La Tania may be smaller and less famous than its Trois Vallées neighbours, but this compact, friendly resort has a loyal following and is well positioned within this huge ski area.
If you are looking for an easygoing, good-value base with access to great skiing, La Tania is a good choice.
Although it is purpose built, the tasteful style of the wood-clad buildings and its position nestled in tree-lined scenery gives it attractive aesthetics, with long woodland runs and simple access to the slopes of neighbouring Courchevel and Meribel.
The convenience of the small, traffic-free village makes it advantageous for families, in particular.
La Tania's village is an attractive place to stay. It's car free, relatively compact and much of the accommodation has ski-in/ski-out access to the slopes.
La Tania's popularity with families is due in part to the predominance of ski-in/ski-out accommodation – as well as the excellent beginner slopes here.
There's plenty on offer here, with breathtaking paragliding rides, two toboggan runs and the opportunity to try riding powerful piste groomers on a circuit with bumps and steep gradients.
For an affordable meal above the village, the wood-clad Bouc Blanc has a large sun terrace and a good-value plat du jour, and is accessible by the La Tania gondola, so non-skiers can join in too.
La Tania has a handful of bars, all of which draw crowds of Brits eager for a drink after the slopes or after dinner. Pub Le Ski Lodge has happy hours and live music, as does Le Chrome Bar.
One of the advantages of staying in La Tania is the high proportion of accommodation with doorstep or close access to the slopes.
The nearest Eurostar station to La Tania is Moutiers
By bus: around 25 - 45 minutes; Adult 12€, Youth (U26) 9.50€ (www.altibus.com)
By taxi: around 20 - 35 minutes; about 80€ for an 8-seater taxi.
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