Les Orres is located in the Southern Alps nearly 100 kilometers away to the south from Briancon above the city of Embrun. It has a panoramic views over Serre-Ponçon Lake, in a wonderful landscape of Alpine pastures and forests of larch and Swiss pine. Les Orres resort, with its Mediterranean climate tempered by the altitude, offers holidays in the mountains all year long, with activities suitable for young and old.
For the 5th time it will host the Snowattack Festival!
Its slope system is 105 kilometers long, lie between 1550 and 2720 meters, partly above the forest border and partly in a pine forest. This setting makes it both a diverse and magical location.
The easily surveyed size of the ski area provides favorable conditions for those donning skis for the first time or who have only had few occasions on snowy slopes. However, it also offers unforgettable experiences for those who ski or snowboard at the professional level since the ski center has been constantly improving and accommodating skiers’ needs since its opening in 1970.
No less than 19 lifts are at the disposal of skiers and snowboarders, and 190 snow cannons are at work providing adequate snow coverage for the slopes in case of unfavorable weather.
An excellent, three-zone snow park awaits snowboarders; a boardercross, snake run and slopestyle area.
All the shops and services you will need during your holiday are available in Les Orres. Either at the 1650 resort centre or at Bois Méan Les Orres 1800: food shops, newsagents, bakeries, delicatessen, tobacconists, restaurants, sports shops, emergency services, doctors surgeries, art and craft shops etc.
|INFORMATION SKI AREA LES ORRES|
|Length of ski slopes||105 km|
|Number of ski slopes||67|
|Cross-country skiing||30 km|
Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur The Southern Mediterranean region of France, which is bordered by Monaco and the Mediterranean Sea from the South, Italy from the East, and French areas from the West and North. It can be reached from Paris via the TGV in just 3 hours.
One of the most important tourist regions of the country.
It’s a region that is ideal for rest and relaxation all year long.
From the white rock waterfronts of Marseille (Calanques) through the port of Saint-Tropez to the port of Toulon, the blue waves of the Mediterranean Sea embrace your holiday. The regions of the Ecrins National Park, the Queyras Regional Conservation Park and the Massif des Maures mountains are all abundant in tourist paths. The waters of the river Durance at the Verdon Gorge are perfect for kayaking, rafting and other whitewater sports.
During the winter the ski tracks of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Hautes-Alpes fulfill the expectations of all winter sports fans, whether it is snowboarding, sleighing, skiing, snowkiting or winter trekking. The average height of the Southern ranges of the Alps is higher compared to the Northern ones, even if its peaks scarcely go over 4000 metres. Its uppermost point is the Barre des Ecrins (4 102 metres).
In summer the mountains are great for hikes or via ferrata tours.
The sunny days are prevalent, with more than 300 of them per year! The climate is dry and sunshiny. The region’s fabulous scent can be smelt almost everywhere: pines, lavender, thyme.
Historical landmarks, sights:
The Provence cuisine:
There is quite a big contrast between the heavier, filling dishes of the mountains (e.g. the creamy baked, sliced potatoes called gratins dauphinois; the ravioli; the chicken croquette; the Creuzets des Ecrins, which is a meaty-cheesy pasta dish) versus the Mediterranean, or Provence cuisine’s light courses: ratatouille, aioli mayonnaise with garlic, pistou vegetable soup, bouillabaisse and bourride (a special kind of fish soup).
The ones with the sweet tooth will appreciate the local honey, the calissons (chocolates with almonds and melon), the mendicants (chocolate with sun-dried fruits and seeds) and the pâte de coing (a thick, sliceable marmalade made from quince).
Out of the aperitifs we need to mention the anise-flavored liqueur, the pastis; or any of the tasty local wines (Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes-de-Provence, Rasteau, Bandol).
A charming, small city with a gorgeous lake and a temple, with rustic and narrow streets lined with flowers, located only 5 kms from Les Orres. The city and Lake Serre-Ponçon provides an opportunity to enjoy multiple water sports, such as rafting or kayaking.
This seat of the Hautes-Alpes region is also nicknamed the entrance of the Southern Alps. The Route Napoléon – also called the N85 main road – crosses the city and takes you to Grenoble to the North, and the seaside town of Grasse to the South. This is the road Napoleon took while returning to Paris from his first banishment in 1815, he himself staying here overnight.
The second highest city of Europe after Davos, this settlement bears the title of France’s cultural and historical town. Several houses and buildings were added to the UNESCO World Heritage list as part of the fortifications planned by Vauban.
It is a well-known destination amongst the Hungarian skiers, its 250 km long track system is fully accessible.
The area can be divided into 4 smaller regions: Villeneuve, Chantemerle, Monetier and Briançon, the latter being the biggest settlement of the ski site and is a very atmospheric historical city, 1300m from sea level. The ski paradise provides myriads of sporting and entertainment opportunities (snowmobiles, public pools, paragliding).
The Le Winter Lounge is the home of the real mountain specialties: fondue, tartiflette, raclette and delicious pancakes. In addition to the food, you can have a great selection of wines and cocktails for your evening too! If you have a half board, you can also have it here.
One of our favorite locations at 1800 meters. Everyone can find his drink here: choose from a variety of wines, beers and cocktails, but also don’t forget to taste the special rum!
During the day, the coolest traditional Italian restaurant with special pizzas and an always cheerful staff! When the sun goes down, the dance floor takes over the tables, and also many of our evening fun activities are hosted by Snowfever.
Pizzeria and delivery at 1800 meters! We all know what hunger is like, but there is no time to sit down, as we would hurry back to the mountain or rush to the next concert. Pizza Bois Mean provides the quickest solution for these situations!
The restaurant is located at the end of the Pousterle lift, 2500 meters above sea level and offers a magnificent view on the valley. Le Zenith hut can be reached without equipment from 1650 m.
Also known as Snowattack Hütte, the HÜTTE party venue on the top of the T52 PreBois lift. During the day, we provide musical background while having delicious foods and drinks.
Traditional cheese and homemade ham, as well as wines, various honeys and jams are located at 1800 m. Step by for a real gourmet experience and try some of the strangest local delicacies!
The grocery store inside Snowattack Square has everything you need on the mountain! Not only the basic needs are on offer in the shop, you can also choose from a wide range of special and alternative foods. And if you cook yourself, you’ll find the ingredients here too!
This is a grocery store located outside of the Snowattack Square, where you will also find the essential ingredients you need. Thanks to the two stores, it’s easy to serve nearly 4,000 people on the peak!
The ONLY Tobacco Shop is located at 1650m! Newspapers, souvenirs and postcards all in one place. Open daily from 08:00 to 19:30.
This restaurant is run by a family for more than 30 years, what is a guarantee of quality. It offers mountain and regional specialties. Although it is located at 1650 m, it is worth visiting!
The Grand ‘Cabane Restaurant and Pizzeria is the home of mountain specialties. This is the only place in the village where live sport events are broadcasted. Come on in if you don’t want to miss them during your ski break!