The French ski resort of Orcieres 1850, previously named Orcieres Merlette, successfully combines all the modern equipment and infrastructure of a large ski resort with the friendly atmosphere of a traditional mountain village. Situated in the Southern French Alps, not far from Champsaur and Valgaudemar, Orcieres offers a varied ski area with wonderful, sunny ski slopes for all levels of skiing and all different types of winter sports, in a magnificent setting. Orcieres is a family ski resort in the French Alps, ideal for children, thanks to its facilities guaranteed by its « Famille Plus » label. Orcieres also has a lively apres-ski and nightlife and so appeals to all ages. You can also make the most of a superb sports centre in the resort with its water-sports area, a skating rink, bowling alley and health and well-being area… You couldn’t ask for much more on your ski holidays in France.
Ski area : Orcieres
Minimum altitude : 1850m - Maximum altitude : 2725m
- 44 slopes, 100km : 7 green, 14 blue, 17 red, 6 black
- 30 ski lifts : 3 'télémix" (combined chairlift and cable car)
- 70 snow cannons
- 1 snow park, 1 boardercross
The 100km of slopes in the Orcieres ski area ensure you hours of pleasurable skiing in the warm southern sunshine. There are 44 slopes (of which 7 green, 14 blue, 17 red and 6 black), served by 30 ski lifts, including 3 'télémix" (combined chairlift and cable car). Replacement of the old 2-seater chairlift, the "Télésiège des Lacs", by a new 6-seater chairlift, the "Télésiège des Estaris" means access to the ski area from Orcieres 1850 is quicker, safer and more comfortable! The high altitude slopes offer plenty of variety and for more thrills there is a slalom run, a snow park and a boardercross.
The Haut Champsaur area is reserved for Nordic skiing where there are 30km of cross-country skiing paths which link together several hamlets and villages, before running into the larch forests and alongside pretty streams. Nine circuits, between 3km and 7km, of varying levels, are available offering the chance to discover the delightful natural surroundings around Orcieres.
Free riders can enjoy free style skiing in a huge snow park (16,000m²) at an altitude of 2280m, with a boardercross, whoops (mogul park), boxes and much more… Thrills guaranteed!
The chalet Juan at Orcières Merlette is in a quiet, peaceful situation, with a magnificent view over the mountains. 200 m from the "soleil" chairlift, 800 m from the centre of the resort with its “ Palais de la Grande Ourse” complex (indoor swimming pool, spa, bowling, cinema, multimedia room...)
The free shuttle stops 50 m away
2 outdoor parking spots.
1 ski locker
1 garden of 400 sq m.
1 combined washing machine and tumble-drier.
The chalet for 8 is fully equipped : kitchen (fridge, vitroceramic hotplate, oven, microwave, dishwasher, coffee-maker), 2 showers with toilet, washing machine and tumble-drier, balcony and garden.
A large garden (400 sq m)
- La Grande Ourse centre : 2 swimming pools, with water falls, water slide and solarium, wellness and fitness centre (saunas, hammam, spa, relaxation, massage, beauty treatments...), skating rink, bowling alley and bar, cyberspace, cinema, etc.
- The largest Tyrolean traverse in Europe, the « Roll Air cable »
- Ice fall
- Dog sledding
- Nights in an igloo
- Speed riding
- Ski joering
- Snake gliss
- Snow scooter, quadbiking
- Driving on ice
The largest Tyrolean in Europe at Orcieres !
This giant « ride », known as the « Roll Air cable », is made up of a long cable, nearly 2 km long, strung between the summit of the Drouvet (2,655 m) and the Lac Long (2,500 m). The « Roll Air cable», takes the thrill-seekers on a trip between the earth and the sky, lasting 1 minute and twenty seconds, at a speed of 130 km per hour, at over 120 m from the ground! This giant ride is accessible to skiers by means of the Telemix, and is open to all over the age of 10, winter and summer alike.
- The Ecrins National Park
- The heritage trail from Champsaur to Valgaudemar to discover a remarkable rural heritage
- The church of Orcieres
- The communal oven of the village and its sun dial
- Serre Eyraud
- Prapic, village at the entrance of the Ecrins National Park, with its preserved architecture
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8.30 to à 10.30 am.
Friday and Sunday from 8.30 to 10.30 am and from 5.00 to 8.00 pm
+33 825 273 273
Monday to friday : 9am/7pm
Saturday : 9am/6pm