Meribel Mottaret is a satellite village to Meribel and is located about 3 to 4 km further up the valley ... Read more
Meribel Mottaret is a satellite village to Meribel and is located about 3 to 4 km further up the valley towards the Val Thorens valley within the massive Three Valley ski area which covers 650km of linked slopes covering from Val Thorens on the right hand side of the piste map to Courchevel 1650 on the left.
The village itself offers mainly self catered apartments, some of which are run as apartment styled catered chalets. We also have a limited number of free standing catered ski chalets and a some good hotels.
Reaching either end of the ski area from Mottaret is simple, fast lefts head in either direction making Mottaret an ideal choice for those want to cruise around this most famous of all French ski area’s.
The night life in Mottaret kicks off as the lifts start to close with the bars around the bottom of the slopes getting very lively. We particularly recommend the Zig-Zag and Downtown. Later on there are a few discos which stay open late. Taxis do run between Meribel and Mottaret late at night but although it’s only a short distance between the two the charges are higher than you would expect, about €20 each way! It ‘s worth the cost as in Meribel the night life rocks until the wee small hours.
The best activities for non skiers are located in Meribel centre reached by bus and taking about 5 to 7 minutes if you don’t fancy walking. Here you will have full use of the Olympic centre with pool and bowling lanes. In Mottaret itself off slope activities are limited however there is a cinema showing English sub titled films.
Beginners will enjoy the excellent nursery slopes in Mottaret, and the progression slopes above the village offer a “Zen Area” a marked off area especially for nervous beginners, once the basics have been mastered there is a long and flat green run down to Meribel and should be managed by all within a few days of lessons.
Simply the best! The shear choice of terrain and vastness of the area make Mottaret and the whole of the three valleys ski area ideal for all levels.
The size and variety of slopes makes the Meribel valley ideal for expert skiers and snow boarders, the off piste skiing is good too. No matter what you are looking for you will find it here, be it off piste through Couloirs and trees, steep powder bowls in the back country or wonderfully groomed pistes you will find it here in the 3 valleys.
Meribel and Mottaret have long be the favoured choice for snow boarders of all levels. Head for Mont Vallon for good steep off piste routes, some of our boarding clients have warned others from taking the Ours Blue back down to Mottaret from Mont Vallon which is very hard work in some flat sections. Most of lifts are chairs or Gondolas, and the few drags are easy to avoid.