10 reasons to ski La Tania

Writen by Lindsay.

La Tania ski resort has often been overlooked as a destination in favour of its better-known neighbour Courchevel, but we believe that it should be seriously considered by those looking for easy access to the 3 Vallées and a great range of accommodation options.

Here are 10 reasons to support these claims and ski La Tania:

  1. It has a great range of tour operators who offer anything from self-catering apartments to fully catered chalets. The larger apartment blocks that make up the centre of the village were built in the early 1990s to accommodate the journalists and athletes reporting and competing at the 1992 Albertville Olympics. Since then the village has expanded further up the slopes with more traditional (and far prettier) Alpine-style chalets. We work closely with Snow Retreat and Le Ski who have a well-earned reputation for high quality service.
  2. As La Tania straddles both the Courchevel and Meribel vallées it is therefore very easy to access either of these ski areas, making it the perfect choice for those skiers who love to venture further afield during their holiday.
  3. As the majority of the slopes in La Tania are relatively north facing, the snow remains in better condition than in resorts with a southerly aspect which receive more sunshine throughout the day. This is well worth remembering if you are planning an end of season ski trip.
  4. A lot of the skiing in La Tania is tree-lined, and this not only means that the runs are very pretty, it also means that the visibility and definition are better when the light is flat or the mist has rolled in.
  5. There are some fantastic off-piste lines to be had through the trees heading back down to La Tania and many more can be found underneath the Dou des Lanches chairlift. These runs can be seriously challenging and should not be attempted without the advice and guidance of an experienced instructor who is carrying the correct safety equipment.
  6. Folyeres is a blue run that takes you back in to the village and is often only skied at the end of each day. By that time it is often a little firm underfoot and the potential of this run is completely missed. Take the time to ski Folyeres first thing in the morning and you will realise that it has to be one of the best slopes that the entire 3 Vallées has to offer.
  7. There are good value restaurant options easily accessible on the La Tania side of the mountain.  At the top of the main bubble lift sits the Bouc Blanc restaurant, which has long being popular with British holidaymakers. Our personal favourite however is the small delicatessen called the Saucisson that is in the village itself.  Although this isn’t the place for you if you are looking for a sit-down meal, they have a wonderful selection of sandwiches, pizza, quiches, panini and other delicacies that will not break the bank.
  8. Unlike several of its neighbouring resorts La Tania continues to have ample car parking and the best thing is that it is almost all free of charge.  If you are thinking of a self-drive holiday this could save you a lot of hassle, not to mention 80€ or more in parking fees.
  9. The Ski Lodge is a La Tania institution that offers, throughout the day, a wide selection of food served by its friendly and very hard working team of waiters.  It is also a great après-ski venue and proudly claims to serve Jägermeister as its house wine!
  10. La Tania ski resort has continued to grow over the past few years but continues to offer great value to the British holidaymaker.  There is an honesty about the place and a lack of pretentiousness that makes it an ideal choice for groups of friends and families looking for a welcoming destination.

Sweet Snowsports is a British ski school offering ski lessons in La Tania.  We are always available to offer advice and support on all aspects of your skiing holiday, from which ski pass to buy to which ski lesson format will suit you best.  Drop us a line or contact us if you have any queries.

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