Méribel THE DISTRICTS OF MERIBEL

Breathtaking view of Mont Vallon !

Méribel – Mottaret

1,750 – 2,950 m

To leave your accommodation with your skis on and already be on the slopes is the unrivalled advantage of a stay in Méribel-Mottaret, the true heart of the 3 Vallées, the best placed village to fully and easily enjoy the largest ski area in the world. 

The origins of the name Méribel can be found in the Latin language with the expression “mirare bellum” which means “the point from which the view is beautiful”. With its hamlet with a warm atmosphere and its modern mountain residences at the foot of the slopes, Méribel-Mottaret is the ideal meeting place:

  • for skiers and boarders of all levels during the winter. Privileged access to 600 km of slopes of the 3 Valleys, a snowpark of European renown for all freestylers, experts and novices. Another advantage of the place, and not the least: the snow cover is guaranteed all winter long!
  • for families of hikers of all levels during the summer. Walks to be made alone or accompanied by professionals, very accessible themed trails, hikes along the summits with breath-taking panoramas: close encounters with marmots and ibexes, the real “inhabitants” of the Vanoise Park. 

Several accommodation options are available in Méribel-Mottaret: hotels, tourist residences, numerous private flats for rent offered by private renters or real estate agencies. Find and compare easily on our website the best accommodation offers in Méribel-Mottaret. 

Activities in Méribel-Mottaret

A district for mountain lover

An exceptional resort, Méribel-Mottaret offers a breathtaking view of the majestic Mont Vallon, which rises to almost 3,000 metres. Surrounded by pine forests and the Tueda nature reserve, at the foot of the Vanoise National Park, the village of Méribel-Mottaret is a magnificent playground for all mountain lovers, summer and winter.

A ski in out winter resort

A huge playground.

600 kilometres of ski slopes across the 3 Vallées, the largest ski area in the world, including Courchevel, Les Ménuires and Val Thorens, not forgetting the 150 kilometres of slopes in the Méribel valley.

A playground for all.

Downhill skiing, snowpark and fun sliding areas, cross-country skiing, but also outdoor and nature activities such as hiking or snowshoeing, sleigh or snowmobile rides, paragliding…

A family-friendly resort. 

  •   The ski schools are all gathered at the bottom of the village between the Laitelet and Châtelet districts.
  •   Kindergartens and other services welcome your children up to 5 years old.

Mountain biking and hiking in Méribel-Mottaret in summer

At the gateway to the Vanoise. 

The Pas du Lac cable car provides easy access to the summits to start beautiful walks with a guide or on your own. 

The Tueda nature reserve is a corner of preserved nature which offers the ideal setting for a picnic with children. 

Outdoor activities for all tastes.

Access the highest via ferrata in Europe, go for a ride on the mountain bike trails of Méribel or Courchevel, take off for a paragliding flight over the 3 Valleys or go fishing at the Tueda lake… 

Sports activities in Méribel-Mottaret. 

And many other activities are also available in Méribel in summer: skate park, tennis, mini-golf, beach-volley, devalkart, arapaho, mountain board, mini-moto, trampoline, bouncy castle, children’s games.

Finding accommodation in Méribel Mottaret

The charm of the Savoyard villages !

Nestled in the heart of the French Alps, Méribel-Mottaret has been designed with respect to traditional Savoyard architecture. Its wood-clad chalet residences blend harmoniously into its unique natural environment.

Le Laitelet and le Châtelet: the 2 main districts of Méribel-Mottaret

What services are available in Méribel-Mottaret?

What should one do with the car in Méribel-Mottaret?

Designed in 1972, the village of Méribel-Mottaret is essentially made up of rental residences located mainly at the foot of the slopes. Leave your car in the car park and enjoy the resort life of Méribel-Mottaret by skiing or walking.

No matter where you stay in Méribel-Mottaret, all the shops and services are within easy reach: tourist office, cinema, bars, restaurants, mini-markets, bakery, newsagent’s / tobacconist’s, numerous sports and ready-to-wear shops, wellness activities.

From Méribel-Mottaret by free shuttle, by ski or by car, reach Méribel Centre in 10 minutes to enjoy, for example, the Olympic Park with: swimming pools, ice rink, relaxation and fitness areas, climbing wall, bowling.

Prepare you ski trip to Méribel-Mottaret

The weather in Mottaret

You are coming soon and you would like to check the weather in Mottaret? Find out the weather conditions for the next few days as well as the road and traffic conditions to prepare your ski holiday in Méribel-Mottaret.

Méribel-Mottaret webcams

Would you like to check the snow conditions in Méribel-Mottaret? You can have a look and see for yourself thanks to the webcams placed in the centre of Méribel-Mottaret and at the Bouquetin chairlift.

The snow conditions in Méribel-Mottaret

Located between 1,750 and 2,950 m of altitude, Méribel-Mottaret benefits from a consistent snow cover during the whole ski season. As a bonus, its location in the heart of the 3 Valleys allows you to take advantage of a ski area open from the beginning of December to the end of April, i.e. 150 days / year.