All About La Tania

Settled in the Courchevel area of Les Trois Valees, at 1400m above sea level, La Tania was originally a peaceful forest hamlet named ‘La Tagna’. It meant ‘The Bear’s Dwelling’ in the local dialect, a reference to the bears that dwelt within the Tarantaise forest until the start of the 20th century. As they disappeared (hunted down by the inhabitants due to their intimidating presence so close to human habitation), the area was largely forgotten about until the end of the 1980’s, when La Perriere Council decided to create a ski resort near the hamlet – with an overarching design for every chalet. La Tania was designed by Jacques Labro, an architect renowned for being awarded a silver medal for his deign of Avoriaz resort. In 1990, the resort was opened, and has been host to many happy skiers ever since.


During the 1992 winter Olympics in Albertivill, journalists and athletes filled nearly every chalet; La Tania was designated as an ‘Olympic village,’ to host the many people involved in the competition. The 1992 winter Olympics saw changes for many winter sports; it was the first time demonstration sports were included in the programme. They were also notable as the first event of their type where the Winter Paralympics and the Winter Olympics were held at the same site.

The Pistes

Boasting the presence of ‘Ecole du Ski Francais,’ the largest skiing school in France, there’s plenty of skiing action to exhaust you before you return to your chalet! La Tania

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