Frequently asked questions


Your most frequently asked questions


What are the resort's opening dates?

This winter, Orcières Merlette 1850 will welcome you from Saturday December 10, 2022 to Sunday April 16, 2023 (subject to snow conditions).

When and where to buy skipasses for this winter 22-23 ?

The online sale of ski passes for this winter is open on !

What are the ski lift times in winter?

It depends on the ski lifts and the periods. Overall, access to the ski area is possible from 9:00 am. The last climbs are staggered from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. All the details are on the back of the piste map.

What health precautions are in place?

Since Monday March 14, 2022, the vaccination pass is no longer required to access the ski lifts. Similarly, wearing a mask indoors is no longer compulsory in public spaces, with the exception of public passenger transport and health establishments. It is possible to carry out tests at the pharmacy or the medical office of the station.

What shops are open in Orcières out of season?

Outside the opening periods (in the spring and in the fall) the activity in the station is slowed down. We suggest that you consult a list of businesses, services and activities accessible this autumn 2022.


Is there a charge for parking in the resort ?

In winter, the Flags (P4), Lutins (P5), Rocherousse (P7) and Place des Queyrelets (P6) car parks are charged for by the day. We invite you to park your vehicle in the Casse-Blanche car park (P1) with 700 covered spaces, supervised and free.

What is the market day in Orcières ?

In the winter season, the market takes place every Thursday in the P3 car park opposite the Tourist Office. Parking is therefore prohibited from the night before.

What should I know about traffic conditions in winter ?

From now on, special equipment is compulsory for all vehicles in circulation in the Hautes-Alpes department during the winter period, i.e. from November 1 to March 31 of each year. Concretely, road users in winter must have four snow tires or a pair of chains or socks on board the vehicle.

Traffic conditions are updated in real time on, the inforoute05 application. You can also call the Info Route 05 voice server on 04 65 03 00 05. For access from Grenoble, see