La Tania was established less than 20 years ago to provide extra accommodation for journalists of the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. With its convenient location on the road between and below the ridge separating Courchevel and Meribel, you can easily access the larger surrounding resorts for shopping and nights out. La Tania has a variety of transport options to choose from like many of the neighbouring resorts of the Tarentaise as well as easy rail access from Moutiers. Geneva and Chambery airports are the most convenient for travel to La Tania.
Chambery Airport - 103 km / approx 1 hours 18 mins
There is the option of a private transfer with Ski Lifts or a car rental.
Transfers also run regularly to La Tania from Chambery with the Alti Bus
Geneva Airport - 183 km / approx 2 hours
There is a good option for hiring a car or arranging a transfer with Ski Lifts
The train from Geneva to La Tania is not the most convenient option but is certainly possible, involving two rail changes and a private transfer or taxi ride from Moutiers to La Tania.
Lyon Airport - 180 km / approx 2 hours
You can take a private transfer with Ski Lifts as above or rent a car.
Or Alti Bus run a regular service between Lyon and La Tania
Grenoble Airport - 169 km / approx 2 hours
Transfers from Grenoble are not quite as convenient as some of the other airports further north. During the week, hiring a car to drive up, or arranging a private transfer in advance is probably the best option
However if your flight is at the weekend, Bens Bus run between the airport and Moutiers from which you can get another bus, taxi or private transfer up to resort
If you require a hire car for your ski holiday, there are a number of fantastic car rental companies based in Europe.
The snow train service run by Eurostar, operates a service between London St Pancras and Moutiers where there are busses, direct transfers to resort or a very expensive taxis available
The evening train leaves on the Friday, travels through the night, and arrives in Moutiers the following day in the morning. The advantage with the overnight service is the earlier arrival which allows leaves enough time to strap on your skis and go for a blast before the crowds arrive in resort later that day. For those that place more value on their sleep there is a day time option that departs the following morning and arrives later that afternoon. Tickets and Timetables are available at www.eurostar.com.
If you can’t travel at the weekend there are daily services running from London to Moutiers. However this service requires a change of station in Paris from Gare Du Nord to Paris Austerlitz to the domestic TGV service that take you to Moutiers later on that afternoon. You can have a look at the time table and book tickets here- www.rail-europe.com.
You can easily drive to La Tania from the UK, however be prepared for between 7 and 10 hours behind the wheel, depending on the weather, traffic and how fast you drive.
Before setting off, it may be worthwhile checking the weather as this may well impact the route you take. Also remember to bring a set of working snow chains no matter what the snow forecast says. The Police are occasionally known to stop cars without snow chains or snow tires when the snow sets in and besides, driving on snow without chains can really wreck your wheels.
Car parking in La Tania is known to be slightly more difficult than in other resorts. There is local underground parking but it is availability permitting so be prepared to park slightly out of town.
When researching your route try the web service www.viamichelin.com who provide good directions, toll road costs and petrol estimations.