Skiing in the Courchevel Valley…
La Tania is one of the small village resorts that makes up the valley of Courchevel. With your Courchevel lift pass (click here for lift pass information) you’ll have access to the pistes of Le Praz, Courchevel Village (1550), Moriond (1650) and Courchevel (1850). The 150km of pistes comprise 19% green, 31% blue, 40% red and 10% black, with 11 free lifts for beginners.
La Tania itself has a long green run (Plan Fontaine) which winds through the forest and is a great track for those who have mastered the nursery slope Troika. At the top of the bubble lift you’ll have access to Moretta Blanche and Folyères which run down into resort. You can also ski down to Le Praz from here via Jockeys and Murette. Reaching the very top via the Bouc Blanc chair, you’ll be able to explore all the pistes of Courchevel (or ski back into La Tania via a red or blue), or alternatively you can take the Dou des Lanches chair which takes you in the direction of Meribel.
Must-ski runs in the Courchevel valley are racy Rochers in Moriond, the wide black Suisse, curvaceous blue Biollay and La Tania’s very own Folyères.
Courchevel’s fun park areas include the Verdons ‘Family Park’ which has lots of jumps and rails, big air bags and a ski/board cross track. This park flows into the ‘Wood Park’ in a naturally lumpy bumpy area around the trees which children love. For those wanting to increase their knowledge of avalanche awareness, visit the Avalanch’ Park near Suisses lift to practice searching for transceivers under the snow.
Over in Moriond (1650), on the Indiens piste you’ll find Grey Wolf’s tepee with marshmallows to roast, face painting and dressing up for the youngsters and archery for older children. You’ll also find a Stop Zone which measures your speed, then just before the foot of the slopes, there’s the Snake Park which is an easily accessible boarder cross.
As well as downhill skiing and snowboarding, there are also cross country tracks in the Courchevel valley. Le Praz and Moriond have popular circuits. If you’ve never tried cross country or Nordic skiing and would like to have a go, then we can help you with organising equipment and a lesson to get you kick-started with the technique.