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Visitor reviews for La Tania Ski Resort
March 03, 2014
Liz and Willie from France
Excellent fresh snow. Cold crisp conditions with sunshine due later this week. Considering it's French holidays, the pistes seem empty. Fast new Bouc Blanc lift to take us up above both Courchevel 1850 and Meribel.
They call La Tania "a hidden secret" in the Three Valleys, it's true!
La Tania Ratings
Based on 20 votes. Vote
(1) At least one overnight stop, (2) requires a whole day, (3) requires more than half a day – you may have time for a few turns (4) arrive by lunchtime and ski all afternoon, (5) there is a main airport within an hour of La Tania.
Public Transport: 3.9
(1) There are no buses or taxis to La Tania, (3) there are slow or infrequent buses / trains available, (5) getting to the resort is easy with frequent bus / train connections.
(1) An ugly resort in a bland setting, (3) average mountain views and resort, (5) a spectacular setting and a beautiful / historic resort town.
(1) No places to stay in/near La Tania, (3) a few places to stay in the resort, (5) a wide variety of accommodation suitable to suit all budgets.
Cheap Rooms: 3.3
(1) No budget accommodation available, (3) just one or two hostels so book ahead, (5) several cheap hostels and pensions available.
Luxury Hotels: 2.8
(1) No luxury accommodation available, (3) just one or two luxury hotels so book ahead, (5) several up-market hotels in La Tania.
Ski in/Ski out: 5.0
(1) The ski area is located far from any accommodation, (3) a free ski bus takes you to the ski area in a short trip, (5) Ski-in ski-out accommodation is available.
(1) There are no child care facilities at La Tania, (5) the resort has excellent child-care facilities including at least one reasonably priced creche.
(1) Occasionally gets enough snow for skiing, (2) is often closed due to a lack of snow, (3) occasionally suffers from a lack of snow, (4) rarely suffers from a lack of snow, (5) La Tania is snowsure even in the poorest seasons.
(1) La Tania relies entirely on natural snow, (3) there are just a few snow cannons, (5) there are snowmaking facilities on all pistes.
Snow Grooming: 4.5
(1) There are no snow groomers at La Tania, (3) occasionally some pistes are left ungroomed and in a poor state, (5) all the runs at La Tania are groomed daily.
(1) there is nowhere to ski when it is windy or visibility is bad and lifts often shut, (3) there are some trees for poor visibility but main lifts sometimes close, (5) La Tania is mostly in forest where you can ski in flat-light and windy days, lifts rarely close.
Nearby options: 4.7
(1) If snow conditions are poor at La Tania, it will be poor everywhere nearby, (3) there are good alternatives within an hours drive, (5) other locations on the same lift pass provide a rich variety of snowsure ski conditions.
Regional rating: 3.8
(1) La Tania usually has poor snow conditions compared to other resorts in region, (3) has average conditions for the region, (5) usually has the best snow conditions in the region.
Lift Staff: 4.4
(1) The staff at La Tania are rude or unhelpful, (5) lift staff at La Tania are pleasant, cheerful and eager to help.
(1) the resort is always busy and there are usually long lift queues, (3) it is quiet apart from occasional weekends and school holidays, (5) it is uncrowded and lift queues are very rare.
Ski Schools: 4.6
(1) No ski schools available, (2) one or two ski schools but local language only, (3) a few ski schools but book early for multi-lingual instructors, (4) plenty of ski schools and multi-lingual instructors available, (5) excellent ski schools with friendly multi-lingual ski instructors.
Hire and Repairs: 4.4
(1) Nothing can be sourced, not even ski-wax or ptex. (3) there are some ski shops but rentals need to be booked in advance, (5) good quality ski equipment can be purchased or hired and overnight repairs are possible.
Variety of pistes: 4.5
(1) The ski runs are featureless and unvaried, (3) the ski runs are varied but not extensive enough for a week, (5) La Tania has diverse and interesting pistes including forests and high alpine terrain.
(1) Beginners can only watch others ski and snowboard, (3) a few gentle slopes but beginners will get bored in less than a week, (3) Vast areas of gentle terrain.
(1) No intermediate terrain at La Tania, (3) intermediate skiers will get bored after a few days, (5) vast areas of cruising runs.
(1) Nothing for advanced skiers and snowboarders, (3) enough steep terrain for a few days with some good offpiste, (5) Enough steep terrain and offpiste areas to entertain advanced skiers for at least a week.
Snow Park: 2.9
(1) Not even a kicker at La Tania, (3) average sized park quite well looked after, (5) huge park area and expertly crafted pipes, jumps and boardercross trails.
(1) No off-piste worth mentioning, (2) off piste is out-of-bounds, (3) some varied offpiste that stays fresh for one or two days, (5) a vast array of off-piste routes that can stay untracked for several days.
(1) There is nowhere to go for cross-country skiing around La Tania, (3) there are some cross country trails available, (5) the area features many spectacular and well maintained cross-country trails.
(1) No designated luge or toboggan runs, (3) there are toboggan runs that open quite often, (5) La Tania has long and well maintained luge / toboggan facilities suitable for all ages.
Mountain Dining: 4.4
(1) Nowhere to buy food by the pistes, (3) some places to eat up on the mountain but they are often busy and expensive, (5) there is a variety of excellent mountain eateries right next to the slopes to suit all budgets.
(1) Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. (5) A wide variety of places to eat and drink in the resort, from fast food to fancy restaurants.
(1) Nothing to do, not even a bar, (3) there are a few bars in the resort but nothing special, (5) clubs and bars stay open until very late and have a friendly atmosphere.
Other Sports: 2.2
(1) No sports facilities at all apart from ski lifts, (3) resort has just a small public swimming pool, (5) resort has all kinds of sports facilities, including a full-size swimming pool.
(1) Besides the snow and walking there is nothing to do here, (3) the non-skier will find things to do for few days but may become bored after a week, (5) the resort area is a fascinating place to visit, regardless of winter sports.
Winter Walks: 3.1
(1) Very limited walking and no snowshoe trails, (3) a couple of designated scenic walking/snowshoe trails, (5) extensive and diverse winter walking trails for all abilities.
Ski Pass Value: 4.3
(1) A 1 week ski pass is overpriced compared to the number of lifts available, (3) the ski pass is averagely priced and covers a reasonable number of lifts, (5) ski passes are excellent value for money and cover a lot of lifts spanning a big area.
Value (National): 4.1
(1) Overall, La Tania is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the country and not worth the money, (3) overall represents average value for money, (5) overall offers the best value resort in the country.
Value (Global): 4.2
(1) Overall, La Tania is one of the most expensive ski resorts in the world, (3) overall it offers pretty average value for money compared to resorts from other countries, (5) internationally the resort offers excellent value for money.
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April 03, 2013
Willie and Liz from United Kingdom
Amazing conditions here in La Tania. Sun shining all day yesterday yet cold enough to keep snow as if it were still December! All runs open and exceptionally every single run in Tania bowl groomed overnight. It's a resort in it's own right with black, reds, blue and green runs before you even head over to Courchevel or into the 3 valleys. Skied all day; no queues, even fresh powder on the sides of the pistes. Unheard of for this time of year!
March 31, 2013
Nick from United Kingdom
Just got back from a snowy week in La Tania. Amazing conditions and skiing for all abilities. Even though it snowed for 4 days with poor visibility all runs/ lifts stayed open and enjoyed it throughout. The long blue back into resort is very enjoyable and and a nice way to end the day after a variety of reds and blacks around the ski area. Only got the local lift pass and that was plenty to keep a high intermediate happy.
Overall, a very nice resort; good ski to the door. Only thing I would say is that the village is very small and food is generally very expensive with a few exceptions such as Snow Food- very good pizzas.
All in all, an amazing week's skiing, thanks.
January 01, 2013
Willie and Liz from France
Some great skiiing here in La Tania. Fantastic run down Combe de Pylones this morning then off Chapelets through the trees followed by long leisurely lunch at Bel Air with friends. What a good start to the New Year.
April 16, 2012
Jollies from United Kingdom
15.04.2012. Just returned from La Tania. It is such a lovely base to explore the whole of the 3 Valleys. There is a beautiful, green, tree lined run back to the village which was so lovely to glide down after a hard day skiing! Ate at the famous ski lodge on our chalet host's night off. Food was fab and very reasonably priced. Just sad not to meet Tim himself!
April 19, 2011
Mark Bolton from United Kingdom
Just got back from a week skiing in 3 valleys - wonderful weather and good skiing on the tops. La Tania is a great family village but due to the exceptionally warm spring weather, the snow had all gone so no snow on the runs down to La Tania, but we could get access to good snow via the bubble. Drove round to Meribel on 3 days to speed up access to Val Thorens where the snow was very good.
Drove from Calais, which is 600 miles and took 9 1/2 hours.
November 15, 2009
Andy B from United Kingdom
We have been to La Tania for a few years now. The resort is the perfect place to access the 3V yet without the Russian prices. There are now a few bars, restaurants, and enough shops. La Tania is a very friendly place. Big Bonus is the free bus to catch if you want to spend time wandering around Courchevel for a change or a different night out. We go twice a year now - a weekend with grown-ups and a week with the kids - always spend happy hour in The Ski Lodge straight after skiing as they often have live bands on with beer at reasonable prices. Try the toffee vodka!. Will see you there in January?
March 11, 2009
... from United Kingdom
The backcountry at La Tania has trees, drops and pow pow pow.
February 12, 2009
JULIE from United Kingdom
Been to La Tania for the last ten years and love it. Stayed at Tony and Julies chalets. Family friendly skiing; kids love it too. Easy access to three valleys from La Tania.
January 16, 2009
Elton from United Kingdom
We stayed in La Tania from the 8th Jan with Ski Magic. All the team for made the stay an enjoyable one.
Great little resort with quick access into the 3 valleys. The Folyeres home run is an awesome blast at the end of the day. Plenty of ski in and ski out accommodation and a few bars to keep you entertained. Quick drive down from Geneva 1hr1/2 so good for a short break as well.
December 31, 2008
Stu from United Kingdom
Been to La Tania for the past few years and going again at the end of Jan - great resort. Check out latania.co.uk for loads of info from guys that live there - much thanks to toffa for keeping things up to date - Toffa is a great guy - you have to meet him to see how special he really is - Drop in, Go Hard!
December 07, 2008
Richard Clarke from United Kingdom
I have been to La Tania for the last 3 years around the end of March and it has been brilliant, with a quick journey (2 lifts - 20 mins) over to Courcheval you have access to a huge amount of skiing for all levels and that's without a trip to the neighbouring valleys. Skiing back to your door at La Tania at the end of the day is great fun and avoids the use of buses. Not sure if La Tania is good for beginners, but for anyone else it's top class and you won't break the bank like you would if you stayed in Courcheval. I will return many times.
November 07, 2008
Chris Moore from United Kingdom
I have been coming to La Tania for nearly 10 years and love the place. A friendly resort giving cheap access to the 3 Valleys. It has developed somewhat, but without loosing charm.
Enjoy a beer at the Ski Pub, although it can get crowded, or a quieter one at the Taiga Bar over the road. The kids love the place with no cars in the resort, the swimming pool at Christiana Hotel, (small fee), great hot chocolates and relaxed atmosphere. Magic in Motion Ski School good and English speaking.
Off again next year and Jo and I are looking forward to it.
March 06, 2008
T Wells from United Kingdom
Great little resort for families with easy access to the 3 Valleys.
Stayed in a nice slope-side chalet operated by Snowline in third week of February - great weather, great skiing, great food, great chalet hosts and co guests.
Would highly recommend this resort to skiers who don't want to (or no longer have the energy) spend all night in night clubs and bars.
January 12, 2008
Bill from United Kingdom
Great resort, especially for beginners. Ski in ski out. Le Ski lodge has excellent friendly service and good food. Beer is ok but skip the Murphy's.
Very friendly resort,locals very helpful and speak English, bonus for us Brits/Irish. Definitely go back sooner rather than later.
March 23, 2006
Snow Weasel from United Kingdom
We were in La Tania in Jan 06. Its quiet, but great access to Courcheval and the rest of the Three Valleys. The green back into La Tania is a big improvement, though for a real beginner it could be a bit demanding..better catch the bus back from 1850!
Pub Le Ski Lodge is hot and smokey, v noisy and Sky Sports on the big screen ( you get the picture? ) So try the Taiga Bar for a more chilled evening.
Seems to be 90% Brits in resort, some Dutch and French. We stayed in Chalet Celementine ( Ski Magic) which was OK, but a bit crowded : they said they would reduce the numbers of people down to 12 or 14 in the Chalet for '07, so if they are offering Chalet Clementine for 16 people then think about it, it will be crowded and there will not be room for you all to sit down at night! .
All in all I would recommend La Tania if you are into your skiing and are not too worried about ripping it up at night. Kids will like it, too.
February 01, 2006
Nick from United Kingdom
Great little resort, with the *fabulous* new green run back to resort.
The Pub Le Ski Lodge however is *not* the place to be, unless you're into crowds, smoke, bad beer and Sky Sports. Do yourself a favour and get over to the Pub L'Arbatt next door - still a bit smokey I'm afraid, but a lot more fun.
If you have a few Euros to spare, head on over to the Farcon restaurant for a dining experience that rivals anything that you'll get in the Alps!
February 17, 2005
pj from United Kingdom
La Tania is an excellent base to access the 3 vallees. If it's wild nightlife you want then there are buses and taxis to Courcheval but I would recommend heading elsewhere. Saying that the few bars and restaurants there are are all excellent quality and value. LT gives you great access to either Meribel or Courcheval and has a bus link to Courch should you miss the last lift or wish to indulge in a bit of apres ski. The resort should appeal to those who are looking for a very attractive resort with fantastic views as it is made up of mostly chalets and reasonably well designed apartment blocks all set amongst the forest.
March 22, 2004
Jean Cook from United Kingdom
Just returned from an excellent week in La Tania, great people in our chalet and good chalet hosts Amy and James helped make this a very special holiday. The ski pub is a good night out and there is easy access by bus to the rest of the three valleys.
February 11, 2004
Sandy Stewart from United Kingdom
Excellent small resort with good access to the 3 Valleys. This is definitely a cost effective way to enjoy some of the best Skiing France has to offer. It has one lively pub with respectable prices & another couple of quieter Hotel bars. There is also an excellent free bus to the rest of the Courchevel resorts that runs until 11 pm, so you don't need to feel restricted by the resort size. We are going to Courchevel 1850 this year but will have at least 1 night out & a couple of lunches in friendly La-Tania.
November 18, 2003
Toffa from United Kingdom
Someone had to be first I guess (surprised it wan't nic). Great resort lots of reviews at latania.co.uk/about/chat/feedback.htm