Skiing & Snowboarding in La Tania
Sandwiched between Courchevel and Méribel, La Tania makes a great base from which to ski the 3 Valleys. You’ll find excellent high-speed pistes, great freeride terrain with loads of natural hits, and amazing tree runs that make La Tania the only place to ride on bad weather days. Plus, easy access to Méribel’s snowparks and Val Thorens’ steep couloirs means there’s no shortage of skiing & boarding whatever style you’re into.
La Tania Ski & Snowboard Guide
Summit 3230 m
Vertical Drop 2130 m
Base 1400 m
Cable Cars 12
Chair Lifts 17
Drag Lifts 29
Freeriding Don't miss Folyeres, the Moretta Blanche, or the area to the right of the Dou les Lanches chairlift.
Freestyle You'll have to head to Méribel for parks.
Pistes Easy pistes through the trees from La Loze. Faster, steeper stuff around the Plantrey and Bouc Blanc lifts.
Beginner Pistes 21
Intermediate Pistes 39
Advanced Pistes 41
Expert Pistes 10
Total Riding 600 km
05 December to 17 April
54.00 € Day Pass, 294 € 6-Day Pass
(The 3 Valleys pass)
Geneva Airport (2 h 7 min)
Grenoble-Isère Airport (2 h 2 min)
Office du Tourisme de La Tania
Immeuble Folières Tania
73125 Courchevel cedex
Phone: +33 (0)4 79 08 40 40
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La Tania is a decent sized resort in its own right, lively enough in the evenings but certainly not a mega-party vibe, and it stands out because it’s the cheapest way to enjoy The 3 Valleys with really easy access to both Courcheval and Meribel. Because the village itself is relatively small, the resort tends to be uncrowded and queues at the lifts are minimal.
The Skiing & Snowboarding
In La Tania itself you have access to 150 km pisted runs that are pretty evenly spread across all ability levels. If you do venture out into the three valleys they you will be accessing a total of 600 km of pisted slopes served by 200 ski lifts – enough to keep everyone busy. Just make sure that whatever ski pass you buy reflects the area that you want to explore. Snow quality tends to be great all season long, but mid-season will always be best.
In bad weather, La Tania is by far the place in the Three Valleys to ride. The tree runs are amazing, and you can still ride whilst the rest of the Three Valleys are stuck in a whiteout. Johno Verity, professional snowboarder
You’ll find great beginners slopes throughout the Valleys, with Courcheval being the place to go for intermediates (it’s really an intermediates paradise around there). Finally for advanced skiers you will find some of the most challenging runs in the world including the famous run from La Saulire which can be eye-wateringly fast.
Of course the boarding doesn’t stop at the pistes! La Tania itself, and onward into the Valleys, offers some of the best off-piste in the world. In particular try the lovely Folyeres or the Moretta Blanche. If free-styling is your thing there is a great snowpark in La Tania and then a multitude of parks – some of the best in Europe – in the other nearby resort. The park in La Tania can be used by all levels. Innovatively, a family snow park has recently been added in the Verdans area.
Where to Stay
La Tania Village is replete with accommodation options and you’ll be sure to find a chalet to suit your needs close to the pistes and to the village. One great option is the Chalet Mongellaz. If you’d rather go self-catering, the Grand Bois apartments provide ski-to-door access and everything a snow holidaymaker needs. Hotel Le Montana is another popular choice in La Tania and also offers ski-to-door.
Where to Eat
There isn’t a huge selection of restaurants, nor is there a focus on haute gastronomie, but you will certainly find good quality, filling food in restaurants that are family friendly. Be careful on the mountain – a lot of the restaurants on the way down can be unexpectedly expensive. A local favourite is the Restaurant Les Marmottens, especially for its pizza.
The nightlife scene is predominantly pub-based – La Tania isn’t really a wild party destination. The best places for socializing in the evening are the Ski Lodge Bar or the Chrome Bar. Alternatively, the bar in the Hotel Montana has a nice quiet vibe.
If you find after a few days that you crave a bit more of a buzz, you are within a very cheap taxi ride to both Courcheval and Meribel where you should find what you are looking for.