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|Nearest major city||Chambéry|
|Top elevation||2,732 m (8,963 ft)|
|Base elevation||1,400 m (4,600 ft)|
|Skiable area||150km of pistes (Courchevel / La Tania area) 600km (3 Valleys)|
|Runs||100 (Courchevel / La Tania area) 335 (3 Valleys)|
|Lift system||57 (Courchevel / La Tania area) 182 (3 Valleys)|
|Terrain parks||1 (Courchevel / La Tania area) 5 (3 Valleys)|
|Snowmaking||700 Cannons (Courchevel / La Tania area) 2497 (3 Valleys)|
La Tania is a ski resort in the Courchevel area of Les Trois Vallees at 1400m above sea level. It was developed for the Albertville Olympics of 1992 and can be reached by road, being about 25 minutes drive from Moûtiers.
The village centre is traffic free and consists of around 6 apartment blocks, a couple of hotels and numerous chalets spread out through the forest. There are 4 ski hire shops, a tourist office, newsagent, bakery, supermarket, post office, lift pass office and 8 bars / restaurants. La Tania has a cash machine situated next to the tourist office.
The village is served by a 12 person gondola which links to two high speed chairs (Dou des Launches (4 man) & Bouc Blanc (6 man)) from where you can ski down to either the Courchevel or Meribel ski areas. There is a series of 2 drag lifts that can also take you from the village to the Courchevel side of the mountain. La Tania also boasts the use of the ski-school École du ski Français, the largest ski-school in France, and other ski-schools; Supreme Ski and Snowboard School, Magic In Motion, New Generation, Ultimate Snowsports, Cab9, Momentum Ski and Ski Class.
There are three pistes that wind down through the forest into the village from the top of the gondola - red, blue and green; with the blue and green benefiting from snow cannons for all season access. La Tania also has a free beginners drag lift which runs throughout the season (Troika).
With its north-east facing slopes the powder here can often remain overlooked for several days, especially the Gazex couloirs off the Col de la Loze, named Gazex 1,2 and 3, by La Tania legends Nic Atkinson, Mark Jones & Billy Manson. Pub Le Ski Lodge is the main social centre of La Tania run by Tim Wall since the building of the resort. The local community website updated by Toffa keeps everyone informed of what is going on.
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