A picture which shows La Tania

The La Tania resort is a magical place, nestling in a spruce forest.

Prior to 1990, there was a small hamlet between Meribel and Courchevel called La Tagna. The name meant ‘bears dwelling’, in reference to the bears that lived in the Tarentaise forest until the early 20th century.

In the late 1980’s, the local council decided to turn into a ski resort. The La Tania resort officially opened on December 22 1990, just in time for the 1992 Albertville Olympics. It was used to house ice hockey players and journalists during the Olympics. Soon after, it was renamed La Tania as certain nationalities found it hard to pronounce the original name. We’ll leave you to speculate who that might be.

Since then, the village has quickly grown into the resort we love so much today.

There is excellent access to the huge Three Valleys ski area – the largest ski area in the world – via the Tania gondola.

You can ski back into the village using one of three great pistes: Plan Fontaine, a gentle green, perfect for beginners, which winds down through the woods, Folyères, an exciting blue, which is usually everyone’s friend, but in some conditions can be a bit grumpy and Moretta Blanche, which along with Lanches and Bouc Blanc, is a superb long run from ‘the top’ (Col de la Loze) and worthy of its red status.

It is conveniently located on the road between Courchevel and Meribel, so you can easily access the larger surrounding resorts for shopping or nights out.