|Airport|| 225 || hectare |
Winter sports; In the mountains; Among nature
The ski resort of Orcières 1850, previously known as Orcières Merlette, successfully combines all the modern facilities and infrastructure of a large ski resort with the cozy atmosphere of a village resort. Situated in the Southern Alps, at the threshold of the Champsaur and Valgaudemar, Orcières offers, in addition to a magnificent setting, a varied ski area with lovely, sunny Alpine ski slopes for skiers of all abilities plus a variety of winter sports. A family-oriented Alpine ski resort ideal for children, thanks to its facilities, Orcières Merlette also offers a lively nightlife and thus appeals to persons of all ages. It features a superb « Palais des Sports » with water sports’ area, skating rink, bowling alley and health and wellness area.