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Thu 13 Jun 2019
Another England Away Trip – Our Summer Distraction

The Nations League was always hard to like, understand or fathom out how to qualify and how it helped to Euro 2020 Qualification but… it ended up in a couple of games in Portugal as La Tania does Football once again. Easy and relatively cheap to access, stay, drink, eat and even get tickets for […]


Tue 04 Jun 2019
The 3 Valleys Biking Weekend 13/14 July 2019

Sat 13 July sees the classic downhill from the Saulire summit to Brides Les Bains – 17.5km length, 2100m vertical with top riders taking around 20 minutes! Sun 14 July is the “Rando Tour” with starting points at La Tania, Courchevel, Méribel and Brides, 15 to 75km open to all standards and dedicated ski lifts […]


Tue 21 May 2019
Le Praz New Lift Work Continues Apace & Lake Being Drained

The old gondola station has already been flattened and work continues rapidly on the new €27m Alpinium Building, 500 space underground multi-storey car park and new gondola lift up to 1850. There’ll also be a tourist office, lift pass office, function rooms with bar and kichen facilities, kids play area, 120 ski lockers and public […]


Wed 08 May 2019
Win one of the last few 3 Valleys Charity Day T Shirts at the Bring Your Sisters UK Gig on 26 May 2019

We’ve the final few limited edition Bring Your Sisters T-Shirts from 3 Valleys Charity Day to give away – but you must be at the BYStival gig in Cobham on 26 May 2019… We’ve only got Ladies medium to give away (the only ones left!) – to enter email competition@latania.co.uk with the subject line BYS […]


Tue 30 Apr 2019
Congrats to La Tania regular James Williams on a London Marathon World Record

La Tania regular James Williams broke the Guinness World Record for fastest marathon dressed as a snowboarder at the London Marathon on Sunday. Completing the Marathon in a time of 5 hrs 21 mins 50 secs, James was dressed in snowboard gear including helmet & boots while carrying a snowboard with bindings around the course. […]


Tue 23 Apr 2019
Season Over… Time for the UK Reunion – Bring Your Sisters present BYStival

The annual Bring Your Sisters Bank Holiday extravaganza takes place on Sunday 26 May 2019 at Avorians Cricket Club, Cobham. 26th of May 2019 – Bank Holiday “Super Sunday”, no work Monday. BYS and friends will be playing in the Avorians Cricket Club, Cobham from 4:30pm. BBQ, outdoor bar and a chance to catch the […]


Mon 22 Apr 2019
It’s All Over… A Great Final Day on the Mountain

While Val Thorens and Orelle carry on until 5 May that’s it for the rest of the 3 Valleys but a great final day skiing (and more Marmottes!). Have a great Summer everyone wherever you may be heading… Great snow cover but windy today, yesterday was better. Still tonnes of snow. The last day started […]


Sun 21 Apr 2019
It’s that time of year… Marmotte Spotting at the bottom of Creux


Sat 20 Apr 2019
3 Valleys Charity Day Roll of Honour – The Big Thankyou!

The total amount raised on 3 Valleys Charity Day 2019 and at the La Tania Charity Ball after all our associated costs have been paid is €33,000. The 8th annual 3 Valleys Charity Day (and 19th charity event since we started in La Tania in 2002)  held on Wednesday 10th April 2019 in Méribel Village was […]


Wed 17 Apr 2019
The La Tania Charity Ball returns – 15 April 2019

After a hiatus of 6 years the La Tania Charity Ball returned on Monday at La Taiga with a fine looking bunch of guests… The charity auction raised €1750 for the 3 Valleys Charity Day charities – many thanks to Cool Ski Jobs, John and Lynn at Sunburst Sailing, Man and Wolf Beer, Sue and […]



Folyères still magnificent this morning with complete wide cover on 17 April 2019

Remember Biollay is closed (Pralong open) so head for the Sources drag when heading over from La Tania to miss out 1850. Click on the images for the full size pic.  


Mon 15 Apr 2019
More Escapaders in a Day – Good Work Nat, Maxim and Pat

From Nat:Myself, Maxim and Pat completed the 3 Valley Escapades on Friday 29th March 2019… The Verdet run was closed between OLYMIPIC and ST MARTIN 1 which, slowed us down. We still rode down it but it was horrible! We took a wrong turn after PLAN DE L’EAU and ended up doing this lift twice, […]



One for the Old School – guess what got groomed on Sunday…

Roped off for no apparent reason this old piste was groomed on Sunday… nothing gets passed us!


Sun 14 Apr 2019
M (for Magic, Magnificent, Marvellous etc) is the Piste du Jour this morning

MMMMmmmmmmmmm….



Opening Dates & 3 Valleys Lift Pass Prices Confirmed For Winter 2020

La Tania scheduled opening dates for Winter 2020 confirmed as 14 Dec 2019 to 19 Apr 2020. Opening dates are always subject to snow conditions, maintenance issues, staff resources, bad weather etc. A 6-day adult 3 Valleys Pass in main season rises €6 to €312 (1.96% increase) next season. Looking like the increase is just […]


Fri 12 Apr 2019
La Tania Saboia B Apartments to Reopen

The Saboia B apartment block in La Tania is due to reopen after the Arrêt de Peril has been lifted. The official closure due to structural issues around land slip / subsidence was announced on 19 October 2017 – reported here Remedial work has been completed and the building is safe and secure. Nexity will […]


Thu 11 Apr 2019
3 Network now providing 4G Roaming in France (at last)

The UK Three Mobile Provider has long been used by British Saisonniers as it was the first to allow free roaming in France (and loads of places around the World) long before any EU rules came in. We also never heard of any “fair use” restrictions being applied with plenty of people using their phones […]


Mon 08 Apr 2019
Poor Visibility and the Piste Markers with the highlighted tips

Sharing this information again after skiing in fairly poor visibility yesterday and amazed how many people don’t know this… All the pistes in The 3 Valleys have orange tipped piste markers on the RIGHT HAND SIDE as you ski down – so if you can only see one piste market you know which side is […]


Sat 06 Apr 2019
Escapade in a Day Success – Congratulations to Oliver

From Oliver:A successful attempt of the challenge on Monday 1st April.Had some problems with the route from runs/lifts being closed so a few extra lifts.Non stop all day apart from 1 dash to the loo.After Foret I was on 95k so though I had to do a few more to bring the total up to […]


Fri 05 Apr 2019
La Tania Piste du Jour & Lift Opening from 6 April to end of season (most of them!)

Our own Dou des Lanches simply magnificent this morning – as good as it gets – or possibly even better… With the new snow S3V have updated their schedule of lift openings for the last 2 weeks of the season – loads of great skiing offered right until the last day of the season. S3V […]


Wed 03 Apr 2019
Piste du Jour today – Suisses magnificent once again this morning

Still some superb skiing on offer and plenty more snow due tonight…


Tue 02 Apr 2019
IMPORTANT! easyJet Flights released next week for nearly the whole of Winter 2020

Exclusive! Unusually easyJet are putting nearly all next Winter’s flights on sale next week – normally that do it in 2 stages with the first batch only until February. easyJet lights will be released on Thursday 11 April 2019 for flights right through until 28 March 2020 – so covers Opening Weekends, Christmas, New Year, […]


Mon 01 Apr 2019
€50 per day French Congestion Charge coming to La Tania & Courchevel for Winter 2020.

Confirmation over the weekend that the planned Congestion Charges will come in to play from December 2019. In La Tania & Le Praz this is expected to be €50 a day / €300 a week for Class 1 vehicles (height less than 2 metres & total weight less than 3.5 tonnes). The charges will rise […]


Sun 31 Mar 2019
3 Valleys Charity Day 2019 – The Radio Advert, Get Yourselves Out Here!

The Radio Méribel Advert… The full lineup and provisional stage times for 3 Valley Charity Day 2019 in Méribel Village on 10 April 2019 have now been released: 1230 Sian Hayley Smith 1300 Blazin’ Strings 1335 The Daisy Chain 1410 Les Lunettes 1445 Queens of the Snow Stage 1520 The Dominos 1540 MAPS 1615 Pink […]



Courchevel Valley lifts scheduled to open from Sat 30 March to Fri 5 April

Basically Tovets in 1550 and Coqs up to Chenus plus some minor drag lifts are closing next week – must be going to be quiet! Use the new Grangettes gondola from 1550 and for access back to La Tania from 1850 use Chenus, Plantrey or Loze drags.  


Sat 30 Mar 2019
La Tania regular Jack Bruce in World Record 8 Hour Ski Attempt Today

On Saturday 30th March 2019 Jack Bruce is attempting to set a new Guinness World Record (GWR) for the greatest distance skied in 8 hours. GWR measure such events in ‘vertical feet’ and although there is no current record they have set a ‘minimum requirement’ of 118,110 vertical feet. The equivalent of skiing down Mount […]


Fri 29 Mar 2019
29th March and The Red Piste, Moretta Blanche groomed down to La Tania resort level

While the blue Folyères piste down to resort is always expected to be open from the first day until the last day of the season (only once at the beginning and twice at the end in the last 17 seasons since snow cannons were installed has it not been skiable) it’s not so common to […]



La Tania Public Meeting Tue 2 April 2019 at 18:00 in the Cinema

After the poor communication of the consultation regarding the new green piste on Monday and the general dissatisfaction of the status of La Tania with regard to the Courchevel takeover (activities, animations, New Year’s Eve debacle, Grand Bois Lift / Chalet Access, removal of the Swimming Pool, state of the coach arrival area and village […]


Thu 28 Mar 2019
Return of The Dominos to La Tania at Après Ski Today

And rocking their Charity Day T Shirts…


Tue 26 Mar 2019
Congratulations to Roman – Another Escapader in a Day

From Roman:Just wanted to write and log in my attempt for the Three Valleys Escapade. The stars aligned and I managed to complete it on Thursday 21st March despite having a recovering knee from MCL damage and some key lifts/runs being shut that I had planned to use; Cime Caron, and thus access to Orelle […]


Mon 25 Mar 2019
Suisses – Our Monday Morning Piste du Jour

Nothing better that a freshly groomed classic black run – Suisses this morning…



Another Escapade in a Day! Congratulations to Timo, Erwin & Tom

From Timo: I wanted to let you know that we (Tom, Erwin and me Timo) fulfilled the Escapade in a day today. We started in Meribel Village at the Golf chair lift at 9am sharp. We only had queues at the two Masse gondolas, Bruyeres and Moutiere lifts. We had lunch in the Moraine lift and finished […]


Sun 24 Mar 2019
Lac Bleu / Chenus will take some beating today – our Pistes du Jour

Why you get up early – mint pistes first thing with perfectly groomed slopes so anyone can feel they can ski like a rock star…


Sat 23 Mar 2019
Jean Blanc – Our Saturday Piste du Jour

Groomed all the way down to Le Praz and in absolutely perfect condition for those first down it this morning – 23rd March 2019


Thu 21 Mar 2019
Le Praz Gondola to Close a week early (Forêt Chair Open)

The Praz Gondola will close on Sunday 14 April a week earlier than originally planned so work on its replacement can start immediately so the new lift, Alpinium building and new underground multi-storey car park can open on time for 7 December 2019 (talk about a tight project timescale when the extra week is needed!). […]


Wed 20 Mar 2019
Piste du Jour Today – A Perfectly Groomed “M”

It can be icy, crud or mogulled up (or of course knee deep powder) but when it’s groomed to perfection like this morning – the classic black run “M” from the top of Saulire is mint…  


Tue 19 Mar 2019
FLY COURCHEVEL 2019 Programme – Weekend of 30/31 March 2019

A weekend of aerobatics, demonstrations and a chance to experience THAT Courchevel Altiport landing/take off for a VERY reasonable price. Was it only around €70 for a quick demo flight if you got a group together last year? Someone will be along shortly to confirm… (a comparison to the VT Zip Wire charge would be […]



New La Tania Piste – Public Consultation Details

Spotted on a tree near the Tennis Court in La Tania is notice of a public consultation regarding the new piste through the forest down to La Tania – to the skiers left hand side of Folyères. This consultation process is part of the impact assessment work that is required as part of the planning […]


Thu 14 Mar 2019
3 Valleys Charity Day 2019 T Shirt

Here is a full preview of this years 3 Valleys Charity Day 2019 shirt design! The special edition Bring Your Sisters charity day tees will be available from late March for 15 euros. Pre-order through the 3 Valleys Charity Day to avoid disappointment ! Tees will be available in mens and women sizes. They are […]


Thu 07 Mar 2019
Gorilla Down – The wind has killed the Saulire Gorilla…

A similar fate to the wild bear statue happened in March 2017! So if you ever wonder why they close lifts due to “high winds”… 5 March 2017 – the bear was ripped from the steel table it was mounted on…   In happier times…  


Tue 05 Mar 2019
Today’s Piste du Jour – The often overlooked Mur (& Cave des Creux)

Perfectly groomed slope skiing this morning and every lift and piste open in the Courchevel and La Tania valley – even Saint Bon (except for the odd area for competition / training use that is closed to the public). Across the 3 Valleys apart from areas around the Cime Caron and Masse 2 lifts which […]


Sun 03 Mar 2019
PdJ is Dou des Lanches

Dou des Lanches above La Tania is definitely our Piste du Jour today…


Fri 01 Mar 2019
The 3 Valleys Charity Day 2019 T Shirt Revealed – GET YOURSELVES OUT HERE! Anyone got the set since 2008?

T-Shirts will be on sale at après ski venues in La Tania, Courchevel & Méribel very soon with 100% of the revenue going to out charities in the UK and France. More on Charity Day here


Thu 28 Feb 2019
Partnership signed for the protection and conservation of birds in The 3 Valleys

The Ski Area Management companies across The 3 Valleys (S3V, SEVABEL, Méribel Alpina & SETAM) have come together to sign a partnership agreement with l’ONF, l’ONCFS, la Fédération départementale des chasseurs de Savoie, l’Observatoire des galliformes de montagne et le Parc national de la Vanoise in order to protect birds in The 3 Valleys. Three […]



CdP is Piste du Jour, April lift openings confirmed & Masse 2 lift temporary closure

  S3V have confirmed their planned lift openings for the final week of the season from 13 – 22 April 2019 (the lifts close on Easter Monday). The La Tania Gondola and Bouc Blanc lifts will be open and S3V expect to have the Folyères run down to resort open until the final day. In […]



La Tania Snow Report 27/2/19 – The Sunny Weather About To Change

Tim Wall reporting on the sunny weather about to end as the dominating high pressure system finally gets broken up after 3 weeks. Looks like Winter is returning for the start of March…   Image of the NOAA20 satellite, 27/02/2019 at 12:28 UTC: the month of February ends with a sun and temperatures worthy of […]


Sun 17 Feb 2019
Half Term – Get out early, our Pistes du Jour this morning…

 



Two Mysteries Solved – Alex and Folie Guitarist Found Alive & Well

Alex the dog and family along with their kennel have been missing from their home at the Pralong lift station this season. We were told back in December that they’d been relocated to the Châtelet lift above Mottaret but until last week they hadn’t been spotted. Meanwhile the guitarist from the last few years at […]


Sat 16 Feb 2019
Suisses must be Piste du Jour today – magnificent!

Another week of wall to wall sunshine and deep blue skies lies ahead…


Fri 15 Feb 2019
Combe des Pylones is definitely Piste du Jour today!

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