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Meribel-Mottaret

Thinking of skiing in Meribel Mottaret? One of the 5 villages of Meribel, Meribel Mottaret is the highest at 1750m but also a quieter alternative to the other villages, making it ideal for families.

Why Méribel-Mottaret Ski Resort?

  • Highest, snow-sure village of Méribel with easy access to the immense 3 Valleys ski area
  • Located at the foot of the ski slopes, so ideal for families
  • Modern and attractive village with good selection of services
  • Quieter alternative to the other Méribel villages

Meribel Mottaret (3 Valleys) Information

Méribel is located in the Tarentaise area of the northern French Alps, at the very heart of Les 3 Vallées – the world’s largest ski area! Discreetly nestled in harmony with a mountain setting.

Set in a mountain setting amongst a forest of Arolla pine trees, the ski resort of Méribel is in fact made up of five villages, each with its own identity and atmosphere. These villages are: Méribel Les Allues (1100m), Méribel Village (1400m), Méribel Centre (1500m), Méribel Les Hauts (1600m) and Méribel Mottaret (1750m). Visitors at all the villages are well catered for with shops, restaurants and bars and served by an efficient shuttle bus system.

Overall, Méribel is a tasteful purpose-built ski resort made up of traditional wood-clad, low-rise, chalet-style buildings and prides itself on its chalet-life atmosphere. Méribel remains one of the most popular ski resorts for British skiers and it’s not hard to understand why because of the combination of being a great village ski resort and its perfect location within the 3 Valleys ski area.

At 1750m Méribel-Mottaret is the highest of the Meribel villages, making it snow-sure and in the best location to quickly and easily access every part of the immense 3 Valleys ski area. As Méribel-Mottaret is located at the foot of the ski slopes, it is classed as a ski-in/ski-out resort and this makes the village ideal for families. The fantastic snowpark is one of the best in Europe and caters for freestylers of any level. Méribel-Mottaret even has its very own lift pass, as opposed to the Méribel Valley or 3 Valleys passes.

The friendly village of Méribel-Mottaret was created in 1972 and has a more modern appearance than the other Méribel villages. It's noticably quieter too. That said, the architecture has still been kept very traditional, with attractive wooden-clad chalets all around. Most of the ski accommodation is situated on the edge of the ski slopes, offering very easy access. Méribel-Mottaret has a good selection of shops, restaurants and bars. The compact size of the village enables you to reach all the amenities and services on foot. Many more shops and facilities can be found in nearby Meribel Centre, including the Olympic Park with its swimming pool, spa, gym, ice rink, climbing wall, bowling alley and even its very own nightclub.

Méribel–Mottaret is divided into two areas. Le Laitelet is located on the western side of the resort, extends from the centre at 1700m to Le Hameau at 1800m and is the larger of the two areas. The ‘Chalets’ gondola provides free access to Le Laitelet from 08:45 – 19:30. Le Chatelet is located on the eastern side of Méribel-Mottaret and faces west, meaning maximum sunshine throughout the whole day. The lower and upper parts of this area are connected by an external lift.

From Méribel-Mottaret you have access to the Vanoise National Park via the Tueda Nature Reserve with its lake pine tree forest, impressive hiking trails and cross-country skiing pistes. The impressive Mont Vallon, surrounded by a vast fir-tree forest, sits in a commanding position above Meribel-Mottaret at 3000m.

Méribel-Mottaret is located approximately 4km from Méribel. The free local shuttle bus service is called the ‘Meribus’, and serves all the Méribel villages. It runs from 08:00 to 00:00 (approx.). You can also ski down to Méribel via an easy green slope.

Ski Collection offers a range of Meribel-Mottaret accommodation options including 3 and 4-Star self-catering apartments sleeping up to 8. All of our Meribel-Mottaret ski apartments have been hand-picked and are of a high standard, providing the ideal base for a Meribel ski holiday.

Ski Collection also features 3 and 4-Star self-catering ski apartments as well as a 4-Star Luxury self-catering chalet slightly lower down in the valley in nearby Meribel (4km from Méribel-Mottaret).

The Méribel-Mottaret Tourist Office can help with any questions or advice you need during your stay and can also inform you of what is going on in the resort the week you are there. Their website is also full of useful information, tips and suggestions.

 

Meribel-Mottaret ski facts:

  • Ski area: 3 Vallees
  • Resort height: 1750m
  • Resort top height: 3230m
  • 3 Vallees Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Courchevel, Meribel, Orelle, Saint Martin de Belleville
  • Km piste: 600
  • Lifts: 174
  • Snow cannons: 2091
  • Snow parks: 5
  • No. of slopes: 318
  • Green slopes: 51
  • Blue slopes: 129
  • Red slopes: 108
  • Black slopes: 30
    • Beginners 3 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 4 stars
    • Boarders 4 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 580 miles (approx. 8h45m)

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