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Orcières Merlette

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Resort 8.2
Ski area 8.8
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Orcières
Highest point: 2,725 m
Lowest point: 1,850 m
Altitude ski resort: 1,850 m
Lifts in total: 30
Tow lifts: 20
Chair lifts: 7
Gondola lift: 3
Pistes in total: 100 km
Pistes:
55 km
Pistes:
38 km
Pistes:
7 km
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Ski holidays Orcières Merlette - ski holiday in the heart of the nation park Écrins!

Orcières Merlette

Orcières Merlettes is locate at an altitude of 1,850 m, right in the heart of the national park Ècrins, surrounded by a number of small lakes. In the centre of the resorts there is the beautiful stone church Saint Laurent, built in the 14th century. Thanks to its many entertainment offers, such as a swimming pool, cinema and sports centre the resort is a popular destination in winter as in summer. It is known mostly due to various events that take place here during the winter season. Oldtimer fans can admire old vehicles on the Croisière Blanche Historic, and during the Trophées des Petits Champions youth ice hockey players have the chance to show off their skills.

National Park Les Ecrins

The national park "Les Ecrins" lies in the south-east of France and comprises the Pelvoux massif which also stretches over a part of the Dauphiné Alps. The park extends over a 1,786 square kilometres. The central part of the park comprises 918 square kilometres and falls under special protection. The park is bearer of the "European Diploma for protected areas" and offers a unique habitat for many species of flora and fauna. Hikers and skiers alike will find the highest summit within the diverse landscape of the National Park highly attractive: the Barre des Ecrins (4,102 m), which is also the most southern 4,000 metre peak of the Alps in general.

Travel Info Orcières Merlette

  • By train: Gap (approx. 40 km), Grenoble (approx. 120 km)
  • By plane: Grenoble (approx. 160 km), Chambéry (approx. 185 km), Lyon-Saint Exupéry (approx. 210 km), Marseille (approx. 215 km)
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