Shops, Local Services and Activities in and around La Tania
From supermarkets, dog sledding, plumbing and paragliding to pharmacies & cash
All contact numbers are listed in The La Tania Directory for Bars/Restaurants click here
For all your ski gear, travel deals, flights, transfers, hotels - check out the La Tania Shop
Based at the foot of Courchevel in Bozel, Bon Appetit provide a wide range of pre-cooked meals, wine, drinks and everyday essentials, delivered to your Chalet or Apartment. We use quality fresh ingredients to prepare a range of meals including traditional savoyarde favourites, Indian and Asian meals.
Our aim is to make your Ski Holiday easier, by providing high quality food and drink, directly to your door so you can concentrate on skiing whilst we do all the legwork for you with deliveries to Courchevel, Meribel and the surrounding resorts multiple times per week. bonappetit.ski
The Bakery is closed for Winter 2023. Fresh bread & croissants are available from Saveurs des Alpes and The Sherpa.
Saveurs des Alpes 0622 745147 La Tania's deli with local produce , meats and cheeses plus takeaway fondue, raclette, pizzas, sandwiches, rotisserie chickens and homemade meals including a very decent Lasagne, Thai Chicken Curry, Beef Bourguignon and Tartiflette.
Now open from 08:00 to 20:30 for Winter 2023.
Snow Food 0479 084899 (Formerly The Pit Stop many moons ago) is now an automated 24 hour Pizza Vending Machine (we kid you not). Tastes a bit chemical and processed - but at 4am it could be heaven.
The Sherpa Supermarket 0479 088069 in resort is not too expensive considering it’s up the mountain and they now stock some of those exotic foods too! It has all the essentials, fresh fruit and veg, cheese and meat counter, lots of booze and useful items from electrical adaptors & sun screen to Christmas trees in December. Hot roast chickens are available during school holidays and remember plastic bags aren't free in France either. New owners Fanny & Nicolas have extended the hours from 07:30 to 20:00 straight through for Winter 2023.
Carrefour - Moûtiers 0479 241244 (which was Hyper Champion but is still referred to as Provencia by the veterans) in Moûtiers is the place for a big grocery shop, it's 20 minutes away on a good run. Check out the exotic foods of the world section – Marmite, McVities Biscuits, Sharwoods Curry Sauce, Heinz Baked Beans, Walkers Crisps, PG Tips, Californian Gallo wines etc!
Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Sat 08:15 to 20:00, Fri 08:15 to 20:30, Sun 08:30 to 12:30
Super U 0479 229037 is a good alternative to Carrefour and a little nearer to resort (with a handy laundrette and car wash in the car park too). Largely similar prices and plenty of special offers, loyalty deals and on-line services available. Mon to Sat 08:00 to 20:00, Sun 08:30 to 12:30
Check important prices on our Essential Costs page and we've also a Restaurant / Bar Guide
EXTREME SKI SERVICES Property Management, cleaning, key holding, laundry, maintenance plus Chalet Catering Service & Delivery Meals. Chimneys cleaned too! Contact Sandy on +33 (0)680 686254
We have four Ski & Snowboard outlets - Ski Higher (Skimium), Ski Wave (Ski Set), AlpiSki and Intersport. We always use Ski Higher who stock all the latest ski & board gear from Salomon, Nordica, K2, Dynastar, Rossignol, Scott etc. Plenty of helmets, gloves, goggles etc for sale there too. They run a visiting ski, boots & board hire at your chalet or apartment and also have outlets in La Tania, Le Praz, 1850 and Les Allues.
Other Shops in La Tania
Also in La Tania we’ve a gift shop incorporating a Newsagent with same day UK newspapers, souvenirs, T-shirts and books (now a little smaller after swapping with the ski shop next door). It used to be the only place to (officially) get cigarettes in La Tania until they forgot to renew their licence in 2022 - try Bistro Machet for a €15 packet of 20 Marlboroughs...
The Tourist Office was maintained after locals kicked off at the Mairie in 2021. There is planning to make this much smaller, install public toilets and have another (unknown)business in there. There is no Post Office facility in La Tania anymore.
The lift pass office next to the gondola station is open all day and later on Saturday nights (English is spoken and credit/debit cards are accepted (like nearly all places here). There are ski lockers for hire and a vending machine too.
Cash Point / Credit Cards
The Cash Point machine next to the Tourist Office returned in Winter 2004/5 after being removed while access was improved for the delivery of cash by security guards back in 2001. A new machine was installed in Summer 2017 - note that it is the type that really persuades you to take their guaranteed exchange rate which is nearly always a rip off. Select the amount in Euros. There is also a compulsory charge of around €3 - use the bank ones at La Croisette in 1850 instead. The Le Praz machine next to the bus stop is now of this same rip off type too.
There are also convenient machines in Courchevel 1850 (in La Croissette - the main gondola station / lift pass offices), in Méribel (along the main road up to the square) and in the centre of Mottaret in the buildings nearest to the Combes chair. Just about everywhere takes plastic including the supermarkets, lift pass offices, ski shops and all the restaurants & bars.
Lots more shopping in Méribel and Courchevel with loads of ski and board shops with all the latest gear - although note that White Stuff and Fat Face no longer have shops in The Three Valleys (even though Fat Face was started by 2 Ski Bums flogging T shirts in Méribel - Ski Higher sometimes stock their gear however).
Head for 1850 if you really need to spend some large amounts of money on all kinds of designer gear, handbags, furs, lingerie, watches and jewellery.
For discounted ski gear the very large Decathlon and Intersport shops in Albertville and Annecy can be worth a visit at the start or end of season, there's also an O'Neil factory shop (now re-branded) on the way towards Annecy which occasionally has some good bargains available.
Snow Related Activities & Services
Over The Valley Parapente for your adrenalin fix... Prices start from €100 for an amazing flight above Col de Loze down to Le Praz (other trips and options are available including adventure tours and solo courses with equipment rental also available). Buy a gift card for someone! Book online here
The Tourist Office has details of several snow related activities including ski-doo riding, snow-shoe walking and cross country skiing.
Skating - Méribel and Courchevel 1850 both have ice rinks.
Sledging - Nightly sledging for the kids (and usually the adults after Aprés Ski) takes place on the floodlit Troika run in the centre of La Tania. The ski shops rent out or sell sledges / bum boards.
There's a full on luge sledging run at 1550/1850 which is great fun at night with the 1550 Gondola staying open until 8pm to get you up to 1850 for the floodlit 1.7km run. Decent sledges with solid steel brakes / steering can be rented for around €8 for a half day. There are further runs at Val Thorens, Les Menuires. and Méribel plus the new 3km run in Courchevel 1650 Moriond for Winter 2018.
You can also try a full on Olympic bob sleigh over in La Plagne that anyone can have a go on in a proper bob for around £60. Open to everyone one day a week - check with the tourist office.
New for 2018 was the 3km Courchevel 1650 "Moriond Racing" Luge track. See our first go here...
Night skiing on Wednesday nights in the main season / school holidays is usually available on Verdons above Courchevel 1850 with the family fun park and big air bag available.
Mountain Guide - Olivier Houillot Tel 0479 083958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ski Schools - See the Ski & Board Lessons page.
The La Tania Crèche
The resort managed "Garderie La Tanière des Croés" welcomes children from 4 months to 6 years old from Sunday to Friday. May be only running in Moriond for Winter 2021 - please check
Contact Anne Thiery - Directrice des Garderies Touristiques de Courchevel, La Tania et Moriond.
Tel: 0479 41 25 14
Mob: 0643 47 15 66
Jelly and Ice Cream Nannies
Jelly and Ice Cream have been providing Winter nannying services in the French Alps since 2006.
They will have three nannies based on La Tania again for Winter 2024, details of their services in La Tania can be found here.
Booking enquiries can be taken online at https://jellyandice-cream.com/contact-us
or via telephone: +33 (0)623 67 81 98 or +44 (0)1483 338601
Club des Sports
Race training for kids! Tel 0479 552689
Tourist Office Baby Sitting List
Call 0479 080029
Activities - Non Snow Related
Back in 2007 Jessica and Kate used to perform a ten minute upper body massage (head, neck, arms, hands, ears, shoulders and arms) and at the end the client paid what ever they felt it was worth.
They don't seem to be around The Three Valleys any more but this pic led to loads of laughs, secretly swapping over to Big Steve half way through...
Pamper Off Piste are a mobile physiotherapy, osteopathy, massage and beauty service that will visit you in the comfort of your chalet or holiday accommodation. Whether you would like a massage in preparation for your day’s skiing, a beauty treatment to make you feel spoilt or a physiotherapy appointment to get you back on the slopes as quickly as possible. All our treatments are available for the boys too, we have developed a special range of treatments with our male clients in mind.
Ski Physio are another option with British founder Sian in charge of an operation that is now spread across Courchevel, Méribel and Val d'Isere.
Fitness & Physio
The Tourist Office has details of the Hotel Montana fitness club and details of what's on at the La Tania Cinema (usually in peak Weeks only and sometimes only in French). Physio may also be available at Hotel Montana Tel 0479 088008
Swimming - A small pool at the Hotel Montana in La Tania and a large leisure centre with full facilities in Méribel. A huge new €63m "Aqua Park" near Courchevel 1550 / 1650 opened in 2015 with all kinds of facilities including indoor surfing!
WiFi is available in many areas across La Tania via the Tourist Office system but is chargeable - they also hire out mobile Wifi devices too. There is free WiFi at Pub Le Ski Lodge, La Taiga, Hotel Telemark and Chrome Bar.
Tourist Office Services - inc Left Luggage, Showers and Ski Lockers
For pre-booking and further information on the left luggage, showers and ski lockers facilities in the building "La Grandzeta" next to the La Tania Gondola - call +33 (0)630 845442 (Tourist Office run - they all speak English!).
The Tourist Office can also be contacted to rent underground car parking spaces, photocopying & faxing, mobile Wifi rental, booking buses to Moûtiers and to reserve on organised Snow Shoe outings. Call +33 (0) 479 080029
10 Pin Bowling - Is available in Courchevel 1850 along with a small amusement arcade (Fun Land!). Plus Archery, Paint-balling, Ice Karting etc also available - Tourist Offices have further details.
The Ice Karting track was swallowed up by the new Aquatic Centre constructed in Courchevel 1550 - no information on it's replacement. Great one in Val Thorens though!
This massive new "Aquamotion" centre opened in December 2015 with indoor and outdoor pools, slides, rapids, surf waves, spa treatments etc.
Mobile Hair Stylist - Angéline Jandot
Angéline now on-line at www.seasonhair.com
Seamstress /Curtain Maker
Telephone +33 (0)675 433217
Phil at Snowbound Transfers
Alex at Savoie Transfer Services
Ralph at Freeride Republic Transfers
Dave at Pleisure Transfers
Ski Magic Transfers part of Ski Magic
Ski Hame Transfers part of Ski Hame
For inter-resort and further afield
G'Taxi 0609 527852
AZ Taxis 0607 130782
Taxi le Savoyard 0611 408819
Humbert & Fils 0609 412364
Yann Leray, meribeltaxis.com 0660 753210
Pacifique Transport 0643 807725
Meritaxis 0479 085822
The free ski bus serving La Tania and all the Courchevel resort - timetable here
Covered car parking - available from The Tourist Office for around €80 a week
Property Management / Maintenance Services
EXTREME SKI SERVICES: Cleaning, Key Holding, Laundry, Maintenance, Catering, Curries
Property Management from www.extremeskiservices.com Apartments cleaned, keys holding, basic maintenance, laundry services etc. Plus your Chimneys cleaned too! Contact Sandy on +33 (0)680 686254
Building / Renovation / Maintenance / Chimney Installation Etc...
Need that apartment refurbed and a new kitchen or bathroom? Or how about a sun deck on your chalet? Speak to Bruno - he built the terrace at Pub Le Ski Lodge!
Bruno Convard Bruno.email@example.com or telephone +33 (0)607 358352
Maintenance / Electrician based in La Tania
Call Phil on +33 (0)674 396450 at Non-Stop Maintenance or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plumbing & Property Maintenance plus Spa Installation Specialists
Tel: +33 (0)630 732040. Email: email@example.com. Website: www.chaletcraft.com
Chalet and Apartment Maintenance / Refurbs
Tel: +33 (0)624 715490 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Sian above if you're interesting in selling or buying in La Tania & nearby