Ski in ski out! Méribel-Mottaret, located at the heart of the 3 Valleys, certainly boasts the best situation in the resort to take full advantage of the largest ski area in the world. A friendly hamlet with modern residences at the foot of slopes, Méribel-Mottaret is the ideal venue for families. Its snow park is a reference for freestylers throughout Europe, both expert and novice. Plus: the snow in Méribel-Mottaret is guaranteed throughout the entire winter season!
Situated at the summit of Méribel Valley, at the heart of the world’s largest ski resort, Méribel-Mottaret has direct access to the 600km of pistes of the Three Valleys (Courchevel, Les Ménuires, Val Thorens) and the 150km of pistes in Méribel Valley.
Created in 1972, the resort of Méribel-Mottaret is mainly made-up of rental accommodation situated right on the edge of the pistes. The vast majority of accommodation offers direct access on foot to the pistes and you can leave your car in the indoor car park. Its compact size means that you can walk to all the facilities in Méribel-Mottaret.
Méribel-Mottaret has a homogeneous style of architecture which allows its wooden-clad chalets to blend harmoniously with the superb natural surroundings. The majestic Mont Vallon rises to 3000m above the resort which is surrounded by a forest of fir-trees and the Tueda Nature Reserve, part of the Vanoise National Park, with its lake, pine tree forest, cross-country skiing pistes and hiking trails.
Areas and Accommodation (ascending altitude)
Méribel-Mottaret is easily divided into two separate areas:
- Le Laitelet:
The larger of the two areas, Le Laitelet is located on the western side of the resort and extends from the centre at 1700m to Le Hameau at 1800m. The Chalets cable car provides free access to all of Le Laitelet and its residences during 8:45 and 19:30.At the base of Le Laitelet there is the Hotel ALPENRUITOR 4*, the Residence MAEVA LES BLEUETS, the Residence PLEIN-SOLEIL, the Hotel LE MOTTARET 3*. At the top of the area you will find the Hotel LES AROLLES 3* and the Residence ODALYS.
- Le Chatelet:
Located on the eastern side of Meribel-Mottaret and facing west, Le Chatalet benefits from maximum sunshine throughout the day. At the base of the area there are several residences including Pierre et Vacances LES SENTIERS DE TUEDA and the more intimate ALPAGES DU MOTTARET and the Hotel Le MONT VALLON 4*.
At the top of Le Chatelet you will find the residence Pierre et Vacances Premium LES CRETS and several other residences looking down on the centre of Meribel-Mottaret. The lower and upper areas of Le Chatelet are connected by an external lift.
In both areas several residences offer private apartments to rent which are managed by the estate agents GSI IMMOBILIER and AGENCE SAULIRE.
Services and Activities
Within Méribel-Mottaret you will find the Tourist Office, cinema, night-club, bars, restaurants, small supermarkets and numerous sports shops and clothes shops.
The ski school meeting points are all located in the lowest part of the resort between Le Chatelet and Le Laitelet. There is also the children’s club Les Piou-Piou for children between 3 and 5 years.
Alpine skiing, snow parks, cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing, hiking trails, paragliding, sleigh rides, snow bikes, 2 Spas.
There is easy access to the shops and facilities in Méribel Centre via the free shuttle bus service, by car or by ski. The Parc Olympique is located in Meribel Centre with a swimming pool, ice-rink, Spa, gym, climbing wall, bowling alley and a night-club.