If you’re busy researching and planning your next winter break in a ski chalet, La Tania is probably already at the top of your list. And well it should be! To help with your decision, here are some FAQs and their answers on this lovely resort in the Three Valleys.
Is all accommodation chalet-based?
No. You can also find some good hotels and apartments. The chalets, though, are very pretty and are often based in wooded areas. This is something the resort is known for and they are by far the most popular option. It’s pretty much a general consensus that if you’re looking for a great ski chalet, La Tania is hard to beat.
Are there nursery slopes?
Yes, the resort caters well for beginners. It is known as one of the more family-friendly Alpine resorts, so beginners aren’t in any way seen to be ‘in the way’.
Is it expensive to eat out?
That’s very difficult to say because it depends what you’re comparing it with. By the standards of other ski resorts, most people would agree that the prices here are generally very reasonable.
How’s the après-ski?
Good! There are plenty of good facilities, including one or two that usually have a fair scattering of British customers. Don’t expect a riot in the evenings though – this is a cosy resort rather than one with a party atmosphere.
Are there other things to do?
Yes, most modern winter resorts now take this very seriously. So, if you don’t fancy a day on the slopes there are plenty of other things to do that will keep you occupied.
It’s worth remembering that, as part of the vast Three Valleys ski resort complex, you’ll also be very close to Courchevel and Méribel. Travelling between them by ski or bus is commonplace. Taking all three resorts’ facilities as a whole, they’re excellent.
Are there accommodation deals available?
For a good ski chalet, La Tania holiday bookings during the peak season will be high. What that means is book early! You may be able to find some attractive deals and special offers, but more typically they’ll be available if you’re able to travel outside of school holiday periods. Keep in mind they’re different in the UK to France (they may also be different in various parts of the UK).
Can I drive there?
Yes, but remember that snow chains are mandatory in times of heavy snow. The Gendarmes take this seriously and don’t expect to convince them you’ll somehow be able to ‘make do’ if you don’t have chains. Check that your accommodation also has parking.
What’s the snow record like?
Generally very good, and most of the resort’s slopes are north facing, which means the powder is preserved for longer. The Three Valleys as a whole is very well equipped with snow cannons just in case things don’t quite go as expected on that front or the snow just needs a little ‘refreshing’. Of course, when selecting a ski chalet, La Tania and its snow forecast will be important to you. You can check the forecast for the immediate period ahead on several local Internet sites.