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.
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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.
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.
Resort Altitude: 2300m
Summit Elevation: 3230
Vertical Drop: 930
Total Pistes: 140
Number of Lifts: 32
Snow Parks: 1
We are currently unable to pre-book ski passes in Orelle.
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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.
ESF - Orelle
Tél : 04 79 56 74 11
Fax : 04 79 56 74 11
Approx. distance from Calais:
Driving time from Calais:
8 hrs 40 mins
Approx tolls from Calais:
€80 ea. way
Geneva - 183 kmLyon - 192 kmGrenoble - 122 kmChambery - 102 km
Current weather: Partly cloudy, some sunny spells
Fresh snow: 10cm
Last snowed: 2018-02-18
Piste information: Great conditions - wax up your skis!
Lower snow depth: 238cm
Upper snow depth: 285cm
Piste state: Excellent
Off-piste snow: Best up high
Runs to resort: Good
Lifts open: 29
Lifts in total: 30