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Fri 14 Dec 2018
La Tania Green Run being prepared – looks ready!

The green poles are in place and the green Plan Fontaine down to La Tania has been groomed – looks like this will open on Saturday – a great start to the season!   

Thu 13 Dec 2018
Confirmed Lift & Piste Opening Schedule for Saturday 15 December 2018

Since the snow at the weekend S3Vs teams have been working flat out preparing the slopes and producing mammoth amounts of cannoned snow. S3V have confirmed  the opening of lifts is as planned – from way back in August – with nearly the whole ski area open except for the Chanrossa area and some duplicate […]

Tue 11 Dec 2018
What a Day! Snow Conditions Update…

The first proper day of the season as it was sunny and cloudless. A lot more open today in Courchevel and snow cannons were blasting all the way along Folyères down to La Tania ready for the weekend opening. The Three Valleys access today was via Méribel but high winds stopped the Bruyeres second stage […]

Days like these… Why we go skiing & snowboarding!

As good as it gets this morning (or is it better than that?).  La Tania locals bagging first lifts once again – this time on Chenus… Get Yourselves Out Here! Click on the images for full size pics    

Mon 10 Dec 2018
Snow! Pics from this morning in La Tania & Courchevel

Empty slopes this morning in Courchevel and plenty of fresh snow for those wo’ve made the effort of getting up the mountain. Strong winds and the associated avalanche risk means Saulire is unlikely to open today. The off piste avalanche risk is now at 4 out of 5 (HIGH RISK). The altiport drag lift is […]

Sat 08 Dec 2018
Opening Day in Courchevel – Fresh snow & roasted marshmallows…

New Live Ski Bus Arrival Information now available

Scan the QR code at the main stops for a link to the live information.  The La Tania link is here: All the free ski bus timetables are here: Praz, Grangettes and Jardin Alpin lifts are free for pedestrians getting to work every morning between 08:35 and 09:00.    

First Lift of the Season – who else would it be?

La Tania first lift stalwarts Nick & Joey in the first gondola of the season out of Courchevel this morning – good work!  

Fri 07 Dec 2018
Courchevel Opening Tomorrow – Further Updates & Free Parking Details

For opening day tomorrow, Saturday 8th December 2018 the lift schedule currently remain as reported earlier in the week but further lifts and pistes will open as soon as possible with the expected snowfall and the operation of snow cannons as the temperature drops. Free Car Parking will be available at:– Bellecôte (Courchevel 1850)– Grangettes […]

Wed 05 Dec 2018
Courchevel Opening Day on Saturday 8 December – Update on lifts & piste opening from S3V

Update from S3V Ski Area Management CompanyDespite difficult conditions (natural snow has been in short supply and temperatures have not been conducive to artificial snow production), we have deployed significant resources to offer from Saturday, 8th December the best skiing we can. This will be illustrated in particular by the production of artificial snow at […]

Tue 04 Dec 2018
Weather Update 4 Dec – Much Colder & Snow for Courchevel Opening

The milder spell this week which has seen rain to mid mountain levels looks more and more likely to end abruptly at the weekend. Latest model runs continue to confirm the cold blast and the opening up of weather fronts to hit the Alps from the Atlantic in a classic alpine snow storm. Courchevel & […]

Sat 01 Dec 2018
First Pints (not first tracks) Pub Le Ski Lodge Opening

A photo finish but the official results show Such Riches at an SP of 2/1 and joint second favourite finished first and claimed First Pint of the La Tana Winter 2019 Season – Congratulations! Special mention from right outside the betting and finishing very strongly the Australian import Ben+B. Welcome to La Tania everyone from […]

Fri 30 Nov 2018
Warning Alert from S3V regarding work on the ski area

We received the following warning / alert from S3V this morning regarding skiers on the ski area while a serious amount of work is going on preparing the slopes for next Saturday. Lots of machinery, including hidden cables and obstacles in place so the ski area is officially closed to those hiking up and getting […]

2019 Easy Rider Maps Released. The Courchevel Mini-Pass with 26 Lifts!

The Winter 2019 Courchevel and Méribel Easy Rider Piste Maps have been released showing the lifts and runs accessible on the mini-passes. There is also a new Easy Rider 3 Valleys Map showing how to cruise across The 3 Valleys only using green & blue runs – a great help to get more people accessing […]

Thu 29 Nov 2018
New “Carré Neige Season” Insurance for Ski Season Pass Holders – only €35 but there are caveats

This season “Carré Neige Season” insurance is available when you purchase your season pass. This cover is available for only €35 which is about half the price of the previous Carte Neige cover. Family Cover for €90 for up to 3 members of the same family is available too. Previously the Carré Neige insurance cover […]

Wed 28 Nov 2018
Season Preparations Continue – New Hot Tubs Being Delivered & Snow Chains Needed!

Now just over 2 weeks before the lifts open in La Tania (and 1 week in Couchevel 1850) and final preparations for the season ahead continue. Today saw 3 new hot tubs being delivered to The Free Ride Republic Chalets in La Tania with a crane needed to lower them in to position. Due to […]

Tue 27 Nov 2018
Aquamotion Update for Winter 2019

With a (basic) entrance in to Aquamotion included in this season’s Courchevel Lift Pass of 2 days or more it looks like more people will be tempted to go swimming on a skiing holiday… Here’s a summary of the facilities, services and prices. A 6 day Courchevel Adult pass in main season is now €272 […]

All Winter 2019 Ski Bus Timetables revealed – more buses for La Tania

The new “pre-season” bus service was announced last week and now the rest of the season service has been revealed which for opening week includes La Tania for the first time ever. This is something we’ve requested for years when 1850 lifts open and there’s no lifts or bus service from La Tania.  There’s an […]

Sat 24 Nov 2018
Snow! La Tania Webcams on Val Thorens opening day…

Fri 23 Nov 2018
Another additional 3 Lifts now opening at Val Thorens tomorrow – Sat 24 Nov 2018

Val Thorens have announce an additional 3 lifts opening tomorrow and the Grand Fond area is opening – you should be able to see the new Cime red piste from over there. Well done to the teams involved in opening as much of the mountain up as fast as possible – we’ll have a Video […]

Thu 22 Nov 2018
Opening Times for Winter 2019 – Lifts, Bars, Restaurants etc.

Val Thorens opens its lifts this weekend so here’s an update on all the opening dates for Winter 2019… Courchevel is planning a special opening event on 8 December with a focus on children (free lift passes for under 13s and plenty of events for kids scheduled with some free food about too) with the […]

Wed 21 Nov 2018
Val Thorens Opening Details for Saturday 24 November 2018

Updated with expected scheduled lifts (we guessed well!):– Funitel Peclet – Moraine Gondola– Portette Chair– Cascades Chair– Deux Lacs Chair– Musaraigne & Campagnols Magic Carpets / Travelators– Castor & Pollux Magic Carpets / Travelators– Cairn Gondola (to come from P4) 2019 Val Thorens Piste Map Val Thorens has confirmed that it will be opening for it’s […]

Mon 19 Nov 2018
Aldi Ski Wear Event Starts 25 Nov 2018. Pre-orders available now.

This years Aldi Ski Wear event has started with the same incredible value products.  While not trying to compete with top end kit their products are unbeatable value especially for families kitting themselves out for the first time.  The example jacket above still has the following spec though: • Fixed 2 layer hood• Ventilation opening• […]

Snow Cannons Fire Up Across The 3 Valleys As Temperatures Drop

Temperatures finally drop (and are set to remain cold) so snow making kicks off on an epic scale that only The 3 Valleys can deliver… -3°C overnight down at La Tania resort level last night  – starting to feel like Winter at last!    

Sun 18 Nov 2018
England v Croatia (again)

Turned out to be a big game at Wembley this afternoon as Croatia beat Spain mid-week and set up a decider for a semi-final place in Portugal next Summer in the Finals of the Nations League.  La Tania does football… Unprecedented queues outside Wembley as either additional bag checks or the move from bar codes […]

Sat 17 Nov 2018
New JUNIOR rate added to 3 Valleys Wellness Lift Pass

The main lift pass news for Winter 2019 is that a single basic trip to Aquamotion is included in 2-day and above Courchevel Passes (but not season passes) and the “3 Valleys Wellness Pass” includes 2 full access trips to Aquamotion. There is now a new  “Junior” rate on the 3 Valleys Wellness Pass for […]

Fri 16 Nov 2018
French Motorway Automatic Toll Payments from the UK – Sanef is now Emovis Tag

Sanef Tolling the suppliers of French Autoroute automatic payment tag units in the UK are now called Emovis Tag. Everything else remains the same however, including their UK HQ in Harrogate and they now have tags available for Spain and Portugal too. To order a tag in the UK follow this link and receive €5 off […]

Thu 15 Nov 2018
Beaujolais Nouveau Night at The Drop Inn, Le Praz

Another marker for the start of Winter with the new Beaujolais tonight… Beaujolais nouveau is a red wine made from Gamay grapes produced in the Beaujolais region of France. It is the most popular vin de primeur, fermented for just a few weeks before being released for sale on the third Thursday of November. Trade […]

Sunset Sons – London 2018 Ski Show

Back playing live – it was great to catch up with Ex-La Tania band Sunset Sons at the London Ski Show this year…

The Feeling – Twelve Years and Home

Ex-La Tania resident band The Feeling released their album Twelve Stops and Home an unbelievable 12 years ago – so they took it on the road again and played the entire album in full. It was great to catch up with them again, they will be back…More on the Feeling (and SuperFly) in La Tania

Wed 14 Nov 2018
Update from S3V on Opening Preparations

An update from the Courchevel, La Tania and Mottaret ski area infrastructure & management company S3V. A little reminder for the winter season: the dates to remember… In Courchevel you can find the pleasures of skiing from 08 December to 22 April! For your information:08 December: opening of Courchevel 1850 / Courchevel-Village / Courchevel-Le Praz […]

Fri 09 Nov 2018
Ski Fitness & Preparation Tips from La Tania’s Doctor Aude

La Tania now boasts an excellent all year round, advanced Medical Centre facility situated in the building next to the lift pass office at the base of the La Tania gondola. Further Information Here Our resident doctor, Dr Aude Joncquiert-Latarjet shares some fitness and preparation tips for the upcoming season – Courchevel lifts open in […]

Wed 31 Oct 2018
First Snow To Resort Level – Courchevel & La Tania Webcam Views Tue 30 Oct 2018 (& First Tracks!)

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Wed 24 Oct 2018
The 2018 London Ski & Snowboard Show (& Annual La Tania Reunion)

Time for the official start to the ski season as once again (the 18th year running) we head to London and the annual La Tania Ski Show reunion on Saturday afternoon – we’ve got ex-La Tania band (aka The Cheerleaders) Sunset Sons playing this year too!   The Telegraph Ski & Snowboard Festival will celebrate their 45th […]

Tue 23 Oct 2018
Flights to the Alps – What’s New for Winter 2019

easyJet are still leading the way of the low cost operators with up to 76 flights per day from 15 airports across the UK to Geneva, Lyon & Grenoble through the season. Changes for their Winter programme to our local airpots are as follow:Geneva – No Leeds/Bradford Flights.Lyon – No Southend Flights but Stansted is a new route with flights on Sundays plus Thursday at peak times.Grenoble – No Birmingham flights. […]

Fri 19 Oct 2018
New “Steamboat Lodge” Chalets Approaching Completion – New trees but no path…

The new Steamboat Lodge next to the Grand Bois Apartments consists of four bedroom “traditional but with a contemporary twist” Chalets. Yours for €2.05m. Nice to see some new trees being planted and the site being cleaned up for Winter but there’s no sign of a path down from the chalet area yet.  

The Annual “Worst Winter Ever” Headlines courtesy of The Daily Express

As has become a tradition we’ve reported on for the last 5 years, The Daily Express launched it’s annual warnings of the worst Winter ever ever ever…. This is just this week, the old Polar Vortex Snow Bomb thing… And the last few years front pages below… They did get it right in THE Winter […]

Fri 12 Oct 2018
2019 Three Valleys Piste Map – The Differences

This Winter’s 3 Valleys Piste Map for 2019 has the usual clarity & symbol changes plus the new lifts and piste marked on them (and the Creux Noirs area temporarily removed). All the other minor changes detailed in our What’s New for 2019 in La Tania & The 3 Valleys page. Downloads of all the […]

Thu 04 Oct 2018
Aliens over The 3 Valleys

Great spot by Mike T on the Dou des Lanches Webcam above La Tania on Col de la Loze… On Monday and Tuesday we had some snow on the local Webcams with the Bouc Blanc Terrace (now with it’s new extension) and across to Saulire from Chenus. Today that Bouc Blanc extension just about complete […]

Mon 01 Oct 2018
New Grangettes Gondola Station Roof Installed

The top station of the new Grangettes Gondola between Courchevel 1550 and 1850 was installed today with a few snow flurries around for good measure too! Dating from 1975 and modernised in 2004, the old Grangettes gondola lacked capacity (barely 855 people/hour), comfort and reliability. The new gondola opening in December 2018 representing an €11.5m investment […]

Tue 18 Sep 2018
More Selfie Cameras on chairlifts confirmed

In addition to the new selfie camera on the Biollay chairlift in the Courchevel Valley being installed this Summer we now know of two others in the Méribel Valley (with some in the Belleville surely to be announced too). Firstly the new Legends heated and covered chairlift in Méribel that starts from La  Chaudanne (replacing […]

Sat 15 Sep 2018
La Tania Medical Centre now open all year round

Confirmation that the La Tania Medical Centre is now open all year round (via appointment in inter-season). Dr Aude Joncquiert-Latarjet is assisted by Dr Arthur Andre and they both speak English. Dr Joncquiert-Latarjet and her team are actively working on providing a full range of medical services to better answer and support locals and tourists […]

Fri 14 Sep 2018
La Tania to Méribel Village road to close (again)

The D98 road from La Tania to Méribel Village will be closed from 24 September 2018 to 16 November 2018 for essential repair work.  The closure will be to all vehicles in both directions and access to La Tania will be via Le Praz only.  Huge cracks appeared during the Winter as this problem road […]

Wed 12 Sep 2018
Another 26 new Snow Cannons for the Courchevel Valley

Last Summer Courchevel brought forward a three year plan in to one Summer of work when 115 new generation snow cannons were installed  (which doubled the snow production capacity in the Courchevel Valley). This Summer Courchevel is installing another 26 of the latest snow making machines… The Lac des Creux and Rama pistes will now […]

Sat 08 Sep 2018
New Bouc Blanc Terrace?

The Bouc Blanc Terrace above La Tania is undergoing some work now that the Summer season is over.  How many coins, keys and credit cards have fallen down between the boards over the years! Or perhaps they’re looking for DJ DoubleDex’s iPod from the Jardine Wedding on 7 July 2007 (7/7/7). Maybe it’s just general […]

Mon 03 Sep 2018
New Automatic Photo System On Biollay Chairlift

Always coming up with new innovations on the ski area, S3V have added an automatic photo system on the Biollay chairlift for Winter 2018/2019.  Similar to those seen on rollercoasters at Theme Parks there’s now no need to risk dropping your valuable smart phone or having to take gloves off – just move your goggles […]

Fri 10 Aug 2018
Ski Job Recruitment Day 01 Sep 2018 – The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead

Cool Ski Jobs are hosting a Ski Job Recruitment Day on Saturday 1st September 2018 at The Snow Centre in Hemel Hempstead. This is your chance to live the dream and do a Ski Season… The event is being held from 10am – 2pm with inspirational speakers discussing all things to do with season life  plus […]

Saulire Lift Capacity Increased For August

S3V have announced improvements to access the Saulire area for the rest of the Summer after of being busier than expected (due to free lifts no doubt).  Visitors in Summer will notice traffic light controls and the grouping of gondolas with often a wait to get on the empty lifts. This is for safety when […]

Thu 02 Aug 2018
Summer Ski Jumping World Cup & Aerial Displays

The Summer Ski Jumping World Cup 2018 takes place in Le Praz on Friday & Saturday 10/11 August. The Fly Courchevel Air Show kicks off too and includes La Patrouille de France display team plus a fly past of the 900 km/h Dassault Rafale fighter aircraft (actually capable of 2,130 km/h). Full Event Program Here […]

Wed 01 Aug 2018
Respect The Mountain! Free bags & pocket ashtrays available at The Tourist Office

The Clean Mountain campaign has free pocket ashtrays and re-usable bags available from The La Tania Tourist Office so you can take your litter (and even pick some up) with you and not leave it on the mountains. At the end of every Winter a huge volunteer cleanup Operation Montagne Propre is organised by the […]

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