Located at 1400m in the Courchevel valley, La Tania is located in one of the world’s largest ski areas, comprising of 5 resorts – Couchevel, Meribel, Les Menuires, Val Thorens and La Tania. It boasts 600km of marked runs, 200 direct ski lifts, over 1230 snow cannons and a tremendous variety of skiing for all abilities. It was built for the 1992 Olympics and has expanded since then and now has a variety of chalets and apartments nestling in the pine forest.
Our likes/dislikes: It is a pedestrian only resort which is particularly safe for children. The village has its own tourist office, supermarket and post office as well as several bars and restaurants. The modern Tania gondola links directly into the Trois Vallées system and the blue tree lined piste, Folyeres is one of the prettiest runs in the Three Valleys and has snow cannons all the way into the village to ensure there is snow down into the village for the entire season. The snow record is extremely good from December through to late April.
La Tania factfile:
- Resort height: 1,400 -3,200m.
- Courchevel valley lifts: 1 cable car, 9 gondolas, 16 chairlifts, 40 draglifts and 124 others in the Three Valleys.
- Lift capacity: 68,300 skiers per hour in Courchevel valley alone.
- Runs: 25 green, 38 blue, 21 red, 8 black plus various couloirs in Courchevel valley
- Snow cannons: 485
- Transfer times: Chambery 1 ¼ hours, Geneva 2 ½ hours, Lyon 2 ½ hours
- Lift passes: around €218 per adult
Where to stay: There are many independent chalet operators and also some of the bigger companies and there are various apartments available for self catering.
For more information: visit the resorts tourist information office website: www.latania.com
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