Opening:From Dec 10, 2022
To Apr 16, 2023
Orcieres Merlette 1850
SKI HIRE IN ORCIÈRES-MERLETTE 1850
In the heart of the Hautes-Alpes, discover the ski resort of Orcières-Merlette nestled at an altitude of 1850m. Thanks to Ski Republic, you will be able to rent your ski equipment at the best prices by booking your stay on our website. With many incredible panoramas, the resort is bathed in sunshine and benefits from a true Mediterranean climate in the heart of the Alps. At the gateway to the Ecrins National Park, the resort of Orcières plunges you into a world of high mountains with unique landscapes and surprising encounters with wild nature. Between mythical summits and a Provencal accent, book your winter holidays now for a unique experience!
Situated in the Champsaur and Vaulgaudemar valleys, Orcières harmoniously combines the atmospheres of the Northern and Southern Alps, just like Les 2 Alpes in the Ecrins Massif or Puy Saint Vincent.. Offering one of the best views of the Hautes-Alpes, the resort ensures you will have a successful holiday and enjoy quality snow. Thanks to its numerous winter activities and its ski slopes for all levels, it will delight all nature, snow sports and open-air enthusiasts.
ORCIÈRES-MERLETTE SKI AREA
With a high point at 2725 m altitude, the Orcières ski area plunges you into the heart of a rich and preserved nature. Its wide open spaces and varied atmospheres are ideal for a change of scenery skiing holiday. Bathed in light, the ski slopes of Orcières enjoy the combination of a Mediterranean climate and an alpine atmosphere. This high mountain resort offers 100km of slopes for all levels with a beautiful variation of altitude and slopes and omnipresent snow. Numerous fast and modern ski lifts allow you to reach the summits and ski down the slopes through snow-covered valleys and forests.
On the ski area, several play areas are available. The snowpark of Orcières located at 2300m of altitude is composed of a chill zone, modules and rails to send your best tricks. New kikers have been installed for even more thrills! For unforgettable family moments, the Opoualand playground will delight young and old alike. Curves, bumps and modules will plunge you into the world of yeti! Finally, you will be able to discover the Waouland ski area with a ski cross course dotted with obstacles for guaranteed laughs!
WINTER ACTIVITIES AT ORCIÈRES MERLETTE
A true alpine cocoon, Orcières Merlette is a ski resort that plunges you into a world of freedom where sliding rhymes with pleasure. Many unusual experiences await you! For a 100% Grand Nord ski tour, the resort offers you a dog-sled ride in a dream setting with an introduction to driving a dog team. Like a musher, you will be able to roam the high altitude plateaus and rub shoulders with the Nordic culture. For a maximum of sensations, try the Snake Gliss sled! Different courses on a sensational descent with family or friends. The Winterpark offers you the chance to hurtle down the slopes with the sledge buoys for guaranteed fun!
For all lovers of wide open spaces and breathtaking panoramas, discover the wide open spaces and off-piste areas of the ski area. Freeride skiing or ski touring, ski in the heart of the surrounding massifs to reach the summits at the gateway to the Ecrins National Park.
SUMMER ACTIVITIES IN THE HIGH MOUNTAINS
During the summer period, the resort is transformed into a magnificent mountain bike area. DH and enduro tracks, the bike park is made up of numerous bike tracks for the delight of mountain bikers. This large playground also offers marked trails to discover the mountains in a different way with an electrically assisted mountain bike. Finally, a training area is equipped with wooden modules and several footbridges to create a real play area.
High-mountain guides and mountain leaders offer you original hikes to discover the richness of the Ecrins. Walks accessible to all to evolve on paths in the heart of the wilderness. You can also try your hand at trail walking with your family or friends.
SKI RENTAL IN ORCIÈRES
For an unforgettable holiday, rent your ski equipment from the Bernard Sport shop. Located just a stone's throw from the Tourist Office, take advantage of the expertise of the entire team in a friendly setting. Thanks to the online booking, you can benefit from the best rates and leave on holiday with a light mind. As soon as you arrive at the resort, your equipment is waiting for you in the shop. Thanks to online booking, you can benefit from the best rates and leave on holiday with a lighter mind. As soon as you arrive in the resort, your equipment is waiting for you in the shop.
ACCESS TO THE RESORT OF ORCIÈRES MERLETTE
The resort is located only 45 minutes from Gap and is served by the A51 motorway. Marseille, Valence and Grenoble train stations offer departmental bus connections to access the resort in the Hautes-Alpes. Shuttle buses are also available for tourists from the nearest airports.