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Thu 17 Jun 2021
Latest from S3V on Summer Lifts, Opening Times and Tariffs

The Courchevel Ski Lifts open this Summer for hikers & bikers on 03 July 2021 and all will be open 7 days a week (for the first time) until 27 August 2021 (inclusive). Saulire Cable Car 09:30 – 16:30 Verdons Gondola 09:30 – 16:40 Praz Gondola 09:30 – 16:45 La Tania Gondola 09:30 – 12:30 […]

Sat 05 Jun 2021
Pub Le Ski Lodge opening for Summer on Friday 11 June 2021 – The Earliest Ever!

Pub Le Ski Lodge opens for Summer on Friday 11th June 2021 with the original Alpine Fish n Chips on Special and a promo on Moretti as Italy v Turkey kick off Euro 2020 at 21:00. The first England game v Croatia (who some of us will be at!) on Sunday 13/6 will see a […]

Fri 28 May 2021
Sussex Boat Trips – A new venture from the owner of La Tania transfer company Three Vallee Transfers

In 2 weeks time Sussex Boat Trips launch their brand new boat Illuminate, a 10m Humber RIB powered by twin Suzuki 250HP outboards and capable of carrying up to 12 passengers at cruising speeds of up to 30 Knots. John Simcock, owner of Three Vallee Transfers, one of the longest established, reliable and reputable transfer […]

Tue 25 May 2021
Courchevel Ski Area, Winter Fun In La Tania

It’s in the heart of the largest ski area in the world, Les 3 Vallées (Tarentaise – Savoie), halfway between Courchevel and Méribel, that we find the young ski resort of La Tania, born in 1990. The resort designed by architect Jacques Labro, is made up of chalets, residences and hotels. Perched at an altitude of […]

Mon 10 May 2021
Keeping the Tourist Office in La Tania – Sign the petition now!

We’re giving this another push for some more signatures… Sign Here! The Tourist Office is a valuable resource in La Tania but there are plans to close it down and rely on the services of 1850 and Le Praz. Despite spending hundreds of millions of Euros on the 2023 World Cup as a huge publicity […]

Tue 04 May 2021
Winter fun in La Tania

At the bottom of a northern slope in the Alps lies La Tania, it is easily accessible via the descent that winds through the forest. Because it is a northern slope be sure to take into account that in January winter is king. To reach the other areas you need at least two lifts, the fast gondola […]

Fri 30 Apr 2021
What to look forward to on the Ski Area for Winter 2022…

As this strangest of Winters draws to a close it’s time to turn our attention to Winter 2022. With many holiday bookings rolling over from this Winter plus the pent up demand of skiers & snowboarders across the globe for once you really do have to book up early to get the holiday you want. […]

Thu 15 Apr 2021
Fantastic April Skiing for those hiking up and the new World Cup L’Eclipse Piste skied

Private Ski Instructor Martin Hemsley based in Méribel has been ski touring around some of our favourite pistes and sharing his efforts in his blog at: Last week he made his way up to Col de la Loze and skied fresh untouched powder on Dou des Lanches just above La Tania… At the end […]

Wed 14 Apr 2021
Introducing Ski First Tracks Catered Chalets in La Tania

Who would be crazy enough to start a brand-new catered ski chalet business in the face of the lethal Brexit/Coronavirus cocktail that has all but devastated the ski industry? It seems Cheryl (Chez), Moira, Melinda and Jonty are….. La Tania is one of the best kept secrets of the Three Valleys and the four experienced […]

Sat 10 Apr 2021
Winter 2022 Opening Dates & Lift Pass Prices – Let’s Look Forward!

A bit of positivity and we can start looking forward to Winter 2022 with the opening dates and 3 Valleys lift pass prices released. La Tania is not included in the below generic Courchevel date but almost certainly will be Saturday 11 December 2021 – unless of course they’re thinking (correctly) we’re desperate to ski […]

Thu 01 Apr 2021
Good News! Col de la Loze Cycle Track opening for Ski Bus access for Skiers & Snowboarders

Despite new lockdown news there’s more downhill skiing available in Courchevel from this weekend. With private car and taxi access / parking already enabled for downhill skiing on the pistes down from the Altiport above Courchevel 1850, the next logical step was to run shuttle buses up to Col de la Loze. This will allow […]

Mon 29 Mar 2021
How to Bet on Ice Hockey

Although ice hockey doesn’t enjoy the same level of popularity in the UK as sports such as football, rugby, and cricket, there is a section of the population that is dedicated to following ice hockey domestically and in the US and Canada. The Elite League is the UK’s premier ice hockey competition, and thanks to […]

Wed 17 Mar 2021
Courchevel to stay open until at least 18 April and activities & services confirmed to continue

IMPORTANT RESORT OPENING INFORMATIONThe resort will remain open until at least 18 April, the date of the X3 Triathlon. The following activities and services (managed by Courchevel Tourism and The Mairie) will be maintained:• Alpine Skiing, the downhill piste from the Altiport. • Millet Ski Touring and Biollay hiking routes (open everyday). • Loze, Signal […]

Tue 16 Mar 2021
Fresh Snow in and around La Tania today

Mon 08 Mar 2021
9 Simple Tips for Taking Care of Your Skin While Travelling

When traveling, your skincare routine might not be at the top of your to-do list. But if you have spent a considerable amount of time mastering the art of skincare, you don’t want a vacation to be the thing that makes you lose track of what you are doing—or results in a flare-up, sunburn or […]

Sun 07 Mar 2021
School Holidays now over but loads of activities available across The 3 Valleys

This strange ski season continues with lots of skiing and other mountain activities on offer. You can drive up to the Altiport and ski down, hike, snow shoe, ski tour or cross country ski to the many mountain restaurants that are open, while kids ski schools are still operating and some “magic carpet” lifts are […]

Wed 24 Feb 2021
La Tania Snow Front Development Update: Swimming Pool stays, both new lifts for public use and a new sledge run…

As far as we can tell this is all now signed off and the go ahead has been given with building permits approved for the construction of the 2 new covered magic carpet / travelator type lifts and the removal of the Troika drag lift and the 2 small, uncovered travelator lifts. Key points on […]

Regulations Reminder: Keep space on buses, up to 4 standing at a bar table & no heliskiing!

Press Release from the Préfecture de la Savoie – auto translated below. Additional security & compliance checks are being made over the next 2 weeks as France struggles nationally to bring infection rates down without having a lockdown in place. COVID19:REMINDER OF THE MEASURES IN FORCE IN WINTER SPORTS RESORTS Winter holidays began two weeks […]

Tue 23 Feb 2021
Development of the Snow Front and Beginners Area of La Tania

A big meeting of the Courchevel Conseil Municipal tonight with the restructuring of the beginners area and bottom of the Folyères piste under discussion. Following the 4th Feb meeting and visit to La Tania, the go ahead may be given tonight. The above illustration is 2 years old and shows the Troika drag lift removed […]

Fri 05 Feb 2021
Courchevel Ski Area Activities for the February School Holidays

Alpine Downhill Skiing is available from the Altiport (access via private car or taxi) down along the Bellecote Piste to La Croisette at Courchevel 1850. Ski Touring – Ski Touring Guide routes up to Col de la Loze from Le Praz, plus tracks around Chenus, Biollay and Signal. Free Resort Bus Service – There is […]

Ski Touring for February – Altiport by car & down to 1850 is official!

The latest guide to ski touring in the Courchevel Valley has been published with the above route from the Altiport down to Courchevel 1850 via Altiport & Bellecote pistes now open – the document says access by private car or taxi to the Altiport. Download the guide here Note that all other unofficial access to […]

Tue 26 Jan 2021
Meet Elyse your new La Tania Estate Agent for Leggett Immobilier…

Hi Everyone, I’m Elyse Pannetier and I’m a local independent agent in the Courchevel Valley for Leggett Immobilier. I have been living & working around Courchevel and La Tania for the last 10 years, which has allowed me to build up an extensive knowledge of the area. I would be happy to assist you for all […]

Sat 23 Jan 2021
The 3 Valleys resorts are open and still welcoming you…

No lifts and if you can get here… The resorts of the 3 Valleys are putting on a brave face and still welcoming visitors with as many Covid safe outdoor activities as possible in the beautiful snowy, spacious, mpeaceful, mountain fresh air… With takeaways the only option in the bars & restaurants that remain open […]

Thu 07 Jan 2021
French PM: “Early Feb” Ski Resort opening possible, Bars/Restaurants closed to mid-Feb, UK border remains closed & more…

There will be no reopening of bars and restaurants before “at least mid-February” . There will be a point on January 20 to see if an “early February” reopening of theaters, cinemas, ski resorts and ski lifts is possible. The Prime Minister also announced that the border with the United Kingdom will remain closed “until further notice” and that […]

Wed 06 Jan 2021
Ski Area access rules until lifts open – Ski Touring now restricted on Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri

There are new ski area access rules from 5 Jan 2021 until the ski lifts are allowed to open (no further information is available on when that might be – there could be an announcement on Thursday 7 Jan but still quite a few weeks away we expect). The full decree from the Mairie de […]

Fri 25 Dec 2020
A few Brexit Deal notes: EHIC Still Valid, IDP Not Required & Mobile Roaming Continues

As things begin to unravel… From the BBC:The deal on the future relationship between the EU and the UK was announced on 24 December. It says that all EHIC cards issued before the end of 2020 will be valid until their expiry date. After that, the UK will issue a new card. The UK government […]

Thu 17 Dec 2020
Update on pistes for ski touring & access rules for activities on the Courchevel ski area 19 Jan – 03 Jan

From 19 December 2020 until 03 January 2021 the following regulations control the access to the Alpine and Nordic ski areas across the Courchevel ski area. These new regulations are to allow activities to go ahead during the closure of the ski lifts in a safe Covid secure manner. Personal responsibility, respect for other people […]

Wed 09 Dec 2020
Update: Hotel Montana La Tania will open this Winter & more on Alpine Elements Administration

Hotel Montana WILL be opening this Winter and bookings are being taken, starting from around £100 per night for a double room inc breakfast. Looks like flexible booking periods will be allowed as they are no longer tied to weekend flights & transfer packages like Alpine Elements operated. Alpine Elements called in the Administrators yesterday, […]

Tue 08 Dec 2020
Latest Outdoormaster Goggles with easy Magnetic Lens change (and 25% off)

Outdoormaster have a new upgraded Goggle Pro Plus with super high definition, colour optimised, wide angle, anti-fog lenses. But the special part is the easy magnetic lens changing for those sunny mornings and the cloudy late afternoons when flat light descends and a change of lens is required (but 90% of the time you can’t […]

Mon 07 Dec 2020
The high tech ski gear worth buying ahead of your trip to La Tania

(Image via Whether you’re a family looking to have some fun or a young couple desperate for a getaway on the slopes, La Tania is capable of giving you the ski holiday of a lifetime. Like with most of the modern world, though, technology can help make your trip go even better. Like with […]

Pomme de Pin (PdP) becomes Hotel La Pomme – Not another 1850 rip off is it?

Hotel Pomme de Pin was one of the few value for money places in Courchevel 1850 with Pizza from €11, Stella from €5.50 a pint and a great full on buffet meal deal too. Even the Veuve Cliquot Champagne at €50 a bottle (€55 for Rosé) was an unbelievable bargain for an on piste restaurant […]

Thu 03 Dec 2020
Courchevel Plans for Outdoor Activities, Ski Area Access & Services during lift closure

Courchevel is making additional plans to welcome visitors until the French government allow ski lifts to re-open. This includes a total of 85 outdoor activities, ski touring arrangements, resort entertainments and a coordination of all the restaurants offering takeaways and click & collect options. The Tourist Office, Mairee and Activity Providers all coming together and […]

Wed 02 Dec 2020
No December First Tracks on Saulire (yet) – More Snow Pics

Update: Two skiers did make it up today, just in time for Sunset…

Thu 12 Nov 2020
The Installation of the new admin/timing hut on the La Tania Stade

As we reported yesterday on the moving of the La Tania stade to the right hand side of the bottom section of the Bouc Blanc piste (as you look up) we’ve some pics of the installation of the La Tania Cub des Sports timing and admin hut. Thanks to Extreme Ski Services for the pics. […]

Ice Hockey & Gamble

Those who are into their winter sports will no doubt follow ice hockey, a sport that is one of the most popular both in the US and in Canada, with the internationally recognised National Hockey League (NHL). Like all professional sports these days, betting has become a staple part of the sponsorship and promotion of […]

Wed 11 Nov 2020
La Tania Comp Stade now next to Bouc Blanc Chair, the main piste re-routed across and down the old stade plus pics of the new beginners area.

We’ve got some clarification on the location of the La Tania Stade competition piste thanks to The Freeride Republic and Snowbound Transfers – cheers for the pics guys! The Stade is now relocated to the right of the Bouc Blanc piste (looking up) next to chairlift with the main Bouc Blanc piste now to the […]

Wed 04 Nov 2020
New Outside Bar at Pub Le Ski Lodge in La Tania

Further investment to help with Covid secure service this Winter sees a new outside bar on the terrace at Pub Le Ski Lodge. There’ll be snacks such as Paninis, Chilli Wedges, Soup, Pies and Loaded Nachos available too. Meanwhile the Chrome Bar has a new extension – we understand that will be the bar area […]

Tue 03 Nov 2020
Aldi Ski Range available from 8 Nov 2020. Pre-order now

The excellent value for money Aldi ski gear is back. Available from 8th November 2020 (pre-order now) and some in-store kit too. We’ve Seasonaire tested the jackets in previous years and they stood up remarkably well – the waterproofing / breathability performance was very good for the price however these details are missing for the […]

Thu 29 Oct 2020
Outdoormaster Polar Bear Boot Bag reviewed – another value for money product

Another quality, yet affordable product from Outdoormaster. The Polar Bear Boot Bag is more than just for carrying boots you can get a whole load of gear in it. With a boot pocket on either sides with venting and drainage holes for wet boots there’s a separate compartment in the middle for helmet, gloves, goggles […]

Wed 28 Oct 2020
Cable Transport for Winter 2021 & Confirmation of an increased frequency of the La Tania Free Ski Shuttle Bus

At a meeting yesterday the Mairie confirmed that the Praz and Grangettes gondolas will be open from 07:45 until 23:30 from 12 December 2020 until 11 April 2021. In an effort to reduce car traffic the number of free ski buses will be increased on the Saint Bon, Le Praz and La Tania routes. A […]

Mon 19 Oct 2020
Product Review – Outdoormaster 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 Outdoormaster. 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, wind, […]

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: 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 […]

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