Orcières Merlette


Orcières Merlette 1850 is a ski resort located in the Ecrins National Park. Because of its position, it benefits from a mixture of Alpine and Mediterranean climates. This results in heavy snowfalls, like all the Ecrins mountain range resorts, and lots of sunshine because it is on the edge of the Southern Alps. Its ski area, which rises to 2725 metres, offers slopes with very varied sun exposure and vertical drop. The surrounding mountains offer a magnificent panorama. The ski area is suitable for skiers of all levels and the resort offers a range of activities, some unusual, such as dog sledding, snowshoe trails with the possibility of spending the night in an igloo, snake gliss sledging, ziplining on Europe's longest zipline and many more.

Downhill skiing

  • Maximum altitude: 2725 m
  • Minimum altitude: 1850 m
  • Number of ski lifts: 30 (gondola lifts: 3, chairlifts: 7, drag lifts: 20)
  • Number of ski runs: 51 (black: 7, red: 18, blue: 17, green: 9)
  • Total distance: 100 km
  • Dedicated activity areas: 1 (snow park)
  • Piste map

Snow conditions

Last updated: Wednesday, 26 January 2022 at 10:20

Downhill ski area

  • Snow conditions: Skiing on 70% to 80% of the area
  • Snow depth on lower slopes: 30cm
  • Snow depth on upper slopes: 65cm
  • Avalanche risk: Level 1-2: low risk to limited risk
  • Return by ski: Total: all areas of the station is passable
  • Black runs open: 4 / 7
  • Red runs open: 9 / 18
  • Blue runs open: 14 / 17
  • Green runs open: 9 / 9
  • Runs open : 36 / 51
  • Lifts open: 24 / 30

Weather

Last updated: Wednesday, 26 January 2022 at 10:20

  • Temperature at summit: 0°C
  • Temperature at base: -2°C
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Dates for 2021-22 winter season

  • Opening: Saturday 11 December 2021
  • Closing: Monday 18 April 2022

Distance by car

  • Grenoble to Orcières Merlette: 119 kilometres (74 miles). Estimated time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Gap to Orcières Merlette: 50 kilometres (31 miles). Estimated time: 40 minutes
  • Lyon to Orcières Merlette: 226 kilometres (140 miles). Estimated time: 3 hours 10 minutes

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