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Orcieres-Merlette Resort & Transfer Guide

Orcieres-Merlette is nestled right on the edge of the Ecrins National Park and the valleys of Champsaur and Valgaudemar. This unique ski resort differs from the others because of its position: it benefits from a mixture of Alpine and Mediterranean climates. This unusual combination results in heavy snowfalls, like all the Ecrins mountain range resorts, and lots of sunshine because it is on the edge of the Southern Alps. 

The ski resort of Orcieres-Merlette offers its visitors an exceptional panorama and all the pleasures of the skiing!

Ski Resort Location

Orcières-Merlette is located in the Arrondissement of Gap (France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, Hautes-Alpes). Orcières-Merlette is a modern satellite ski resort located around 400 metres above the old village centre of Orcières. 

This amazing ski resort is suitable for skiers of all levels. Besides, Orcières-Merlette proudly announces itself as multi-activity resort where each visitor will find unusual experience! It offers additional activities such as tobogganing, cross-country skiing, swimming pool and ice skating. You can climb up from one of Europe's biggest zip lines, test out the Winterparc's crazy buoys, fly over the paragliding domain accompanied by one of the resort's many professionals, or even take a stroll on a far north ride with a sled dog team.

The resort offers you an ultra-fast Tyrolean ride, Nordic activities to enjoy the scenery and a large sports complex for fun and relax. As for accommodation, Orcières-Merlette has everything visitors may need: furnished chalets, hotels, residences and holiday villages.

Closest Airports to Orcieres-Merlette

If you’re flying to Orcieres-Merlette, be sure to arrive via one of the closest airports:

Closest Train Stations to Orcieres-Merlette

Nearest train station to Orcieres-Merlette is at Gap. We recommend you to order direct airport transfer. By choosing Alps2Alps proposed Orcieres-Merlette transfer, you will receive a high-quality service from the airport to the ski resort for a low cost.

Transfer Times

These transfer times are approximate only. Weather and traffic conditions can significantly impact transfer times:

  • Chambery Savoie Airport (CMF) – 3 hours 20 minutes
  • Grenoble Airport (GNB) – 3 hours
  • Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS) – 3 hours 25 minutes
  • Turin Cuneo Airport (TRN) – 4 hours

How Much Will My Transfer Cost?

We always carefully calculate all resort transfer services individually, to ensure that our customers never overpay. Whenever you choose to travel and whatever your final destination, Alps2Alps will get you there for the lowest possible price. However, we advise booking early to access the best possible deal. In addition, keep up to date with Alps2Alps for the latest offers, deals and discounts on Orcieres-Merlette resort transfer services.

Transfer costs are calculated in accordance with the following factors:

  • Where the journey begins (your arrival airport)
  • The time of year and seasonal demand
  • Peak times during the day and week/weekend
  • The size of your group and the number of children
  • The length and duration of the journey

All of the above will only ever result in our base-rate for ski transfers going down – we never over-inflate our prices at any time or for any reason. We also offer substantial discounts for off-peak, off-season and midweek transfers to Orcieres-Merlette. If looking for the best possible deals, travelling outside peak season or midweek typically results in the biggest savings. We offer midweek (Monday to Friday) prices with up to 60% discount than weekend prices.

Your transfer quote will also depend on vehicle availability, transfer schedule, vehicle utilisation and other costs like road tolls and airport parking charges. In all instances, we work hard to keep our prices low and are relentlessly committed to total value for money. Which is why we guarantee you won’t find a better deal on your Orcieres-Merlette ski resort transfers, whatever your needs.

To discuss any specific requirements or plans to travel as part of a larger group, please get in touch directly so we can discuss your needs.

Resort Open & Closing Dates

Seasonal opening dates at Orcieres-Merlette are of course dependant on snow conditions, though are currently listed as follows:

The season opens – 14th December 2019

The season ends – 19th April 2020

Ski Resort Essentials

The resort of Orcieres-Merlette lies at an elevation of 1,850m, with a max vertical of 880m and its highest lift going as far as 2,730m. There are a total of 44 pistes in the immediate vicinity of the resort, served by 29 ski lifts. Around 18% of the slopes are ideal for beginners, 33% serve the needs of intermediates, 35% of the slopes are for advanced users and the remaining 14% are far experts. It is possible to rent and buy equipment if it is needed.

Orcieres-Merlette is the ideal location for winter sport!

Family Friendly/Kids

The resort of Orcieres-Merlette is a perfect destination for a family vacation. It is labelled "Famille Plus Montagne". Orcieres-Merlette provides a daycare "Les Oursons" to support children, “Piwi Piwi” snow garden, the "Eterlous Club" and "le Cartable à la Neige” will welcome children from 3 months to 12 years old.

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Tourist Resources & Links

A plethora of activities awaits you during your holidays in Orcieres-Merlette. Half of the commune of Orcieres is inside the central zone of the Ecrins national park - the largest protected natural space in France (100,000 ha), and also a perfect territory for snowshoeing or ski touring.

Find out more at the following website:

How to Choose Transfers to Orcieres-Merlette

Orcieres-Merlette ski resort transfers are about so much more than just getting you to your final destination. After all, you also want to arrive comfortable, refreshed and ideally on time. Not all resort transfer services can promise this – Alps2Alps guarantees a higher-level service for every passenger.

Travel with us to Orcieres-Merlette and we’ll provide you with the following guarantees:

  • Outstanding value for money throughout the season
  • Flexibility and convenience for all customers
  • 24/7 customer service and English-speaking drivers
  • A family-friendly attitude and service with a smile
  • Total commitment to punctuality and reliability

Book Your Ski Transfer to Orcieres-Merlette

Keep your eyes open for the kinds of deals, discounts and special offers that could make your trip even more affordable. If looking to secure your seats for the best possible price, booking as early as possible is advisable.

If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for, please get in touch with the Alps2Alps customer service team today. Otherwise, proceed with your booking and we’ll see you in the snow!

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