LES ORRES, FRANCE
Ski Holidays in Les Orres, France
Situated in the Hautes-Alpes region, 15 km from Embrun and 58 km from Gap, the resort of Les Orres is in the middle of a larch forest overlooking the Durance and the Serre-Poncon lake (15 km). Les Orres is divided into 3 main areas: Pramouton, Pre-Bois and Bois-Mean, and benefits from a good climate.
Skiing in Les Orres
This friendly, purpose-built family resort is ideal for sport lovers and sun seekers. It has over 100km of pistes and a surprisingly varied range of skiing with something for everybody.
Beginners and intermediates are particularly well suited. Many nursery slopes are at altitude, giving beginners good snow conditions. Wide, gentle blues and well-designed lift system help keen learners progress smoothly.
Experts are not spoilt for choice but there's some terrific off piste and 3 blacks, one of which covers virtually the whole mountain, top to bottom.
Les Orres is a charming Savoyard village with plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. The resort is quite lively but not rowdy, good for families and couples with excellent modern facilities and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
Snow conditions in Les Orres
There are 190 snow cannons covering the pistes contributing to the natural snow fall for guaranteed skiing throughout the season
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Les Orres
Hiking with snowshoes, cross-country skiing (the plateau of Charance offers you a 5 Kms itinerary through the forest. The Mazelière track will enchant the most skilled skiers: 24 Kms (return). Pists are free), skidooing, sledging, games, paragliding, trekking in mountains, off-piste skiing.
There is also ski school, museum, farm and library.
Transfer time in Les Orres
The closest airport to Les Orres is Grenoble just 191 km away the second nearest is Marseille which is 218 km distance.
Ski Hire in Les Orres
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Les Orres. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Les Orres:
|Ski Hire Type
|Adult 6 days
|Child 6 days
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Les Orres here
Les Orres Reviews
The greens are like blues elsewhere, the other blues and greens are roads (roads are not pistes in my book), so in fact there is one blue, from mountain mid point where the chair lifts terminate, to the station. Everything else is either red or would be graded red elsewhere. Don't forget, this resort has the steepest run in the European cup circuit and this tells you how steep the flank of the mountain all the pistes are on is.
Apres Ski: 2/5