Don't be fooled by La Tania's relatively low altitude, around 1,350m; this purpose-built resort has access to the magnificent 3 Valleys ski area in the Tarentaise Valley in the Savoie department in south-east France. The resort's noisy neighbours - Courchevel and Meribel - might get the celebrity visitors and much of the attention, but pretty La Tania is family-friendly, good value and has all the snow sports virtues that brought Olympic Winter games here in 1992.
La Tania was built to accommodate visitors to the Albertville Winter Olympics in 1992. Although it's modern, the village was developed sympathetically and has plenty of traditional Savoyard charm in its woodland setting. The original, purpose-built apartment complexes are complemented by a charming chalet quarter nestled in the forest. The resort is car-free with a friendly, intimate, village feel to its centre. There's a good choice of chalet and apartment accommodation, skiing schools, and fine local pistes, easily accessible from the village itself. If you're after a larger selection of bars and restaurants or just something a bit livelier, you can easily access the various villages of Courchevel using the excellent free shuttle bus.