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Lift Pass in 3 Valleys - "cheaper than last year " ! - La Tania, France

Three Valleys 2014 / 2015 Lift Pass Prices Announced "Cheaper than last year"
Details of the lift pass prices for next Winter have been announced and the new Duo and Family passes make it excellent value for money.
 
A 6 day Adult 3 Valleys is now €283 and Courchevel Valley (includes La Tania) is now €240. This is an increase of 2% and 2.9% from last year and with the Euro currently at €1.26 / £1 bank rate this could make it cheaper than last season!
 
For comparison the prices increases for 3V & Courchevel passes were 9.5% & 7.9% in 2013 and 7.3% & 6.5% in 2014.
 
Great News.

Review type: General resort
Posted: 15/09/2014 by Ski Power 

New Lift proves a big hit in La Tania ! - La Tania, France


Last season La Tania had a brand new high speed 6 seater chairlift replacing the long Bouc Blanc drag lift (which has now been shortened and renamed Stade as it gives access to the La Tania Stade, the slalom event piste). In addition the Praz Juget drag plus the Cretes and Col de la Loze old slow chairlifts have been removed too.
 
The removal of the drag lifts means no lift to the top ridge in really bad weather but then you'd probably want to stay lower down anyway (although the line of the new chair is more sheltered than Dou des Lanches which can close in very high winds). The alternative routes to the slow chairs that have been removed are much quicker for any reasonable skier or snowboarder.
 
The new 6 seater detachable chair will have a capacity of 2,700 skiers per hour at 5.5 m/s with a total length of 1853m and vertical rise of 553m. There are 17 new pylons and 92 chairs. Cost €7m.
 
In addition, the new Forêt chair up from Le Praz which will now terminate near the top of the La Tania gondola is scheduled to open in December 2014.

Chakets in La Tania are now even more in demand .. Check out some great offers at www.skipower.co.uk who have 5 chakets in La Tania.

Review type: General resort
Posted: 15/09/2014 by Ski Power 

Snow in Fernie, Canada - Fernie BC, Canada

FERNIE, BC, CANADA has seen its first snowfalls for this coming winter. The higher peaks were skiable by the hardcore & here at Canadian Powder Tours chalet holidays we are getting excited for our 18th epic snow season in FERNIE, BC. The resort is scheduled to open on 04 December, however last year we were open and skiing great snow on 22 November. More resort news to follow...

Review type: General resort
Posted: 13/09/2014 by Canadian Powder Tours 

CLUBMED LUXURY HOTEL VALMOREL - Valmorel, France

Club Med's arrival in Valmorel brings a touch of holiday glamour to an area that has not always been well defined on the skiing map.

True, this ski zone lurks in the Tarentaise Mountains – that elegant stretch of the French Alps that dominates the Savoie region. But in a piste paradise dotted with uber-celebrated resorts such as Courchevel, Meribel and Val D'Isere, modest Valmorel is little noticed, tucked into its own discreet side-valley.

The new Club Med hotel attempts to straddle two realms, pitching itself largely at the family market, but also proffering a five-star 'luxury space' (called 'Le Lodge') that attempts to cater for a clientele with more expensive tastes. Here, 25 upper-floor suites stare across at the distinctive summit of Mont Blanc, and share their own exclusive lounge (which also enjoys a view onto Western Europe's tallest mountain).

Most of the accommodation, however, slots into the four-star bracket – a mixture of en-suite Club rooms and slightly larger Deluxe rooms. Each delivers a comfortable, modern environment (with giant flat-screen TVs), but stops short of dramatic boutique flourishes – as you might expect of a hotel that expects its paying guests to turn up with kids in tow.

Such is the Club Med ethos – swish family escapes, with everything included.

Travel Facts

A seven-night holiday at Club Med Valmorel with ALPS4U www.alps4u.net/clubmed TEL 00 41 79 595 0618 departing on 11 April 2015, costs from £1,382 per adult (and £1,186 per child under 12 years) – including return flights from London, transfers, Club room, all meals, wine, beer and soft drinks.

The price also includes ski and snowboard tuition, as well as one-week lift pass.

Review type: General resort
Posted: 10/09/2014 by Alps4U 

Silverlining Chalets - St Martin de Belleville, France

I had an excellent stay at the Silverling Chalets on Saint Martin de Belleville. The staff were friendly and the amenities were great!

Review type: General resort
Posted: 09/06/2014 by JackjackKennedy

This summer’s Multipass is even better value! - Morzine, France

The Multi Pass is a multi-activity offer promoted by the Portes du Soleil for the summer season, allowing you to use mountain lifts for walkers,
swimming pools, tennis courts, ice rinks and much more.
If you stay with us we can issue you the card for all these activities for €2 per day or less - a 6 day pass is now €8 per person and a 13 day pass is just €16.
An unbeatable price!

Review type: Summer
Posted: 29/05/2014 by Apex Morzine 

La Tania -4th place for "most recommended resort" - La Tania, France

la Tania - most recommended resort

The Ski Club of Great Britain Industry Report and Survey saw France maintain its number one skiing destination spot and also first place in retaining visitors.

There was a nice surprise in the category of "Most Recommended Resort" by other skiers and snowboarders section - La Tania coming 4th in the World (and 2nd in Europe) after Whistler, Obergurgl and Banff. Well no surprise to us really, except why it wasn't first...

Want to find out more about this great little resort in the very centre of the 3 valleys then get in touch and see what everyone is talking about!
Great value for money in one of Europes most popular areas - 3 Valleys !

Review type: General resort
Posted: 14/05/2014 by Ski Power 

La Tania -4th place for "most recommended resort" - La Tania, France

la Tania - most recommended resort

The Ski Club of Great Britain Industry Report and Survey saw France maintain its number one skiing destination spot and also first place in retaining visitors.

There was a nice surprise in the category of "Most Recommended Resort" by other skiers and snowboarders section - La Tania coming 4th in the World (and 2nd in Europe) after Whistler, Obergurgl and Banff. Well no surprise to us really, except why it wasn't first...

Want to find out more about this great little resort in the very centre of the 3 valleys then get in touch and see what everyone is talking about!
Great value for money in one of Europes most popular areas - 3 Valleys !

Review type: General resort
Posted: 14/05/2014 by Ski Power 

La Follie Douce - Alpe d'Huez, France

For those unfamiliar with the concept La Follie Douce has arrived in Alpe d'Huez this winter. A very smart restaurant, self-service area, bar (with leather sofas and oriental rugs) plus the most enormous south-facing terrace which transforms into a club on the slopes! Dancing on the tables, live music and amazing atmosphere where pretty much everything 'goes'!

Review type: General resort
Posted: 26/02/2014 by Mountain Logistics 

Philippe BG - Les Arcs - Bourg St Maurice, France

We had a fantastic week @ chalet Tarine.

while big Snow flakes and fog were covering “les Echines” …. with my brothers and sisters, we enjoyed the chalet for its comfort architecture and style . The 13 of us spent great time in the top floor family room , gathering around the fireplace.
My family is now totally part of the chalet Tarine’s fan club !

Review type: Ski area
Posted: 01/02/2014 by Chalet Tarine 

 

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