La Tania Ski Resort Overview
Open: 16 Dec 2017 – 15 Apr 2018
In La Tania, a ski holiday is an easy holiday: the resort center is pedestrian only and offers all businesses and services that you may require. It’s a real pleasure to holiday in this young and family-orientated resort, surrounded by small apartment buildings and chalets, which have been built in wood, in a style traditional to the mountains.
Life in La Tania moves to friendly pace, as you will experience when you visit its shops, or take part in the activities on offer, themed evenings or music concerts.
And as for skiing, you will be spoil for choice !
La Tania is situated on a natural balcony between Courchevel and Meribel, allowing you to switch easily between the valleys and hence having access to all 600km of slopes offered by Les 3 Vallées area. The slopes are accessible to all and offer something for everyone, whether you are a beginner or an experienced skier, whether you are looking for a thrill or a breathtaking view.
This is a world renowned ski area, with vary and excellently maintained slopes.
Where to stay in La Tania
An ecological resort
Because La Tania has been built and developed fairly recently, all ecological and environmental advances have been included from its conception, the apartment blocks are built in a semi-circle around the completely pedestrian centre which gives the holidaymakers the chance to forget that cars exist during their stay.
All the buildings are wood clad, a material which adds to the general quality of the environment, and helps the integration of the resort into the countryside.
The traditional chalets have been developed whilst all the time respecting the architecture of the local Savoyard hamlets. The Commune of La Perrière is essentially supplied with electric power from a local hydro-electric power station, a very non polluting source of energy. To help limit the consumption of energy further, all the buildings are built with a very effective system of insulation
La Tania History
Once Upon a Time…
…there was a hamlet halfway between Méribel and Courchevel, called La Tagna. It meant “the bear’s dwelling” in local dialect, a reference to the bears that lived in the Tarentaise forest until the start of the 20th century. They then disappeared, no doubt hunted down by the inhabitants through fear.
At the end of the 1980’s, the La Perrière Council decided to create a ski resort near the hamlet. Jacques Labro, an architect of renowned talent (Silver medalist in 1968 for the resort of Avoriaz) worked hard to preserve this magical location by designing perfectly integrated wooden constructions.
On the 22nd December 1990, a new resort was opened, soon to be baptised La Tania. One year later, for the Winter Olympics in Albertville, La Tania was designated as an olympic village to host journalists and athletes.
Today, the youngest resort of the 3 Valleys consists of around 4 000 beds and has managed to retain its modest scale, in the heart of the world’s largest ski area.