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ORCIERES, FRANCE

Ski Holidays in Orcieres, France

Orcieres-Merlette is a small village on the edge of the National Park of Ecrins, situated 40 km northeast of Gap, benefiting from a pleasant and sunny Southern Alps weather.

Its orientation guarantees lots of sunshine and you will deeply enjoy skiing through the marked trails, knowing that you will be able to ski all the way back to the resort. For those who love a rush of adrenaline or wide open spaces, the off-piste opportunities and snow park are at your beck and call. In winter, the resort is served by 28 mountain lifts for 85 km of ski runs where snow is assured by 18 snowcannons. 50 km of cross country skiing.

This resort has managed to keep its mountainous character while adapting to the demands of the modern world by providing excellent sporting infrastructures: swimming pool, ice rink, bowling, paragliding, restaurants, cinema, discos and shops locally.

Resort Statistics

Orcieres Ski Resort
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 9
Intermediates 29
Advanced 6
Snowboarders
Total Runs 44
Good for
  • Off piste
  • Families
Resort features Ice Rink Indoor Pool Bowling Parapenting Lively après ski
Resort Statistics
Altitude 1850m
Km of Piste 85km
Longest Run 6km
Drag Lifts 18
Ski Lifts 27
Snow Parks 1
Highest Lift 2725m
Uphill Capacity 22500
Chairlifts 7
Gondolas/Cable cars 2