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A ski-in ski-out part of Meribel at 1700m - 1800m altitude

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Méribel-Mottaret (1700 – 1800m) 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 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 1700m to le Hameau at 1800m. This area is served by the free Chalets gondola lift which runs from 8.45am to 7.30pm every day.

Le Chatelet lies on the eastern flank and so enjoys plenty of sunshine. The upper and lower parts of are linked by an external lift.
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.

Ski school meeting points are located at the foot of the village between the Laitelet and Chatelet areas and the French Ski School’s Les Piou-Piou kindergarten takes children aged from 3 to 5 years.

Things to Do in Meribel - Mottaret

The 3000m high Mont-Vallon towers above 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 snow shoeing, 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.

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Also see: Sports & Activities in Meribel, France

Dining in Meribel - Mottaret

There are a good selection of restaurants in Mottaret, from snack spots and pizzerias to gourmet dining. 

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Also see: Where to Eat in Meribel, France

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. 

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Apartments in Meribel - Mottaret

Méribel-Mottaret village is mainly made up of wooden-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.

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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.

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Getting Here


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.