The Trois Vallées is considered by many to be the best and largest skiing area in the world.
in the heart of the Alps
The Trois Vallées
Having skied in many other resorts over the years, we have found nothing to beat the area’s variety. The skiing can vary from glacier skiing above one of Europe’s highest resorts (Val Thorens)—way above the tree line, through the couloirs above Courchevel, and down to the lower resorts, skiing though the trees.
Because the Three Vallees is an area encompassing some 600kms of pisted runs, most of which now have snow cannons, one can ski a different area each day of a week’s holiday, sampling different terraine and mountain restaurants. You can ski to and from around 10 different villages within the area, which also includes the Vanoise National Park.
We believe that La Tania is ideal for intermediate skiers and above. Although there are nursery slopes in the village, a few metres from the chalet, and a couple of simple drag lifts, the beginners’ area is not large. More importantly, the blue and green pistes returning into the village are quite long can be “challenging” in icy conditions.
Snow range: 4,455-10,560ft
La Tania was a new resort (built for the 1992 Winter Olympic) and is located in the heart of a pine forest. This is a true pedestrian “ski from the door resort”, located between the better known Courchevel and Meribel in France’s Trois Vallees. Courchevel is one of the swankiest resorts in the Alps, full of clubs, expensive restaurants and designer shops. Chalets range in price from £5m to £50m. La Tania is quiet – and inexpensive – in comparison!