Meribel: 1,450m (4,757ft); Mottaret: 1,730m (5,577ft)
Chambery 2 hrs 30 mins, Grenoble & Lyon 3 hrs 30 mins, Snow Train (Moutiers) 45 mins (Extra 30 mins for transfers to Mottaret)
· small beer £4.50 · litre of milk £1 · bottle of house wine £11 · cup of coffee £1.80
Glacier High Altitude Guaranteed Snow
high altitude skiing
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So what's it like?
The largest linked ski area in the world on your doorstep
Set in the heart of the Three Valleys, Meribel and Mottaret combine traditional charm with state-of-the-art skiing. High-tech chairlifts and gondolas provide immediate access to Saulire, gateway to the glorious ski area of Courchevel and to the ridge above Les Menuires and Val Thorens. The range of skiing is phenomenal - easy or testing, open slopes or wooded, long schusses or tight couloirs - whatever you enjoy, the choice is yours. A free ski bus runs between Meribel and Mottaret every half hour (9am-8pm) and every hour 8pm-midnight.
Beginners are well served by many gentle slopes and relaxing runs through the pine trees, including those by the Altiport and Rond Point des Pistes.
Intermediate skiers will rejoice in the vast amount of long red runs, ideal for improving your skiing. The Pic Noir runs from the Col de la Loze, descending through the trees or try the excellent 5km red run down the Combe du Vallon.
Competent skiers will relish the off-piste challenges, powder snow, glacier skiing and steep descents through the trees. Mogul bashers should try the famous 'Les Bosses' black run, while off-piste enthusiasts can enjoy the Mt. Vallon face above Mottaret. Add to this the fast Women's Olympic Downhill run on La Face, and Meribel really has something for everyone.
Meribel & Mottaret have a buzzing night life with bars and clubs open until the early hours · Jack's Bar, Scotts, The Tavern and Dicks T-Bar nightclub · Le Rond Point is renowned for its mad afternoons and daily live bands from 5-7pm
Olympic ice skating rink, swimming pool, hang-gliding, parapenting, snowshoeing (Mottaret) & ten-pin bowling (Meribel)
A wide choice of over 65 restaurants and bars in both Meribel and Mottaret
· 3 course set menus for approx. €40 · Local specialities including fondues and raclette with wine around €30 · Pizzas around €10 · Chez Kiki, La Taverne, Le Refuge, Pizza Express
· Over 90 shops in Meribel · Cinema often with English language films · Tourist flights over 3 Valleys area and to Mont Blanc · Twice weekly market in Meribel Tues & Fri
From Chambery airportOne-way (arrival) from £36 pp. Return from £69 pp.
Private Nanny service (6months-8yrs) - open to all guests staying in our chalets in Meribel. Available to groups and families booking an entire chalet, your private nanny will care for children in the comfort of your own chalet. Our qualified Nanny will bring a box of toys, books and games and look after your children, outdoor play will also be included weather permitting. Pre-booking is essential.