Located in the heart of the French Alps, purpose-built Méribel-Mottaret lies 5km up the valley from Méribel Centre. Méribel-Mottaret is an ideal base for keen skiers to explore the 3 Valleys, given the easy access to the pistes and the ideal location in the very centre of the ski area. Although quieter than Méribel itself, there is still a modest selection of shops, bars, and restaurants for visitors to enjoy, while free transport is available to lively Méribel Centre for those in search of more energetic nightlife.
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The main attraction in Méribel-Mottaret is of course skiing and snowboarding, and with unrivalled access to the world’s largest ski area, the 3 Valleys, offering a staggering 600km of pistes to explore. There are pistes for everyone, no matter who you’re skiing with or what ability you may have. Located in the heart of the French Alps, the area also benefits from glorious sunshine and guaranteed high level of snow coverage: a winning combination. The Méribel Valley is perfect for intermediate skiers, with the vast majority comprising of blue and red runs. Both the Courchevel and Belleville Valleys are just 2 lifts away; head to Val Thorens for long pistes and guaranteed snow or Courchevel for a real variety of terrain, with everything from alpine steeps to pretty tree runs.
For a more comprehensive guide to visiting Méribel-Mottaret during the ski season, use our winter destination page.
Although skiing is the main activity on a winter holiday in Méribel, there are plenty of other fantastic ways to explore the mountains and terrain. Snowmobiles provide an easy and fun way to journey through trails and forests, and paragliding is available to give you a bird’s eye view of the ski area. There’s also bowling, husky sledding and ice skating to enjoy.