La Tania Ski Holidays
France

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La Tania sits between Courchevel and Meribel in the sprawling Three Valleys ski domain, offering somewhat more tranquil surrounds than its illustrious neighbours – and generally with less of a price tag. While it may not have quite as many bells and whistles, La Tania is a wonderful resort choice for groups and families seeking a laid-back ski holiday for less.

The resort is located at a respectable altitude with good snow coverage – both natural and from canons. Great nursery slopes close to the resort centre and long, gentle pistes running down to the village make it a wonderful location for families. Better still, many of La Tania’s chalets are either ski in/out or close to it, so slope access is largely nice and easy. There’s a good range of ski schools too, and the resort is completely car free – which is bound to give parents with young kids added peace of mind.

While the resort’s local slopes are limited, with hassle-free access to Courchevel and Meribel skiers of all levels will find plenty of different trails to suit their ability. Beyond the gentle slopes that run into La Tania, beginners will find a variety of green pistes in Courchevel 1850 and wide, cruisy runs in 1650. Intermediate and advanced skiers can take advantage of the more difficult slopes above La Tania, and there are some black runs and off-piste potential from the top of Saulire. Of course, there are always more challenges to be had over in Meribel – a short ski away.

An absence of flats in the surrounding area and a good lift system with no drag lifts make La Tania a great base for snowboarders too. The best terrain parks in the area are found in Meribel, which are within easy reach via a few chairlifts.

Although there are a couple of great bars to choose from, nightlife is not the priority in La Tania. The resort works best for groups keen to enjoy a few relaxed beers before an early start the next day. That said, La Tania does have some good amenities, including a few excellent restaurants that are inexpensive compared to those found in the surrounding resorts.

Holidaymakers interested in La Tania can fly from all over the UK into a variety of airports. Transfer times vary depending on the conditions, but are approximately as follows: 1.5hrs from Chambery, and roughly 2.5 hrs from Grenoble, Geneva and Lyon.

Self drivers will have an easy time of it, and one can also catch a train to Moutiers, from which La Tania is approximately 40 minutes’ drive away.

Within the resort itself, the car free village makes walking around a pleasure. A free ski bus service also runs between La Tania and Courchevel.
Although the après-ski scene in La Tania is small compared to neighbouring Courchevel and Meribel, there is a friendly and welcoming bar scene here to enjoy, plus a few establishments that do get livelier as the sun goes down.

Le Ski Lodge is perhaps the resort’s best bar: the prices are reasonable and it’s a popular haunt for all kinds of people. Regular party nights are popular amongst seasonaires and visitors alike, and the unpretentious nature of the bar makes it a top choice. Happy hour runs from 4-6pm every day and bands play live in the evenings to a packed venue. Live sports coverage on the large TVs completes the package.

La Taiga is a comfortable, modern lounge bar with an extensive cocktail menu for a more discerning crowd. It does get lively in the evenings though, with live bands playing regularly. For an elegant atmosphere and a glass of something fine, there are few better place than the Michelin starred Le Farcon restaurant.

The Hotel Telemark is home to a bar open from 3pm every day, which is a popular venue for an après-ski drink for people staying near the resort centre. The cocktail menu is diverse and the happy hour gets nicely busy. TVs play all the latest sports coverage and jazz evenings and acoustic guitar sets are popular.
La Tania doesn’t have the best selection of non-skiing activities compared to the other ski resorts nearby, but if you need a break from the slopes there are still a few things you can consider. Of course, you can very easily hop on a free ski bus and head over to neighbouring Courchevel for a more comprehensive selection of pastimes sans skis.

Dog sledding takes place in the forests between La Tania and Courchevel 1300. Whether you take the reins yourself or opt to sit back and let someone else drive, it’s a wonderful way of spending time in nature. A quick trip to the resort’s tourist office will give you lots of information on meeting points, times and costs.

Paragliding is a popular activity and takes place from a number of different peaks in and around the La Tania valley. For people staying in La Tania itself, the nearest departure point is the Col de la Loze peak, which sits just above Meribel’s altiport area. In good conditions, paragliders soon find themselves whizzing up high into the sky, basking in breathtaking views of the resorts, peaks, pistes and valleys below.

If you’d like to indulge in a little pampering, there are a number of companies that can come and visit you in your chalet for massages, skin care treatments or reflexology. One such company is Pamper Off Piste.

Paragliding

7 Les Grangettes

Marthod

La Tania

+33 681 646 970

Spa

enquiries@destinationpamper.com

La Tania

+ 33 617608902

Dog Sledding

Meeting point is at Plantin

La Tania

+33 6 68 60 48 24

For a small resort, the range of restaurants in La Tania is surprisingly good. From the basics, like pizza and chips, all the way up to Michelin star quality dining, there are some appetising options indeed.

La Ferme is a Savoyarde restaurant with a lovely sun terrace, popular with skiers in the lunch time rush. It’s very child friendly and welcoming, with a menu that won’t break the bank. Meat dishes are popular and the restaurant offers a wide range of delicious savoury and sweet crepes – perfect for hungry kids!

Pub le Ski Lodge is another great value option, with an extensive menu, affordable prices and a lovely sun terrace on which to enjoy the Alpine atmosphere – a great spot to hang out with mates.

Nestled at the foot of the slopes, the Michelin starred Le Farcon is arguably the most exquisite restaurant in the resort – and while it’s certainly not cheap, it’s more affordable than many other establishments of the same status. The chef’s focus is very much on using local produce and the restaurant’s pride in its produits du terroir is evident. If you’re looking to spoil a special someone, this is sure to delight, but do book ahead as Le Farcon fills up quickly.

Below, you’ll find a just few top restaurants in La Tania, as voted by our ski experts.

Good for Couples

Le Farcon

La Perrière

La Tania

+33 4 79 08 80 34

Good for Family

La Ferme

Place Centrale

La Tania

+33 4 79 08 23 25

Good for Friends

Pub le Ski Lodge

La Perrière

La Tania

+33 479 08 81 49

La Tania is very much a family-friendly resort with nice, gentle pistes for kids to enjoy safely and some top-notch childcare. While the choice of non-skiing activities is somewhat limited due to the resort’s size, larger Courchevel is always close by for family days off the slopes.

To give parents perfect peace of mind, companies like T4 Nanny, SnowBugs Nannies and Meribel Nanny Services provide excellent childcare in La Tania.

There’s also a lovely crèche in town that takes little ones from 4 months to 5-years-old, offering fun indoor and outdoor activities.

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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    1400m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    5km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3200m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    198

  • TOTAL PISTE

    600km



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