Designed in the 70s as a car-free ski resort, Les Orres’ core identity lies in e desire to find just the right balance between tourist development and respect for the environment. In working with environmental and digital technology, the resort is committed to a « Smart Mountain » approach and is innovating every day, to create the mountains of the future.
The Les Orres resort is a pioneer in energy transition for mountain resorts thanks to the successful implementation of an Energy Management System (EMS). This system of managing the ski area’s energy consumption (buildings, ski lifts, etc.) provides real-time data on the resort’s energy consumption meaning that facilities and installations can be more effectively monitored.
Objectives: reduce energy expenditure.
A HYBRID BUS : with election traction has been added to the fleet of shuttle buses, facilitating transport while significantly reducing CO2 emissions.
HEAD IN THE STARS !
The Haute-Alpes region is renowned for its dry, sunny climate and limited light pollution. The responsible management of public lighting since 2009 has made the resort a privileged observation spot, labelled "Starry Village" in 2014.
PESTICIDES PROHIBITED !
Since 2009, the resort has adopted an no pesticide programme on all its green areas and slopes.
AN EXPERIENTIAL RESORT
Les Orres is Europe’s leading mountain resort in terms of ecological transition and has also established itself as the Experiential Resort.2.0. At the instigation of Pierre Vollaire, the Mayor of Les Orres, and his municipal team, several innovative projects are expected to be up and running by 2022, further enhancing the resort’s appeal throughout the year.
› The Experiential Hub: promoting mountain, outdoor and water sports via the latest digital technologies.
› The Sports Innovation Hub: this new mountain sports laboratory, which includes skiing and MTB. Facilities devoted to high-level sport as well as clubs used by amateurs and the general public, conceived in collaboration with international sports hubs and mountain stakeholders
Designer textile franco-brésilien installé à Embrun, Fábio de Sá crée une ligne d’accessoires à partir des bâches publicitaires de la station ! Une initiative qui s’inscrit dans le cadre du projet Et si c’était A.V.E.C (Artisanat de Vision Écologique et Circulaire) reposant sur la revalorisation des matières textiles de la Région Sud, en accessoires de mode ou de décoration.
Paysages enneigés et plan des pistes habillent ainsi sacs, trousses de toilettes ou étuis pour masque de ski.
Un partenariat de choix pour la station des Orres qui s’impose comme un modèle de développement durable à l’échelle européenne. Produits upcyclés, Eco-logiques et 100% Made in Hautes-Alpes disponibles à la vente à l’Office de Tourisme des Orres 1650.
A connected resort
Just because we're hidden away in the mountains doesn't mean we're cut off from the world! The resort has developed several technological tools to improve its services to holidaymakers.
Free mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play. It contains all the information you need about shops, activities, accommodation, events and other practical information, with GPS coordinates, but that's not all ! You can also time your ski routes, track the routes of the free shuttle buses, look at the webcams and the live weather information, check on the opening times of the slopes and ski lifts
- Free Wi-Fi : to date over 126 terminals have been installed throughout Les Orres.
- Fibre optic broadband arrives! In the age of digital technology, mobility and new types of remote working, Les Orres is to pilot the use of fibre optic cable which will help it develop and expand its business while preserving the environment. Holiday makers will enjoy free access to a new, high-performing Wifi system in the Tourist Offices at Les Orres 1650 and 1800 and their respective snow fronts. Connection underway