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La Tania

La Tania Ski Resort Guide

La Tania, France

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Beginners, Snowboarders and Snowfall!
Total Piste Length150km
Highest Lift2,740m
Resort Height1,350m
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Grenoble
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La Tania

Purpose built to house journalists at the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics, this attractive new centre is particular popular with British package-tour operators. Fully lift-linked in to the Trois Vallees. Architectural style designed in keeping with the natural surroundings.

Summary

The French ski resort of La Tania is in the French Alps at an altitude of 1,350m, with 150km of marked runs.

La Tania is part of the Three Valleys ski area with access to 600km of downhill skiing, with 497 marked pistes, served by a total of 180 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in La Tania itself (150km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Three Valleys ski resorts of Courchevel, Les Menuires, Méribel, Saint Martin de Belleville and Val Thorens.

With ski lifts as high as 2,740m, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in La Tania?

The next notable snow forecast is 17cm, expected on 4 October.

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Ski Area Stats

La Tania Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 9 
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
35
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
34
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
15
Downhill
Total Length
150km
Cross Country
Total Length
66km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
67

The Three Valleys Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
49
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
175
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
207
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
66
Downhill
Total Length
600km
Cross Country
Total Length
130km
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts
180

Altitudes

La Tania Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,740m
Lowest Piste1,400m
Resort Altitude (La Tania)1,350m
Max Vertical1,390m

Ratings & Suitability

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La Tania Overview

La Tania is one of the world's newest ski resorts having been originally purpose built to house journalists and olympic athletes during the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics, along with competing ice hockey teams. It couldn't have asked for a more prestigious location - in one of the famous Three Valleys, the world's largest ski area, neighbouring glamorous Courchevel with Meribel on the other side.

The resort is in fact a part of the La Perrière community, a group of ten small, traditional Savoy hamlets, famous for its baroque church and the Becqua rocks. So it's no surprise that the architectural style of the new resort has been designed in keeping with the natural surroundings.

La Tania has proved especially popular with British package-tour operators, perhaps in part due to its slopeside convenience and its reputation for offering the best value in one of Europe's most expensive ski areas.

New arrivals in the resort each weekend are invited to come and try a free Green Chaud drink every Sunday at 5 pm and discover what's happening in resort during their stay.

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in La Tania is 8km long and the most difficult run is the 'Le Grand Couloir'.

Skiing

The local skiing is, of course, amongst the world's best. Head to the left and you're in the Courchevel Valley, to the right and its Meribel then on over to Les Menuires and Val Thorens.

Courchevel's valley provides 150km (nearly 100 miles) of marked trails for all standards as well as excellent off-piste opportunities with one of the many professional guides. The ski area is especially pleasant having one of the highest tree-lines in the Alps, up at 2300 metres (just over 7500 feet).

Beginners will find long wide greens and blues just above the resort, served by a free drag lift.

Intermediates will find probably the world's best selection of blue and red trails in the Courchevel Valley and the easily accessed additional terrain of the 3 Vallées. A fast gondola takes you over from Courchevel 1300 to 1850. One of the best red runs is 'Park City', named after Courchevel's twin-resort in Utah. The runs from La Saulire are some of the most challenging, and it is here too that experts will discover some of Europe's most challenging couloirs - known as 'The Ugly Sisters' and graded black but in some cases nearly 'off the scale' in reality.

Experts have plenty besides to entertain in the Trois Vallées and around Courchevel in particular. Some of the best loved blacks in the valley in-clude the steep and mogul covered Jockeys or Jean Blanc. Another long black mogul run is accessed from the Chanrossa lift after the huge Les Creux bowl. Off piste opportunities are enormous and guides may take you to the empty expanses beneath Le Signal. Heliskiing in Italy is available through the Mountain Guides office, which is also your starting point for courses or tours in glacier skiing, off piste, powder and extreme.

There are several cross country routes. You can reach Courchevel or Méribel on the Bouc Blanc itinerary (the two resorts are each six kilometres away in either direction)

There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.

Snowboarding

Obviously the Trois Vallees has a vast array of snowboarding opportunities from parks and pipes to huge powder fields for free riders. That's all waiting to be explored, but you don't have to travel far if you don't want to as Courchevel-La Tania keeps its end up with its own snowboard park for freestylers. There's also good beginners terrain for those just learning the sport.

Over in Courchevel there's a larger dedicated railpark under the Plantrey chair. Freedriders will catch some of the best powder turns down below the Dou der Lanches chairs.

Freestylers will have easy access to Moon Park in Meribel, one of the best snowparks of the French Alps.

A Family Park has also been created in the Verdans area.

Location and Map

Where is La Tania?

This ski resort is in the French Alps in The Three Valleys, Savoie.

Map

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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to La Tania is Chambery, 70 minutes drive away.

Grenoble, Annecy, Geneva, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, Saint-Étienne, Sion and Turin Caselle airports are all within three hours drive.

Infrastructure

Ski Lift Capacity

The 67 ski lifts are able to uplift 70,179 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 29km of ski runs, with 523 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is La Tania open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in La Tania, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the La Tania Tourist Office for the latest.

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Aprés Ski

La Tania has an informal atmosphere with the intensity of the nightlife largely dependent on the people in the resort during any given week. The tourist office organises a weekly entertainments programme which usually includes theme evenings, concerts and live music in the pubs.

The centers of après activity are normally the Ski Lodge Bar and the Chrome Bar, quieter alternatives include the bar at the Hotel Montana. It's easy to get over to Meribel or Courchevel however, if you're looking for a wider selection.

Also, there is a free shuttle to Heribel and Courcheud.

La Tania