Resort guide to Mottaret - France

Situated in the heart of the Three Valleys ski area and offering ski in ski out accommodation

Mottaret resort guide - a general overview

Mottaret is a satellite village of Meribel and has excellent access to the slopes and the whole Three Valleys area with most of the accommodation being ski-in / ski-out. It is a purpose built resort developed in the 1970's, and has limited nightlife although there are a few good bars, restaurants and a nightclub. In our opinion the resort is ideal for families who don't want to spend a fortune and are happy to stay in Self-catered accommodation or fairly basic catered chalets in Mottaret.

Resort stats


1,700m - 3,195m

Level of skiing

Snow sure
Ski area


Charm factor
Resort layout
Fine dining
Short transfer
Resort value


  • Ease of access to the vast Three Valleys
  • Ski-in / ski-out hotels and chalets in Meribel Mottaret
  • Families with young children
  • English speaking ski schools
  • Cheap accommodation compared to other Three Valley resorts


  • Limited choice of nightlife venues

Mottaret Resort Restaurants

There are enough restaurants in Mottaret to offer variety and a choice for differing budgets. The braserie at the hotel Mont Vallon is recommended, as are Le Schuss, La Belle Savoie, La Brizolee, Pizzeria du Mottaret, the Zig-Zag and the Rastro.

Mottaret Mountain Restaurants

A good spot if you are staying in Mottaret is the Chardonnet as it can be found at the mid station from Mottaret to Saulire. Other restaurants dotted arround the Meribel valley include, the Rhododendrons, The Rond Point, The Cretes, The Tougniat, Pierres Plates, Sittelle, and finally the Blanchot.

Mottaret Apres Ski

Mottaret is not as lively as Meribel centre, however there are some noteworthy places to have a drink after skiing. Rastro and Down Town are the best places to hang out. Zig-Zag is another bar worth trying.

Mottaret Nightlife

For those who really want a late night we would recommend taking the bus to Meribel centre, however this does not mean you can't have fun in Mottaret. Ok the choice is limited in comparison, however besides the bars mentioned above the Rastro disco kicks in later on and stays open till late in the night so if you want a bop you can do it Mottaret!

Mottaret Resort Map

  • Funicular Funicular
  • Cable car Cable Car
  • Gondola Gondola
  • Chair lift Chair lift
  • Drag lift Drag lift
  • Map marker Property
Tourist info

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