Orcières Merlette 1850
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Orcières Merlette 1850 is a popular ski resort located in the Hautes-Alpes department of France. Situated at an altitude of 1,850 meters, it offers breathtaking views of the surroundings being purpose built on the side of the mountain.
With all the skiing above 1800, it has a good snow. Orcières Merlette 1850 provides direct access to the ski area from multiple points in the resort. Skiers can easily reach the slopes without the need for ski buses or additional transportation which in turn means a lot of accomodation is nearly ski in ski out. This convenience allows visitors to make the most of their time on the mountain and enjoy a hassle-free skiing experience.
Speaking of après-ski, Orcières caters to a variety of tastes, whether you prefer a cozy fireside drink or a lively party atmosphere, but don't expect a huge selection. The bulk of this offering sits on the snowfront.
In terms of suitability for different types of skiers, Orcières Merlette 1850 offers something for everyone. The ski area boasts a variety of slopes, ranging from gentle beginner runs to challenging black diamonds, making it suitable for skiers of all levels. Additionally, the resort provides excellent facilities for families, including dedicated children's areas and ski schools.
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6 day pass
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Train + Bus Option
Get yourself to Gap or Grenoble Train stations to connect to a bus service (see next section)
Paris gare de Lyon – Gap : 5h30 (TGV + TER via Valence Ville)
Paris gare d'Austerlitz – Gap night train : 10h
Marseille – Gap : 3h30
Grenoble - Gap : 2.5h
Chambery - Gap: 4hr (1 change)
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Grenoble Train station - Orcières Merlette 1850
Saturdays 3:30pm - outward
Saturdays 10am - return
60 Euro Return
69 from Marseille Saint Charles train station or Aix-en-Provence (Get the 66 to Aix from Marseille airport) to Gap
Gap to Orcières