Orcières Merlette 1850 is a sunny and pleasant family-friendly mountain resort located 1850m above sea level in the Hautes-Alpes.

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Ski resort Information

The village has a wonderful outlook over the Champsaur valley. From the resort, visitors can also enjoy stunning views of the Ecrins mountain range. On site, there is no shortage of friendly faces and impeccable service. The resort has a Famille Plus Montagne label thanks to its daycare facilities, snow gardens, licensed nurses and playgrounds: Orcières is a paradise for children and parents alike! Orcières Merlette 1850 is attached to the ski area of La Forêt Blanche, providing a range of skiing options at your doorstep. The ski area of Orcières will open from December to April.


Ski area focus

The ski area of Orcières meets the expectations of all skiers, whether beginners, freestylers, professionals or Sunday sportsmen. In total, there are 51 signposted trails (9 green, 15 blue, 20 red and 7 black) spread over 100km in length and with 875m of altitude difference (from 1850m to 2725m). From the peaks, the panorama is exceptional and there are 28 lifts to help you reach the summit. Snow is guaranteed both by the high altitude and 60 snow cannons dotted around the area covering 304 hectares of snow. There are also many fun spaces at Orcières Merlette, including a slalom track, beginners' area and two natural toboggan runs. Cross-country skiing lovers can enjoy 17km of marked Nordic trails.


Off-ski activities

Whether you decide to hit the slopes or not, Orcières Merlette has thought of everything and everyone! Panoramic views alone fill the soul with goodness, and while gazing at them you can also enjoy other activities including paragliding, snowshoeing, ski jeering and snow-sleighing, or event The Tyrolean Descent. The choice is vast and extremely rewarding. Cultural visits and relaxing time-outs at the spa can also complement your holiday program, and there are a number of shops and restaurants to try. And if you're planning a holiday in Orcières Merlette 1850 we recommend checking the calendar of events at the tourist office during your stay so you don't miss anything!

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