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
The Bakery 0479 082307 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 plus coffee too.
Opening hours are 07:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 19:30
Saveurs des Alpes 0622 745147 La Tania's deli with local produce and cheeses plus takeaway fondue, raclette, pizzas, rotisserie chickens and homemade meals including a very decent Lasagne.
Now open from 08:00 to 20:30
Snow Food 0479 084899 (Formerly The Pit Stop many moons ago) is a sandwich & pizza takeaway with some tables available on their terrace. Hot wine, beers, soup, tartiflette and waffles served too.
Lunch set menu (burger/chips/drink) served from 11:30 to 15:00
Takeaway pizzas served until around 21:30 (ish)
The Sherpa Supermarket 0479 088069 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 during school holidays usually and remember plastic bags aren't free in France either.
Opening hours from 08:00 to 13:00 and 15:30 to 19:30 (so you can't get food at lunch time!).
The Sherpa confirmed opening from 19 Dec 2020 for Winter Season 2020 / 2021
Carrefour - Moûtiers 0479 241244 (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!
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Sat 08:15 to 20:00, Fri 08:15 to 20:30, Sun 08:30 to 12:30
Super U 0479 229037 is a good alternative to Carrefour and a little nearer to resort (with a handy laundrette in the car park too). Largely similar prices and plenty of special offers, loyalty deals and on-line services available.
Mon to Sat 08:00 to 20:00, Sun 08:30 to 12:30
You can check 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 has moved to the ESF Office and opening details are not clear as yet for Summer 2021 and Winter 2022. Post Office services are also to be confirmed. The lift pass office next to the gondola station is 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. A new machine was installed in Summer 2017 - note that it is the type that really persuades you to take their guaranteed exchange rate which is nearly always a rip off. Select the amount in Euros. There is also a compulsory charge of around €3 - use the bank ones at La Croisette in 1850 instead. The Le Praz machine next to the bus stop is now of this same rip off type too.
There are also convenient machines
in Courchevel 1850 (in La Croissette - the main gondola station / lift pass offices), in Méribel (along the main road up to the square) and in the centre of Mottaret in the buildings nearest to the Combes chair. Just about
everywhere takes plastic including the supermarkets, lift pass offices, ski shops and 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 sometimes 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
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
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 €5 for a half day. There are further runs at Val Thorens, Les Menuires. and Méribel plus a brand new 3km run in Courchevel 1650 Moriond for Winter 2018.
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.
New for 2018 was the 3km Courchevel 1650 "Moriond Racing" Luge track. See our first go here...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The La Tania Crèche
The resort managed "Garderie La Tanière des Croés" welcomes children from 4 months to 6 years old from Sunday to Friday. May be only running in Moriond for Winter 2021 - please check
Contact Anne Thiery - Directrice des Garderies Touristiques de Courchevel, La Tania et Moriond.
Tel: 0479 41 25 14
Mob: 0643 47 15 66
Club des Sports
Race training for kids! Tel 0479 552689
Tourist Office Baby Sitting List
Call 0479 080029
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.
Ski Physio are another option with British founder Sian in charge of an operation that is now spread across Courchevel, Méribel and Val d'Isere.
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 €63m "Aqua Park" near Courchevel 1550 / 1650 opened in 2015 with all kinds of facilities including indoor surfing!
WiFi is available in many areas across La Tania via the Tourist Office system but is chargeable - they also hire out mobile Wifi devices too. There is free WiFi at Pub Le Ski Lodge, La Taiga, Hotel Telemark and Chrome Bar.
Tourist Office Services - inc Left Luggage, Showers and Ski Lockers
For pre-booking and further information on the left luggage, showers and ski lockers facilities in the building "La Grandzeta" next to the La Tania Gondola - call +33 (0)630 845442 (Tourist Office run - they all speak English!).
The Tourist Office can also be contacted to rent underground car parking spaces, for stamps and posting parcels, photocopying & faxing, mobile Wifi rental, booking buses to Moûtiers and to reserve on organised Snow Shoe outings. Call +33 (0) 479 080029
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.
The Ice Karting track was swallowed up by the new Aquatic Centre constructed in Courchevel 1550 -no information on it's replacement. Great one in Val Thorens though!
This massive new "Aquamotion" centre opened 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
For inter-resort and further afield
G'Taxi 0609 527852
AZ Taxis 0607 130782
Taxi le Savoyard 0611 408819
Humbert & Fils 0609 412364
Yann Leray, meribeltaxis.com 0660 753210
Pacifique Transport 0643 807725
Meritaxis 0479 085822
The free ski bus serving La Tania and all the Courchevel resort - timetable here
Covered car parking - available from The
Tourist Office for around €70 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 terrace at Pub Le Ski Lodge!
Maintenance / Electrician based in La Tania
Plumbing & Property Maintenance plus Spa Installation Specialists
Leggett Immobilier - Tel +33 672 94 46 44 www.leggett-immo.com
Immobilier Diamont, La Tania - Tel 0479 014401 www.immo-diamant.com
Fire Service / Emergency 18 / 112
Local Police 0479 083469
CCTV24 hour Security Police 0800 008902
Gendarmerie Méribel - 0479 086017
Gendarmerie Courchevel - 0479 082607
Gendarmerie Bozel - 0479 220017
Doctor Joncquiert-Latarjet 0479 082960 based in the La Tania Medical Centre
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
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 27/07/21