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Less than two hours driving from Lyon, Grenoble, Chambéry, Annecy or even Turin or Geneva, less than 4 hours with direct TGV from Paris, with all free parkings and without turning mountain roads, located in the heart of Maurienne valley, Orelle is the easiest access to Val Thorens and Les 3 Vallées.
Only 15-minute of gondola to reach a wonderful ski area. For ski lovers, Orelle is THE great skiing destination.
Orelle is also a traditional and charming village.
10 Authentic hamlets nestled in their corner of nature. Stone houses, slate roofs, village squares and so on. You will discover the beauty of these hamlets still secret, yet they have so much to reveal.
For a restful and authentic stay, on the world’s largest ski area, it’s in Orelle you have to be.
After a glimpse of the Orelle webcams, the openings of the slopes on the Val Thorens/Orelle map, skis on your feet, The 3 Valleys (Les 3 Vallées) ski pass in your pocket, let’s go skiing!
Val Thorens/Orelle key figures
1 cables car
14 chair lifts
2 drag lifts
5 magic carpets
11 green slopes,
39 blue slopes,
30 red slopes,
8 black slopes.
6 ludic areas
For a holiday crammed with highlights, discover the best of Orelle!
Dates d'ouvertures :du 4 December 2021 au 8 May 2022
Altitude station :2350 m
1 A front door
Orelle: gateway to the world’s largest ski area in the world!
Ultra-easy access, 6 kilometers from the Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne motorway exit. 15 minutes in the cable car are enough to enjoy the Very Big Ski!
2 The highest point of the 3 Valleys accessible by ski!
RDV at the highest point of the ski area: at the top of Bouchet chairlift you’ll reach the highest point of the 3 Vallées: Le Bouchet at 3230m altitude. Panoramic point of view guaranteed!
3 The europe’s highest zip line
A glide over 1300 m… 1 minute45 seconds of pure pleasure in breathtaking surroundings, from Les 3 Vallées point at 3230 m, at the top of the Bouchet chairlift in the Orelle resort, over to the Val Thorens crest, at 3000 m, at the top of the Thorens Funitel.
From Orelle to Val Thorens, suspended from a steel cable, comfortably installed in a cocoon of fabric which will take you over the 100 km/h barrier, you can experience what it feels like to be a great bird of prey, soaring over infinite spaces.
4 The highest Nordic ski slope in the 3 Valleys!
A loop of 1km200 at 2350m altitude!
5 A calm and authentic village
Orelle is composed of 10 hamlets where you could find tranquility and authenticity.
Nice places, small streets, typical architecture and friendly people.
6 Restaurant serving traditional flavours with careful modern interpretation
The Chef of the mountain restaurant proposes great classics by adding a variety of colors and a modern nuance to all his dishes. Enjoy in particular the Burger aux Noix de Saint-Jacques: an unforgettable delight!