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Mon 19 Oct 2020
Product Review – Outdoor Master Goggles

It’s the time of year to be thinking of new gear for the coming Winter and we’ve been looking at some ski goggles from Outdoor Master. A decent set of goggles is often overlooked but makes a massive difference as soon as the perfect weather changes and sunnies aren’t an option. When snow, rain, fog, […]


Fri 16 Oct 2020
The New 2021 3 Valleys Piste Maps Analysed…

Always an exciting time when the new piste maps become available – we’re still trying to get hold of the Les Menuires / St Martin individual valley map for 2021 but the rest are now available for download on out piste maps page at: latania.co.uk/skiing/pistemaps.htm La Tania / Courchevel The most obvious work this Summer […]


Mon 28 Sep 2020
Advanced Ski Instruction – Why?

Blake from SkivoAcademy trains people to become ski instructors to the highest levels. He runs his ski instructor training programme in Courchevel and most of the instructors in this area that come through the system have done at least some of their training with Skivo Academy. We caught up with Blake and got his thoughts on […]


Sun 13 Sep 2020
Tour de France comes to La Tania – All you need to know…

Update: Crowd Restrictions – A limit of 500 people from Courchevel side (walking or cycling and arriving before 13:00). A limit of 1000 people walking or cycling from the Méribel side. Access will be controlled in the final 500m before the summit. of 500 people from Courchevel side (walking or cycling and arriving before 13:00). […]


Sat 12 Sep 2020
Covid Secure Measures & Flexible Booking Policies in place from La Tania Companies

Nearly mid-way through September and traditionally the busiest booking period for Ski Holidays. The local businesses in and around La Tania are doing their best at offering flexible, protected booking policies and making plans for Covid Secure Ski Holidays. Far too much negativity about, could be the best season ever if the slopes are quiet! […]


Sat 22 Aug 2020
Adam Affro & Freddie Fingers return to La Tania

Two thirds of Les Trois Têtes (where’s Kate?) , plus Rambling Roots Emma and their old man Rich at Pub Le Ski Lodge last night – they’ve still got it!


Tue 18 Aug 2020
5 Months after lock down the Winter close down continues

With massive amounts of work going on creating the 2023 World Cup piste and the associated snow cannon system and reservoir it feels like some of the “normal” work at the end of the season was forgotten. Yesterday the magic carpets in La Tania finally got covered up. There’s still plenty of netting, fencing and […]


Sat 15 Aug 2020
Beach Party at Pub Le Ski Lodge


Wed 12 Aug 2020
Swimming Pool Information for Summer 2020

The La Tania swimming pool is open every day except Saturday with 2 sessions in operation this Summer for additional Covid cleaning operations and a maximum of 30 people. Sessions from 14:00 to 16:10 and 16:40 to 18:50 cost €4 each. A bit 1980s but tight swimming costumes (budgie smugglers) are compulsory – no boardies/swimming […]


Tue 11 Aug 2020
3 Valleys Pass the way to go for 2021 as Courchevel prices are released

The Courchevel Valley Ski Pass (including La Tania) prices for 2021 have been released – there is now no Aquamotion entrance included and the duo / tribu discounts (for 2 or 3 people with the same passes for 6 or more days) have been withdrawn. The difference between a Courchevel Valley 6 day adult pass […]



More pics of the Bouc Blanc & Jockeys 2023 World Cup preparations

Looking down from Col de la Loze the extent of the work on the new tunnel under the World Cup piste near the La Tania Gondola Station can be seen. The original start of the Jockeys piste that connected to the Bouc Blanc (well before the beginners magic carpet lift was installed) has been filled […]


Fri 07 Aug 2020
Keeping Cool With Forest Walks At Altitude

Using the free La Tania gondola to gain height then following the Teddy Bear 🧸 path through the forest to the cross country ski track towards Meribel leads on to a spectacular walk to Méribel Village. At over 4500 feet and mostly in the shade of the trees it’s a pleasant retreat from the heat […]


Thu 23 Jul 2020
The incredible wild flowers on display in the Mountains above La Tania

The flowers are phenomenal this year especially the carpets of Arnica. Too early for the blue Gentians and you need to go higher up for Edelweiss. The mountains looking stunningly beautiful in Summer… Some lovely wild Strawberries on Folyères too – the flavour difference to the mass production “forced” ones you get in UK Supermarkets is amazing.


Mon 20 Jul 2020
Brides Bus Bike Rack Trailers Improved for Summer 2020

Much easier to use and with a capacity of up to 20 bikes the bike rack trailers on the Brides Les Bains free bus service are a welcome improvement. A couple of cracking routes down to Brides from La Tania – maybe not for the faint hearted when going full tilt mind…. The Brides Les […]


Thu 16 Jul 2020
Out and about above Méribel on Mountain Bikes and more work going on…

An abundance of wild flowers at the moment – a truly spectacular sight when you’re not concentrating on the great dedicated mountain bike tracks in the Méribel Valley. Les Cretes Restaurant about 400m along from the Tougnette / St Martin 2 summit on the way to Jerusalem has been knocked down and is being rebuilt. […]


Wed 15 Jul 2020
Work on the Ski Area in Courchevel & La Tania

Work on preparations for the 2023 World Cup continue with work now on the Bouc Blanc section of the slope down to Le Praz – looking like one steep and fast run now. At the top of the La Tania gondola (no sign of new gondolas yet but new cabins are promised) there is lots going […]


Tue 14 Jul 2020
Out and about on Mountain Bikes around Courchevel & La Tania

Went up the La Tania gondola and across to 1850 past the works for the 2023 World Cup. Verdons was quite busy so went down to Le Praz and up the gondola. Good hygiene and SD measures in place and masks being worn. 2020 Mountain Bike Map for The 3 Valleys They aren’t doing the […]


Wed 01 Jul 2020
Safety Measures and Rules in place on Ski Lifts this Summer

Lifties will be wearing masks but still welcoming you with a smile – all have been trained concerning the Pandemic and to minimise the health risks as much as possible. On Ski Lifts: Maintain social distancing – new dedicated signage is in place. Hand sanitiser gel is available at all list stations. Wearing a mask […]


Wed 24 Jun 2020
Via Ferrata around La Tania this Summer

Via Ferrata (by wire) is a safe rock climbing / scrambling activity where you are permanently attached to a fixed cable via a climbing harness with 2 via ferrata ropes and self locking carabiners (one is always attached to the fixed cable on the mountain) available to hire from the outdoor shops here. There are […]


Mon 15 Jun 2020
Snowboarding Tips and Hacks That Will Have You Ripping the Slopes

Anyone not lucky enough to have gone skiing or snowboarding when they were younger will tell you that picking up a snow sport from scratch later in life is a tough ask. Skiers find themselves knocking their knees together in a rigid snowplow position and snowboarders risk snapping their wrists every time they catch their […]


Fri 12 Jun 2020
More work taking place in and around La Tania

Work continues on Jockeys piste for the 2023 World Cup. The road to the chalet area in La Tania is being resurfaced. More resurfacing and building work in Le Praz going on too – quite a mess at the moment, hopefully it improves before the Summer season opens. Work on an extension to the Chrome […]


Sun 31 May 2020
Work continues on the 2023 World Cup Piste

The top of the (old) original Jockeys piste that joined the Bouc Blanc above the La Tania gondola is now being reshaped with more earthworks taking place. The start of Jockeys was moved down towards the Bouc Blanc and a beginners area built there. Jockeys is now much wider, straighter and the rollers / flatter […]


Tue 26 May 2020
Summer Lifts & Prices plus details on the new chairlift for this Winter

La Tania and Courchevel lifts now all FREE for Summer 2020 The Summer lift opening for The 3 Valleys from the 4th July 2020 has been announced. Great to see some Saturday opening in Meribel and St Martin / Les Menuires for weekenders (Courchevel & Val Thorens still believing that Saturday is a changeover day […]


Tue 19 May 2020
Summer Lift Opening Dates Confirmed

UPDATE:La Tania and Courchevel lifts now all FREE for Summer 2020. Praz, Verdons, Saulire and the La Tania gondola will be open. S3V have announced 2020 Summer lift opening (with certain social distancing restrictions to be announced) from 5 July until 28 August. This will also give them the chance to test any appropriate protection […]


Fri 15 May 2020
The Best Ways to Enjoy Every Season

Everyone has their own favourite season, but if you are fortunate enough to live somewhere that has four distinct seasons, it can be very enjoyable. It’s great to embrace the changing weather and get excited for the different activities that are available throughout the year. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy yourself […]


Sat 02 May 2020
Deconfinement Plans / Rules for France – updated 01 May 2020

Translated from Maireinfo – 01 May 2020Original below (2 pages)Download English PDF here


Wed 29 Apr 2020
Winter 2021 Three Valleys Lift Pass Prices Announced

Lift Pass prices for The 3 Valleys for Winter 2021 have been released with around the usually expected prices rises. Main Season, adult prices below: One-day 3 Valleys goes up from €63 to €64.50 (2.4% increase) Six-day 3 Valleys goes up from €312 to €321 (2.9% increase) 3 Valleys Season Pass goes up from €1336 […]



La Tania Classic Travel Poster from Colsy available on-line

Ex Ski Lodge barman Aussie Colsy created this great classic travel poster of La Tania during lockdown with having more than the usual amount of free time on his hands… “Hopefully this piece captures some of the magic of that little country town in the sky” If you didn’t manage to buy an old Plattières […]


Tue 28 Apr 2020
Old Gondolas for sale today – 28 April 2020 – for €500

The Plattières 3 gondola in Méribel Mottaret is to be replaced by a high speed 6 seater chairlift and the old (36 years) gondolas, many with unique paint jobs, are to be sold off for €500 each with the money going to charity. They are to be sold on the internet from “the morning of […]


Thu 09 Apr 2020
Above the Murk 13 March 2020. “We’ll get above this – Alway worth a look”


Fri 03 Apr 2020
Final Escapade in a Day for Winter 2020

Jan Barnett: Day Summary – We originally planned to do the 3VE on Saturday, but changing weather conditions and poor visibility put an end to that idea.  Mainly following the route posted by Andy Lee on 20 Jan 2020, we set off Sunday morning on the 2nd gondola out of La Tania at 9am making […]


Wed 11 Mar 2020
The Perfect Day. #mint


Fri 06 Mar 2020
Courchevel Elections – Candidate Information, Manifestos and Presentation Times in La Tania

For those interested in the upcoming municipal elections, here are the 3 dates in La Tania when candidates will present their manifestos. Events are held in the La Tania Cinema opposite the Tourist Office and below the Ski Lodge. While we’d never tell anyone how to vote, we think Isabelle represents a real change rather […]


Thu 05 Mar 2020
Adventures on the Bourne Glacier yesterday

Absolutely magnificent up there on Tuesday…


Mon 02 Mar 2020
The Ronnie Loves Music Week 16-20 March 2020

The Rond Point in Méribel hosts its annual Ronnie Loves Music Festival from 16th to 20th March 2020. Featuring many of their regular live acts plus the excellent Beatles tribute band Patchwork, along with OMG It’s The Church!, DJ Yoda and Shaka Loves You! Music kicks off each day from mid afternoon and it’s all free! […]


Thu 27 Feb 2020
4th Edition of Fly Courchevel 28 & 29 March 2020

Get a scenic flight for only an unbelievable €40 and ride THAT runway (Courchevel Altiport is rated the 7th most dangerous in the world)! The 4th edition of Courchevel Fly takes place on the weekend of 28/29 March 2020 with scenic flights, demonstrations, air shows, pilot meetings and parachuting & aerobatic displays. First flights are […]


Tue 25 Feb 2020
3V Escapade in a Day success for the Waterfield Family

From Ian:The Waterfield family – Beth (13), Jenny (9), Anna and Ian – completed the Escapade yesterday.Setting off at 0900 from The Tania Gondola, and the first queue of the day, we finished at Foret, at 1621 (1630 at the top) before heading to the Bouc Blanc for a celebratory pression/orangina.We pretty much followed the […]


Fri 21 Feb 2020
Further School Holidays Activities 22-29 Feb 2020

Activities for Half Term in La Tania include:Free Welcome Drink in front of the Tourist Office, Sunday 23 Feb at 16:30. Kids Parallel Slalom, Tuesday 25 Feb at 17:00. The Torchlit Descent with La Tania ESF, Wednesday 26 Feb at 19:00. In Courchevel 1850:The Ski Show Spectacular takes place on Tuesday 25 Feb from 19:00. […]


Wed 19 Feb 2020
La Tania Celebrity Watch – 2020 Update so far…

Time for an update to the La Tania Celebrity Watch – it’s been a bit thin on the ground the last couple of years but we’ve managed to scrape together a few for an update… Georgia Toffola (aka Toff) spotted en route to Courchevel 1850 in December (no, not that one). Best known for Made in Chelsea and […]


Mon 17 Feb 2020
Piste Bash Festival 2020

Back for its 7th consecutive year – Piste Bash Festival 2020 promises even more laughs, sliding and dancing in and around Méribel from 9th to 13th March 2020. Comedy shows, slopestyle and cabaret combine with electronic and acoustic music to provide a high octane week of fun for all ages. Ticket are now on sale […]



Latest S3V Update – 3 Years to the Skiing World Championships & Night Skiing on Verdons this Wednesday

It’s 3 Years until the Alpine Skiing World Championships are held in Courchevel and Méribel from the 6th to 19th February 2023 (that’s right, smack in the middle of Half Term – so book early for 2023!). The impact on skiing should be minimal with just the Roc de Fer piste in Méribel and the […]



FREE STUFF – A list of freebies across The 3 Valleys

Although sometimes prices can be eye watering in Courchevel 1850 and other places across the 3 Valleys there is quite a bit of free stuff… What have we missed out? Free Welcome Drink at the La Tania Tourist Office on Sundays at 16:30. Free Wifi at Pub Le Ski Lodge, La Taiga, Le Bouc Blanc […]


Fri 14 Feb 2020
Latest from S3V – The Freeride Lab and Lift Queues

Latest update from S3V, the La Tania, Courchevel and Méribel Mottaret Ski Area Management Company. It’s time to discover the Freeride Lab!This is a first in the 3 Valleys: an area of ​​the ski area entirely dedicated to freeride without direct ski lift access. There are 2 secure, ungroomed “pistes”, a DVA park (to practice […]



Half Term Activities From The Tourist Office in La Tania

Activities for Half Term in La Tania include:Free Welcome Drink in front of the Tourist Office, Sunday 16 Feb at 16:30Kids Lantern Descent, Sunday 16 Feb at 18:20 CANCELLEDKids Parallel Slalom, Tuesday 18 Feb at 17:00The Torchlit Descent, Wednesday 19 Feb at 19:00 In Courchevel 1850:The 2nd Fireworks Display of the International Festival with the […]


Mon 10 Feb 2020
Stunning Images from Hawthorn…

When he’s not being one of our local transfer driver heros he’s taking stunning pics like these… Check out Hawthorn Willson Facebook Page for more great pics. Click on the images for the full size pics.


Thu 06 Feb 2020
Al Jones does the Escapade in a Day (not that one!)

Monday 27th January 2020 Al Jones,  Pete Middleton and Jack Brown at the third time of trying completed the Escapade in a Day starting in La Tania on the first bubble and getting the last lift at Foret at 4.20. We skied the standard route including the off piste section from the back of Pointe […]


Wed 05 Feb 2020
Important Dates: La Tania Family Fête & Bring Your Sisters BYStival Reunion

La Tania Family Fête The La Tania Family Fête returns to the centre of La Tania this year and will be held on Easter Monday 13th April 2020. This family and kids orientated event consists of stalls, activities, an easter egg hunt, cake competition, plus tombolas & raffles as well as an outside bar, BBQ […]


Wed 22 Jan 2020
Simon & Bethan complete the Escapade in a Day – last one for now until February!

After coming here for years, we finally pulled our fingers out and had a shot at the Escapade in a Day… We followed Andy’s route from the 11th of January, but used Bruyeres 2 rather than Sunny Express to get to Becca. Great day out; early bubble from La Tania, lunch on the lifts, no […]



Congratulations Oliver, Martin & Zoe on completing the Escapade in a Day

La Tania regulars Oliver, Martin & Zoe completed the Escapade on 16th January. It was Oliver’s second time having completed the original route a few years ago. “We got one of the first lifts on the La Tania bubble at 9:03 and got the final Foret lift at 15:44 – giving us a time of […]



Mr and Mrs Slippery (& Neil) complete the Escapade in a Day…

More old people with the help of youngsters complete the challenge… From Michelle:Me, Alan and my cousin (Neil Stubbington) did the Escapade today. Quite pleased how we did, especially as Neil’s a boarder! Here are our timings taken from Ski Tracks – we started at 9am and clocked through our last needed lift (foret) at […]

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