3 Valleys

Photo Credits to: Robin Garner, Anna Jasiolek, Atelier du Vent, Noel Pelegrin Kamelot Camp,

Tourist Office La Tania,, 3V Infosnews, La Tanier des Momes.



Events through Summer 2016

Every Week in July & August the following activities are organised by The La Tania Tourist Office. The La Tania Gondola will be free and open every day except Saturday for Summer 2016.

The Summer 2016 daily programm, some changes week to week - check the Weekly Programme

Sun: Welcome Drink at 10:30am

Mon: Water Aerobics, Dodgeball

Tue: Guided Walk, Waterpolo

Wed: Water Aerobics, Volleyball, Giant BBQ

Thu: Guided Walk, Moules & Frites at The Ski Lodge, Giant Tartiflette at La Saucisse

Fri: Water Aerobics, Dodgeball, Kids Performance Show plus Fish n Chips at The Ski Lodge


The Tourist Office Weekly Guide updated every Saturday during Winter & Summer seasons


Summer 2016

Jun 02 - England v Portugal, Friendly, Wembley (La Tania does football)
Jun 11 - Euro 2016, England v Russia, Marseille
Jun 17 - Le Farçon Restaurant, La Tania opens for Summer
Jun 11 - ESF Méribel Valley Golf Trophy, Méribel Golf
Jun 16 - Euro 2016, England v Wales, Lens
Jun 20 - Euro 2016, England v Slovakia, St Etienne
Jun 27 - Tignes Summer Skiing area opens for Summer
Jul 01 - Pub Le Ski Lodge Opening Night for Summer
Jul 02 to 09 - La Tania Amateur Theatre Festival
Jul 03 - La Tania & 3V Lifts open for Summer (La Tania Gondola open every day except Saturday)
Jul 06 - Euro 2016, Semi Final, Lyon
Jul 07 - Euro 2016, Semi Final, Marseille
Jul 08 to 10 - Musilac 2016 at Aix Les Bains with Sunset Sons, Elton John, Foals, Editors etc.
Jul 09 to 10 - Les 3 Vallées Tout Terrain 2016. Mountain Bike Competitions across The Three Valleys
Jul 09 - Summer Teenag' Games, Courchevel 1850
Jul 10 - Euro 2016 Final, Stade de France, Paris
Jul 13 - Fireworks & Music by the lake in Le Praz
Jul 14 - Fireworks and Party, Bastille Day, French National Day
Jul 15 to 16 - Summer Ski Jumping Grand Prix 2014, Le Praz Ski Jump (our race UP the jump too!)
Jul 16 to 17 - E VTT Enduro Challenge, Méribel
Jul 16 to 22 - Kids Week, La Tania
Jul 23 to 24 - La Fête de Madelon, Le Praz
Jul 23 to 29 - Nature Week in La Tania
Jul 26 - Fireworks and Symphony around the lake, Le Praz
Jul 24 to 29 - Méribel Air Show, Altiport, Méribel
Jul 28 Bouc Blanc Race: Annual 7km / 600m vertical running race up to the Bouc Blanc restaurant
Jul 29 to 31 - Alpes-Home Exhibition, Meribel
Jul 30 to 31 - Méribel Classic Car Rally
Jul 30 to 31 - Local Heritage Meetings in La Tania
Jul 30 to Aug 05 - Well-Being Week, La Tania. Massages, spa trips, aqua gym, fitness courses, etc.
Aug 06 to 07 - Courchevel 1650 Fête - Notre Dame des Neiges Fair
Aug 06 to 07 - Courchevel X-Trail Competition
Aug 07 - Tignes Summer Skiing area closes
Aug 07 - Fête à Fanfoué, Méribel
Aug 07 to 08 - Multibike, VTT/MTB Méribel
Aug 13 to 14 - Coupe de France VTT, downhill & cross country mountain bike competitions, Méribel
Aug 15 - Fête des Bûcherons, The Lumberjack Championships, La Tania
Aug 15 - Courchevel Shop Clearance Sale
Aug 15 to 19 - Méribel Magic Shows
Aug 20 to 21- Courchevel 1550 Fête .
Aug 25 to 29 - Méribel Golf Show
Aug ?? - Ski Lodge Closing Party for Summer TBC
Aug 26 - Lifts close for Summer
Sep 04 - Slovakia v England, World Cup Qualifier
Oct ?? - Tignes Glacier opens for the Winter season
Oct 08 - England v Malta, World Cup Qualifier, Wembley
Oct 11 - Slovenia v England, World Cup Qualifier
Oct 27 to 30 - The Ski & Snowboard Show 2016 at BATTERSEA EVOLUTION, BATTERSEA PARK
Oct 29 - La Tania Ski Show Re-Union in The Main Bar as usual


If you've never made it out in the Summer, it really is truly beautiful!

The Troika in Summer and Winter

Our Playground in Summer - From the top of Col de la Loze above La Tania



Page last updated 30/06/16