Orcieres Merlette / Hautes Alpes

alt. 1850m

Orcières Merlette Southern Alps

Plateau de Rocherousse

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Sommet Estaris

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Drouvet summit 2655m

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Orcieres 1850m

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Orcieres Croze

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Les Rouies

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Weather report

Partly cloudy forecasted today. Temperature low -6 °C, high -4 °C. Freezing level at 1158 meters. Wind at 2km/h NE.

Weather today

Weather outlook


Avalanche risk level Sunday January 20

Avalanche risk 2

Snow forecast

5-day snow forecast

lower 10cm
mid 20cm
upper 22cm

The upper slopes will receive 22cm in the next 5 days

Snow depth

Snow report Sunday January 20

lower 15cm
mid 50cm
upper 85cm

2cm of fresh snow during the last 48h

Snow anomaly

63 %

Average long-year snow depth in week 03 is 59cm on the lower slopes and 136cm on the upper slopes. Current snow depth is below long-term average.


81 %
24 of 30 lifts in operation


73 %
73 of 100km slopes open

Snow sure

Score based on 10yr average snow depth and temperature


Ski area

The ski area of Orcieres Merlette consists of 100km of skiing slopes between 1850-2725m altitude. There are 46km of blue, 43km of red and 11km of black slopes. The skiarea is serviced by 30 lifts.

Ski map


The ski region Orcieres Merlette was voted an average of 7.2 by our visitors.


Closest transit point for ski destination Orcieres Merlette is Grenoble airport. The travel distance is 120 km which equals an est. travel time of 2 hours 0 mins.

Points of interest


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