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.
The free Summer shuttle bus for Summer (Timetable TBC for Summer 2019). The service now runs to La Tania and 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. (Timetable TBC for Summer 2019).
La Tania Outdoor Swimming Pool
Looks like this will be different in 2019... Some kind of inflateable apparantly.
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 2018 (2019 TBC)
The La Tania gondola opens every day except Saturday (9.30am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.45pm) from Saturday 7 July to Friday 31 August 2018.
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 Saturday 7 July to Friday 31 August 2018.
Méribel Lifts 2018 (2019 TBC)
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 are €17.50 for a full day, €82 a week or €260 for the Summer season.
Pedestrian passes are €7.50 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.
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: Evolution, 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 TBC)
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 23 June 2018 until 5 August 2018, single day Adult tickets are €25.
From 23 to 29 June 2018, lifts open 07:15 until 13:00
From 6 August to 31 August 2018, 09:30 until 16:35
The Funicular for pedestrians only.
Summer skiing will be open from 3 June to 13 July 2018.
Summer skiing on Bellevarde will begin on the 3rd of June with the Cascade chairlift & Montets T-Bar open from 07:00 until 12:00. Single day Adult tickets are €28.
Summer skiing on Bellevarde until the col de l’Iseran opening
Lifts : Funival + TSD Marmottes. Open from 07:00 until 12:00
Slopes : Ok, Verte
Cascades and Montets will open when the pass is open, serving the following pistes:
Moraine, Pissaillas, Montets (open to the public)
Champions, Pers, Rock (reserved for ski teams / training)
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, www.latania.co.uk, 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