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La Tania Video Sun Report 01 Aug 2020



36ºC in La Tania today (over 40ºC down the valley) - nice and cool in the evening though!


Pub Le Ski Lodge this week...



Here Comes The Summer!

Confirmation that the La Tania swimming pool will be open this Summer and the La Tania and Courchevel lifts for hikers & bikers will be FREE all Summer from 5 July until 28 August 2020.
Pub Le Ski Lodge opens on Friday 3rd July with the original Alpine Fish n Chips and the opening party with Live Music on Saturday 4th July. Looking like most of the Summer Fêtes will be taking place too with all the necessary hygiene and safety measures put in place.


Summer Life in La Tania - now updated with the latest events & information




Courchevel & La Tania Summer lift opening (with certain social distancing measures to be announced) will be from 5 July until 28 August - which is just about as would normally be expected - and all lifts will be free. This will also give the lift company the chance to test any special protection measures that may need to be implemented for next Winter.

More on Summer 2020 Lift Opening

Praz, Verdons and Saulire will be open plus the La Tania gondola. A real shame that Plantrey, like last year (or Chenus in previous years) doesn't open as it's a good link back to La Tania for hikers and bikers. It's also a fairly easy ride to Cold de la Loze for Méribel on the tarmac track plus there are decent mountain bike tracks down to the Bouc Blanc and 1850 - suppose they've got to justify the fortune spent on Le Praz, but the buses do that route anyway. Plantrey is of course a chairlift and open to the air unlike the others too!
No confirmation of any Tour de France lift opening around 16 September - which would seem a massive missed opportunity if it goes ahead as planned but obviously an social distancing requirements will be an issue with the crowds involved.


Summer 2020 Free Resort Bus Service

A better service than Winter in high season! Full timetables available here at
Note that masks must be worn, 1m social distancing required - please respect markings and stop offs in authorised locations only. The buses will be disinfected every day.

High Season: 12 July 2020 - 23 August 2020 PDF Download

Low Season: 4-11 July 2020 and 24-29 August 2020 PDF Download

MERIBEL - Meribus Summer 2020 from 4 July Includes Brides Les Bains PDF Download

Brides Les Bains to Courchevel on Sunday - no bikes allowed - also on the Free Ski Bus page


Aquamotion Opening for Summer 2020

Open from 8 July to 23 August 2020. All areas are open except for the paddling pool plus the Icaros and Kids Adventure will not be available this summer.
Advance booking is required for climbing, group activities (aquafitness, aquabike) & swim lanes with time slots every 3 hours in order to enable regular disinfection. Outdoor spaces are still accessible for relaxation.
Hygiene measures include designated walkways, showering before entry and both masks & bathing caps are required.




Summer Skiing and Snowboarding 2020


Tignes - from 20 June to 02 August 2020

Val d'Isère - from 6 June to 11 July 2020

Booking is required for Val d'Isère Summer Skiing this Summer - more on the Summer Life page.




New Lift for Winter 2020 Announced & more developments across The 3 Valleys

New Lift for Winter 2020/2021 Confirmed in Mottaret replacing the Platierres 3 gondola "eggs". Plus info on the new gondolas out of the 4th Valley and on La Masse plus the latest on other ski area developments.
S3V have also announced a welcome policy change on lift pass refunds. From this Winter lift passes will now be refundable up to the day before use and passes from 2-21 days will be reimbursed pro rata in the event of the ski area closing.




Winter 2021 Opening & Closing Dates Confirmed plus 3 Valleys Lift Pass Prices

All subject to change, snow cover, weather conditions, safety, staff availability, maintenance and utilisation with limited areas & lifts open at the beginning and end of the season.

La Tania

Sat 12 Dec 2020 to Sat 17 Apr 2021

Courchevel 1850

Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021

Le Praz

Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021 (for urban access only 5-12 Dec)

Courchevel Village 1550

Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021 (for urban access only 5-12 Dec)

Courchevel Moriond 1650

Sat 12 Dec 2020 to Sat 17 Apr 2021

Méribel Valley inc Mottaret

Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021


Sat 12 Dec 2020 to Fri 16 Apr 2021

Saint Martin de Belleville

Sat 12 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021

Les Menuires

Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021


Sat 28 Nov 2020 to Sun 9 May 2021

Val Thorens

Sat 21 Nov 2020 to Sun 9 May 2021 (partial from 21/11 subject to snow conditions)

3 Valleys Links

Scheduled from Sat 05 Dec 2020 to Fri 23 Apr 2021



3 Valleys Prices for Winter 2021 have now been released (Courchevel Valley tbc) - More here


Tour de France 2020 comes to La Tania on 16 September 2020

Dates Now Confirmed (although the start date may move or restrictions put in place)

Le Tour has been moved from July to take place from Sat 29 August 2020 to Sun 20 September 2020.
The La Tania Col de la Loze finish is on Wednesday 16 September 2020.
The Tour de France 2020 has Day 17 as the 168km mountain stage from Grenoble to Méribel on 16 Sep 2020. This not only includes the famous Col de la Madeleine but it then finishes at the top of Col de la Loze above La Tania on the brand new cycling track that goes up there. The Stage 18 start the following day is from Méribel to La Roche-sur-Foron. The 2020 Le Tour Route Map
The last time Le Tour was in La Tania was 2005 and was a huge occasion - it's well worth a trip out to see it. See our ride down from Col de Loze to Méribel last Summer.


easyJet Winter fares £23 or less

easyJet flights Flights for May 5th–31st May 2021 will be available from Wednesday 10th June


Emovis-Tag - Beat the Autoroute Toll Queues

The UK Site available to get your Tag and electronically pay for your French Autoroute Tolls without the queues during the school holidays - There's a €5 discount here


The 2023 Alpine Skiing World Championships in Courchevel & Méribel

Latest info on this massive event being held from 6th to 19th February 2023.


Explore The 3 Valleys Guide Without Skis

Lots of useful and interesting information in this Explore The 3 Valleys Guide Sans Les Skis


The 3 Valleys Escapade in a Day 2020 - The Height of Everest Twice!

The toughest recreational skiing day ever? The Winter 2020 attempts now in the Hall of Fame
Chris, Katie & Matt 31 Dec 2019 - last one of the decade & first one of the season More here...
Leon, Klemen and Maxi: Les Cremes de Marrons 04 Jan 2020 - From Val Thorens More here...
Pascal 05 Jan 2020 - This one from Orelle. Col was closed so some added lifts in place More here...
Tamás Ocsovai 08 Jan 2020 - Tamás from Hungary started/finished from Val Thorens More here...
Andy & Kyle 11 Jan 2020 - La Tania veteran Andy along with Kyle redo the La Tania route. More here...
Phil, Bradley, Jordan & Brooke 15 Jan - A great family day out. More here...
Oliver, Martin & Zoe 16 Jan 2020 - Oliver's second time for the challenge. More here...
Mr & Mrs Slippery + Neil 18 Jan 2020 - More old people with the help of youngsters. More here...
Simon and Bethan 21 Jan 2020 - La Tania regulars finally get their finger out. More here...
Al, Pete and Jack 27 Jan 2020 - At the third time of trying finally succeed. More here...
The Waterfield Family 22 Feb 2020 - Ian, Anna, Beth & Jenny (under 10!) make it in Feb! More here...
Jan, Paul & Matthew 08 Mar 2020 - Turned out to be last attempt of the season, well done! More here...
The 3 Valleys Escapade in a Day - come and have a go if you think you're hard enough...


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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...
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