Meribel & Mottaret, with its superb links to Courchevel, La Tania, Val Thorens and Les Menuires, is the ideal place from which to explore The Three Valleys - the largest ski area in the world. The skiing is high with over 600kms of runs and endless off-piste opportunities. Our accommodation is in a number of areas; Meribel, built mainly in local wood and stone, its traditional satellite village of Meribel Village and the modern, high altitude Mottaret with doorstep skiing and and good après ski.
First time skiers are well served by many gentle slopes and relaxing runs through the pine trees, including those by the Altiport and Rond Point des Pistes.
Intermediate skiers will rejoice in the vast amount of long red runs, ideal for improving your skiing. The Pic Noir runs from the Col de la Loze, descending through the trees or try the excellent 5km red run down the Combe du Vallon.
Expert skiers will relish the off-piste challenges, powder snow, glacier skiing and steep descents through the trees. Mogul bashers should try the famous 'Les Bosses' black run, while off-piste enthusiasts can enjoy the Mt. Vallon face above Mottaret. Add to this the fast Women's Olympic Downhill run on La Face, and Meribel really has something for everyone.
Check out the board parks in Meribel and Mottaret, with 3 half pipes and a boarder cross or experience the wide open runs and great Three Valleys off-piste.
Approx Transfer Time Chambery 2 hrs 30 mins, Lyons & Grenoble 3 hrs 30 mins, Geneva 3 hrs 30 mins, Snow Train (Moutiers) 45 mins (Extra 30 mins for transfers to Mottaret) Village Height 3,200m (10,482ft) Highest Lift 3,200m (10,482ft)
Meribel & Mottaret have buzzing night life with bars and clubs open until the early hours · Jack's Bar, Scotts, the Doron Pub and Dicks T-Bar nightclub. Le Rond Point is renowned for its mad afternoons and daily live band from 5-7pm.
· Swimming pool · Olympic ice skating rink · Hang-gliding · Parapenting · Snowshoeing (Mottaret) · Ten-pin bowling (Meribel)
A wide choice of over 65 restaurants and bars in both Meribel and Mottaret
· Over 90 shops in Meribel · Cinema often with English language films · Snow-shoeing · Tourist flights over 3 Valleys area and to Mont Blanc · Twice weekly market in Meribel Tues & Fri