Mottaret

Overview

Meribel-Mottaret has been developed more sympathetically than a lot of purpose built resorts. It does lack the atmosphere of Meribel itself but makes up for this with the majority of the accommodation, which is mainly made up of apartment blocks situated on or close to the slopes. With great access to the whole of the Three Valleys on it’s doorstep Mottaret can offer every standard of skier the chance to cover a large area. Experts will love the sheer extent of the area and the many opportunities to ski off piste. Intermediates can cruise to their heart’s content and beginners have their own ski school in Mottaret to get them on their way. Boarders will not have any problems here, as most lifts are chairs or gondolas. Those wanting to cross-country ski will find a good track around Lake Tueda in the nature reserve at Mottaret.

Positive

  • Efficient lift system
  • A lot of slope side accommodation
  • Good access to the three valleys

Negative

  • Lacks atmosphere
  • Busy pistes
  • Not the best snow in the three valleys

Offslope/apres ski

Head for the foot of the pistes at Mottaret for your après ski. A variety of bars including the popular Rastro and Zig-Zag offer good value and Rastro has a disco that gets going later on. The village has it’s own cinema. Down in Meribel there is the Olympic Centre with a swimming pool, spa, ice rink and climbing wall. Up at Altiport you can take a joyride in a small plane.

Our View

Great access to the whole of the Three Valleys with slope side convenience.

At a glance

Chalets:
8
Hotel & Apartments:
7
Pistes:
600km
Resort height:
1700m
Top station:
3248m

Suitability

Experts:
4 stars
Intermediates:
5 stars
Beginners:
4 stars
Non-Skiers:
4 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
3 stars
Nightlife:
4 stars