Méribel-Mottaret is a purpose-built resort dating from the 1970s. It shares Méribel’s chalet-style architecture but most of its accommodation is in the form of large apartment blocks and hotels. The resort is mostly car-free and much of the accommodation is ski-in, ski-out. It has a good selection of shops, services, bars and restaurants.
Méribel-Mottaret offers a good range of shops and services including a tourist office, cinema, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, supermarkets, bakers, estate agents, clothing and sports shops. It is divided into two large areas:
Le Laitelet is the larger of the two areas. It is situated on the western flank and extends from the village centre at 1,700m to le Hameau at 1,800m. This area is served by the free Chalets gondola lift which runs from 08:45 to 19:30 every day.
Le Chatelet lies on the eastern flank and so enjoys plenty of sunshine. The upper and lower parts are linked by an external lift.
Ski school meeting points are located at the foot of the village between the Laitelet and Chatelet areas and the French Ski School’s Piou-Piou kindergarten takes children aged from three to five years.
Things to Do in Meribel - Mottaret
The 3,000m high Mont-Vallon towers over the village. Méribel-Mottaret is surrounded by forests and the Tueda Nature Reserve (which borders the Vanoise National Park) with its lake, Arolla Pine forest, cross-country trails and walking paths. Activities include downhill skiing, snow park and fun zones, cross-country skiing, ski touring and snowshoeing, walking paths, paragliding, horse-drawn carriage, snow scooters plus there are two spas/massage centres. In summer, there are numerous children’s activities plus mountain biking, via ferrata and hiking.
Dining in Meribel - Mottaret
Chalets in Meribel - Mottaret
From cosy Alpine style to more modern, there is a small but ample selection of chalets to choose from in Mottaret.
Apartments in Meribel - Mottaret
Méribel-Mottaret village is mainly made up of wood-clad residences (apartment buildings) located alongside the slopes. The resort’s compact size means you can easily reach all the shops, restaurants and services on foot so your car can be left in a car park.
Hotels in Meribel - Mottaret
From hotels with spa facilities to the more basic end of the spectrum, Mottaret has a small handful of hotels for you to choose from.
Lying at the head of the Méribel valley, Méribel-Mottaret offers especially fast access to the 600km of pistes in the 3 Vallées. Located right at the heart of the world’s largest ski area, Méribel-Mottaret is in easy reach of Courchevel, Les Menuires and Val Thorens, as well as the 150km of ski runs in the Méribel valley. Méribel centre can easily be reached via the free bus service, by car or on skis.