You will find La Tania ski resort nestled in the trees on the lower slopes of the 3 Valleys ski area, just below the legendary alpine resort of Courchevel.
The village is much smaller than it’s neighbours of Val Thorens, Courchevel and Meribel, but it is its size that gives it that familiarity and charm that keeps skiers returning to it every winter.
La Tania was developed into a ski resort in the 1990s. Its original purpose was to host the press and athletes during the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. Which is why the centre is focused around the large apartment buildings. Once the games had passed the village grew into a more traditional alpine village full of small chalets.
Today La Tania ski village is a busy place in the winter with a car-free centre with pistes that run into the village allowing you to ski close to your door. It has also built a reputation as a less expensive place for ski holidays while still having access to the 3 Valleys.
Season Opening dates – You can ski La Tania from the middle of December to the third week in April.
La Tania Ski Village
The resort centre is a snowy pedestrianised zone that catches the afternoon sun. The three main ski runs converge here. It is where you will find the bars, restaurants and shops. There is also a free drag lift for beginners.
Other popular amenities and services you will find in La Tania are Tourist office, bakery, deli, Tabac, min market, ATM/cash machine and ski hire. For other services and a wider range of shops head up to Courchevel.
La Tania Ski Area
One of the big attractions of La Tania is the access to the Three Valleys. From the village, you can catch the gondola to the bottom of the Bouc Blanc red piste, it is from here you have plenty of options to access the rest of the ski area.
Catch the Dou des Lanches to drop down into Méribel or ski down a bit and get on the Bouc Blanc chair for direct access to Courchevel 1850. For the more adventurous you can tackle the amazing Jockeys run down to the new bubble in Courchevel Le Praz.
Skiing or snowboarding back into La Tania is great fun and you have to choice of 3 pistes to choose from. There is the blue run called Folyeres that snakes through the forest. The Moretta Blanche is a red that is great fun, you can combine it with the higher up Lanches or Bouc blanc for one of the areas epic descents. For the newer skier and children, there is the Plan Fontaine green slope that weaves into the resort from the top of the gondola.
The other great thing about staying in La Tania is the proximity of the pistes to most of the accommodation. There are plenty of ski in ski out properties lining the runs and down in the centre. But if you aren’t staying in one of these you are unlikely to be any more than a 6-minute walk to the lifts or runs.
Snowmaking and Snow Condition in La Tania
Due to its unique location on the mountain snow is pretty much guaranteed on the slopes as the trees help to shade the snow keeping it fresh throughout the season. The lower slopes in La Tania have a season average coverage of around 85cm.
For added reassurance, all the ski runs in the La Tania area are covered by snow cannons which allows ski holidays to be book throughout the season without the worry of not being able to ski into the resort.
Aprés Ski in La Tania
Aprés ski in La Tania is dominated by the Pub Le Ski Lodge. You will find this popular bar at the foot of the slopes into the resort. At lunchtime, it is the perfect spot for sunbathing and eating. Then of the slopes, it is a great aprés spot, with happy hour (4pm to 6pm), drinks promos and live music every weekday. There is also live music in the evenings. Opening times 10 am- 2 am.
The Chrome bar is a no-frills bar close to the slopes that is popular with locals. It has a range of beers and cocktails. There is live music occasionally throughout the week.
Eating Out in La Tania
The Three Valleys has a good reputation for eating out and despite its sizes, there are some nice spots to eat.
Up on the slopes try the Bouc Blanc. During the day the restaurant and terrace can be found drenched in sun at the top of the La Tania gondola. Look on any review site and this place gets five stars every time. It serves traditional alpine food at but a better price than many of the other slope-side restaurants in Courchevel.
Down in the resort of La Tania, you can head back to Pub Le Ski Lodge where you can get a Full English in the morning or pick from one of its infamous burgers during the lunch break.
In the evening you should book a table at La Taiga. An intimate restaurant that you can find opposite the La Trokia lift. The food on offer is a mix of traditional Savoyard, local produce and modern dishes. You could eat here many times and feel you have had a different style of food every time. Take a look at their menu.
Don’t forget you can access all the bars and restaurants in Courchevel and La Praz via the free bus service that runs until late at night.
Accommodation in La Tania
There is a wide range of accommodation in La Tania. You will find small self-catered apartments, hotels and chalets.
We have four amazing cater chalets located in the trees of the resort.
Cote Coeur – A 14-bed chalet with a hot tub that is just a two-minute walk to the piste.
Chalet Attilaa – Sleeps 12, has a hot tub and is located next to the piste
Chalets Toubkal One & Two – A pair of individual chalets with a piste-side location.
How to get to La Tania
All out La Tania catered ski and snowboard holidays in include flights from Stansted, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford and Newcastle. More information can be found here.
The best airports to travel to are Grenoble or Geneva due to transfer time, flight availability and connectivity.
Driving is a great option and you can find ample free parking throughout the ski area.