FAQS

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How up to date is the availability?

How do I get to and from Mottaret?

Do I need to arrange ski school?

What about parking?

What about ski hire? 

Payment methods and booking through the internet?

Is it possible to rent for a weekend?

How close are the apartments to the ski slopes ~ are they ski in / ski out?

What is the snow like?

When does the ski season start and when does it end?

 

How up to date is the availability?

The availability is kept up-to-date daily.  Just email me with your details and the week you are interested in booking and I will confirm availability and send booking details.  As soon as a deposit is received then the website will be updated.

How do I get to and from Mottaret?

This website includes over 20 pages of information on travel giving you a full guide to each of the different methods of getting to and from the resort. You can tailor make your travel arrangements so they are cheap, convenient and suit your own particular requirements. Train - Fly - Drive - Coach

Do you do weekend bookings?

Generally not since changeover day is Saturday and a weekend breaks two whole weeks.

Do I need to arrange ski school? 

There are details on ski school on the ski school page.  During the peak February weeks and to a lessor extent at Xmas and New Year it is a good idea to book in advance however for most of the season it is not necessary and lessons can be arranged on the evening before the first lesson.

Parking?

Parking for Olympie, Le Pralin and Tueda is free in the main outdoor car park right by the apartments.   

If you would like covered parking - this can be booked and paid for on arrival subject to available spaces please email for further details.

And what about ski hire?

There are four ski hire shops right by the apartments and further ski hire shops on the other side of the piste. Skiset operate the ski shops right by the apartments. It is best to book skis before you go as they offer an internet booking discount. Visit http://mottaret.skiset.com
 

Payment methods and booking through the internet?

If you book the apartment direct then you will send a cheque in the post to my address.  This will give you the assurance that you know where the cheque has gone in case of any problems

You can also book the apartment through an ABTA bonded travel agency in which case a credit card may be used.  Though for this service 100% of the payment must be made plus there will be an additional admin charge. 

Is it possible to rent for a weekend?

Since weekends affect two whole weeks (Saturday being the main changeover day) it is not worthwhile taking weekend bookings.  For weekend breaks, generally one has to look outside of the resort centre (further down the valley - Les Allues say). At the last minute some chalets and hotels can generally be found that will take a weekend booking.  

What is the snow like?

At 1700m and in the centre of the Three Valleys, Mottaret is well placed to access the best snow. In addition the Three Valleys has a large number of snow cannons to ensure you can ski all the way back to the resorts.

How long is the ski season ~ when does it start and when does it end?

The lifts open at the beginning of December and run through until the end of April.  In the first week or two weeks of the season potentially only the main ski lifts will be open.  However the resort is much quieter and the full lift system is only opened as the season gets fully underway.  For the last week of April, the lift coverage is reduced with only the main lifts being kept running, snow cover maybe thin at this time but it varies year to year.