Shops, Local Services and Activities
in and around La Tania
From supermarkets, dog sledding, plumbing and paragliding to pharmacies & cash
All contact numbers are listed in The La Tania Directory for Bars/Restaurants click here
Baby Sitting / Nannies | Snow / Ski Services | Non Skiing Activities | Property Management | Medical
For all your ski gear, travel deals, flights, transfers, hotels - check out the La Tania Shop
La Saucisse Savoyarde - La Tania locals Kirsty & Bruno have the shop / deli next to Le Farçon restaurant, it's the place to go for picnic lunches, hot bacon sandwiches, homemade meals to go, great lasagne, cheeses, charcuterie (Savoie style cured hams, sausages, pâtés etc) plus gift ideas, Genepi, local wines, English bacon, sausages and tea plus a full pizza takeaway menu!
Now has fresh bread every morning and great coffee to take away too. Check out the website at www.lasaucissesavoyarde.fr with details of all the take away options, pizza menu and prices.
The Bakery is open all day during the main part of the Winter season and as well as all types of bread and croissants, also has a range of cakes, snacks and delicacies.
Snow Food (Formerly The Pit Stop) is a sandwich & pizza takeaway with some tables available on their terrace. Open for lunch and evening.
Carrefour - Moutiers (which was Hyper Champion but is still referred to as Provencia by the veterans) in Moûtiers is
the place for a big grocery shop, it's 20 minutes away on a good run. Check out the exotic
foods of the world section – Marmite, McVities Biscuits, Sharwoods Curry Sauce, Heinz Baked
Beans, Walkers Crisps, PG Tips, Californian Gallo wines etc!
The Sherpa Supermarket in resort is not too expensive
considering it’s up the mountain and they now stock some of those exotic foods too! It has all the essentials, fresh fruit and veg, lots of booze and useful items from electrical adaptors to Christmas trees in December. Hot roast chickens available every evening too. Opens at 8am, Closes at 7:30pm. Also closed from about noon until 3 (so you can't get food at lunch time!) and remember plastic bags aren't free in France either!
You can check all this seasons important prices in La Tania on our Essential
EXTREME SKI SERVICES Property Management, cleaning, key holding, laundry, maintenance plus Chalet Catering Service & Delivery Meals. Chimneys cleaned too!
Contact Sandy on +33 (0)680 686254
We have four Ski & Snowboard outlets - Ski Higher (Skimium), Ski Wave (Ski Set), AlpiSki and
Intersport. We always use Ski Higher who stock all the latest ski & board
gear from Salomon, Nordica, K2, Dynastar, Rossignol, Scott etc and have clothing & accessories from Animal,
Think Pink, Da Kine, Fat Face and Lowe Alpine amongst others. They run a visiting ski, boots & board
hire at your chalet or apartment and also have outlets in La Tania, Le Praz, 1850 and Les Allues.
Other Shops in La Tania
Also in La Tania we’ve a Tabac - incorporating a Newsagent with same day UK newspapers, souvenirs, T-shirts, books and Bureau
de Change (plus the only place to (officially) get cigarettes too).
The Tourist Office is open all year and incorporates an irregularly opening Post Office plus there's the the lift pass office next to the gondola station - open all day and later on Saturday nights (English is spoken and credit/debit cards are accepted (like nearly all places here).
Cash Point / Credit Cards
The Cash Point machine next to the Tourist Office returned in Winter 2004/5 after being removed while access was improved for the delivery
of cash by security guards back in 2001. There are also convenient machines
in Courchevel 1850 (in La Croissette - the main gondola station / lift pass offices) and in Méribel (along the main road up to the square). Just about
everywhere takes plastic including the supermarkets, lift pass offices, ski shops and nearly all the
restaurants & bars.
Lots more shopping in Méribel and Courchevel with loads of ski and board shops with all the latest gear - although note that White Stuff and Fat Face no longer have shops in The Three Valleys (even though Fat Face was started by 2 Ski Bums flogging T shirts in Méribel - Ski Higher some times stock their gear however).
Head for 1850 if you really need
to spend some large amounts of money on all kinds of designer gear, handbags, furs, lingerie, watches and jewellery.
For discounted ski gear the
very large Decathlon and Intersport shops in Albertville and Annecy can be worth a visit
at the start or end of season, there's also an O'Neil factory shop (now re-branded) on the way towards Annecy
which occasionally has some good bargains available.
Snow Related Activities & Services
Paragliding - Call Craig on 0681
646970 or visit his website at www.paraglide-alps.com.
Fully qualified English instructor, tandem trips or you can go on a course and fly solo!
Also, Christophe "Astro" Long lives in La Tania and offers tandem flights from Col de la Loze or Saulire. Contact Christophe on 0605 004567 or www.tandemtop.com
SnoEscape - For loads of activities in the Alps including Snow Mobile trips, Husky Sledding, Sky Diving, Helicopter Trips, Ice Diving, Karting and Climbing. Contact Alex on Winter Mob: +33 (0)621 497971 Summer Mob: +44 (0)7971 880869.
The Tourist Office has details
of several snow related activities including ski-doo riding, snow-shoe walking and cross country skiing.
Sledging - Nightly sledging for the kids (and
usually the adults after Aprés Ski) takes place on the floodlit Troika run in
the centre of La Tania. The ski shops rent out or sell sledges / bum boards.
There's a full on luge sledging run at 1550/1850 which is great fun at night with the 1550 Gondola staying open until 8pm to get you up to 1850 for the floodlit 1.7km run. Decent sledges with solid steel brakes / steering can be rented for €4 for a half day. There are further runs at Val Thorens and Les Menuires.
You can also try a full
on Olympic bob sleigh over in La Plagne that
anyone can have a go on in a proper bob for around £50. Open to everyone one day a week - check with the tourist office.
Night skiing on Wednesday nights in the main season is available on Verdons above Courchevel 1850 with the family fun park and big air bag available.
Mountain Guide - Olivier Houillot Tel 0479 083958 or email email@example.com
Child Care / Nannies / Baby Sitting
Nannies / Child Care
Call Tayla on UK 07908 748 262 or FRANCE +33 (0)616 973 601
SnowBugs child care offers a high quality, friendly and trustworthy, private nanny service, entertaining your little ones in the comfort of your own holiday home.
The La Tania Crèche
"Garderie La Tanière des Croés" welcomes children from 4 months to 6 years old from Sunday to Friday. Open from 6 December 2015 to 17 April 2016. Registration forms can be requested by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Le Jardin des nieges - from 4 years old, ESF instructors initiate kids in to their first steps on skis. Tel 0479 088039 or email email@example.com and check www.esf-latania.com
Club des Sports - race training for kids! Tel 0479 552689
Tourist Office Baby Sitting List on 0479 084040
Activities - Non Snow Related
Back in 2007 Jessica and Kate used to perform a ten minute upper body massage (head, neck, arms, hands, ears, shoulders and arms) and at the end the client paid what ever they felt it was worth.
They don't seem to be around The Three Valleys any more but this pic led to loads of laughs, secretly swapping over to Big Steve half way through...
Pamper Off Piste are a mobile physiotherapy, osteopathy, massage and beauty service that will visit you in the comfort of your chalet or holiday accommodation. Whether you would like a massage in preparation for your day’s skiing, a beauty treatment to make you feel spoilt or a physiotherapy appointment to get you back on the slopes as quickly as possible. All our treatments are available for the boys too, we have developed a special range of treatments with our male clients in mind.
Fitness & Physio
The Tourist Office has details
of the Hotel Montana fitness club and
details of what's on at the La Tania Cinema (usually in peak Weeks only and sometimes only in French). Physio may also be available at Hotel Montana Tel 0479 088008
Swimming - A small pool at the Hotel Montana in La Tania and a large leisure centre
with full facilities in Méribel. A huge new "Aqua Park" near Courchevel 1550 is being built with expected opening in December 2014.
WiFi is available in many areas across La Tania via the Tourist Office system but is chargeable. There is free WiFi at Pub Le Ski Lodge, La Taiga, Hotel Telemark and Chrome Bar.
10 Pin Bowling - Is available in Courchevel
1850 along with a small amusement arcade (Fun Land!). Plus Archery, Paint-balling, Ice Karting etc also available - Tourist Offices have further details.
Looks like the Ice Karting track will be swallowed up by the new Aquatic Centre being constructed in Courchevel 1550 - it remains to be seen if this will be relocated somewhere else.
This massive new "Aquamotion" centre opens in December 2015 with indoor and outdoor pools, slides, rapids, surf waves, spa treatments etc.
Mobile Hair Stylist - Angéline Jandot
Seamstress /Curtain Maker
Telephone +33 (0)675 433217
The free ski bus to Courchevel - timetable here
Covered car parking - available from The
Tourist Office for around €60 a week
Property Management / Maintenance Services
EXTREME SKI SERVICES: Cleaning, Key Holding, Laundry, Maintenance, Catering, Curries
Property Management from www.extremeskiservices.com Apartments cleaned, keys holding, basic maintenance, laundry services etc. Plus your Chimneys cleaned too! Contact Sandy on +33 (0)680 686254
Building / Renovation / Maintenance / Chimney Installation Etc...
Need that apartment refurbed and a new kitchen or bathroom? Or how about a sun deck on your chalet? Speak to Bruno - he built the new terrace at Pub Le Ski Lodge!
Maintenance / Electrician
Plumbing and Property Maintenance plus Spa Installation Specialists
Nexity, La Tania
Tel 0479 080250
Vallat Immobilier, La Tania
Tel 0479 014401
Immobilier Diamont, La Tania - Tel 0479 014401 www.immo-diamant.com
Medical / Doctors / Police / Vets etc
First Aid & Piste Rescue - 0479 089900
Police / Fire / Emergency Numbers
Fire - 18
Emergency - 15
European Emergency Number - 112
Gendarmerie Municipale de La Perrière / La Tania
Normal hours: +33 (0)679 14 80 93
At night (17:30- 08:30) & weekends: +33(0)800 00 89 02
Gendarmerie Meribel - 0479 086017
Gendarmerie Courchevel - 0479 082607
Gendarmerie Bozel - 0479 220017
Doctor Joncquiert-Latarjet 0479 082960 based in the La Tania Medical Centre
Doctor Noblin in Le Praz - 0479 084324
Doctor Maalej in Courchevel 1650 - 0479 080445
Méribel Medical Centre - 0479 086041
Courchevel 1850 Medical Centre - 0479 083213
Hospital in Moûtiers - 0479 096060
Courchevel 1850 - 0479 081941
Courchevel 1650 - 0479 082617
Méribel - 0479 086359
Clinique Veterinaire des 3 Vallees, Moûtiers - 0479 240176
Veterinaire de Bozel - 0479
Staff Hygiene Training
Staff Training for Chalet Staff including Food Hygiene, Chalet Cooking and Recipe Development. Training up to CIEH Level 2 Award for Food Safety in Catering. See more at TOCC (Training) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Hygiene Courses and Consultancy for Chalet Staff - Machin & Toplass Ltd
First Aid & Piste Rescue - 0479 089900
Summer in La Tania and The Three Valleys
Masses of activities in La Tania and around The Three valleys including hiking,
mountain biking, paragliding, tennis, rock climbing, white water
rafting, hydro speeding, fishing, horse riding, canyoning, quad biking, paint balling, off
road motorcycling, archery, clay pigeon shooting, roller blading, road cycling, golf, wake
boarding, water skiing, swimming, boules, sunbathing, volley ball, football, potato growing,
bbq's, camping, fancy dress parties etc etc.
Page last updated 09/01/16