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Traditional village


Orelle is a small mountain village of almost 400 inhabitants in the Maurienne valley. It is very traditional and has preserved its rural character and its traditions. Orelle is a backway into the Val Thorens ski resort but challenging runs have developed on the Orelle side of the mountain in the Cime de Carron area. It also features some excellent off-piste.


Orelle is essentially a quiet, traditional village; however, there are various off-slope activities such as tobogganing, snowshoeing, Torino bus tour, visit to the farm and Nordic walking. The "Hameaux des Eaux of Orelle" has a 200 m² Spa including indoor heated pool with multi-jets and waterfalls, sauna, jacuzzi, solarium and relaxation area.

Facilities for children

There is an ESF ski school located in Orelle that offers children's lessons. There is childcare welcoming children from 3 months to 6 years old.

Accommodation in this resort

  • Family Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Close to Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
This residence is located approximately 5 minutes walk from the ski lifts and the centre of Orelle offering shops and bars, a local shuttle bus is available for easy access... Read more

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Special offers

We currently have no featured offers for this resort; however, there may still be discounts available on selected dates. Please visit our ski deals section for information on all our current special offers.

Mountain info

The traditional alpine village of Orelle is easily accessible, and located on the doorstep of the fabulous Three Valleys ski domain. The residence is only 800 meters from the famous Three Valleys Express, which whisks you from Orelle village straight into the heart of the Val Thorens ski area, the highest resort in Europe, in just 15 minutes. From the arrival point at the top of the lift ski options are endless, it is even possible to ski over to the prestigious resorts of Courchevel and Meribel. The 650 km of piste are enough to keep even the most demanding skiers occupied.

Mountain stats

Resort Altitude: 2300m

Summit Elevation: 3230

Vertical Drop: 930

Total Pistes: 140





Number of Lifts: 32

Snow Parks: 1

Piste map

Ski passes

We are currently unable to pre-book ski passes in Orelle.

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Ski rental

Erna Low are currently unable to pre-book equipment hire in the resort of Orelle; however, there is a rental location in the village, where it is possible to pre-book your ski rental equipment.  Please see below for more information.

Orelle Sports logo

Francoz, 73140 ORELLE
+33 (0)4 79 56 87 73
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Ski schools

ESF - Orelle
73140 ORELLE
Tél : 04 79 56 74 11
Fax : 04 79 56 74 11

Travel info

Approx. distance from Calais:
923 km

Driving time from Calais:
8 hrs 40 mins

Approx tolls from Calais:
€80 ea. way

Gateway airports:

Geneva - 183 kmLyon - 192 kmGrenoble - 122 kmChambery - 102 km

Current weather

Snow data

Current weather: Partly cloudy, some sunny spells

Fresh snow: 3cm

Last snowed: 2018-04-16


Piste data

Piste information: The best conditions can be found on the upper slopes

Lower snow depth: 206cm

Upper snow depth: 310cm

Piste state: Excellent

Off-piste snow: Best up high

Runs to resort: Good

Lift information

Lifts open: 26

Lifts in total: 30

Data last updated on 2018-05-01

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