Summer Life in La Tania

There's loads to do in Summer too!

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
La Tania Tourist Office Weekly Activities & Events Guide - Updated Weekly from July


Summer Bus Timetables 2017 Still TBC

The free Summer shuttle bus for Summer - 2016 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.
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 2 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 2 July to Friday 01 September.
Tougnette 1 & 2 in Méribel will open EVERY DAY for Summer 2017 (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 Three 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 9pm with excellent pizzas available to takeaway.
The Tourist Office, Supermarket, Tabac, Bakery, La Ferme / Les Chanterelles, Le Farçon 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. Was open from 27 June until 07 August in 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 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 2016 daily program, 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


The complete La Tania and 3 Valleys What's On for the year ahead here



Summer 2017

May 27 - Bring Your Sisters, The Exchange, Bristol 8pm. More info...
May 28 - Bring Your Sisters, The Vic, Oxshott, Surrey 4pm More info...
Jun 07 - France v England, Stade de France, Paris, friendly (La Tania does football)
Jun 10 - Scotland v England, Hampden Park, Glasgow, World Cup 2018 Qualifier
Jun 10 - Val d'Isere opens for Summer Skiing
Jun 16 - Le Farçon Michelin Star Restaurant, La Tania opens for Summer
Jun 24 - Tignes opens for Summer Skiing
Jul 01 - Pub Le Ski Lodge Opening Night for Summer from 17:00 - Live Music at 22:00
Jul 04 to 07 - La Tania Amateur Theatre Festival
Jul 02 - La Tania & 3V Lifts open for Summer (La Tania Gondola open every day except Saturday)
Jul 02 - BMW Golf Championship, Méribel Golf
Jul 13 to 16 - Musilac 2017 at Aix Les Bains with Sting, Jamiroquai, Midnight Oil, Blossoms, etc.
Jul 08 to 09 - Les 3 Vallées Tout Terrain 2016. Mountain Bike Competitions across The Three Valleys
Jul 14 to 16 - Summer Games for kids - THE BIG EVENT, Courchevel 1850
Jul 14 - Fireworks and Party, Bastille Day, French National Day. La Tania, Les Allues etc.
Jul 16 - King of Méribel 2017. Multi-discipline Mountain Bike Competition open to all ages & abilities
Jul 16 - Val d'Isere Summer Skiing area closes
Jul 16 to 22 - Kids Week, La Tania
Jul 22 to 23 - La Fête de Madelon, Le Praz
Jul 22 - French Ski Schools Golf Competition, Méribel Golf
Jul 23 to Aug 05 - Well-Being Fortnight, La Tania. Massages, spa trips, aqua gym, fitness courses, etc.
Jul 24 to 28 - Méribel Air Show, Altiport, Méribel (and look up!)
Jul 25 - Fireworks and Symphony around the lake, Le Praz
Jul 27 - Bouc Blanc Race: Annual 7km / 600m vertical running race up to the Bouc Blanc restaurant
Jul 29 to 30 - Local Heritage Meetings in La Tania
Jul 31 to Aug 04 - Kids Magic - Magicians in and around Courchevel 1650 Moriond
Aug 05 to 06 - Courchevel 1650 Fête - Notre Dame des Neiges Fair
Aug 05 to 06 - Courchevel X-Trail
Aug 05 to 06 - Fête à Fanfoué, Méribel
Aug 06 to 12 - August Kids Week, La Tania
Aug 06 - Tignes Summer Skiing area closes
Aug 07 to 08 - Multibike, VTT/MTB Méribel
Aug 11 to 12 - Summer Ski Jumping Grand Prix 2014, Le Praz Ski Jump (our race UP the jump too!)
Aug - 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 and Tovets Fair
Aug 18 - Aquafitness Night at Aquamotion - Aquafitness in the pool in a clubbing atmosphere!
Aug 25 to 27 – The Triumph Cruisers Motorcycle Meet 2017 in La Tania, BBQs, Live Music, Ride Out....
Sep 01 - Lifts close for Summer
Sep 01 - Malta v England, World Cup Qualifier
Sep ?? - Ski Lodge Closing Party for Summer TBC
Sep 30 - Tignes Glacier opens for the Winter Season 2018 TBC
Oct 05 - England v Slovenia, World Cup Qualifier, Wembley
Oct 08 - Lithuania v England, World Cup Qualifier
Oct 26 to 29 - The Ski & Snowboard Show 2017 at Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London
Oct 28 - 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 13/05/17