Season starts on 15 Dec and ends on 22 Apr (128 days). Average season duration in France is 120 days.
Average snow depth during the season (15 Dec to 22 Apr) is 105 cm at summit elevation and 32 cm at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during December, offering an average snow depth of 101 cm at summit elevation and 21 cm at the base.
Orcieres 1850 features 67 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in France is 56 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 15 sunny days. This makes the ski resort one of the 15 sunniest in France.
The Ski Resort
Orcières 1850 is a unique ski resort in the southern French Alps, offering anything you need for a perfect winter holiday. Between skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and many further activities, you're sure never to get bored!
Skiers will find 84 kilometres (52.2 miles) of slopes for all skill levels. With 20 easy, 18 intermediate, and 6 difficult runs as well as a slalom trail, amateurs as well as experts enjoy perfect conditions. Furthermore, a terrain park offers 16,000 m² (approx. 1.6 ha) of pure pleasure to freestylers. A range of hops, tables, boxes, and other features make sure you get your money's worth.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
Snowphone+33 (0)4 92558989
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
On Mountain Dining
Whether you want to grab a bite in between runs, relax on a sun deck, or try the local specialities, on and around the slopes of Orcières you will find just what you're looking for. Crêpes at La Chouette Gourmande, cheese fondue at Les Gardettes, or a quick snack from Snack Bar de Serre Eyraud - there surely is something for every taste.
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At the heart of the resort, you will find "La Grande Ourse", a premium sports and leisure centre. Swimming pool, gym, ice rink, bowling centre, and cinema are all in one place here. Worried you'll miss the mountains? The glass roof makes sure you never lose sight of them.
For smaller guests, "La Petite Ourse" offers diverse activities and excellent day care. With crafting and games, tobogganing, skiing in a separate area, or short hikes, the kids are sure to have a blast.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Finish your day right at Le Fun Paradise, or with a burger and a few drinks at Burger Rock Cafe. La Belle Table is another great bar to enjoy a couple of drinks before bed.
Orcières Merlette 1850 is located approximately 45 minutes from the city of Gap, which is serviced by motorway A51 (Marseille - La Saulace) as well as trains from Marseille, Valence, or Grenoble. Regular busses between Gap and Orcière get you to the resort in a quick and easy way.