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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!

Tue 12 Feb 2019
Escapade in a Day – Route from Méribel Mottaret last year – Good luck this year!

From Sam Birch:I completed the route in 2018 with 4 others in my chalet – sadly I can’t remember their names! We started from Meribel on the very first Plan de l’homme lift of the day, and finished on Golf at 1618, with a whole 12 minutes to spare. It was pretty tight and we […]

Another great day in The 3 Valleys today…

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Fri 08 Feb 2019
Plane in difficulty at Courchevel Altiport today

Pictured today at the Courchevel Altiport – it appears to have overshot the runway and with limited damage we would assume no one has any serious injuries. We’re no plane experts but this looks very like a Piper Malibu similar to the one that tragically went down north of Guernsey last week carrying the Cardiff […]

Webcam Update – New ones include La Tania, Courchevel & St Martin

Some more 360º webcams have been added across the 3 Valleys for this Winter including new ones on the Bouc Blanc restaurant, at the Vizelle summit and in St Martin de Belleville. All the 3 Valleys webcams can be viewed at All the 3 Valleys webcams at Thanks to Neil B for the […]

Wed 06 Feb 2019
Another Top Day!

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Mon 04 Feb 2019
The Perfect Day… La Tania 4/2/19

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Sat 26 Jan 2019
The 3 Valleys Escapade in a Day – still going!

The first attempts of Winter 2019 have taken place with a success from Dougie B and a close call from  Henry and Ross (not Ade!) who missed Foret (the last lift) by 3 minutes! From Dougie:I completed L’Escapade on Tuesday 22 January (just). Start time 0905, just made it to the Foret lift at 1627 (the […]

Wed 23 Jan 2019
La Tania Tourist Office Update: Next Week’s Guide, Thursday Movies, Grand Bois Lift & Ski Lift/Pistes Bulletin

Next Week’s Tourist Office What’s On Guide for 26 Jan to 02 Feb is now out – note that there is no Verdons By Night (night skiing on the Verdons floodlit piste) this week or next – it usually starts once the half term holidays begin. The complete weekly guide to What’s On in La […]

Sat 19 Jan 2019
Hiking up the Borgne Glacier and Jockeys now open

Great conditions last week for some classic off piste itineraries and Jockeys (to be the Works Cup downhill) is now open, although a bit sketchy at the bottom but hazards are well marked.

Tue 15 Jan 2019
Smartphone Apps – Errors on Les 3 Vallees App & the demise of others

After a number of emails we’ve just been checking through the “official’ Apps for The 3 Valleys. Unfortunately the main Les 3 Vallees App does not report piste opening accurately in the Slopes section – the 3D Fat Map section is correct but a bit slow and cumbersome to use especially on a cold day […]

Mon 14 Jan 2019
Courchevel News: Gondolas for sale, Le Praz lake dredging, Luge open, Plantrey lift this Summer, Creux Noirs replacement & Pilates…

Gondolas For Sale!This Spring the Gondolas from the Praz lift will go on sale and there are still some of the old 1970 gondolas from the Fôret lift (also in Le Praz) on sale at €4800 including tax.All the Grangettes gondolas have now been sold.For further information contact Sophie Pautot at Summer in Le PrazThe […]

Sun 13 Jan 2019
Two Vehicle Accident on La Tania to Méribel Road.

No one hurt but take care, roads only going to get worse as darkness falls.

Tue 01 Jan 2019
La Tania Green Run, Plan Fontaine now open to resort

Great work by S3V in getting the green Plan Fontaine piste open right down to La Tania again today. Snow Cannons have been creating enough snow and the track has now been completed with the best cover its had all season. Note that some of the on-line interactive maps, piste listing and Smart Phone Apps […]

Definitely Worth Getting Up Early For First Lifts This Morning…

For those that avoided sore heads this morning it was definitely worth getting out early on New Year’s Day. Some perfect corduroy and Piste du Jour must be Combe de Pylons…

Fri 21 Dec 2018
That was a first week then…

Thu 20 Dec 2018
Program & Parking Details for the Ladies World Cup Fri/Sat 21/22 Dec 2018

Once again the Courchevel Stade Emile Allais hosts the Ladies World Cup Giant Slalom and Slalom events on Friday and Saturday the 21st and 22nd of December 2018. Program DetailsGS on Friday, Slalom on Saturday.Skiing starts at 10:30 each day with the second runs at 13:30. Prize giving cermonies at 14:15 each day. Road Access […]

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

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