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

Baby Sitting / Nannies | Snow / Ski Services | Non Skiing Activities | Property Management | Medical


On-Line Shopping

For all your ski gear, travel deals, flights, transfers, hotels - check out the La Tania Shop



Food Shopping

The Bakery is closed for Winter 2024. The Mairie said Le Farcon / Bistro Machet were going to take it over but this has not happened. 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


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 is a lifesaver.


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 with all day opening (shorter hours at the beginning and end of the season).
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




Ski Shops

We have four Ski & Snowboard outlets - Ski Higher (Sport 200), 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. It is now much smaller with a Property Mgmt Office and public toilets installed 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 old bus stop near The Peupliers Hotel 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.



More Shopping

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).
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
Ski Schools - See the Ski & Board Lessons page.





The La Tania Crèche - 2024 UPDATE

The resort managed Garderie La Tanière des Croés and Les Marmots in Courchevel 1650 Moriond both welcome children from 6 months to 6 years old from Sunday to Friday.
Contact Anne Thiery - Directrice des Garderies Touristiques de Courchevel, La Tania et Moriond.
Telephone: 0479 41 25 14


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
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



Touch of Class

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 more local physios.



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!



Internet Access

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


Other Activities

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




Seamstress /Curtain Maker

Kirsty Convard

Telephone +33 (0)675 433217




Transport Services


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
Le Praz Transfers based in Le Praz



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, 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 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 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:


Plumbing & Property Maintenance plus Spa Installation Specialists

Peter Summers
Tel: +33 (0)630 732040. Email: Website:


Chalet and Apartment Maintenance / Refurbs

Thomas Flack
Tel: +33 (0)624 715490 Email:


Contact Sian above if you're interesting in selling or buying in La Tania & nearby


Estate Agents

Leggett Immobilier - Tel +33 672 94 46 44
Meet Sian your La Tania Estate Agent for Leggett Immobilier


Nexity, La Tania - Tel 0479 080250
Vallat Immobilier, La Tania - Tel 0479 014401
CIS Immobilier, Le Praz - Tel 0479 010852
Immobilier Diamont, La Tania - Tel 0479 014401




Fire Service / Emergency 18 / 112


Local Police 0479 083469


CCTV24 hour Security Police 0800 008902



Gendarmerie Méribel - 0479 086017

Gendarmerie Courchevel - 0479 082607

Gendarmerie Bozel - 0479 220017



Medical Services

Doctor Joncquiert-Latarjet 0479 082960 based in the La Tania Medical Centre
Further information on the La Tania Medical Centre facilities, services and opening times
Doctor Maalej in Courchevel 1650 - 0479 080445
Méribel Medical Centre - 0479 086041
Courchevel 1850 Medical Centre - 0479 083213
Hospital in Moûtiers - 0479 096060




Courchevel 1850 - 0479 081941




Courchevel 1650 - 0479 082617
Méribel - 0479 086359



Clinique Veterinaire des 3 Vallees, Moûtiers - 0479 240176
Cabinet Veterinaire de Bozel - 0479 220951




Summer in La Tania and The Three Valleys

Masses of activities in La Tania and around The Three valleys including hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, tennis, rock climbing, white water rafting, hydro speeding, fishing, horse riding, canyoning, quad biking, paint balling, off road motorcycling, archery, clay pigeon shooting, roller blading, road cycling, golf, wake boarding, water skiing, swimming, boules, sunbathing, volley ball, football, potato growing, bbq's, camping, fancy dress parties etc etc.
More info on our Summer Life in La Tania page.


More contact numbers are listed in The La Tania Directory




page last updated 30/12/23