Courchevel

Courchevel, Saint-Bon-Tarentaise: Address, Phone Number, Courchevel Reviews: 4.5/5

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One resort, 1001 stays ! Located in the mythical 3 Valleys area, Courchevel benefits from an exceptional geographical situation. With 80% of its area located above 1,800 meters, snow is guaranteed all winter long. But in many ways Courchevel is much more than a ski resort: atmosphere, welcome, accompaniment, gastronomy, an unforgettable ski holiday experience, combining sport and sensoriality at all times.
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PaulBYorkshire
Barnsley, UK473 contributions
Feb 2020
Sitting beside its big brother (Courchevel) La Tania is a quiet little resort with a gondola (and a drag) leading you out of the village onto hundreds of kilometres of piste - without paying the 'big brother' price!
Leading back into resort is a friendly little green run through the forest or a great blue that would add a challenge to beginners without putting them off. There are also a couple of reds and a nice black - that leads to the neighbouring Le Praz (and an easy chair lift back) .
I would recommend a whole area lift pass to get the most out of the Three Valleys but La Tania is a great place to start.
Written March 1, 2020
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TheAviator0765
Ripon, UK394 contributions
Feb 2020
The La Tania Ski Area just needs one vital ingredient to give it a five star rating, and this February we had it in spades: snow.

I'm convinced many, many visitors to the Three Valleys never venture below Courchevel 1850, and by not doing so they miss out on a wonderful ski area, quiet yet with a good variety of runs to suit the majority of skiers; it's quite something to have a black, several reds plus blue and green runs in such a compact area, all leading down to a pleasant village setting. The tree lined pistes offer a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Courchevel.

We've skied many times in the Three Valleys, and on occasion have not been able to ski down due to a lack of snow, on others have had to evade stones and bare patches, but on this year able to ski down on a day out from our base in Val Thorens for a lovely lunch in Les Marmottons restaurant. Catching the La Tania gondola allowed us to quickly make our way back to VT.

And here's a challenge. A continuous ski from the summit of Saulire to La Tania. Without stopping. Go on, I dare you.....
Written February 16, 2020
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FloKapo
Dublin, Ireland44 contributions
Dec 2019
1 weeks skiing with group staying in local chalet. Conditions were great, plenty of runs at all levels and wide variety of places to ski. A lot of restaurants on the piste to choose from but do your homework as many are extremely expensive, also book ahead if you can. Sledding and Para-Ski also available. La Tania is smallest of the villages in the area but a few ski shops, a supermarket and good pub. Lifts are central.
Written January 20, 2020
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Fio D
4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Use to be able to sledge freely after ski. Now on top of your daily ski pass you need to pay 8 euro per person/kid to go back up each time on Jardin Alpin or from 1550. Every year they make it more difficult & less fun for families to come and have fun. Use to be a great family friendly place now Exclusively focusing on 5 star hotel people with no kids.
Written December 21, 2021
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Dear Fiod39, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. We are sorry to hear about this unfortunate experience. We want families to have the ideal experience, so we try to offer a wide choice of activities in the resort's various villages. Also, we have a free shuttle service that makes it easy for you to travel from Courchevel 1550 to Courchevel 1850 We trust that you still enjoyed your stay in Courchevel and look forward to welcoming you to our resort again in the future. Audrey from Courchevel Tourisme
Written February 4, 2022
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Ovidiana C
Romania700 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We found it after lounch time but next time when we will come with our children we will join it again, together.
Is a place for everyone, good also for grouos, for families.
Easy acces from all parts to La Tania, so in.your trip reserve minimum one day for this area!! Many young people here!!
Written February 5, 2020
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Adventure27179
4 contributions
Have just stayed in the Mountain Centre in La Tania. Its a Chalet style B&B.

La Tania is at 1400m and is a small pleasant resort with a couple of bars and a few restaurants, Beer about 5€ / pint average meal with win 20-30€.

Lift access to main resorts of Courchevel is limited to one bubble and a link linking chair in poor weather the chair closes so you have got to go down a black or red to get to Le Praz before going back up to Courchevel, bit of a pain. There are two runs into the resort a red and a blue and a small nursery slope (poor resort for beginners unless you go by bus to Courchevel 1850)

The accommodation we stayed in, the Mountain Centre, was of a poor standard, I would not recommend staying here. The building is fine, in a good location, its clean, and the person who looks after it is friendly and does a good job. But the rooms are tiny, we had 3 beds in ours, one under the eves according to the brochure, well they were not kidding, it basically has less than 4 inches of head room on one side of the bed and about 12 inches on the other, who ever sleeps here needs a hard hat. I am guessing that in the original plans this was storage for luggage. Given they used this storage space there was then nowhere except a couple of shelves to put clothing, which was very inadequate for 3 people. As a twin room it would be small, as a triple it was a joke.

Written March 9, 2006
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Crash_Rescue
Luton, UK242 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
Don't miss out the opportunity to blast the red, blue and green runs to the base of La Tania. Built in time for the 1992 Olympics the athletes village is served by a 12 man high speed gondola back into the higher areas of the 3 Valleys. The tree lined runs and off piste makes for a great change to the views above the treeline. Head here in times of high wind or poor visibility. Enjoy. If my Review was helpful please click the helpful button. Thanks, JJ
Written February 2, 2015
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Steven S
Irlam, UK24 contributions
Apr 2013 • Friends
Just got back from la Tania and loved my week skiing there. Some fantastic slopes and a really good apres ski season.

Heres a link to my guide to the area, based on my visit and a few of my friends visits.
http://www.mountago.com/blog/la-tania
Written April 17, 2013
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carolit1
Oxford, UK111 contributions
Mar 2012 • Friends
The plus of La Tania is it makes the whole of Three Valleys very accessible ski wise. Fast efficient bubble lift and then chair takes you to the top. Turn left for Courchevel and turn right for Meribel. Id you end up in Courchevel at the end of the day you can take a bus back to La Tania (free with ski pass during the day but extra cost at end of day). Don't get caught in Meribel at the end of the day - a very expensive taxi ride back to La Tania by all accounts.
Miles and miles of skiing to do - definitely you won't run out of places to ski in The Three Valleys
Lots of restaurants on the mountains also but increasingly people are finding them more and more expensive and the trend is noticeable over the last few years of people taking with them a packed lunch and stopping at restaurants only for a drink to save money -sign of the times I suppose.
The blue back into La Tania is lovely through the trees but can be quite icy at the end of the day - a little daunting or new skiers. Assuch La Tania is an excellent resort for intermediate skiers but you are probably better of with Meribel or Couchevel if this is your first week skiing for a wider range of easier runs to get your confidence up on.
La Tania is very much a catered chalet village. For Chalet staff night off I would recommend La Taiga restaurant which is excellent. Beware of Chalet staff "recommending" alternatives which are generally recommended becasue they get a free/cheap meal with their mates there rather than the quality of the meal you will get (La Ferme restaurant is a prime example in my opinion of such a "chalet recommendation"
Overall a great place to stay
Written December 30, 2012
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Skipm12
Dorset94 contributions
The small Crystal Chalet was OK and our Chalet girl, Rosie was Brilliant. New Year snow was fantastic and our pre journey perception of La Tania was that we should have been in one of the other 3 Valley Resorts. After a few days we realised we were in a great location with the best return to resort runs around. Great bars, surprisingly good bands - Your Mum and Bring Your Sister who play the area were really entertaining. Longest queue wait all week was 10 mins. Miles of skiing options and we found 2 great on-piste restaurants. Roc Tania and Crystal (towards Mirabel) Roc was fantastic for the last coffee at 4.30 with a great final run down (piste almost to ourselves)Its my family's 6th time skiing, we have done Grindelwald, Tignes and Flaine. We'll definitely be back to La Tania. Don't forget to book your skiis on line at Intersport - I only later realised I would have saved a shed load. If its Chalet Chamois you are looking at , Crystal, don't tell you they use the garage as a drop off pick up store . Even though they try to be discreet we were still aware of early and late visits.All The French we met were very charming and hospitable :)and polite when I tried my schoolboy (many years ago) French.
Written January 13, 2008
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