Visitor reviews for La Tania Ski Resort
February 02, 2015
Mrs C. Smith from United Kingdom
The conditions in La Tania and Courchevel have been incredible this weekend (January 31st), with a huge amount of fresh snow last week. With the continuous snowfall forecast the next week, it's looking like, despite the slow start, this will be an epic winter.
La Tania Ratings
Overall: 3.9. Based on 22 votes and 23 reviews. 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: 3.2
(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: 4.4
(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: 4.6
(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: 3.9
(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: 3.0
(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: 2.1
(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: 3.2
(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: 4.2
(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): 4.0
(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): 4.1
(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.
December 27, 2014
Liz and Willie from France
Saturday December 27th
Snow arrived at last. Huge amounts fallen all day today. Hear that it's chaos on the road today - but it's absolutely wonderful in resort. Hooray
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!
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.