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Fri 06 May 2022
Congrats Maya, Beefstock & Flo on their Escapade in a Day

Surely the last report on the 3 Valleys Escapade in a Day for the 2022 Season – and sorry we were a bit late in getting this on-line! Thanks to Katy for the info. Conditions were great considering we thought it wss going to rain, we actually got blue skies all day. The only major […]


Tue 03 May 2022
How To Kill Time At A Hotel

It is safe to say that traveling is one of the most wonderful things in life. You get to do and see beautiful things. For most people, a trip to a beautiful destination is a life-changing experience. But, there are also boring moments during a vacation. For example, the nights at the hotel. There are […]


Sat 30 Apr 2022
Jack Jardine – La Tania’s first ever Savoie Parallel Slalom Champion

www.latania.co.uk sponsored racer Jack Jardine has a busy end of season. The end of the season saw the Tarentaise Coupe de Bronze which covers the Three Valleys, Valmorel, Champagny and Pralognan. Jack double podiumed with a Second  for the whole seasons races and a Third for the final of the parallel slalom where 32 of the […]


Wed 13 Apr 2022
The turn of Chenus to be absolutely mint this morning…

A little hazy today but should be sunny from tomorrow and throughout the Easter weekend! And L’Eclipse now a lovely relaxed ski now it’s nice and soft… The first Marmottes have been spotted too!


Mon 11 Apr 2022
Turning in to one of the best end of season skiing conditions ever…

Another beautiful day on the mountain…


Mon 04 Apr 2022
Lac Bleu & Jean Blanc absolutely mint this morning – could be January

Fantastic April Skiing continues…


Sat 02 Apr 2022
Fresh April Snow!

Powder Rules Apply… On a Saturday changeover day of course…


Fri 01 Apr 2022
Always worth a look – those out first Friday morning were rewarded with some fresh snow – and more on the way!

Some lovely powder first thing – not deep but surprisingly light!



Saulire Cable Car to be designated a “Premium Lift”

The Saulire Cable Car is to be designated a “Premium Lift” at additional cost when it reopens. With a ski concierge service, luxury seating, free hot drinks, masseuse, glove & boot warmers, video screens, free internet access and phone charging facilities there will be an additional charge to use the lift when it reopens – […]


Mon 28 Mar 2022
Jean Blanc Perfect This Morning – Certainly Piste du Jour


Fri 25 Mar 2022
Escapaders Continue – Tony, David, Wayne and Paddy

Tony, David, Wayne and Paddy from Sussex attempted the challenge for the first time in very mixed conditions on 20 March 2022. Freeze thaw meant awful ice in the morning and slush in the afternoon. Their comprehensive report below… We started our skiing adventure in Courchevel so Foret was our first run.  We had worked […]


Tue 22 Mar 2022
And yet another Escapade in a Day – Elie and Ron on a bad vis day…

Poor conditions but mission accomplished! Hey, my name is Elie and me and my friend Ron completed today the escapade challenge. We had very bad conditions and bad visibility but completed it in 8 hours and 8 minutes! What’s this all about? The 3 Valleys Escapade was the lift company promotion of visiting (originally in […]



Nick, Lorna and Cormac nail the Escapade in a Day

Despite some queues they were back for 4pm!  I wanted to get in touch to let you know that my team completed the 3 Valleys escapade last week and would love to be added to the Hall of Fame on the website. Nick Spearing, Lorna Simmonds and Cormac Shine completed the escapade on Tuesday 8 […]



Jason and Jordan complete the Escapade on Snowboards

The Escapade in a Day continues with a father and son team on snowboards. After a few failed attempts over the last few seasons with larger groups, my son and I decided to see if we could do it with just the 2 of us, on snowboards.( everyone on skis telling us it would take […]


Sun 20 Mar 2022
Still Absolutely Brilliant Piste Skiing Available

Lac Bleu perfect at 09:15 this morning, pure velvet corduroy and Combe des Pylons was definitely Piste du Jour… Get the timing, aspect & altitude right and there’s still terrific skiing to be had.


Tue 15 Mar 2022
Another great result for Jack!

He’s on a roll!Jack Jardine, sponsored by latania.co.uk had a massive podium when he took a 2nd in slalom in the Savoie, covering most of the big ski resorts in the Northern Alps. The 124 kids had to qualify to be there having competed at District level (La Tania’s district being the Tarentaise). Jack said […]


Sun 13 Mar 2022
The Escapade in a Day – Congratulations to Eric and Felix

The Escapade in a Day continues… An awesome day! We didnt start until 915am when the Funitel Peclet started, finished at 445pm. The Saulire cable car is closed for the year so we used the Vizelle lift to get to Pas Du Lac. The Chasse run was closed so we took Bruyere 1 to Bruyere […]


Mon 07 Mar 2022
La Tania youngsters perform brilliantly again…

Good day at the office for www.latania.co.uk sponsored racer Jack Jardine with a 1st in Slalom at Pralognan-la-Vanoise winning a bike in the Coupe de Bronze championship. It puts him at the stop of the standings with one race to go but really close with four battling for the top prize. He is racing next […]


Sun 06 Mar 2022
Bozel to Courchevel Gondola enters further consultation / tender phase

Latest from the Bozel Marie on the planned gondola from Bozel to Courchevel 1550 (with a mid-station at St Bon). This has been talked about for at least 20 years but finally appears to be happening – the benefit of a reduction in private car traffic up to Courchevel seen as a big plus point […]


Fri 04 Mar 2022
Méribel Lift Strike – What they’ve been offered

The Méribel lift strike continues for the third day today, Fri 4 March. Main lifts are open to access other areas (Mottaret not affected) and Méribel passes valid across the 3 Valleys – no extension required. Information on how to get around the ski area:You will be able to reach the Méribel Mottaret ski area […]


Mon 21 Feb 2022
David Beckham Snowboarding with the kids in Courchevel Last Week

David Beckham was in Courchevel last week with daughter Harper and son Cruz. Victoria didn’t make the trip – she was working hard getting ready for London fashion week apparently. No need for paparazzi type photos as the whole trip was documented on instagram with the promotion of his Inter Miami team shirt and declaring […]


Fri 18 Feb 2022
Young Hugo Bevan experiencing La Tania for the first time…

At 14 weeks old Hugo has had his first slide on snow in La Tania and his first drink, food and sleep at Pub Le Ski Lodge.


Thu 17 Feb 2022
Congratulations to latania.co.uk skier Jack Jardine – 3rd in Savoie under 12s

La Tania Club des Sports member and latania.co.uk rider, Jack Jardine had a magnificent podium finish on Wednesday in the Savoie Coupe d’Argent Trophée Carré Neige Giant Slalom over in Les Menuires. Jack could have won it but recovered from a big error – in his all or nothing (go hard or go home) style… […]


Mon 14 Feb 2022
Le Ski and The Ski Lodge Escapaders – Congratulations to Jess, Callum, Archie, Pierce, Max & Luke

The Escapade in a Day continues with locals from Le Ski and The Ski Lodge amongst others enjoying a full on day out across the 3 Valleys. Congratulations to Callum McNally, Jess Carter, Archie Cliff, Pierce Shapton, Max Smith and Luke Rawlinson. Now in the Hall of Fame… What’s this all about? The 3 Valleys […]



Escapade Success for Scott, Henry, Bella, Milly and Seb

The Escapade in a Day continues… Congratulations to Scott, Henry, Bella, Milly and Seb who completed the challenge on 27 January 2022. These newer, faster lifts certainly making it easier and they finished with half an hour to spare (so added in a few other lifts to up the mileage). What’s this all about? The […]


Wed 09 Feb 2022
Another Escapade Completed! Congrats to Dave & Karen

The Escapade in a Day continues… The route for 2022 could do with an update with the new lifts etc but it’s still a great challenge and a massive day out! Congratulation to Dave Killip and Karen Shackleton who today successfully completed the Escapade in a Day on their 3rd attempt. The perfect conditions certainly […]


Sun 06 Feb 2022
What’s On in La Tania this week beginning 6 Feb 2022

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Sun 30 Jan 2022
First Escapade of the Season

Well done to Jake and Lee. Some new lifts, some closed too but there or thereabouts! We’ll work on the 2022 definitive route soon. What’s this all about? The 3 Valleys Escapade was the lift company promotion of visiting (originally in 2006) 14 points across the Three Valleys and gaining a certificate & badge over […]


Sun 16 Jan 2022
La Tania Tourist Office Weekly Programme

The animations for La Tania:– Chamallow party, in front of the Tourist Office, Wednesday 19, from 4pm to 5.30pm.– Fête vos jeux, Salle de spectacles, Friday 21, from 4pm to 5.30pm. For cheese lovers:– Fondue Party, Courchevel Moriond Snow Front, Thursday 20, from 4.30pm to 6pm.– “Dégustez la Savoie”, La Croisette Courchevel 1850 , Thursday 20, from 4.30pm to […]


Sun 02 Jan 2022
Tourist Office Events – Week Beginning 02 Jan 2022

Tonight Sunday 02 Jan, at the Gilles de la Rocque Auditorium at Le Jardin Alpin:• Jazz concert Tribute to Claude Nougaro. There is still availability, free reservations on: https://www.billetweb.fr/pro/courchevel (Health Pass required) Activities in La Tania next week:• Tuesday 04 Jan: Tir à l’érable (making maple lollipops). From 16:00 to 17:30 in front of the Tourist Office of La Tania.• Wednesday […]


Fri 31 Dec 2021
1650 Luge Run – Opening Postponed plus latest from S3V

The “Moriond Racing” Luge run in Courchevel 1650 was due to open on Thursday but this has now been postponed until further notice due to Covid cases rising. Announcement will be made on the opening in due course. S3V have been in contact with us with regard to lift closures in Courchevel and their staff […]


Wed 22 Dec 2021
Introducing Summit Sculpture…

For the skier who has everything… If you’ve already got the framed retro ski poster on your wall and your shelves are full of coffee table books about ‘chalet-style’ interior design, but you’re still looking for a way to bring the mountains into your home, we’ve found the perfect thing…. Made of bronze and weighing […]


Mon 20 Dec 2021
Christmas in La Tania…

On Wednesday 22 December there will be a Christmas Parade through La Tania (time tbc) and on Christmas Day there will be a Father Christmas Village in resort. If you go to the Courchevel 1850 Tourist Office reception desk you can enter a prize draw to win a trip to Disneyland© Paris! Pub Le Ski […]


Tue 07 Dec 2021
Lots of new Snow across The 3 Valleys…

The new Bouquetin lift, Plantrey and a check on how the snow cannon mounds on Folyères are doing…


Sun 05 Dec 2021
First Down Suisses, the “new” Bouquetin Lift and Avalanche Danger…

Out and about across the 3 Valleys this morning our special correspondents saw lots of signs of avalanches and potentially dangerous spots in popular off piste areas – Avalanche Risk remains at 4 out of 5 (High Risk) off piste.


Thu 02 Dec 2021
Latest Covid Related Rules & Test Centres for Courchevel and Méribel

This is the latest information we have at time of publication, please don’t shoot the messenger! For further information please use the contact details on this page and speak to people – relying on facebook comments for accurate information is not advised. Official links at the bottom of this page. Courchevel Tourist Office +33 (0) […]


Sun 28 Nov 2021
Opening Night at La Taiga

After 623 days #backstronger


Tue 23 Nov 2021
Outdoor Master Ultra Goggle Reviewed

Outdoormaster have released their new ULTRA XL Snow Goggles + Lens Bundle which has a super high definition, colour optimised, wide angle, anti-fog lens, but the special part is the easy magnetic lens changing system for those sunny mornings and the cloudy late afternoons when flat light descends and a change of lens is required (but 90% […]


Mon 22 Nov 2021
Opening Weekend at Val Thorens: 19-21 Nov 2021

After 615 days it’s absolutely fabulous to be skiing again! Everyone was smiling, accepting masks being worn in queues and enjoying the skiing. Limited to the prepared pistes, but no stones or bare patches – a tremendous job once again from the Pisteurs.


Thu 18 Nov 2021
Winter Olympics 2022: what you need to know

The timer is ticking down as the excitement goes up in preparation for the 2022 Winter Olympics. Beijing hosts the world for what will be a memorable games running between the opening ceremony on 4th February and the closing ceremony on 20th February. The Beijing National Stadium features as the main arena, and it’s there […]


Mon 08 Nov 2021
New La Tania Beginners Area – First Lift Going In & Plan Fontaine / Folyères Junction Explored

It would appear that the 2022 Three Valleys Piste Map is not exactly right regarding the Plan Fontaine (green) and Folyères (blue) junction. It shows it with the green run going in to the beginners area – but it looks like all piste traffic (sensibly) goes around the beginners area and Plan Fontaine joins up […]


Fri 05 Nov 2021
First Tracks on Saulire – Winter 2022

A bit keen? Spotted on the Saulire webcam yesterday 4th November 2021 – A lone figure skinning up the Saulire bowl. And then putting down those first tracks of the season… Congratulations! Your name is safe with us…


Fri 29 Oct 2021
Tips that will Help you to Stay Entertained While Travelling

Many people look forward to going on holiday every single year. It doesn’t matter whether it is a beach trip or whether it is simply going skiing on fresh snow. That being said, travelling is usually the worst bit about going on holiday. If you want to make sure that your holiday is the best […]


Thu 28 Oct 2021
2022 Three Valleys Piste Map Analysed

All the “NEW” labels reviewed and the new beginners lifts in La Tania are detailed! Although this is the 3 Valleys Map and not as detailed as the individual valley maps we note that the green Plan Fontaine piste appears to joint the beginners area rather than intersect the blue Folyéres piste. The 2 new […]


Tue 28 Sep 2021
All Courchevel, Méribel & 3 Valleys Lift Pass Prices for Winter 2022

Confirmation that as is stands now, there will be no workers or residents discounts and no Aquamotion options. According to the lift companies these discounts are now deemed illegal across France as they are discriminatory as lifts are ”public transport” so the treasury can expect full VAT on every pass. Discriminating against 31 year olds […]


Thu 23 Sep 2021
Job Opportunities in La Tania for this Winter

The experiences, memories and friendships will last a lifetime – or you may never go home! Of course it can be hard work and you won’t earn a fortune (but food, bed & skiing may be thrown in), but a season in the mountains is something you have to experience before you can even try […]


Thu 16 Sep 2021
Latest on New Developments in La Tania

Prior to our comprehensive round up of everything new in The 3 Valleys which we’ll put out in October, here’s some news on the latest developments in La Tania. The Moretta Village development on the car park area near to the gondola is finally going ahead. This is a large, complex, 3 year project with […]


Mon 13 Sep 2021
Crystal Return to La Tania plus their bespoke Holiday Checklist launches

Crystal Ski Holidays are returning back to La Tania for Winter 2021 / 2022 with full package deals including transfers and flights plus a local rep service. TUI Flights to Chambéry include departures from Manchester, Exeter, Birmingham, Bristol, Gatwick, East Midlands, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Accommodation is with Hotel Montana and the apartments of Residence Le […]


Wed 01 Sep 2021
40% off Carte Neige

If anyone bought a Carte Neige insurance last year and renew it before 31st December 2021 they get 40% off. Auto translation below: Dear licensees, We have all had a difficult 2020-2021 season. Administrative closure of ski lifts, curfews, limitation of movement… regardless of our favorite sliding activities, we have all had to face restrictions in our […]


Tue 10 Aug 2021
Cable going on the new top to bottom La Masse Gondola

The new gondola will open in December this year with a fast route up, directly all the way to La Masse summit making this a much more popular spot for skiers and quick access to the great off piste that is Lac du Lou.

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