Top Lift: 3230m
Ski area: 600km of piste
Adult lift pass: 277€ for six days
In a Nutshell
La Tania is a small, easy-going village in the woods near the bottom of Courchevel’s lift system. Prices here are the lowest in the region. The resort is car free and works particularly well for families and anyone wanting a low cost holiday in the Trois Vallees.
Essential advice for the perfect trip
La Tania was originally built as a dormitory for the 1992 Albertville Olympics. It’s situated a couple of kilometres from Courchevel Le Praz (1300) and has rapidly evolved into a pleasant little family resort in its own right. It has the doorstep skiing of Courchevel and Meribel, along with its own enjoyable home runs through the woods as our guide to the mountain explains. Incredibly 95% of visitors here are British and, as a direct consequence, prices here are markedly lower than in its higher French neighbours.
If God made Courchevel for skiing, He made La Tania for families
La Tania is the near perfect destination for families and, with an unusually large choice of around a dozen ski schools for such a small resort, is one of our top ten places to learn. It is car-free and just about every property is ski-in, ski-out. Where to stay depends largely on whether you want a chalet holiday with half-board or whether you choose to self-cater in a wide choice of apartments located in the heart of the village.
Low resort, but low prices too
A big plus point of La Tania is that by the early 90s the French had learned from the mistakes of Les Menuires and La Plagne. So although this is purpose-built, the architecture is modest and doesn’t try to compete with the mountains. A collection of attractive Scandinavian-style chalets set in the woods above the village adds to the cosy mountain ambience. The cost of lunch or dinner here is lower than anywhere else in the Trois Vallees.