Our Favourite La Tania Runs
Green: The Plan Fontaine, takes you from the top of the La Tania bubble right back to La Tania village. The latest addition is a learner area at the top with a magic carpet, which is great for both adults’ and children’s ski lessons.
Blue: top of the pile here is Folieres, which is also a go-to run when the weather closes in, as due to the close proximity of the trees, visibility remains good. Great for a bad weather ski or snowboard lesson.
From this point on, you can access both Meribel and Courchevel in a jiff, where you have enough run choice to leave you feeling like a kid in sweetie shop.
A much under-rated part of a ski holiday. Having comfortable feet and skis that have been properly serviced prior to reaching you will make a huge difference to your holiday enjoyment.
Skis Direct – owned by Jim, who is a BASI qualified ski instructor and knows his onions when it comes to skis and boots and how they should fit. Delivered to you, while you are enjoying your first G&T. You can of course queue up, if you like that kind of thing.
Getting there and away.
There are several airports within a 2 hour drive from Courchevel with several carriers servicing those airports.
Geneva Airport is situated in Switzerland just 2 hours from Courchevel. Easyjet among others fly there from various U.K. airports.
Grenoble Airport; and
Chambery Airport are all in France and are around 1.25 to 1.45 hours from Courchevel.
Getting to and from the airports is relatively simple as there transfer companies offering both private and shared transfers.
Three Valley transfers. British Company running fully certified transfers to the 3 Valleys.
Alp transfers. British Company running fully certified transfers to the 3 Valleys.
There is lots of affordable accommodation in La Tania. There are also some more up-market operators like Come-Ski, which if you’re a foody, is not to be missed.
Here are some of the great operators that we recommend.
Come-ski Luxury Chalet holidays based in La Tania.
Ski Magic Chalet holidays in La Tania.
Evasion Travel Chalet and self-catering holidays based in Le Praz.
Alpine Action Luxury Ski holiday company based in La Tania.
Family Friendly Ski Based in La Tania, they do what it says in the title.
Alpine Escape Luxury Chalets based in La Tania.
Igluski Ski holidays worldwide.
Ski 3V Chalet holidays based in Le Praz.
La Tania’s top restaurant is Le Farcon, which holds a Michelin Star and does some fantastic food at pretty reasonable prices.
The Ski Lodge in La Tania serves good pub grub and Tim is usually on hand with a tall tale or two. It’s got a great sun terrace and we can think of worse places to while away an afternoon.
A step up is La Taiga (although not on the piste) which serves Savoyard fayre, meat and seafood and is especially popular in the evening.
On the mountain you can’t beat the Bouc Blanc, which is at the top of the La Tania bubble. Portions that would challenge Desperate Dan and reasonable prices for a mountain restaurant make it good value and the vista not too shabby. Put their Café Gourmand on your bucket list.