Chalet La Varappe, Meribel & Mottaret

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Catered Chalet
Without Flights
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location: where is Chalet La Varappe

Méribel – 5 minutes drive to the lifts or a short walk to centre of Méribel.

Overview: chalet description: Chalet La Varappe description

From the moment you step into Chalet La Varappe, you know you’re somewhere rather special. Originally built by Mr Pomagalski (founder of the world-leading company, Poma), much of the interior is clad in the wood cleared whilst building the lift system in Méribel, giving the chalet an incredibly authentic and alpine-esque ambience. With its welcoming warmth and attention to detail, it’s not surprising that until now, La Varappe has been a private home. Now an exciting addition to our portfolio of exclusive chalets, it can at last be enjoyed by those looking for homely luxury after a long day on the slopes. The heart of La Varappe is its alluringly cosy yet sumptuous sitting room. With its striking stone fireplace, exquisite artworks, intriguing antiques and quintessentially English furnishings, you’ll feel like you could curl up on the sofa forever. The dining room’s laden bookcases and opulent furnishings promise a relaxed yet sophisticated culinary experience. And with 10 seats at the table, it’s a fantastic spot to get together over beautiful food and wine. Its spacious terraces, garden and private outdoor hot tub allow you to marvel at the mountains even after you’ve kicked off your skis. The chalet also offers a steam room for aching muscles, a TV/games room and, of course, a large ski and boot room. Located in the centre of Méribel, Chalet La Varappe sleeps 10 people in supreme comfort within five beautifully designed bedrooms, each with an en-suite bath or shower room. There is an additional attic bedroom suitable for two or more children.

Distance of Chalet La Varappe to Ski Lifts

See which Meribel & Mottaret ski lifts are nearest to Chalet La Varappe.

  • Morel chair lift - 261m
  • Olympe 3 gondola - 727m
  • Adret chair lift - 778m
  • Fontany rope tow - 923m
  • Altiport platter - 946m
  • Altiport chair lift - 983m
  • Côtes platter - 1051m
  • Piou Piou platter - 1055m
  • Rhodos 1 gondola - 1217m
  • Rhodos 2 gondola - 1222m
  • Saulire Express 1 gondola - 1282m
  • Stade platter - 1297m
  • Legends chair lift - 1336m
  • Tougnète 1 gondola - 1348m
  • Golf chair lift - 1387m
  • Loze Express chair lift - 1596m
  • Olympic chair lift - 1751m
  • Dent de Burgin chair lift - 1778m
  • Saulire Express 2 gondola - 2261m
  • Cherferie chair lift - 2326m
  • Arpasson platter - 2354m
  • Caves platter - 2366m
  • Olympe 2 gondola - 2916m
  • TSD6 Tougnète 2 chair lift - 2933m
  • Chalets gondola - 3378m
  • Dou des Lanches chair lift - 3475m
  • Pas du Lac 2 gondola - 3496m
  • Doron magic carpet - 3521m
  • Combes chair lift - 3557m
  • Aigle platter - 3558m
  • Arolles platter - 3584m
  • Pas du Lac 1 gondola - 3587m
  • Stade Tania platter - 3604m
  • Table verte magic carpet - 3604m
  • Bouc Blanc chair lift - 3629m
  • Plattieres gondola - 3712m
  • Roc de Tougne chair lift - 4352m
  • Saint Martin Express chair lift - 4487m
  • Rocher de l'Ombre platter - 4664m
  • Sources platter - 4668m
  • Coqs chair lift - 4921m
  • Olympe 1 gondola - 5291m
  • Chenus gondola - 5333m
  • Saint Martin 1 gondola - 5663m

Navigating in Meribel & Mottaret can vary, as distances from Chalet La Varappe to ski lifts are in a straight line.

Facilities: Chalet La Varappe features

  • TV room
  • Steam room
  • Outdoor hot tub
  • Private car parking
  • Bedroom 7-Twin or super-king bedded room with private bathroom with shower over.
  • Large ski room-With heated boot racks
  • Infant Cots-Three of the bedrooms are suitable for cots


A skiing holiday isn’t just about skiing – and we never forget how important your holiday is to you. That’s why we do everything we can to ensure you have a hassle-free holiday with everything just the way you want it. You’ll have access to an exceptional concierge service, a dedicated minibus and chauffeur, professional in-house masseuses and childcare and one staff member to every two guests.

  • Private minibus service
  • In-chalet ski and boot fitting service
  • Delicious four course dinners six days of your stay
  • Unlimited champagne at any time
  • Fine chateau and domaine-bottled wines
  • Your lift pass waiting for you on your arrival (Cost of pass not included in price)
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and fluffy towels
  • Mid-week towel change
  • Goose down duvets
  • Two pillows for every guest
  • Luxury dressing gowns and slippers
  • Hair dryers in every room
  • Neal’s Yard toiletries
  • Fresh flowers, daily newspapers, magazines
  • Fresh flowers in every bedroom
  • Complimentary bar of wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Personal laundry facilities
  • A huge selection of books and games
  • TV room with DVD player
  • Full Sky television UK channels
  • Apple TV with many of the latest films
  • Extensive DVD library
  • Wi-Fi internet access. A computer is available if required
  • Security safe
  • Telephone. A fax is available if required

Room Types: Chalet La Varappe bedrooms

Bedroom 1:

Twin or Super King with en-suite bathroom with shower over.

Bedroom 2:

Super-king (170 cms) with en-suite bathroom with shower over and balcony.

Bedroom 3:

Twin or king with en-suite shower room.

Bedroom 4:

Super King with en-suite bathroom, separate shower with balcony.

Bedroom 5:

Twin or super-king with en-suite bathroom and balcony

Bedroom 6:

Room under eaves suitable for two small children.

Meals: Chalet La Varappe food & drink

Exquisite Food & Wine

The cuisine offered is a huge part of what sets a holiday apart. Eating has always been a memorable experience, akin to eating in a top quality restaurant. And we are proud that, in a recent competition run by The Times newspaper in which scores of excellent companies were nominated by the public, and won the Times Chalet Chef 2010 award. So our food has been independently rated as the best cooking in the Alps. Setting yourself up for a great day on the slopes and rewarding yourself afterwards are some of the best elements of a skiing holiday. You'll start your day with a beautifully presented breakfast of fruit juices, fresh coffees, teas, yoghurts, cereals, porridge, eggs, jambon cru, cheeses, fresh fruit salad, fresh bread and freshly baked croissants and jams. After your day on the slopes, homemade cakes and biscuits await you in the sitting room. Dinner is the pièce de résistance. Before your meal, canapés and champagne allow you to unwind in true style. You're then treated to an exceptional four-course meal, rounded off with freshly ground coffee, a digestif and homemade truffles. We're more than happy to tailor your meals to your dietary preferences. A range of teas, coffees and fresh fruit are available at any time along with a complimentary bar of champagne, wine, spirits, beer and mixers. Beautiful cuisine deserves only the finest wine, which is why our wine list is composed by the acclaimed Master of Wine and owner of Savage Selection wines, Mark Savage. Mark brings interesting, small production wines to the table, all deeply characteristic of their origin and beautiful paired with our food. What better way to end a fantastic day on the slopes? During dinner, you will be served – at the chef’s discretion – a selection of wines from our cellar (a different red and white each evening). We offer a choice of brut, non vintage champagnes “on tap” (in other words, you can drink it whenever you wish): Taittinger Cuvee Prestige and Veuve Clicquot.


Each chalet is also stocked with an open bar of spirits, beers and soft drinks. And if we don’t normally stock your favourite tipple just let us know and we will get it for you. Some premium brands/drinks are excluded.


Finish your evening with a digestif from from the chalet’s well stocked bar.

We update Chalet La Varappe's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

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This accommodation only holiday to Chalet La Varappe in Meribel & Mottaret, France departs Sunday 7th April 2024, for a 7 night stay on a "catered chalet" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 2024 was between €1 and €3 per person, per night.

Resort: about Meribel & Mottaret: about holidays in Meribel & Mottaret: about ski holidays in Meribel & Mottaret: about ski holidays in Meribel & Mottaret France

3 Valleys ski area Excellent ski schools Lively après ski

Meribel has a special place in many Brit's hearts – not simply because it’s right in the middle of the biggest ski area on Earth. A resort for long ski days, ski-boot-stomping après and cosy chalets, there’s a great deal to do and ski here, which is why many of us have been coming back for decades.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Families Groups Non skiers

Meribel & Mottaret webcam

Snow Report: Top 210cm, Bottom 170cm

Snow Forecast: 22cm expected this week

Snow History: April average depth 99.67cm

Meribel & Mottaret trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)95km 2h
Grenoble (GNB)120km, 2h 30m
Geneva (GVA)135km, 3h
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1938

Meribel & Mottaret lift pass price last reported as €321 (adult 6 day 3 Valleys ski pass). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet La Varappe.
Night skiing:
Meribel & Mottaret has SE, E, NW facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December - April.

Town altitude: 1500m
Top of slopes: 2952m
Bottom of piste: 1450m
Vertical drop: 2509m
Total length of trails:150km
Longest piste:3.6km
Meribel's location is tricky to beat, slap bang in the centre of the mammoth Three Valleys ski area. British made, and largely Brit run, it's a destination we flock to year after year for a homely atmosphere in a good looking resort with more than enough pistes for a week (or three). It's made up of a huddle of gorgeous hamlets, built in traditional wood and stone and surrounded by thick woodland. The main area is Meribel Centre (usually known just as Meribel). A traditional alpine village with choc-box chale...
Meribel is one of the best ski resorts to learn in. There are three beginner areas known as 'Ski Facile' (easy ski) plus great green pistes to practise on including Le Foret and Altiport. Both runs are carefully planned out so you can practice at your own pace in quiet surroundings. If you're skiing with children, there are fantastic ski schools and child-orientated areas, including animal sculptures scattered around the trees at the 'Pistes des Animaux' where children can learn about local wildlife as they e...
Whether your day on the hill leaves you wanting to relax with a vin chaud, have a pint and play pool, or party the night away, your time off the slopes can be as varied as the day spent cruising the incredible Trois Vallees. It's said that you haven't experienced après ski here (or anywhere for that matter) until you've sampled toffee vodka in Le Rond Point, which is easily one of the most famous après ski bars in the world - complete with a slide down to the toilets! Meribel's rightly famous for its nightl...

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