Summer Life in La Tania

There's loads to do in Summer too!

Courchevel & La Tania Summer 2019 Brochure - PDF

Summer Apartment Availability 2019


Provisional lift opening dates for Summer: Saturday 6th July 2019 to Friday 30th August 2019
2019 Summer Events Program




Key Dates Summer 2019

May 12 - The inaugural first official cycle climb of the tarmac route up the Col de la Loze to 2304
Jun 06 - Netherlands v England UEFA Nations League Semi-Final, Guimaraes, Portugal 20:45
Jun 09 - UEFA Nations League Final, Porto, Portugal 20:45
Jun 22 - Fête de la Saint-Jean, La Perrière
Jul 06 – 3 Valleys Lifts open for Summer (La Tania & Courchevel open every day except Saturday)
Jul 06 - Red Bull 400 race up the Le Praz Ski Jump (like we started in 2002)
Jul 06 to 28 - Le Tour de France
Jul 08 to 12 - La Tania Theatre Festival
Jul 13 – Fireworks and Party, Bastille Day, French National Day. FIREWORKS IN LA TANIA!!!
Jul 13 to 14 – Les 3 Vallées Addict Tour 2019. Mountain Bike Competitions across The Three Valleys
Jul 19 to 21 – Méribel Air Show
Jul 20 to 21 Fête de la Madelon, Le Praz
Jul 27 - Tour de France Stage 20 - Albertville to Val Thorens
Jul 28 - Fly Courchevel
Aug 03 to 04 - Fête Notre-Dame des Neiges, Courchevel Moriond 1650
Aug 09 to 10 – Summer Ski Jumping World Cup, Courchevel Le Praz Ski Jump
Aug 15 - Fête des Tovets, Courchevel 1850
Aug 15 - Grande braderie des commerçants - shop clearance sales
Aug 16 to 18 – Triumph Bikers Mountain Meet in La Tania
Aug 17 to 18 Fête au Village, Courchevel Village 1550
Aug 18 – Courchevel X3 Triathlon
Aug 25 – Fête des Bûcherons, The Lumberjack Championships, La Tania
Aug 26 - La Haute Route Alpes, Cycling Race
Aug 30 – 3 Valleys lifts close for Summer


The Complete 3 Valleys Summer Events Diary - Updated throughout the Summer


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, boules 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.


The Le Praz Wakeboarding centre will be closed for Summer 2019 due to Alpinium building work.

Summer Views of La Tania

Summer Bus Timetables

The free Summer shuttle bus for Summer now runs to La Tania every half an hour in the morning (better than Winter!). Now stops at Aquamotion between 1550 Courchevel Village and 1650 Courchevel Moriond too.
A Brides-les-Bains to Méribel (and Méribel Village) free bus runs 5 times a day from 6th August to 1st September with bike trailer. A good alternative trip biking down to Brides from La Tania off road and then back via the Méribel Valley or Méribel Village. More info here



La Tania Outdoor Swimming Pool

Open for Summer 2019 - looks like it will be different for 2020...


Summer Lift Opening

During the Summer selected ski lifts are open for walkers and mountain bikers. The chairlifts have special mountain bike attachments and a range of bikes (including Mountain eBikes) are available for hire including protective equipment and helmets.


Summer 2019

The La Tania gondola opens every day except Saturday (9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.45pm) from Sunday 7 July to Friday 30 August 2019.
Praz, Verdons, Saulire and Pas de Lac (on the Méribel Mottaret side) are open every day except Saturday from 09:30-16:45 (Saulire closes 16:40) from Sunday 7 July to Friday 30 August 2019.


Méribel Lifts 2019

Tougnette 1 & 2 in Méribel will open EVERY DAY for Summer 2018 from 09:30 to 16:30 (yes France, people do come out for weekends, it's not purely a changeover day with nothing to do!). Pas du Lac 1 & 2 are open every day except Saturdays from 09:30 to 16:45.
Adult prices for Méribel Mountain Biking for Summer 2018 were €17.50 for a full day, €82 a week or €260 for the Summer season.
Pedestrian passes are €8 for one trip up or €12.50 for two trips, €17.50 for a full day, €52.50 a week or €160 for the Summer season.
Remember - Winter season passes are valid in Summer too with a single valley pass being upgradeable to 3 Valleys for €49 for the whole Summer (and of course remember there are free lifts in Courchevel and La Tania).



The 3VTT Weekend for 2019 is on 13 & 14 July

A friendly sporting event for all abilities, organised by the 3 Vallées resorts. This event is aimed at anyone who loves cycling for fun; either on their own, with family, or with friends. There is a tour across the 3 Valleys and a Saulire summit to Brides Les Bains race!
The Bride Les Bains Olympe Gondola 1, 2 & 3 will be running on 13/14 July and will be free. The Tougnette 1 & 2 and Pas du Lac 1 & 2 are usually free this weekend too.
Information and registration contact 3 VTT Organisation, Tel: 0479 262 488 or on



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


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 Saucisse Savoyarde La Tania's’s delicatessen usually opens in Summer, Sunday to Friday from 5pm until 8pm with excellent pizzas available to takeaway.
The Tourist Office, Supermarket, Tabac, Bakery, La Ferme / Les Chanterelles and Le Farçon are all open plus the Bouc Blanc above La Tania.
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 open in Summer - but opening times do vary...
Méribel: The Tav, Le Tremplin, Tsaretta Spice, Le Blanchot, Lodge du Village (Méribel Village)
Courchevel 1850: La Chabotte, Le Tremplin, Les Pierres Plates (Saulire Summit)
Courchevel 1650: La Boulotte, Le Bubble, Funky Fox, Stars n Bars (Aquamotion)
Courchevel Le Praz: Bistro du Praz, L'Elephant, Les Peupliers, The Drop Inn
Les Allues: La Tsaretta



Summer skiing and snowboarding 2019 dates



Tignes glacier has up to 750m vertical and 12km of piste complete with a large snow-park located up near the top of the Grand Motte. Open from 22 June 2019 until 4 August 2019 (pedestrian access until 30 August 2019) with single day Adult tickets €35. Lifts 07:15 until 13:00 - last lift down at 16:35.
21 - 28 June 2019:
Funicular, Grande Motte cable car, Vanoise, Panoramique, Termignon,
29 June - 4 August 2019:
Funicular, Grande Motte cable car, Vanoise, Termignon plus the Corniche, Snow-park & Stade rope tows.

Val d'Isere

Summer skiing on the Pisaillas glacier will begin on the 8th of June (once the col de l’Iseran is open) until 14 July 2019.
The Cascade chair and Montet drag open from 07:00 until 12:00 serving the following pistes:
Moraine, Pisaillas, Montet (open to the public)
Champions, Pers, Roche (reserved for ski teams / training)

Single day Adult tickets are €28.50
The ski areas open early 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 La Tania Gondola is free and open every day except Saturday for Summer 2019.

The Summer 2018 daily program 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, Giant Tartiflette at La Saucisse

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 updated 12/08/19