Summer Life in La Tania

There's loads to do in Summer too!



UPDATE - All Courchevel lifts free from 11 Aug to 01 Sep 2017

Summer Apartment Availability 2017


La Tania opens for Summer on Saturday 1st July until Friday 01 September 2017
2017 Summer Events Program   |   2017 Lift Opening Dates & Prices (Courchevel from 9 July)


Summer Bus Timetables 2017

The free Summer shuttle bus for Summer - 2017 timetable here. The service now runs to La Tania and every half an hour in the morning (better than Winter!). Now stops at Aquamotion between 1550 Courchevel Village and 1650 Courchevel Moriond too.
A Brides-les-Bains to Méribel (and Méribel Village) free bus runs 5 times a day from 6th August to 1st September with bike trailer. A good alternative trip biking down to Brides from La Tania off road and then back via the Méribel Valley or Méribel Village. 2017 Timetable



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 (but wake boarding in Le Praz now too!) or just hang out and sunbathe in the beautiful scenery and fresh air of the mountains.
The third La Tania Theatre Amateur Theatre Festival takes place from the 4th to 7th July 2017.
New for 2016 was 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 (2016 prices).


Summer Lift Opening 2017

For Summer 2017 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 9 July to Friday 01 September.
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 9 July to Friday 01 September.
Tougnette 1 & 2 in Méribel will open EVERY DAY for Summer 2017 from Sunday 01 July to Friday 01 September (yes France, people do come out for weekends, it's not purely a changeover day with nothing to do!).
Adult prices for Summer 2017 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. No price increase for 2017.
Remember - Winter season passes are valid in Summer too with a single valley pass being upgradeable to 3 Valleys for €49 for the whole Summer. 2017 Summer Lift Pass Prices & Timetable

Via Ferrata above Lac Rosière near Courchevel 1650



3VTT Weekend for 2017 is on 8 & 9 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 usually opens in Summer, Sunday to Friday from 5pm until 8pm with excellent pizzas available to takeaway.
The Tourist Office, Supermarket, Tabac, Bakery, La Ferme / Les Chanterelles and Le Farçon are all open plus the Bouc Blanc above La Tania.
There's plenty of shops, bars and restaurants open in Courchevel and Méribel too, generally the following selection of popular drinking and eating places are open in Summer - but opening times do vary...
Méribel: Evolution, The Tav, Le Tremplin, Tsaretta Spice, Le Blanchot, Lodge du Village (Méribel Village)
Courchevel 1850: La Chabotte, Le Tremplin, Les Pierres Plates (Saulire Summit)
Courchevel 1650: La Boulotte, Le Bubble, Funky Fox, Stars n Bars (Aquamotion)
Courchevel Le Praz: Bistro du Praz, L'Elephant, Les Peupliers, The Drop Inn
Les Allues: La Tsaretta



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 and 20km of piste complete with a large fun park located up near the top of the Grand Motte. Open from 24 June 2017 until 6 August 2017.
Important: as part as its renovation, the Grande Motte cable car will be closed all summer long. It should be back open in the Autumn.
From June 24th to 30th, lifts open 7.15am to 1pm:
Funiculaire (last lift down: 1.30pm) - TSD Vanoise - TK Rosolin - TSF Panoramique.
From July 1st to August 6th 2017, lifts open 7.15am to 1pm:
Funiculaire (last lift down: 4.35pm) - TK Rosolin - TK Champagny - TSD Vanoise - TSF Panoramique - TK 3500 - Fil neige Corniche 1 & 2 - Fil neige Snowpark - Fil neige Filou.
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!



Other Stuff

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 2017

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 2017.

The Summer 2017 daily program, some changes week to week - check the Weekly Programme

Sun: Welcome Drink at 10:30am outside the Tourist Office, TTT Hike, Circus Presentation

Mon: Water Aerobics, Ping Pong, Yoga

Tue: Guided Walk, Waterpolo

Wed: Water Aerobics, Volleyball, Giant BBQ in the Forest

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

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




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 11/08/17