Neilson Chalet Motxo (El Tarter)

El Tarter, Andorra
Book today for a free one-month lift pass or a free ski/board lesson at The Snow Centre

What's included

  • Sunday flights from London Gatwick
  • 3 hour resort transfer (incl. comfort break)
  • Chalet accommodation
  • Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
  • 6 evening meals with free-flowing wine
  • Free guiding & coaching

  • Traditional in style
  • Sleeps up to 24 people
  • 11 ensuite bedrooms
  • Next to Chalet Hotel Casale
  • Free Wi-Fi in the lounge
  • Neilson kids' clubs nearby
  • 650m to the lifts
  • 600m to resort centre

  • Free child lift passes for under 12s with each adult lift pass
  • 210km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 1800m
  • Perfect for beginners & intermediates
  • Excellent après activities
  • Family friendly
  • Quiet nightlife

Our guests come back to the Motxo (pronounced mot-show) year after year because of its warm and homely appeal. Like the neighbouring Neilson Chalet Hotel Casale, it's constructed from local stone and wood which gives it a really traditional mountain chalet feel, as does the grandfather clock and comfy leather sofas in the small lounge area.

It's a really spacious chalet too, with oodles of natural light throughout, high ceilings with chunky wooden beams and nicely sized bedrooms, all with plenty of storage.

You'll find quaint touches all around the chalet, like the ornate mountain flower murals and equally ornate old cast iron radiators, all of which add a classic continental feel. Each bedroom has ensuite facilities and some of them also have a balcony with far-reaching views across the resort and slopes.


From the chalet to...

Nearest lift: 650m to El Tarter 4-person chair

Equipment hire shop: 600m by the lifts

Tuition meeting point: 650m at the top of the lifts (with Grandvalira Ski School)

Resort centre: 600m


About the resort

El Tarter is part of the massive 210km Grandvalira ski area. The snow conditions are good throughout the season (obviously warmer in spring) but you'll often see amazing snow in Andorra when the rest of Europe is struggling.

It's also home to one of the best ski schools in Europe too. They'll transform nervous beginners into confident improvers in no time. The speedy and advanced can also choose from a range of classes and clinics to push skills to the limit.

El Tarter is a really laid-back mountain town. Après is low-key with a few bars to choose from. L'Aberset bar straight off the slopes is pretty lively until about 8pm. Or head to the nearby Neilson Hotel Del Clos bar to carry on the party feel.

Not only is El Tarter a good choice for all levels of skier and snowboarder, the resort lends itself to those looking to enjoy a more chilled-out week.

Resort stats

  • Area size: 210km
  • Linked resorts: Pas de la Casa, Encamp, Soldeu, Peretol, Grau Roig and Canillo
  • Resort altitude: 1800m
  • Skiing altitude: 1710m to 2640m
  • Number of runs: 138
  • Range of pistes: 9% green, 41% blue, 36% red, 14% black
  • Lifts: 4 magic carpets, 6 rope tows, 27 drags, 26 chairs, 3 gondolas and 2 cable cars
  • Night skiing: No
  • Cross country trails: 30km
  • Snowmaking: 65% of runs covered
  • Resort bus: Yes


Food and drink

Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Start every morning with an extensive continental breakfast, and cooked options on most days. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.

Evening meals are a three-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and free-flowing wine throughout the week, all followed by fresh coffee. We provide evening meals on six nights a week leaving you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening.


The chalet sleeps up to 24 people in 11 large, light and simply furnished rooms. Most rooms are twins but there are two triples and each has its own ensuite with a shower and wc. You'll also find luxurious Temple Spa toiletries in each bathroom.


Neilson Mountain Experts

Don’t forget that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors with our Mountain Expert service.

Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.

There are at least three sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.


Extras and offers

  • Free child lift passes for under 12s with each adult lift pass
  • Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts
  • Free lift pass for the group organiser when 12+ people pre-book a lift pass
  • Children under 15 can receive a discount when part of a group booking the whole chalet and they share a room with at least two adults


Chalet features

Neilson rating: ***

Ski/board and boot storage in the entrance hall

Free Wi-Fi in the lounge

Slopeside skis/board storage available for a small weekly charge

Wireless speaker and board games for your entertainment

Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Pre-bookable private nanny service available on request - email for prices and availability

Your chalet hosts live in


Travel info

  • Departure airports: London Gatwick
  • Departure day: Tuesdays in December, Sunday for all other departures
  • Arrival airport: Toulouse (in France)
  • Flight Duration: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Transfer time: approx. 3 hours (including a comfort break)

In-flight meals and drinks are not included, there is a buy-onboard service. All flight timings are based on the 24-hour clock system. Flight timings are given for guidance, are provisional and will be submitted for approval by UK and overseas scheduling committees. Luggage allowance varies by airline. Your ticket will show your flight's final timings and luggage allowances.


Are you a large group?

If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet, we'd love to help. Our call centre consultants are all trained group specialists and love a challenge. Give them a call on 0330 134 6376 or email

Book today for a free one-month lift pass or a free ski/board lesson at The Snow Centre