Summer Life in La Tania - July and August 2023

There's loads to do in Summer too!




Summer 2023 Free Bus Timetables

Courchevel & La Tania - Monday 03 July 2023 until Friday 01 September 2023
Méribus - Saturday 01 July 2023 until Saturday 02 September 2023


Tour de France Information

All the detailed information on pre-events, road closures and timings at La Tania Tour de France Info
Tour de France expected time through La Tania on Wed 19 July 2023 is for the Caravan at 14:57 and riders between 16:28 (if av speed is 36km/h) and 16:57 (32km/h).


Summer 2023

Update on Summer Lifts in Courchevel

Lifts are open every day from 01 July through to 27 August
Confirmation that lifts are free for last Winter Season Pass holders.
The 2 out of 7 day Winter season passes are also included for use the same way in Summer.
The La Tania lift will once again be free to all this Summer.
La Tania Gondola 09:30-12:30 and 13:30-16:45
Praz Gondola 09:30-16:45 (one way up only €3, all descents on all lifts are free)
Verdons Gondola 09:30-16:40
Vizelle Gondola 09:30-16:30
All events, dates and times subject to change.

June 2023

16 - Le Farçon, La Tania's Michelin Star restaurant opens for Summer
21 – Fête de la Musique, Summer Solstice live music across France
23 – Pub Le Ski Lodge, La Tania, Summer Opening Night
24 – Traditional departure of the cows and goats up the valley to Chez Pépé Nicolas
30 Jun to 02 Jul – Punta Bagna, Custom Motorcycle Festival


July 2023

01 – Courchevel & La Tania Summer Lifts open for hikers and bikers
01 – Classic Car gathering, Brides-Les-Bains
01 - Ski Lodge Live Music, Fernando & George 18:00
01 - Bouc Blanc restaurant opens for Summer
02 – Soapbox Race, St Martin de Belleville
03 to 07 – Festivols
08 – Ultra Cycling Tour de la Vanoise
08 – Altifest, Music around the Le Praz Lake
08 – Fête du Fontanil
08 to 10 – Enduro2, Méribel. 11,000m+ Descent, 15 Huge Stages, 70% Singletrack, 30% Bike Park
08 to 19 – e-Bike Experience, Méribel. Experience Electric Bikes of all types
13 – Spectacle son et lumière
14 – French National Day, Bastille Day
14 – Soapbox Race, Les Menuires
14 to 28 – Zen Altitude, Méribel. With outdoor yoga, meditative hikes and relaxation...
15 – Fête des Bûcherons: The LumberJack Fête and Competition, La Tania - Note Date Change
15 to 16 - Tour de France Challenge, Brides-Les-Bains
15 - Ski Lodge Live Music, Ben Vickers 18:00
16 to 18 – Tour de France, events and activities on the run up to this massive event
17 - Col de la Loze Cycle Challenge - Amateurs get the chance to race the iconic ascent
19 – Tour de France, through Le Praz, La Tania, Méribel & over Col de Loze to Courchevel Altiport finish
19 - Ski Lodge Live Music, Pink Miami 18:00
20 – Tour de France, start of the 18th stage in Moûtiers
20 to 30 – Méribel in the Sky, planetary walks and conferences under the stars
22 - Ski Lodge Live Music, Bring Your Sisters (the original duo) 18:00
22 to 23 – Fête de la Madelon, Le Praz
23 – Millet XTrail Ultra Marathon with races of 11km, 22km, 33km, 44km, 55km and 66km!
23 to 28 – Festival des 3 Coups
26 – Symphonie Lumière, Sound and Light Show, Le Praz Lake
28 - Ski Lodge Live Music, Freddy Fingers & Adam Affro (Les TwoTetes) 20:00
29 to 30 – Meetings and workshops around the Heritage of the local area
29 to 30 – Summer Ski Jumping World Cup in Le Praz - Note Date Change
31 Jul to 13 Aug – Art & Tradition Fortnight, Méribel


August 2023

03 to 04 - Meeting of the 5 Senses. Well Being in Le Praz
04 - Al Jones live at Pub Le Ski Lodge from 18:00
04 to 08 – Val Tho Summit Games
05 to 06 – Fête a Fanfoué, Les Allues
05 to 06 - Fête de Notre-Dame des Neiges, the Courchevel 1650 Fête
06 - Sunday Lunch at Pub Le Ski Lodge with Monkey's Sunday Roast
07 to 11 - Magic Week in La Tania with Magic Shows every night of the week
09 - Courchevel Symphonie Lumières, Le Praz 21:30
09 – Les Folies de Val Thorens - a festive day of laughter & memories
09 – Soapbox Race, Val Thorens
11 - Freddie and Adam (Les Deux Tetes) live at Pub Le Ski Lodge from 18:00
11 - The Premier League Kicks Off
12 to 13 – Méribel Trail, 35km course
13 – Mizuno X3 Mountain Triathlon
14 to 15 – Fête des Tovets, the Courchevel 1850 Fête
14 to 27 – Méribel Summer Altitude Zen. Well being and relaxation experiences
15 - St Martin de Belleville Fête
17 – Figure Skating, Courchevel Ice Rink
18 to 20 – The Cycling Event, Courchevel
18 to 22 – Méribel Golf Pro-Am
18 to 20 – Courchevel Village 1550 Fête
19 - Triumph Cruisers Bike Weekend in La Tania
26 - Pub Le Ski Lodge Summer Closing with BBQ and DJ
26 to 28 – Rencontres des 5 sens, Well Being Weekend, Le Praz
27 – Courchevel and La Tania lifts close for Summer




La Tania Accommodation Summer 2023

Summer 2023 Self-Catered Accommodation updated by owners and operators.
Check our Special Offers and Accommodation pages. Hotel Montana is open this Summer too.


La Tania Summer 2023 Menus

Pub Le Ski Lodge (closed Mondays except TdF week)
Le Bouc Blanc
Le Farçon
Bistro Machet (closed Mon/Tue/Sun evening)


Opening Dates Summer 2023...

The La Tania Tourist Office is closed while building work goes on for the new public toilets (yes work going on through the Summer!). There is a desk with information and some leaflets in the ESF office / entrance to the pool.

The Sherpa Supermarket is open every day 08:00-13:00 and 15:30-19:30 this Summer (note these are new times from 8 July).

Tennis is available in Le Praz and bookable via: The La Tania tennis court was supposed to be resurfaced and converted to a multi-sport pitch - we're still waiting.

The Volleyball Court will be open

Outdoor Table Tennis tables have been requested

The outdoor heated swimming pool opens on 05 July

The season starts with the Punta Bagna massive motorcycle event from Fri 30 June to Sun 02 July

Pub Le Ski Lodge opens on Friday June 23 at 17:00 – as always the Moules Frites all you can eat on Thursdays and the original Alpine Fish "n" Chips on Fry-days all Summer long

Bouc Blanc opens Sat 01 July

Le Farçon opens 16 June

The Crèche TBC. Email:

Aquamotion opens on Saturday 03 June 2023 for the Summer season

La Tania gondola opens Sat 01 July is free to all and open 7 days a week


Summer 2023 Maps, Mountain Bike Routes, Hiking Paths, Fishing Guide etc.



Summer 2023 Courchevel Mountain Bike Map
Summer 2023 Courchevel Hiking and Footpath Map
Summer 2003 Courchevel Villages Maps



Summer 2023 Méribel Mountain Bike Map
Summer 2023 Méribel Hiking and Footpath Map
Summer 2023 Méribel Villages Maps


Three Valleys

Summer 2023 Three Valleys Mountain Bike Map
Summer 2023 Three Valleys Hiking and Footpath Map


Belleville Valley

Summer 2023 Belleville Valley Mountain Bike Map
Summer 2023 Belleville Valley Enduro Map
Summer 2023 Val Thorens Map
Summer 2023 Belleville Vally Lift Pass Prices and Opening Times


Other Maps, Guides etc.

Courchevel Fishing Guide 2023
Courchevel Climbing Guide 2023
Courchevel Hiking Guide 2023
Courchevel Heritage Guide 2023
Courchevel Lac Rosiere Guide 2023
Meribel Trail Running Guide 2023
Meribel Lift Pass Prices Summer 2023
Belleville Prices Summer 2023



Courchevel Brochure 2023
Meribel Events 2023
Punta Bagna 2023 Tour de France - Full Information Page
Tour de France Official Website
Tour de France Courchevel Mobile Site
Tour de France Courchevel PC Site
Tour de France Meribel Site


La Tania Outdoor Swimming Pool



The pool is heated to 28°C and there are a limited number of sunbeds. No kids paddling pool now but there is a kids area with a lifeguard in attendance. Aqua Aerobic and Swimming Classes may be available - more information from +33 (0)675 04 15 72.
Men must wear swimming trunks (aka Speedos / Swimming Costumes / Budgie Smugglers). Boxer Shorts / Swimming Shorts / Board Shorts / Surfies / Boardies are not allowed - no one knows why, they're allowed at Aquamotion!


The La Tania Pool - 2023 Prices

Adults €4, Kids under 12 €3 and under 5s are free
10 entries Adults €35
10 entries Kids €25
Season pass Adults €50
Season pass Kids €35
From 5 July 2023 to 27 August 2023 from 14:00 to 19:00, closed on Saturday
The Méribel swimming pool at the Olympic Park finally opened for Summer on 11 July. It is open from 10:00 to 19:00 Sunday to Thursday.


Courchevel & La Tania Lifts - CONFIRMED for Summer 2023

The following Courchevel ski lifts open this Summer for hikers & bikers on 01 July 2023 and will be open 7 days a week until 27 August 2023 (inclusive).
Confirmation that lifts are free for last Winter Season Pass holders.
The 2 out of 7 day Winter season passes are also included for use the same way in Summer.
Opening Times for Summer 2023:
The La Tania Gondola is free to all and descents are free on all lifts.


The 3 Valleys Summer 2023 Lift Information

Pedestrian Passes (3 Valleys) Prices 2022:

Mountain Biking Passes (3 Valleys) Prices 2022:



Opening of the ski lifts 7 days a week from 01/07 to 27/08

Vizelle gondola: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Verdons gondola: 9:30 a.m. – 4:40 p.m.

Praz gondola: 9:30 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Tania gondola (free): 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.



Ski lifts open 7 days a week from 01/07 to 01/09, except Pas du Lac 1 and 2 closed on Saturdays

Tougnète 1 gondola: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Tougnète 2 chairlift: 9:40 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (opening from 08/07)

Pas du Lac 1 gondola: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Pas du Lac 2 gondola: 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.?



Open from 09/07 to 27/08 only on Sundays

Olympe 1 gondola: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Les Allues stop)



The ski lifts are open 7 days a week from 08/07 to 01/09, except Pointe de la Masse gondola closed from Thursday to Saturday inclusive

Saint Martin 1 gondola: 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saint Martin Express chairlift: 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Roc 1 gondola: 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Pointe de la Masse gondola: 9:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Speed Mountain tobogganing activity is open 7 days a week, from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. then from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.



Opening of the ski lifts from 10/07 to 01/09, Monday to Friday, closed on weekends

Cairn Gondola: 10 a.m. – 3:10 p.m.

Caron gondola: 10 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Cime Caron cable car: 10:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Castor and Pollux treadmill: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The La Bee zip line is open Monday to Friday, from 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.



Every Tuesday from 11/07 to 29/08

Orelle gondola: 10 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. (last descent 4 p.m.)

Orelle-Caron gondola: 10:15 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (last descent 3:45 p.m.)


Pub Le Ski Lodge opens for July and August

The Ski Lodge - Summer Menu 2023


Summer Activities

La Tania isn’t just about the Winter! Although so much quieter than in Winter, La Tania boasts an outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, beach volley ball court, basketball court, boles pitches, downhill mountain bike tracks, table tennis tables and THE most glorious views of the mountains.
In the surrounding area you've got Paragliding (tandem rides or weekly solo courses are available), hiking, Via Ferrata rock climbing, white water rafting, hydro speeding, tubing, mountain scooters & e-biking, fishing, yoga, horse riding, canyoning, quad biking, paint balling, hot air ballooning, off road motorcycling, archery, clay pigeon shooting, roller blading, nerf kamp, bubble football, waterballs, zip lines, paddle boarding, segways and road cycling. There's golf in Courchevel (9 holes next to the Biollay lift) & Méribel Golf Course (full 18 hole course above the Altiport) and wake boarding & water skiing in Annecy or just hang out and sunbathe in the beautiful scenery and fresh air of the mountains.

Summer Views of La Tania



Open from Saturday 03 June 2023 for the Summer season, Aquamotion is a magical and innovative place, the largest European aquatic centre located in the mountains! 15,000 square meters of space in the heart of the Alps, a relaxing break combining 4 worlds: Aquatic, Well-being, Sport-health and Fun! The specially designed outdoor area hosts a playground with a mini-golf course, a beach volleyball court, a giant slide, inflatable structures, as well as a solarium with deckchairs.
Advance booking is required for climbing, group activities (aquafitness, aquabike) & swim lanes. Outdoor spaces are still accessible for relaxation and the Aqualudique area is accessible without pre-booking.
More info and booking at


Via Ferrata above Lac Rosière near Courchevel 1650



La Tania from the Bouc Blanc Restaurant at the top of the gondola - More Summer pics here


Who Opens in Summer?

The following were open for Summer in 2022...
Pub Le Ski Lodge has a Pool table and ice creams plus Happy Hours with cheap drinks and food served all day. Moules & Frites all you can eat on Thursdays and the original Alpine Fish n Chips on Fridays.
La Tania's’s delicatessen usually opens in Summer with excellent pizzas available to takeaway.
Also in La Tania, The Tourist Office, Supermarket, Gift Shop, La Ferme / Les Chanterelles, Bistro Machet and Le Farçon are all usually open plus the Bouc Blanc at the top of the La Tania gondola.
There's plenty of shops, bars and restaurants open in Courchevel and Méribel too, generally the following selection of popular drinking and eating places are usually open in Summer - but opening times do vary...
Méribel: The Tav, Jack's Bar, Le Tremplin, Tsaretta Spice, Le Blanchot, Lodge du Village (Méribel Village)
Courchevel 1850: Les Pierres Plates (Saulire Summit), Sky
Courchevel 1650: La Boulotte (now Penguin), Le Bubble, Funky Fox, Aquamotion Bar
Courchevel 1550: La Cortona
Courchevel Le Praz: Bistro du Praz, L'Elephant, Les Peupliers, Le Jardin (now Descente)
Les Allues: La Tsaretta



Summer 2023 Skiing and Snowboarding in Tignes



Tignes ski area has up to 750m vertical and 20km of piste available in Summer from 3,456m altitude!
Open from 17 June 2023 until 23 July 2023 with single day Adult tickets €47. Lifts from 06:45 until 12:30. All subject to snow conditions, resource, maintenance, weather etc.
Funicular, Grande Motte cable car, Vanoise & Panoramique chairlifts plus Termignon drag lift.
The ski areas opens early (Funicular opens 06:45) and close at lunchtime - And no, it's not like skiing on ice, although hard and pisted first thing, the snow softens very quickly and is often heavy slush by noon. Catching it at the right time can give great conditions and a foot of fresh in the summer isn't unheard of!




Other Summer Stuff

There's also randomly organised tennis competitions, maybe a dog contest and potato growing challenge (known as EuroSpud), football tournament, fancy dress parties, Summer Ski Jumping and various Fêtes & BBQ's to attend including the big Le Praz and Les Allues Fêtes with spectacular fireworks displays. Plus the Wood Cutters day, the shop clearance day in Méribel, the Tour de France is always nearby (or here) and beach soccer championship in Tignes with Cantona etc.


La Tania Summer Montage - Pics of La Tania and The 3 Valleys

Photo Credits to: Robin Garner, Anna Jasiolek, Atelier du Vent, Noel Pelegrin Kamelot Camp,

Tourist Office La Tania,, 3V Infosnews, La Tanier des Momes.



Events through Summer

Every Week in July & August the following activities are organised by The La Tania Tourist Office.

The Summer daily program (generally all TBC for 2023) below, some changes week to week - check the Weekly Programme

Sun: Welcome Drink at 10:30am outside the Tourist Office, TTT Hike, Circus Presentation

Mon: Water Aerobics, Ping Pong, Yoga

Tue: Guided Walk, Water-polo

Wed: Water Aerobics, Volleyball, Giant BBQ in the Forest

Thu: Guided Walk, Moules & Frites at The Ski Lodge,

Fri: Water Aerobics, Kids Performance Show plus Fish n Chips at The Ski Lodge




If you've never made it out in the Summer, it really is truly beautiful!



The Troika in Summer and Winter

Our Playground in Summer - From the top of Col de la Loze above La Tania



page last update 03/08/2023