La Tania resort guide - a general overview
La Tania is a good value, small, traffic free, family-friendly ski resort with easy access to the Three Valleys. Just two lifts are needed to get to either the slopes above Meribel or Courchevel so access to the huge Trois Vallees ski area is very easy. A free bus also runs between these resorts so non-skiers can explore these other areas. The resort is attractive with traditional alpine style chalets in La Tania set amongst the trees - most with good views.
There are a few shops but not a great choice of restaurants or bars. La Tania is not a great resort for the expert skier. However, the rest of the Three Valleys certainly holds enough to keep one entertained. There are two lovely intermediate runs back into the village and growing around the village is an ideal little beginner area with a lift. Late in the season the run back down to the village can become a little challenging due to slushy lower altitude conditions but down loading the gondola from the mid station is easy and practical.
La Tania was built for the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics and all the buildings have been built in a traditional alpine style. Most of the accommodation is chalets but there are a few apartments and a couple of hotels. The chalets in La Tania, being
fairly modern, are of a pretty good standard with clean, well equipped bathrooms and spacious rooms.
Chalets in La Tania have been a popular choice with family groups of ours for many years now. We continue to recommend La Tania for its convenience and value for money and of course the amazing skiing.
1,350m - 3,257m
Level of skiing
- Snow sure
- Ski area
- Charm factor
- Resort layout
- Fine dining
- Short transfer
- Resort value
- Predominantly ski in / ski out properties
- Quick access to the rest of the 3 valleys
- Quieter slopes
- Slopes in the shade so can be icey
- Nightlife and apres-ski
- Steepish run home for those progressing from nusery slopes
La Tania Resort Restaurants
Le Ski Lodge is a good spot for lunch or dinner for burgers, jacket potatoes etc and is pretty reasonable. For more traditional Savoyarde fare the Ferme de La Tania gets good reports. The Marmottons is recommended for its tartiflette and the Telemark has been reported to having a very good new restaurant. Le Farcon some consider to be a bit over-priced for what it offers but then again it does offer a Michelin star! The Chanterelles on the other hand has a good reputation for crepes and pizzas at very good prices, as does the Taiga.
La Tania Mountain Restaurants
There are two restaurants immediately above La Tania but the restaurants in the Courchevel and Meribel valleys can be accessed pretty easily. The Bouc Blanc is near the top of the La Tania gondola and provides good food with a friendly table-service either inside or on the big outside terrace. The Roc Tania, higher up the mountain, is tiny but very pretty - a good spot to stop for a coffee.
La Tania Apres Ski
Le Ski Lodge is a firm favourite for apres-ski with live music some evenings and happy hour prices for when the lifts shut. The French run L'Arbatt is also a popular destination as the slopes close, right in the centre of the village. La Tania is generally quite quiet for the apres ski, with these exceptions.
La Tania Nightlife
Once again the British run Ski Lodge is a popular night-time destination, with a very lively atmosphere and live bands playing all the popular covers. However the Telemark has some 'civilised' live music. For cocktails the Taiga is a smart destination or the Hotel Montana bar is a good option for a quiet drink. In general nightlife is fairly quiet in La Tania, but it is possible to take taxis to Meribel and Courchevel for a bit more nightlife action.