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  • At the centre of the resort

  • High-capacity apartments
  • Private terrace or balcony in each apartment
  • Famille Plus- labelled resort

     

     

    New: book your activity to complete your stay!

The three-star family-friendly Etoiles d'Orion residence welcomes you into the Orcières Merlette 1850 resort in the Hautes Alpes.

This wood-clad residence offers a wide range of accommodation, from studios to comfy apartments to sleep 10. The accommodation is bright, airy and functional, with all the facilities you need to get the most out of your stay. To make your holiday as pleasant as possible, pick from our à la carte services (free of charge or available for an add-on fee): bedding and towel hire, check-out cleaning, television, baby kit, and more. This ultra-accessible resort and its covered parking make it easy to bring your car along for the ride.

Thanks to its excellent location a stone’s throw away from the Parc des Ecrins, soak up the Vallée du Champsaur’s mountain views while enjoying the huge range of activities the mountain has to offer over the summer season.

The sweeping escalator at the foot of the residence whisks you away to the heart of the resort for super easy access to Orcières’ shops and activities.


In winter, a total of 100 km downhill ski runs await, as well as over 40 km of cross-country slopes. The resort has plenty to keep you busy, from sports to leisure activities.

Whether for a week or a handful of days, summer and winter alike, your holidays at the three-star Etoiles d'Orion residence offer the chance to recharge your batteries and get away from everyday stress in an enchanting location where memories are just waiting to be made.

Snap up incredible deals and special offers throughout the year when you book early or last minute! In need of something even more restful? Check out our special offers on two- to three-week stays, too.

Accommodation

Studio - Sleeps 4 - (23 m²)

Not available on the requested dates
The apartment features a living room with a sofa bed to sleep two, an alcove area with bunk beds to sleep two, a kitchen (fridge, electric hobs, dishwasher, microwave, cafetière, kettle and toaster), and a bathroom with shower or tub and toilet (separate or not). Private terrace or balcony.

Comfy two-room apartment with cabin - Sleeps 4/6 - (32 m²)

Not available on the requested dates
Accommodation accessible for guests with reduced mobility. Please contact us before you book.
The apartment features a living room with a sofa bed to sleep two, a bedroom with a double bed, an alcove area with bunk beds to sleep two, a fully-equipped kitchen (fridge, electric hobs, dishwasher, microwave, cafetière, kettle and toaster), and a bathroom with shower or tub and toilet (separate or not). Private terrace or balcony.
Accommodation for guests with reduced mobility: The bedroom’s double bed is raised, as is the bottom bunk bed’s mattress. The walk-in shower is level with the ground (80 x 120cm) complete with a fold-out seat. The toilets are raised and feature a support bar. For extra comfort, we recommend having no more than five guests sleep in the apartment.

Three-room apartment with cabin - Sleeps 6/8 - (47 m²)

Not available on the requested dates
Some apartments may be duplexes.
The apartment features a living room with a sofa bed to sleep two, two bedrooms with a double bed, an alcove area with bunk beds to sleep two, a fully-equipped kitchen (fridge, electric hobs, dishwasher, microwave, cafetière, kettle and toaster), two bathrooms with tub and two toilets (one of which is separate). Private terrace or balcony.

Three-room apartment with cabin - Sleeps 8/10 - (55 m²)

Not available on the requested dates
Some apartments may be duplexes. The apartment features a living room with a sofa bed to sleep two, two bedrooms (either two bedrooms with a double bed, or one bedroom with a double bed and one bedroom with twin beds), one or two alcove areas with two bunk beds (to sleep four), a fully-equipped kitchen (fridge, electric hobs, dishwasher, microwave, cafetière, kettle and toaster), two bathrooms with tub and two toilets (one of which is separate). Private terrace or balcony.
Rental package
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Short Stay package
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Orcières Merlette & its surroundings

Perched high in the Hautes Alpes in the untouched countryside overlooking the Vallée du Champsaur, the Orcières Merlette 1850 resort is home to a huge range of leisure activities for the whole family to enjoy, plus pleasant weather all year round.

The Orcières 1850 skiing area

Downhill skiing
Elevation of 1,850 m – 2,725 m • 100 km of ski runs • 51 ski runs (9 green, 17 blue, 18 red, 7 black) • 1 snow park •

Nordic skiing
43 km of Nordic skiing runs.

Winter activities in Orcières Merlette 1850

Orcières Merlette 1850, sports resort
Take your pick from a huge range of activities to try out: downhill skiing and Nordic skiing, monoskiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, tobogganing, snowshoe hiking, snow biking, ice-rink, dog-sledding, hang-gliding, ice rock climbing, and more. Treat yourself to one of our Ski and Ski Leisure packages that include passes and access to other mountain activities.

Orcières Merlette 1850, a one-of-a-kind resort
Expect the unexpected here:
- The Williwaw Nordic village with its dozen igloos plus a musher camp on the Roche Rousse plateau perched 2,300 m high.
- The Roll’Air Câble, Europe’s longest zip-line with peak speeds of 140 km/h.
- The Snake Gliss, toboggans that are fitted together to go dashing through the snow in groups (10 people or more).

Orcières Merlette 1850, a hub of leisure activities
- A leisure complex and haven of well-being complete with premium facilities: a play area, a huge ice-rink, a bowling bar with snooker tables, a spa area and a pool. Snap up a Ski Leisure package and enjoy unlimited access to the resort’s ice-rink and pool. Getting here couldn’t be easier. Hop on the escalator just across from the residence and arrive right in the heart of the buzz in a matter of minutes.
- Try out the Winter Park too, a unique rubber ring snow tubing experience

Kids at Orcières Merlette 1850
The resort is jam-packed full of things for the family to enjoy:
- The Snow park: the Opoualand fun and educational trail for 6- to 12-year-olds complete with a ‘cute yeti’ experience
- The ice garden, where children can get to grips with skating
- The Jardin des Piou Piou, where children aged two-and-a-half and above can learn to ski
- La Petite Ourse, a centre that’s home to the Les Oursons nursery, the Jardin des Piou-Piou, the Club des Éterlous and the Cartable à la Neige for children aged three months to 12 years.

From beginners to seasoned snow fiends, there’s something for all levels and tastes
The ESF school in Orcières Merlette offers classes for children from the age of two-and-a-half, as well as group lessons for kids and adults to learn snowboarding, carving, free-riding, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing, snow-shoe hiking, off-piste skiing and competitions. Looking to book a class for yourself or the whole family? Head over to our website’s booking page to pick and mix the classes you need.

Sweet treats & regional delicacies

You’ll find lots of different local specialities to sample at Orcières Merlette. A stay at Orcières Merlette is a chance to try:
- ravioles, little  potato and fresh tomme cheese fritters
- blueberry, raspberry or sea-buckthorn Champsaur tart
- sweet or savoury tourtons pasties 
- oreilles d’âne, meaning ‘donkey ears’, named for the spinach leaves used to make them
- a range of different hard and soft cheese, blue cheese, goat’s cheese, Vallée du Champsaur sheep cheese 
- génépi, the French Alps’ most iconic liqueur
- artisanal jams 

And a whole palette of exciting flavours...
 

Summer activities in Orcières Merlette 1850

This Famille Plus-labelled resort offers a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy: hiking, via ferrata, rock climbing, canyoning, mountain biking, cycle tourism, tree-top trails, white water sports, beach sports, a leisure centre, laser game, paintball, tennis, fishing, horse-riding, go-karting, a pool, water slides, a gym, a spa, a cinema, bowling, hang-gliding, trips to farms, the Le Creuset animal farm, Wakatanka tepee village, marmots and the Musée de Prapic. There’s no time to be bored here. Adrenaline junkies will get a kick out of a few sessions on Europe’s longest zipline too!

Hikers and ramblers
Get away from it all with incredible hikes in the great outdoors in this paradise for walkers of all levels. Set off with our mountain guide and wander along a maze of sunny, challenging, and sometimes even refreshing trails and paths, discovering more about the wilderness around you as you go: over 1,800 species of plants, and 350 species of vertebrates call the surrounding landscapes home. 

Brand-new and exclusive: Book your all-inclusive winter ski packages today.

Choose one of our Ski or Ski Leisure packages and get discounted rates on your all-inclusive apartment and ski passes for all the Orcières 1850 ski lifts. -Save money and timewith ski passes ready for you to collect along with the keys to your apartment upon check-in at the residence. Snap up a Ski Leisure package and enjoy unlimited access to the resort’s ice-rink and pool for the duration of your stay, too.

Treat yourself to a little extra: you can now book your SKISET ski gear at discounted rates directly through our website, as well as ski classes for adults and kids at the ESF ski school. To do so, head over to the booking page where you’ll find all the extra add-on activities available for you to book.

Book your activity to complete your stay!

  • Book your tree climbing activity !

Our partner Arbraventure, located only 15 minutes drive from your vacation home, offers you to book your tree climbing activity at preferential rates. Perfect activity for a family outing, you will enjoy different courses adapted to all ages! The 200 workshops offered by the park are waiting for you: zip lines, footbridges, monkey bridges and other trapezes!

To be booked at the next stage of your reservation on our website or by phone (for stays booked at least 24 hours in advance).

  • Book an outing with a donkey!

Live an unforgettable experience with your family. Accessible to all and adapted to all levels of hikers, this activity will be perfect to discover nature with your family. You will be accompanied by a donkey for a hike in the Champsaur at your companion's pace. Affectionate and intelligent animal, the donkey is also very resistant and docile to carry your bags during your walk. Want to try the adventure, our partner Arbraventure offers you to book on our website at preferential rates 2 formulas: Half day (4h) or full day hiking with a donkey. To know : unguided hike, price including only the provision of a donkey. Limited to 4 people maximum. 

To be booked at the next stage of your reservation on our website or by phone (for stays booked at least 24 hours in advance).

  • Book your first paragliding experience!

Are you a thrill seeker? Go ahead and book your paragliding flight from 5 years old with our partner Ecrins Vol Libre. Accompanied by qualified instructors, you will enjoy a 15 to 20 minute discovery flight or a 25 to 30 minute sensation flight with acrobatics, perfect for admiring the view at 800 m altitude! To take advantage of our negotiated rates, book your activity at the next step of your reservation (for a stay booked at least 7 days in advance).

  • Book your outdoor treasure hunt

Search for the captain's treasure in a treasure hunt!

An exciting new adventure awaits you! Bookable from 3 and up to 5 people from 7 years old, embark on an immersive outdoor treasure hunt combining puzzle solving and clue finding to find the lost treasure of Captain Barbozarm...

To be booked at the next step of your reservation on our website or by phone (for stays booked at least 7 days in advance). 

 



More information:

https://www.orcieres.com/
https://orcieres.labellemontagne.com/hiver/?saison=hiver
Conditions de vente des forfaits de ski La Belle Montagne
Conditions de vente des cours de ski/snow ESF
Protocole sanitaire en station

Highlights

21 may and 17 august 2022
The Reserved Pass
From 1st to 3rd july 2022
Recreational Hockey Trophy
9-10 july 2022
Orcières MTB Games

Getting there 

Etoiles d'Orion *** by Ateya

Station 1850 05170 ORCIERES MERLETTE



By car

If you’re coming from the north, take the A480 and Exit 8 for Gap, followed by the N85 to the left heading to Orcières.
If you’re coming from the south, take the A51 and Exit La Saulve, followed by the N85 heading to Orcières. Once you arrive at the resort, take a left at the first fork in the road, and carry on.



By plane

Grenoble St Geoirs (120 km) or Turin (100 km) or Marseille-Provence followed by the Navette Blanche (220 km)



By train

Gap TGV train station (35 km) or Grenoble train station (120 km) or Aix en Provence TGV train station and the Navette Blanche (215 km)



GPS
Latitude : 44.695680. Longitude : 6.327320

Check-in & Checkout

Check-in:  From 4:00pm (5:00 p.m. as of December 2022)
Checkout:  Before 10:00am

Reception

Winter :
Saturday: 8:00am to 8:00pm non-stop
Sunday to Friday : 8:00am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 7:00pm 

Summer :
During the summer school vacations 
Saturday: 8:00am to 8:00pm non-stop
Sunday to Friday: 8:00am to 12:00pm and 4:00pm to 7:00pm

The rest of the season : 
Monday through Friday: 9:00am to 12:00pm and 1:00pm to 5:00pm

On the occasion of a welcome drink, our team will wait for you to welcome you in the residence Etoiles d'Orion



Pool

The pool at the resort’s leisure and relaxation complex is available for you to use (add-on fee applies).

Opt for our multi-slide package which offers you unlimited access to the complex's pool for the whole family. 



Payable on site

Tourist tax payable on site: €0.80/night/per person over 18 (subject to change)

Deposit by pre-authorised card payment:
Summer: 300€/apartment
Winter: 350€/apartment

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