TRANSFER TIME (approx): Chambery 2 hours 30 mins
Grenoble 3 hours 30 mins
Geneva 3 hours 30 mins
LIFT PASS (2010/11): Adult £184 (Meribel)
£226 (3 Valleys Area)
Child £131 (Meribel)
£171 (3 Valleys Area)
PISTE FACTS: Longest Run: 5km
Total: 600km (Three Valleys)
With their central position in the Three Valleys Meribel and Mottaret give great access to this huge area offering something for all. Meribel sits slightly lower than Mottaret and is the prettier of the two, with chalet style buildings and a lively village. It has a good selection of bars and restaurants if a buzzing apres is something that is important to your trip. Mottaret is more purpose built and less picturesque but has great views and more ski-in, ski-out accomodation.
There is such a massive area to snowboard it is difficult to know what to say. The area lift pass covers Meribel/Mottaret, Courchevel valley, Val Thorens, Les Menuires and La Tania. This is more than enough to keep you amused!!
On the piste, there is everything from easy open runs to tree runs and steep blacks. Whether you are looking to cruise the piste for a week, or hone your park skills in one of the four parks and pipes in the area, you will not be disappointed with this choice.
Off the slopes, Meribel has the more lively apres ski with a good selection of shops, bars and restarants. There really is a great apres atmosphere here. Things are a bit quieter in Mottaret. In Meribel, there is an ice rink, indoor climbing wall, cinema, bowling alley, casino and skiddooing.