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Les Orres is a ski resort located in the Hautes-Alpes department of southeastern France, split into 3 parts, all connected by slopes and buses.
With a ski area spread across 100 kilometers of slopes, this is an area mainly for beginners or short stays (but it's distance from international connections means there are easiler choices). The slopes are well-maintained, and snow conditions are generally favorable throughout the season because its lowest point is 1550m, the lowest of the village points.
Les Orres has a vibrant après-ski scene that caters to visitors looking to unwind after a day on the slopes. The resort features a range of bars, restaurants, and cafes where skiers can relax, enjoy a drink or a meal, and socialize with fellow enthusiasts. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming, creating a perfect ambiance for après-ski activities. I
n terms of its history, Les Orres is a purpose-built ski resort. It was constructed in the 1970s and has since grown into a popular winter destination. While it may lack the charm of traditional Alpine villages, Les Orres compensates with its convenient facilities and modern infrastructure.
Les Orres does offer the possibility of skiing back to town. There are several runs that lead directly to the resort, allowing skiers to enjoy the convenience of skiing right up to their accommodation. This is particularly convenient for families and beginners who may prefer to have easy access to their lodgings.
Les Orres varied terrain makes it ideal for mixed groups, as there are gentle slopes for beginners and more challenging runs at higher altitudes for the more advanced skiers - the majority of runs are red.
(Airports, trains, shared options)
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Train to Embrun
Grenoble - 4h 15 (1 change)
Lyon - 5hr (1 change)
Paris - 5.5hr (1 change)
Typically the change is in Valence TGV station
This station is served by high speed TGV trains from the likes of Paris, Lyon and international destinations.
The long part is the regional train (TER) from there, which is 3hrs. Although it goes through stunning scenery making it a very relaxing choice.
Then take the 560 Zou! bus shuttles to Les Orres (25min max)
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On average you can book 3-4 months in advance, read our full Guide to European Rail travel