Visit the summits from the comfort of your own home! Thanks to the webcams situated on the Orelle and Val Thorens ski areas, you can know all about the conditions, live! It’s just what you need to prepare your day out of doors.
Comfortably sipping your morning coffee, you have at your fingertips all the real-time information from the foot of the ski runs and the summits.
The weather conditions change very quickly in the mountains and vary widely according to altitude and choice of slope. In this way, while still in your basecamp in Orelle, you have all the facts before you set out and can prepare yourself appropriately.
Is the sun shining at Plan Bouchet at the top of the 3 Vallées Express gondola? Is it windy in the higher areas of Val Thorens? What is the weather like on the other side of Cime Caron? What is the visibility like at the summit of Les 3 Vallées?
This useful information allows you to dress and equip yourself appropriately before you set out – for example, should you opt for sunglasses or a powder mask? This information will also help you choose the right skipass for the conditions: when it’s sunny, opt for a light day of practising in Orelle; when snow is falling, ski for a few hours only; or when conditions are perfect, venture into Les 3 Vallées!
As well as the gorgeous views they offer to anybody interested (even those who are far from Les 3 Vallées, who view its peaks with nostalgic longing), these webcams prove equally useful in summer. Use them to check the views on your walk aren’t obscured by cloud, or that the snow has melted from your chosen mountain bike trails!