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La Tania   Resort Information
Season December to April
Nearest Airport Chambery,Geneva or Grenoble
Ski Area 660km over the Portes du Soleil
Ski Lifts x
Ski Runs x
Longest Run x
Resort Height x
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 4.5 / 5
Experts 4 / 5
Families 4.5 / 5
Nightlife 3.5 / 5
Affordability 4 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

La Tania

La Tania offers an attractive village, enjoying a fantastic location in the very heart of the renowned Three Valleys ski area, arguably the world’s biggest linked ski area, (though this is disputed with the Portes du Soleil..but they are closely matched in size).Accommodaion in La Tania is restricted to a few hotels, but wih a good choice of chalets and self catered apartments.

Unlike the rest of the 3 Valleys, the La Tania ski area is dominated by trees on its lower slopes.Linking up with nearby Courchevel is relatively easy, by taking just two ski lifts to the Col de la Loze and then ski on to Courchevel, Méribel and the whole of the 3 Valleys. From the slopes above Courchevel there are fabulous views across to Mont Blanc and over to Champagny/Bellecôte in the next valley, with fast links between the La Tania and Loze sectors and Courchevel.

The 3 Valleys benefit from excellent snow coverage - the minimum altitude level for skiing is 1300m and the maximum is 3230m. This means that a huge 85% of the ski area is located above 1800m. Some 2000 snow making machines cover a third of the ski area as well. The 3 Valleys offer wide ski runs that are maintained nightly by 80 piste-grooming machines. While its illustrious neighbours Méribel and Courchevel grab all the media attention, La Tania quietly continues providing skiers with an attractive and affordable base from which to explore the immaculately-groomed and near-limitless terrain.

The slopes at La Tania are North-East facing which holds the snow a little better than South facing slopes. A gondola from the heart of the village leads up to the ski area, with the nursery slope on your doorstep. To reach Courchevel from La Tania village there’s an easy green slope and the journey back from Courchevel involves a relaively easy blue run. The slopes directly above La Tania are wooded so it’s ideal for visibility during poor weather. If you go up a little further, the slopes are wide open.

From the main gondola you can then take chairlifts and/or draglifts to bring you into Courchevel 1550 or 1850. There’s a fast link to Méribel via the Col de la Loze.For children, La Tania/Courchevel also benefits from the ‘Magnestick’ lift system which is a special lift system developed for the safer means of transporting children. The Courchevel/La Tania/Méribel-Mottaret resorts are always on top of technology for skiers’ safety-- the Société des 3 Vallées (S3V) which operates the Courchevel / La Tania/ Méribel-Mottaret resorts will be the first skiing area in the world with 100% of its chairlifts equipped with this very new system

Eight chairlifts (Dou des Lanches, Plantrey, Biollay, Pralong, Roc Mugnier, Signal and Bouc Blanc) are equipped with the Magnestic technology in Courchevel making it the best equipped resort in the world. The new innovation is a universal safety bar locking system. This innovative technology can be adapted to all brands and all types of chairlifts. When the passenger pulls down the safety bar, it locks automatically. It is then impossible to pull the safety bar up. It is automatically unlocked just before the arrival station.

Beginners

For beginners, there’s a new green run to the village, so it’s now easier and more attractive for beginners and cautiousintermediates. There are nine free drag-lifts in La Tania and the surrounding areas: Troika in La Tania, Envolée in Courchevel 1330-Le Praz, Roys in Courchevel 1550, Cospillot, Bellecôte and Etoiles in Courchevel 1850 and Mickey, Belvedere/ Petite Bosse in Courchevel 1650. There are also four practice ‘Zen Zones’ (La Tania, Courchevel 1300-Le Praz, Courchevel 1850 and Courchevel 1650). A beginners’ area recently opened at the top of the gondola is served by a moving carpet.

Intermediates

For intermediates, there are long rolling runs through woods back to the village. On the higher slopes you have a choice of three or four pistes. Both the red Lanches run and black Dou des Lanches piste are challenging. The 3 Valleys have extensive intermediate slopes with big lift networks ensuring Intermediates have soooo much terrian to explore.

Experts

Alhough the runs above La Tania aren’t particularly challenging (although some of the black descents can be tough just because of their length), there is some good off piste terrain beneath the Col de la Loze ridge – and of course there’s plenty of expert terrain over in Courchevel.

 

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