Spread your wings and explore the three Valleys from either of our two resorts. Both Méribel 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.
In the two villages and higher up, beginners can cut their teeth on a wealth of uncrowded nursery slopes.. Intermediates especially will thrive on the 600kms of well-kept pistes; you can ski all week and still leave plenty of runs untouched. 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.
Méribel is one of the more lively alpine resorts for après ski and had a reputation for outstanding nights to match the skiing during the day. Mottaret a little more reserved, but it has a good choice of bars and restaurants including Le Rastro which is always a good buzz. Méribel is easily reached from Mottaret by the free resort bus service. Try out the Doron pub for some lively après of an evening, or explore the many restaurants in the centre of town. You can also make the most if the indoor swimming pool. Climbing wall, ice-skating rink and bowling alley if you need a break from the slopes.
Find out more to do in this resort in our Méribel resort guide.
|Ski resort facts||Suitability for skiers||Number of runs||Number of lifts|
|Resort altitude: 1400 - 1750m
Skiing altitude: 1300–3230m
Suitability for non-skiers: Good
Cross-country trails: 120km
Half pipes: 2
Cable cars: 40
Drag lifts: 95
Right on the edge of the piste, with dazzling views of the mountains beyond, the Chalet Hotel Tarentaise is the in the hear of the Three Valleys in Mottaret, overing you some of the very best skiing on its doorstep.
At Chalet Hotel Tarentaise you will find all home from home comforts, from the large lounge with central log fire and bar area to the dining room looking out to the mountains. Children will love the hotel’s brightly decorated crèche which opens straight out onto the snow, and you’ll have a hard time dragging them away from their kids club at the end of the day.
If you’re looking for a boutique cosy retreat offering you a truly pampered stay, the Chalet Loden fits the bill perfectly. With gorgeous views over the village of Méribel, and easy access to the slopes, the Chalet Loden is a traditionally styled chalet with antique furniture, elegantly styled rooms and a superb fine dining experience.
With room for just 12 guests, the chalet has two live in staff and a wonderful resident chef, who ensure that your every need is catered for in a delightful home from home atmosphere. Children over the age of seven are welcome at Chalet Loden if the Chalet is completely reserved by one group but there is no childcare available.