Chalet Matterhorn, Meribel & Mottaret

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3.7 out of 5 based on 3 reviews
Great hospitality, the twin girls who were running the chalet couldn’t do more for you. Although we were a larger party, we gelled with the other guests and we were all skiing together by the end of the week. The chalet itself was nice and well situated. It wasn’t too far from the town so you could walk i... + more
RC, Essex
4 out of 5
Our stay in the Matterhorn was a disappointment and we won’t be booking with this chalet company again. It was all down to poor management and if they’d made some small, logical changes it would have been a completely different story. It started with our arrival at the airport, when we found ourselves in t... + more
Mr Hughes, Essex
2 out of 5
A hot tub, sauna, and a log fire... can you think of anything else you’d need after a day on the slopes? Me neither! With a minibus to take you to the lifts in the morning and a great range of creature comforts to greet you in the evening, the Matterhorn seems to have it all. The resort centre, and famous apr... + more
Jimmy, Sno Staff
5 out of 5
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Accommodation
Catered Chalet
Without Flights
No Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Overview - chalet description - Chalet Matterhorn description

Previous seasons’ guests have been delighted with this attractive chalet in the exclusive ‘Plan du Moulin’ area of Méribel Centre. Situated just above our Chalet L’Ancolie, the Matterhorn has superb views across the valley.

The eight bedrooms open off one central landing, and all have their own modern en suite shower, wc (All bathrooms were redone in 2014!) and balcony. The attractive open-plan living/dining-room sets the scene for a convivial chalet atmosphere.
Skiers will delight in the chalet’s own sauna, where tired muscles can be gently eased, before sinking into the hot-tub on the terrace to complete the après-ski relaxation regime.

Méribel Centre and the pistes and ski-lifts are approximately 10 minutes’ walk away, but you may prefer our complimentary minibus service, which will whisk you to and from the lifts, morning and afternoon.

For your comfort, we recommend a maximum occupancy here of 15 adults.


Facilities - Chalet Matterhorn features

  • Comfortable chalet with spectacular views
  • Complimentary minibus service to and from the ski-lifts
  • Sauna
  • Outdoor hot-tub on terrace
  • Log fire
  • All bedrooms with en suite facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Exclusive ski/board hire service
  • Buffet breakfast with hot option and afternoon tea/coffee and cake
  • 4-course dinners including apéritif, choice of complimentary quality wines, coffee and chocolates
  • Brand new bathrooms throughout for 2014!

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

Occupancy: 15 guests

Lower Ground Floor
Ski storage, sauna
Matterhorn lower ground

Ground Floor
Kitchen/lounge/dining area with fireplace and hot tub on large terrace
Matterhorn ground floor

First Floor
Room 1 Twin (separate beds) with shower/wc/balcony
Room 2 Twin (separate beds) with shower/wc/balcony
Room 3 Twin (separate beds) with shower/wc/balcony
Room 4 Twin (separate beds) with shower/wc/balcony
Room 5 Twin/child triple with shower/wc/balcony
Room 6 Twin/child triple with shower/wc/balcony
Room 7 Twin/child triple with shower/wc/balcony
Room 8 Twin/child triple with shower/wc/balcony
Matterhorn first floor

First Floor (upper level)
Rooms 5, 6, 7 & 8 are split level, with the shower/wc on the lower level and steep stairs to 3 single beds on a mezzanine level partially under the eaves
Matterhorn mezzanine level

Additional Information
Floor plans are for guidance only and may not be to scale


Meals - food and drink in Chalet Matterhorn

Buffet breakfast with hot option and afternoon tea/coffee and cake . 4-course dinners including apéritif, choice of complimentary quality wines, coffee and chocolates

Piste Picnics

Our Chalet Hotels can also prepare a packed lunch for you on request, at a small local charge. For skiers keen to keep their Euro-spending to an absolute minimum, this is the ideal way to keep your costs down!

Afternoon Tea

The traditional 'welcome home' after a day on the slopes will be laid out for you in your chalet or Chalet Hotel, ready for your return, every day except on the staff's one day off per week. A good cup of tea or coffee is the perfect accompaniment to a delicious slice of freshly home-baked cake and keeps hungry skiers happy until dinner is ready. As an added benefit for guests in our Chalet Hotels, our chefs prepare a selection of cakes for afternoon tea.

Children's High Tea

In Chalets and Chalet Hotels with family guests, High Tea provides children under 13 years with a healthy menu, tailored more towards children's tastes and puréed food is available for infants on request. High Tea is at 5.30pm, and children do not join the main adult-only dinner.

Children's High Tea in Chalet Hotels

New for 2013/14 Season - Families staying in one of our Chalet Hotels may choose to eat separately (High Tea at 5:30pm) or all dine together at the later adult dinner time if children who have received a child discount pay the meal upgrade charge of £39 at the time of booking only

Dinner in Chalets

A tasty and innovative, freshly cooked dinner will be prepared for you six nights per week by your Chalet Host - or by an experienced and professional chef in our larger chalets - and served with a choice of wines. Our four-course adult-only chalet dinners start with canapés and an apéritif, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and completed by coffee with chocolates to round off your evening.

Your choice of complimentary quality wines is unlimited during the meal service, and freshly chilled water is also of course always available.

Culinary Choice Dinners in Chalet Hotels

A special feature of our Chalet Hotels is a more extensive culinary experience for our guests. With the greater kitchen facilities of a hotel, our professional chefs are able to offer choices of menu at dinner, generally including lighter as well as more hearty options, and always a vegetarian choice for each course. Guests will be asked to choose their evening meals at breakfast for that evening from a varied daily selection.

Our Chalet Hotel adult-only dinners offer 5 courses, starting with canapés and an apéritif, followed by an appetiser, main course and dessert, and a cheese selection to round off your meal in style. All this is then followed by coffee with chocolates to complete your evening's repast! Your choice of complimentary quality wines is unlimited during the meal service and freshly chilled water is also of course always available.

Vegetarian and Special Diets

Vegetarian options are always on our 'Culinary Choice' menu in our Chalet Hotels, and are available in our chalets if you advise us in advance. Other special diets can generally be catered for at a cost of £35 per person per week. Any dietary requirements must be advised to us at the time of booking in order for us to be fully prepared.

We update Chalet Matterhorn'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.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - chalet dates & departure airports - Chalet Matterhorn dates & departure airports

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Tue 12 Dec 201712/12/17
Sold Out 
Tue 19 Dec 201719/12/17
available Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton
Tue 26 Dec 201726/12/17
available Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton
Tue 02 Jan 201802/01/18
£559£509
Sun 07 Jan 201807/01/18
available Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh, Southampton
Sun 14 Jan 201814/01/18
Sold Out 
Sun 21 Jan 201821/01/18
available Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton
Sun 28 Jan 201828/01/18
available Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton
Sun 04 Feb 201804/02/18
Sold Out 
Sun 11 Feb 201811/02/18
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Sun 18 Feb 201818/02/18
available Gatwick, Stansted, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton
Sun 25 Feb 201825/02/18
available Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton
Sun 04 Mar 201804/03/18
Sold Out 
Sun 11 Mar 201811/03/18
available Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Bristol, Southampton
Sun 18 Mar 201818/03/18
available Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton
Sun 25 Mar 201825/03/18
available Gatwick, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton
Sun 01 Apr 201801/04/18
available Gatwick, Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Manchester, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southampton
Sun 08 Apr 201808/04/18
Sold Out 
This accommodation only holiday to Chalet Matterhorn in Meribel & Mottaret, France departs Tuesday 2nd January 2018, for a 5 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 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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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 0cm, Bottom 0cm

Snow Forecast: 3cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 61.5cm

Meribel & Mottaret trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Chambéry (CMF)95km 1h20
Grenoble (GNB)120km, 2h
Geneva (GVA)135km, 2h
Region:France, Alps.
First opened:1938

Meribel & Mottaret lift pass price last reported as €212 (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Chalet Matterhorn.
Night skiing: Torchlit descents available
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 Les Allues (usually known just as Meribel). A trad alpine village with choc-box chalets, this i...
With three beginner areas known as ‘Zen Zones' plus some good greens to practice on including Le Foret, Altiport and the Cool Moon area (carefully planned out so you can practice at your own pace in quiet surroundings), Meribel's one of the best ski resorts to learn in. If you're skiing with little ones there are fantastic ski schools and child-orientated areas, including animal sculptures scattered around the trees. Moon Wild is a special area where children can learn about local wildlife as they enjoy the s...
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 will be as varied as the days spent cruising the incredible Trois Vallees. It’s said that you haven't experienced après ski here until you've sampled toffee vodka... We say the only real “must do” is Le Rond Point, which is perhaps the most famous après ski bar in the world. Meribel is rightly famous for its night life with a variety of pubs, bars and clu...

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"Great hosts & fellow guests, wine & hot tub not so great"

RC, Essex
4/ out of 5
Great hospitality, the twin girls who were running the chalet couldn’t do more for you. Although we were a larger party, we gelled with the other guests and we were all skiing together by the end of the week. The chalet itself was nice and well situated. It wasn’t too far from the town so you could walk in, and there was also a shuttle service that ran all over Meribel throughout the day. The rooms were fine and we enjoyed the food thanks to excellent cooks, although the wine was terrible and we ended up buying our own every night... The hot tub wasn’t working, which was a shame - this could have been addressed a bit sooner than it was. Our main problem with the package however was the journey to resort. This was the week where there had been a lot of snow and many of the roads had closed. The conditions weren't anyone’s fault but our reps were completely unprepared for the situation and didn’t deal with it very well at all. They needed better training for unusual conditions and could have kept us better informed.

"Poorly managed."

Mr Hughes, Essex
2/ out of 5
Our stay in the Matterhorn was a disappointment and we won’t be booking with this chalet company again. It was all down to poor management and if they’d made some small, logical changes it would have been a completely different story. It started with our arrival at the airport, when we found ourselves in the middle of all the post-Christmas chaos getting up the hill. We were lucky enough to get to our chalet but two of our party didn’t and the management of the situation wasn’t good at all. When we did arrive, they dropped us off from the coach and we were left waiting outside in the cold for a long time waiting for the shuttle. Couldn’t they have kept us on the coach while we waited? Or arranged the pick up to be on time? Then we got to the chalet, which we’d selected specifically for the fact that there was a Jacuzzi. However the Jacuzzi wasn’t working until Wednesday /Thursday because the hosts hadn’t been given the sufficient training on how to provide day to day maintenance and managed to freeze the pipes when water changed. Instead of immediately calling outside maintenance it was left, thinking it would eventually heat up, but it did not. When eventually the maintenance was called (not management) it was fixed but we were without this main feature for most of the week. Between our party we 4 rooms - a lot of which didn’t have bedside lamps, and none had mirrors other than in the downstairs bathroom for the mezzanine bedrooms meaning that one had to go up and down the stairs to see oneself. There was a big garage under the chalet which would have been a logical place for us to store our skis, boots etc. However we were forbidden to use it and instead had to leave everything (18 sets of skis, boots, poles) in a small, 6x10ft hallway where there wasn’t even enough room to take our boots off. There were no boot warmers or anywhere to dry boots. A few of us kept them outside the sauna in the hope of drying them, but it was not always on and in the basement where we were told not to take them. Another issue that was down to the managers - there was more than enough room in the garage and it would have been more sensible to make use of it rather than take over our living space. The two twin girls who hosted us were excellent, but for a chalet of 20 guests it was understaffed and the girls had far too much to do, leaving them under a lot of pressure (we heard that last year there had been four hosts). We ended up helping them to clean as we didn’t want to live in a messy environment and they couldn’t cope with it all on their own. The food was OK - not the best I’ve had but the girls managed well and the kitchen was considerably well equipped. The wine however was disgusting, to the point that everyone went out and bought their own! The location was reasonably good. The resort itself was lovely and you could walk into the town centre from the chalet which was good. The chalet’s halfway up a hill on a horseshoe shaped road and there were drivers who picked you up and took you to the slopes. However the arrangement with the drivers was bizarre... They insisted that we went up the hill to hail the bus to a fixed pick up point. We ended up sending one of us to hail and then come down with it to outside the chalet to pick up the rest of us. The size and layout of the chalet didn’t lend itself to being sociable. With max occupation levels of 20, it had such little space to accommodate the guests in the living area. There weren’t enough sofa seats in the chalet for everyone, so we had to either stay sitting in the dining room or bring the dining room chairs into the living room. As it was, we ended up staying with such a great bunch of people that we all got on tremendously and everyone ended up skiing together - the comradery was what kept us going despite the problems with the chalet.

"This place has it all"

Jimmy, Sno Staff
5/ out of 5
A hot tub, sauna, and a log fire... can you think of anything else you’d need after a day on the slopes? Me neither! With a minibus to take you to the lifts in the morning and a great range of creature comforts to greet you in the evening, the Matterhorn seems to have it all. The resort centre, and famous apres ski venues are just a ten minute stroll away as well, so the party animals amongst you won’t have to walk far either. Remember that this review is being written early 2014, so be careful to check the official description to check facilities like sauna and hot-tub are available on your dates, as chalet details do change, and the description will be updated to remain accurate, where as reviews will not be changed.
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