Spread your wings and explore the three Valleys from either of our two resorts. Both Meribel and Mottaret, where you will find the chalet Loden and chalet hotel Tarentaise, are ideal bases for skiers who enjoy plenty of variety. Intermediates especially will thrive on the 600kms of well-kept pistes; you can ski all week and still leave plenty of runs untouched. In the two villages and higher up, beginners can cut their teeth on a wealth of uncrowded nursery slopes. Experts can tackle the infamous Courchevel couloirs and the Chanrossa bumps. If the weather closes in, forest runs down the valley are the answer, while in sunny conditions Val Thorens, Europe's highest resort, is the place to head for. Meribel is one of the more lively alpine resorts for après ski and Mottaret a little more reserved, but it has a good choice of bars and restaurants including Le Rastro which is always a good buzz. Meribel is easily reached from Mottaret by the free resort bus service.