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The Orcières Merlette ski resort is 50 years old!

The Orcières Merlette ski resort celebrates its 50th birthday! A big party in the snow will take place March 6, 2012, blending snow, lights, and fireworks, for the greatest pleasure of skiers.

The Orcières Merlette ski resort is ideally located between the Southern and the Northern French Alps, and allows visitors to take advantage of all the pleasures of the mountain combined with a foretaste of the Provence region with its warm and friendly welcome… This location makes for a particularly pleasant resort, winter and summer. Located at 6070 feet altitude, surrounded by summits at over 10,000 feet, Orcières offers visitors an exceptional panorama at the gates of the National Ecrins Park. Culminating at 8900 feet, its ski area offers 44 slopes of all levels, 60 plus miles of diverse trails for the pleasure of all skiing levels, beginning or experienced. The snow park puts 170,000 sq feet at the disposal of freestyle lovers who can take advantage of a downhill slope, a slalom run, and fun trails,…

Skier à Orcieres MerletteIn 2012, the Orcières Merlette resort will celebrate its 50th birthday: the first chair lift in Orcières-Merlette was in fact inaugurated in January 1962. It’s from that point on that the future dynamic and modern ski resort took off, taking advantage of its natural assets, a preserved environment, quality snow cover, and generous sun. This half century of existence has seen a succession of numerous innovations which have allowed Orcières Merlette to offer today’svisitors modern infrastructures for ski and leisure. It will thus be an event to celebrate with dignity: the resort invites skiers to gather on the snow front on March 6, 2012, for an enchanted show, amidst famous snow people. The years and the major events which have made Orcières will be retold, with a high altitude fireworks finale to celebrate the resort’s 50 years!

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