La Tania: Perfect for a Family Friendly Ski Holiday

Taking the kids skiing and want to make sure you find the best resort for them? It can be overwhelming with so many choices, but we’re here to make it easy for you. Here’s why La Tania is one of the best ski resorts for a family friendly ski holiday.

Beginner’s skiing

The skiing is about to get much better for beginners in La Tania. Luckily the resort has taken notice that it needed to improve its beginner areas for the numerous families to come to resort, and that’s exactly what they’re doing this summer.

They’re currently in works to create a new green piste.  Running parallel to the Folyeres blue piste, this will use some of the exisiting paths in the forest.  This will have a more gentle gradient than the Plan Fontaine and will not cross any other slopes as the current one does, so a much better option for beginners.

They’re also adding in a second magic carpet at the base of resort (along with the existing one at the top of the gondola). This will help with any queues so that beginners can get more out of their ski time.

beginners skiing la tania

Kid-friendly activities

La Tania really caters for families, and as such, the tourist office has weekly events on for children. If you’re here over the festive season you can expect to see Santa, a torchlight descent down and a fireworks display.

And if they need a day off of skiing, take them to the state-of-the-art indoor swimming centre Aquamotion. Slides, diving boards, a kid’s fun area, and surfing simulator for bigger kids to try as well!

Family-friendly restaurants

Most of the restaurants in La Tania are child-friendly and offer casual environments. They have early dinner seatings at 18:30 so you can get back home early enough for a decent bed time. They also have children’s menus with favourites like spag bol – and you can’t go wrong with a pizza either!

Find out more about the restaurants in town in our La Tania Resort Guide.

child-friendly restaurants la tania

Small, car-free resort

The centre of the village is actually car-free, which gives you a bit of room to relax and not worry about cars whizzing by. It’s also a small village, so getting around is no issue at all.

And there’s plenty of space to play outside. After the lifts have closed, the piste in the centre of the resort turns into a massive sledge run. They also have a small playground just across from the Ski Lodge in town.

Great choice of ski schools

There are a number of ski schools in La Tania that offer quality children’s group ski lessons. It’s a great opportunity for them to learn and enjoy skiing with children of their own age and ability. Lessons are not the old shouting and drills like they used to be – there are many British instructors who teach through activities and fun, so they won’t even notice they’re learning!

We recommend a few different ski schools in La Tania. Get in touch with us to chat about your specific requirements and we can help get you booked in.

kids ski school la tania

Childcare for wee ones

If you have a wee one who is too little to ski yet, there is a creche in La Tania. They offer great childcare at a reasonable cost. And as it’s just near the gondola, it’s easy to drop off before a day’s skiing.

There are also a variety of private nanny services available who will come to your chalet. You can also book them for evening babysitting if you need an adults’ night out!

Few Language Barriers

Although you are in the heart of the French Alps, you won’t struggle to get around with only a ‘bonjour’ or two. In La Tania especially, they cater extremely well to English-speaking clientele. So you can leave your French grammar skills – or lack thereof – back in secondary school!

la tania snowy view

Convinced yet? Book in your next family friendly ski holiday with us in one of our catered or self-catered chalets.

Everything You Need to Know About La Tania, France

Thinking about heading to La Tania, France for your next ski holiday? Here’s everything you need to know – from the best pistes to the scrummiest restaurants and everything in between.

La Tania, France is a family-friendly ski resort situated in the Rhone-Alps. It’s a purpose-built village that was created for the 1992 Olympics and has since turned into a popular ski spot. Its situation right between Courchevel and Meribel, along with its affordable price point, make it a popular choice amongst many Britons.

Skiing in La Tania

Let’s start with the most important aspect: the skiing. La Tania has a handful of pistes in its own resort, however with such easy access to Courchevel and Meribel, you’re not at a loss for options.

Beginners have the choice of two magic carpets – one in the centre of the village and one at the top of the gondola. Once you graduate from those, give the long, windy green run Plan Fontaine a go.

For intermediates, Folyeres is the main blue piste that comes back into town. This is a more difficult blue run but is a favourite for its long length and different rolling aspects throughout.

And for advanced skiers, there are a number of red runs at the very top of the resort, as well as Moretta Blanche that comes under the gondola back into resort. If you’re after black runs both Dou des Lanches and Jean Blanc are fun and challenging pistes. If off-piste or tree runs excite you, there are plenty to be had in La Tania including a large off-piste area under Dou des Lanches. Be sure you always have the proper equipment when going off-piste and go with a guide or a local who knows the area.

Skiing in La Tania France

La Tania accommodation

There is a mix of catered ski chalets and self-catered chalets or apartments, along with one hotel in town. However, because of the size of the resort, you are never too far from the pistes.

We have both catered and self-catered chalets to choose from depending on your preference. Our catered chalets offer all the creature comforts of home, as well as hot breakfast, afternoon tea, and dinner service on most days.

Our self-catered chalet is just as cosy but provides you with more flexibility in your meals throughout the week. Perfect for trying out a number of restaurants around resort.

Where to eat in La Tania

Speaking of restaurants… Although La Tania is relatively small, there are still plenty of choices for dinner.

La Ferme and Les Marmottons are two Savoyard restaurants in town if you’re after some local dishes. Fondue, tartiflette, hot rock, as well as delicious pizzas, are on the menu.

Want something upscale? La Tania has it’s own Michelin star restaurant Le Farçon which serves beautiful and delicious food. Pop in for lunch for a more affordable option.

Up on the hill is Le Bouc Blanc restaurant, which is perfect for an afternoon lunch in the sun on their huge terrace. They offer omelettes, meat dishes, salads and always have a menu du jour. Definitely worth going to, especially as it’s of the most affordable mountain restaurants in Courchevel.

Pub Le Ski Lodge and La Taiga are sister restaurants that are always bustling. The Ski Lodge is more casual pub food – burgers, pastas, and pizzas. Whereas La Taiga has a few more traditional mountain dishes.

We recommend booking in advance for any dinners as they do fill up quickly.

Le Bouc Blanc La Tania France

And where to grab a drink

As well as a bustling restaurant for lunch and dinner, the Ski Lodge is the heart of La Tania après ski and nightlife. They often have live bands for both après and late night. This place fills up with seasonnaires and holidaymakers alike.

Situated across from the bus stop, La Taiga is a good option for a quiet evening drink (when they don’t have a band on!). Or stroll into the Chrome Bar situated in the centre of town, where you’ll find some good bottled beers and perhaps a few ESF instructors hanging out.

Have more questions about your ski holiday in La Tania, France? We can help with any queries you may have. Get in touch to find out more about our chalets and the services we offer.