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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!)

All the webcams at latania.co.uk/webcam La Croisette – Courchevel 1850  First Tracks caught on Saulire…  Dou des Lanches – Col de la Loze  La Tania – Troika  La Tania – Swimming Pool  Saulire from Chenus  Bouc Blanc Terrace above La Tania  La Tania Kalinka & Troika Apartments   Saulire – Vizelle, Marmottes and Suisses top station  Saulire […]


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! Ski Show Tickets Available Here – (Eventbrite straight to […]


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. October 2018 – […]



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 […]



Winter 2018 / 2019 Early Lift Openings Confirmed For Courchevel & La Tania

As the temperature again hovered above 30ºC in La Tania yesterday… Winter may seem a long way off but the lift openings for the early weeks of the season have now been confirmed (all subject to weather, maintenance, snow cover, staff resources etc). Courchevel Opening Week: Sat 08 – Fri 14 December 2018 Full Size […]


Tue 31 Jul 2018
Triumph Cruisers Bikers in La Tania this weekend

The Triumph Cruisers Bikers hold their annual Mountain Meet event in La Tania this weekend. Some great bikes on display and your chance to vote for Best Bike on Saturday when they’ll all be on display in the village centre from about 16:00. There’s a ride out on Saturday morning departing the Sherpa car park […]


Wed 25 Jul 2018
Geneva Airport Car Hire – Huge price difference on the French Side this Summer

The last couple of Winters have often seen advance car hire bookings cheaper on the Swiss side than the French side of Geneva Airport (it used to be always the case that the Swiss side was more expensive except during major currency fluctuations with the Swiss Franc being pegged and un-pegged to the Dollar or […]


Mon 23 Jul 2018
Latest Pic of Plan de l’Homme lift & Le Praz Building Work

The replacement Plan de l’Homme chair lift in Meribel – more on the new lifts this Summer here The new underground car park and lift station building work in Le Praz is progressing fast. We hear they’re working from 7am to 9pm! Thanks to Joey and Ferg for the pics.  


Fri 20 Jul 2018
The Red Bull 400 – La Tania Invented This Sport!

The Red Bull 400 is one of the toughest races in the world… Although at first sight it appears straightforward, the aim of the Red Bull 400 is to run 400 metres as fast as possible… over a steep climb with a gradient of up to 36°! The races take place individually or in teams […]


Tue 26 Jun 2018
Winter 2019 Lift Pass Prices & Dates. Aquamotion Access Included in Courchevel Passes!

Confirmation of the opening dates and the main news on lift passes for Winter 2019 is the inclusion of Aquamotion access. Confirmation of the opening dates of Courchevel and La Tania (and more importantly the closing date which was subject to some discussion). La Tania opens as expected on Saturday 15 December 2018 and now […]


Thu 21 Jun 2018
Courchevel Golf Course now open for Summer

That’s the Biollay and Coqs chairlifts in the background where the Courchevel 9-hole par 3 course is located. A beautiful setting and quite challenging – the first tee has you playing over the corner of the lake! Clubs and balls are available for hire and there’s a practice / driving range too (currently open from […]


Wed 20 Jun 2018
2018 Ferrari Cavalcade Monte Bianco – Courchevel 20/21 June 2018

Around 100 Ferraris will be on display in Courchevel on Wednesday & Thursday at the start of the 2018 Ferrari Cavalcade Monte Bianco. The 2018 route first stage is on Thursday and heads for La Thuile and on to the Aosta Valley. Traffic restrictions are in place on Thursday and the road to the Courchevel […]


Mon 18 Jun 2018
New Mountain Biking Trails in Courchevel for Summer 2018

Good news on some new work (at last) on Courchevel Mountain Biking Routes or VTT as they call it here. Courchevel was falling well behind Méribel after all the investment in facilities they put in for the Mountain Bike World Cup competition a couple of years ago. Since the beginning of June, the Courchevel Mairie […]



Ski Lodge Opens for Summer on Thursday 28 June 2018

Pub Le Ski Lodge opens its doors for Summer on Thursday 28th June in time for the 3rd of England’s World Cup group games v Belgium. The Ski Lodge England Flag will be flying high in the Kalninigrad Stadium – keep an eye out for it! As usual the original Alpine Fish n Chip Special […]


Thu 14 Jun 2018
S3V Wins Green Initiative Award in Les Trophées de la Montagne 2018

S3V, the Ski Area Management and Lift Company for Courchevel, La Tania and Méribel Mottaret has won a Green Initiative Award at Les Trophées de la Montagne 2018. In Partnership with IRSTEA (The National Institute for Research in Science and Technology for the Environments and Agriculture) the re-seeding of new piste areas using locally sourced […]


Mon 11 Jun 2018
Cascade des Poux Footpath Closed

A new local by-law has been put in place to prohibit use of the path up to the Cascade des Poux following the landslide there this Winter. This is the track from Lac Rosiere following the stream up to Valée des Avals. See Mairie notice below (click for full size).  


Thu 07 Jun 2018
New Grangettes Gondola – More Info From S3V

NEW GRANGETTES GONDOLA COMFORT and PERFORMANCE This lift is the main link for pedestrians, skiers and toboggans between Courchevel Village 1550 and Courchevel 1850. Dating from 1975 and modernised in 2004, the Grangettes gondola lacked capacity (barely 855 people/hour), comfort and reliability. The new gondola representing an €11.5m investment is on the same route but […]



More on Construction Work in and around La Tania

Latest on some of the Construction Work in and around La Tania this Summer… The new Chalets in La Tania seen to be going up relatively slowly – will be interesting to see if there’s any kind of path going down from the top of the Grand Bois / Chalet Road. The chalet at the […]


Tue 05 Jun 2018
Bring Your Sausages! Hotel Mercure Courchevel BBQ Invite

“Bring Your Sausages” – An invitation from the Hotel Mercure for the residents of Courchevel during inter-season… Starting today, Tuesday and on every Tuesday in June, we launch a new concept: “Bring Your Sausages”! The idea is to meet people from across the resort every Tuesday afternoon (12:00 – 14:00) on the Mercure terrace. We’re […]


Mon 04 Jun 2018
La Tania Ski Blog in the Top 10 UK Ski Blogs

Good to hear that our blog latania.co.uk/blog made it into The Feedspot Top 10 UK Ski Blogs on the Web. Blogs are ranked based on the following criteria: * Google reputation and Google search ranking * Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites * Quality and consistency of posts * Feedspot’s […]


Sun 03 Jun 2018
Aquamotion & Val d’Isere Skiing now open

Aquamotion, the swimming pool, spa, indoor surfing, fitness and sports centre situated between Courchevel 1550 & 1650 opened its doors for Summer this weekend. Reduced prices available midweek until 6th July 2018. Stars “n” Bars, the bar/restuarant from Monaco is open from 11:00 to 18:00 (closed Mondays until w/b 9 July when it will be […]


Fri 01 Jun 2018
Demolition of Hotel Courcheneige moves closer…

Rather like the ski lift from Bozel, the demolition and re-construction of Hotel Courcheneige has been talked about for years. This planning review document (signed in London a couple of weeks ago we noted) looks to move things along and confirms that the reconstruction will upgrade the hotel from a 3 star to a 4 […]


Thu 31 May 2018
Join the 10th Mountain Clean Up on Sat 23 June 2018

Auto translated – original below [CLEAN MOUNTAIN ACTION] The 2018 edition of Montagne Propre will take place on Saturday, June 23 and this year, we celebrate the 10 years! For the occasion there will be a concert at the beginning of the afternoon. Program Meeting at 8.30 am at the Praz (room under the gondola) […]


Wed 30 May 2018
2023 World Cup Downhill Above La Tania – More Details

The successful joint Courchevel-Méribel bid to host the 2023 FIS World Ski Championships has the Men’s Downhill starting near the top of the Bouc Blanc piste and then cutting across on to Jockeys and down to Le Praz (this may use the original path of Jockeys – see below). Some changes and modification to pistes […]


Mon 28 May 2018
Bring Your Sisters in Oxshott, Surrey

Great turnout at The Victoria Pub in Oxshott for their final public gig (for a while)…  


Thu 24 May 2018
Latest on the new lifts going in across The 3 Valleys during Summer 2018

In the 3 Valleys, lift infrastructure improvements never stop… Until our comprehensive What’s New in La Tania & The 3 Valleys update in October here’s an update… In Summary: New Grangettes Gondola between Courchevel 1550-1850 New Le Praz Gondola (and complete base station, car park etc) Bozel to St Bonn and Courchevel Village (1550) lift […]


Tue 15 May 2018
Precautionary recall of 3+ avalanche transceivers

PRECAUTIONARY RECALL OF 3+ AVALANCHE TRANSCEIVERS RUNNING SOFTWARE VERSION 2.1 Message from Ortovox – Further Information Here Dear ORTOVOX customer, Feedback from our SAFETY ACADEMY PARTNERS has revealed that, in some very rare situations, temporary disruption of the transmission function may occur on our 3+ avalanche transceivers running software version 2.1. The reason for the […]


Tue 08 May 2018
That’s it for The 3 Valleys – Val Thorens has just closed for the season…

From the Courchevel free preview day way back on 15th November 2017 until today, 8th May when Val Thorens has just closed, The 3 Valleys has had an amazing season for snowfall. While the off piste gurus have certainly had better seasons (too much wind, often warm and poor visibility etc) it’s been great for […]



Improve your French en-route to La Tania… New service coming to easyJet

The UK’s biggest language company uTalk teams up with the world’s leading airlines in pioneering new ‘Learn-as-you-Fly’ scheme… Millions of British holidaymakers jetting abroad this summer will have the chance to start learning a new language while they fly to their destinations. It’s thanks to a pioneering new ‘Learn-as-you-Fly’ scheme being launched by Britain’s biggest […]


Wed 25 Apr 2018
Snow Farming – Recycling this year’s snow in Courchevel…

Due to the amazing snowfall this season, we nearly did our annual April Fool with Courchevel trucking out tons of snow to a refrigeration plant to be brought back next year… They are however trying to prevent a massive amount of snow from melting this Summer on the Emile Allais Stade area above 1850 to […]

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