Les Orres, a family resort near Serre-Ponçon

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Put on your skis and head for the family resort of Orres, located in my Hautes-Alpes, just above Embrun and Lac de Serre Ponçon. This family resort spreads out between 1,550 meters and 2,720 m above sea level, with a good part in larch forest, a magnificent view of the Serre-Ponçon lake according to the hamlets. As I have never skied there before, here is the testimony from a mom who goes on vacation to this resort as a solo mom and without a car!

Travel location: family ski holiday in Les Orres

In the Southern Alps. Great sun every time!

Practical information to book your stay in Les Orres
  • Day pass price: € 38 / adult – € 32 for 5/12 years old (discount when booking online)
  • Altitude : 1650 m to 2720 m
  • Kms of slopes: 36 slopes (10 green, 4 blue, 18 red andt 4 quarter notes)
  • Children’s equipment: Daycare from 6 months possible – snow garden
  • How to get there : by TGV from Paris to Grenoble then TER Grenoble Embrun – Car from Marseille: 2h35 – Car from Lyon: 3h50
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Can you present, give us the ages of your children?

Solo mother of a 9-year-old pépette who passed bear, snowflake and soon first star at Les Orres 1650

Why choose to ski in the ski resort of Les Orres?

A family resort with an easy base for a solo mom

The choice studios at the foot of the slopes and facing the pious pious is important. Very practical when you are alone carrying a child, skis, bags for a snack etc …

A nice ski school

The ski school is great; the teaching team is demanding but all in a good mood. Capucine is rather cowardly and each time, she had a blast. The animators were super cool with the little ones (they did magic tricks during the snack. 5 years later, Capucine still remembers it) and afterwards, she had teachers who were happy to be there and very good teachers.

Which sector of Les Orres do you prefer and why?

Les orres 1650 parce that I do not have my license. There too, no problem: the crossroads markets, pharmacy, doctors and others are all in the buildings where there are the studios. And the animations are also within studio reach : trampolines, mechanical sledges The Orrian Express (see photo), departure by snowmobile.

Travel and Children Info on Les Orres Les Orres is made up of 7 hamlets some of which are much further from the slopes and from 3 ski areas Les Orres 1550, the authentic village, Les Orres 1650 and Les Orres 1800. A free shuttle connects all these hamlets!Les Orres 1800 brings together the beginner sector with beginners treadmills covereds (one is free, the other paid in the beginner’s package)

What are your favorite winter activities?

  • ski,
  • sled dogs: (well book before but 40 euros for adults and 25 for children, that’s what I saw cheaper) The Musher is an adorable guy who loves his dogs very much.
  • walks in the forest.

What non-skiing activities in Les Orres?


An activity Much more expensive like 125 euros per person)

Ski touring

The family resort of Les Orres offers several marked routes for practicing ski touring in complete safety from Les Orres 1550 and 1650.

Orrian Express mechanical sled

A long all-season sled, on rails, 710m long. For children over 3 years old – Depart for Les Orres 1650

Theme hikes (animal tracks, farm …)

Snowshoe treks

Considering the situation in the forest at the bottom of the station, the snowshoeing activity is very pleasant there. many courses are laid out in the middle of larches (conifers which lose their thorns in winter, so do not think that the trees are sick!). You can therefore go alone or with a guide if you want information on the flora and fauna of the region.

The Tyrolean – Travel and Children recommendation

New for 2021, a giant zip line starting 2400m from the top of the Pic Vert chairlift and which takes you 1800m further on to Les Orres 1800 in the forest! From 8 years old or 35 kg mini

What is the level of equipment for skiing in the resort (number of slopes on slopes?)

The domain (orres 1650 and orres 1800) is 36 slopes (10 green, 4 blue, 18 red et 4 quarter notes)

On the other hand, I think that there is not much in cross-country skiing but to check

How does this resort deserve this family resort label? Would you recommend it to families with very young children and why? (Daycare, beginners area, fun trail, etc.)

For everything I’ve said before. The resort is really suitable for toddlers

Travel and Children Info: Daycare centers and play areas in Les Orres

Les Orres resort has the Famille plus label. It puts families in the spotlight by offering them many services:

3 Daycares:

Marmots Club “Les Pitchounets” – Les Orres 1650 from 6 months to 5 yearsClub of Marmots “La Farandole” – Les Orres 1800 Club Juni’Orres for 6/12 years old. You can mix ski lessons and daycare.

Play areas in Les Orres for children and teenagers

A new snowpark was created in 2020. It welcomes rather experienced snowboarders at the top of the Prélongis chairlift.

What accommodation do you recommend in Les Orres as a family?

The orres 1650 studios which overlook the slopes and also on the fireworks on Friday evening (direct view from the balcony)

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And why, do not attempt to sleep in a dome?

What budget for a stay in the family ski resort of Les Orres during the family holidays? (fixed price, activities etc…)?

  • Studio: 850 euros (there were 3 of us with a super auntie who offered the stay to his niece!)
  • Marmot club between 100 and 135 per week
  • Package included with the ski school up to 6 years old (to be checked, my information is a bit dated): Around 150 euros for the 6 days

How to get to Les Orres with the family?

Join the Orres without Car by trainParis-Grenoble by TGV, then TER Grenoble-Gap (or Embrun) then journey by bus orParis-Valence / Valence- Embruns Then shuttle to Les Orres

From Marseille: the ski shuttles allow you to go to Les Orres without a car. Otherwise: 3 hours drive from Marseille without any pass to go!

  • Good sanitary conditions 8/10
  • Ease of transport on site 10/10
  • Ease of finding everything for baby (infant milk, diapers, baby jars, etc.) / 10 Don’t know
  • Child-friendly activities 10/10
  • Beauty of the landscape or visits 7/10
  • Affordable budget 8/10
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