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Lifts Open on 02 December 2023 for the first week
Provisional lift opening schedule in the Courchevel Valley from 2-8 Dec 2023.
As expected, with access to Saulire via Suisses & Vizelle. Favourites Biollay, AdF & Plantrey open plus access via Praz, Grangettes and Verdons. The Bellecote & Altiport drag lifts open too. Méribel link open via Saulire. Click on image for full size.
15 Nov L'Elephant, Le Praz
18 Nov Val Thorens Lifts (pre-opening)
25 Nov Val Thorens Lifts open - The Grande Premiere
25 Nov Orelle Lifts
01 Dec Pub Le Ski Lodge
01 Dec Le Farçon
02 Dec Sherpa Supermarket 08:30-13:00 and 15:30-19:30 (open all day from 20 Dec 07:30-20:00)
02 Dec Courchevel Lifts
02 Dec Aquamotion
03 Dec Cave des Creux
08 Dec La Taiga
09 Dec La Tania Lifts
09 Dec La Tania Lift Pass Office (not before, use Le Praz)
09 Dec Bouc Blanc Mountain Restaurant
09 Dec Bagatelle Mountain Restaurant
10 Dec La Taiga Opening Party
14 Dec Pub Le Ski Lodge 30th Birthday Party
16 Dec Folie Douce, Méribel
Snow Cannons FIRE!
Just about 24 hours of snow cannons in La Tania (turned off when in direct warm sunlight!)
The mounds of snow kept until base preparation begins for opening on Sat 9 Dec 2023
Three Valleys Event Diary 2024 & What's On This Week
The full 3 Valleys Events Diary for the Winter Season 2023 / 2024 now updated with all the opening dates, ski races, events, activities and parties etc.
The What's On This Week also now starting to take shape...
Free Resort Ski Bus Timetables for Winter 2024
Now available online and to download - check the dates of the timetables starting 27 Nov 2023.
Lift Pass Prices Winter 2024 - All the options and all resort opening dates
All the different options, family passes, beginners passes, pay as you go, flexi-season passes, pedestrian passes etc etc. The La Tania Lift Pass Page
Winter 2024 Piste Maps
The latest 3 Valleys Piste Map for Winter 2023/2024 plus all the individual valley maps. How many "new" labels can you spot? The La Tania Three Valleys Piste Map Page
La Tania Ski Hire - Save 30% at Ski Higher
Skis, Snowboards, Boots and Helmets for hire plus all your favourite accessories for sale
Val Thorens to open a week early!
Val Thorens has announced a partial opening from Saturday 18 November 2023
SNOW! Down to resort level Friday 3 November 2023
Airport Transfers Winter 2024
Our complete guide to Airport Transfers to La Tania and The 3 Valleys has now been updated for Winter 2024 with Private Transfers, Shared Transfers, Airport Car Hire, Coach, Train and Uber options included.
Camper Van Parking in La Tania and the new Parking Combou
Car Parking will be FREE in La Tania for Winter 2024. Police Municipale have now confirmed this. Some Camper Van parking has been reserved for Seasonaires (with employment contracts) in the new Parking Combou area but there will be no public Camper Van spaces - unless someone goes home!
New Art at the Summit and Nid Sunbathing Hut on Saulire
This Winter's "Art on the Summit" - they'll never beat the Captain America King Kong!
Plus a new "Nid" relaxation / picnic hut like the one on Col de la Loze.
Saulire 30 August 2023 - Early Snow!
New Eurostar Snow Train Service (via Lille) and Snow Express Timetable
New for Winter 2023/24 is the Eurostar Snow Train service via Lille from £99 one-way (inc bags & skis). Tour Ops will also be running packages using the service but train only tickets are now available unlike the package only deals of the last couple of years. More info here...
Snow Express run coaches to the Alps from London (and Folkstone). They operate to many different resorts and will switch coaches at Moûtiers for La Tania. Prices generally start at £193 return (bags, skis, booking fees and resort drop off all included).
Snow Express Winter 2024 Timetable:
Departs Friday London Victoria at 18:00 (Folkstone 20:20)
Arrives Saturday in to La Tania at 14:10 (arrives Moûtiers 12:45)
Departs Saturday from La Tania 16:55 (departs Moûtiers 19:10)
Arrives Sunday London Victoria 12:30 (Folkstone 10:30)
ESCAPADE 2024 - The Height of Everest Twice! - We Go Again!
Congratulations to the 37 who did it in 2023 - come and have a go if you think you're hard enough...
The new 3 Valleys Escapade in a Day - ESCAPADE
ESCAPADE 2003 - The Checkpoints
The toughest recreational skiing day ever? The Winter 2023 attempts now in the Hall of Fame
French Long Term Visa - Stay more than 90 Days in 180
A solution for doing a ski season (not working) and staying longer than the standard 90 days in a 180 day period. Applying for a French Long Term "Visitor" Visa – For stays longer than 90 days
Meanwhile the EU’s new ETIAS visa-waiver system has been delayed yet again. Started in 2016, the €7 online application for permission to enter the EU has been further delayed until 2024 or maybe 2025.
Emovis-Tag - Beat the Autoroute Toll Queues
The UK Site available to get your Tag "Bip & Go" to electronically pay for your French Autoroute Tolls without the queues, stopping, getting tickets, fiddling with payment cards etc. There's a €5 discount here
La Tania Ski Blog / Snow Reports / Latest News
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Quick Links and The Important Stuff
Latest Photos and Latest Videos with the video snow reports plus The Ski Blog. The Mobile Site
Value For Money in The Three Valleys - where you can eat & drink well without breaking the bank
Ski Flight Information - all the routes, all the operators, all Winter
The Toughest Days Skiing Ever? The Escapade 35 lifts, 51,000ft vert, 92km
La Tania does football - some of the past trips suffering watching our teams...
Shops and Services - all the shops and services from electricians to vets to paragliding
La Tania Shop - order lessons, ski hire, child care, catering, flights, GPS, insurance on-line
Holiday Reviews of La Tania now on-line and searchable by company / chalet
The La Tania Maps / Aerial Pics pages - interactive maps, piste maps and village plans
Ski Gifts - all your ski gifts, presents, books, DVDs, car hire, flights, hotels, parking... Charente Gites
Mobile Site - Info on the go...
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