The resort

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The Resort

Orcieres Merlette - © Gilles Baron

Situated at an altitude of 1850 metres on the top of the Champsaur valley, Orcieres Merlette 1850 is the perfect marriage of all that is important for a resort - a rare union between the sunny Southern Alps and the snowy Écrins mountains, winter sports and summer activities, excellent infrastructure in resort and large natural spaces...


The resort is 'alpine' through to it's roots and with the 3000m plus summits surrounding it, but Orcieres is also latin in climate and character, giving you a taste of Provence, blessed by the sun, a generous spirit, an art of living rich in tastes, smells and discoveries... and a special welcome for families !

A Resort with Lots Going On

Family skiing in Orcieres - © Gilles Baron

In both winter and summer Orcieres Merlette 1850 is an unrivaled base in the Southern Alps. There are, of course, all the activities you would expect : skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, walking, mountain biking....

But more than that, at the heart of the resort itself, there are some exceptional and unique facilities:


Self Catering Residences in Orcières - © Gilles Baron

There are a variety of friendly, family run hotels, self catering chalets, bed and breakfasts, two 'villages vacances' (large residences with entertainment and catering included) and a huge choice of self catering apartments.


The booking central of Orcières simplifies your holiday by offering all inclusive holidays and a wide choice of quality apartments, cottages, hotels... with the ability to book your passes, ski lessons, activities.

Celebrate your holidays

European cup of Skicross at Orcières 1850 - © Gilles Baron

There is always something to Orcières during the winter season. The events are numerous and for all : sports competitions like the Ski Games or Little Champions Trophy, hockey, entertainment for the whole family, festivals, festive evenings...


Without forgetting the traditional torchlight and lanterns held by our ski schools or many events, often free, offered by the tourist office. Children, parents, grandparents : nobody is forgotten !