Orelle 3 Vallées, a charming and friendly ski resort
At the heart of the Maurienne valley, Orelle 3 Vallées is a winter sports resort with a unique charm. This mountain village nestled behind Val Thorens and Cime de Caron is the gateway to the largest ski area in Europe: the 3 Vallées. The area’s eight rustic hamlets will immerse you in a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
The ideal location for mountain lovers, offering a break in nature complete with a wide variety of activities. Skiing, hiking, snowboarding, local product tastings, zipline or a spa day... Just an hour from Chambery, Orelle has a whole host of surprises in store. With a wide range of activities on offer, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience at this fantastic ski resort. Free your spirit with a relaxing stay filled with nature, fresh air and charming traditions!
Orelle 3 Vallées, the ideal choice for a skiing holiday in the Alps!
Located at the entrance to the 3 Valleys, Orelle ski resort is the ideal destination for experienced skiers looking for a challenge on the snow-covered slopes of Europe’s highest ski area. Complete with fast transfers, this charming, well-connected resort is your gateway to the great outdoors. At an altitude of 880 m, the access to the “Trois Vallées Express” cable car is just 13 minutes away. Once you arrive, you will be able to take advantage of 600 km of pistes accessible to all levels of skier.
With optimal snow cover and an altitude of 2,350 m, these slopes ensure unique experiences whether alone or with friends or family. You will also be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the Alps. Rising to 3,240 m above sea level is the Pointe du Bouchet, the highest peak in the 3 Valleys. A haven for nature, wild yet understated, Orelle is without a doubt a destination to discover. The most intimate of the 3 Vallées ski resorts and also one of the most beautiful. Thanks to the “Trois Vallées Express” cable car, you will also have the opportunity to discover the Cime Caron, a legendary peak between Maurienne and Tarentaise. At an altitude of 3,000 m, the Col de Rosaël is equally impressive!
The Orelle ski area, a true haven of tranquillity
Immerse yourself in the rural setting and undeniable charm of Orelle. At the heart of the Maurienne valley, 800 m above sea level, this charming ski resort offers unrivalled access to a fantastic ski area. Considered the hidden secret of the 3 Vallées, Orelle offers visitors the peace and calm of a mountain village, complete with a wide range of activities. From December through to May you will be able to take advantage of 150 km of pistes with altitudes ranging from altitudes of 2,350 m to 3,250 m. Both novice and more experienced skiers will have the pleasure of traversing 9 varied and extensive slopes, dominated by the Cime Caron and the Pointe du Bouchet peaks. The resort is directly linked to Val Thorens via three connections, one being the world’s highest zipline. Suspended from a steel wire, adventure lovers will be able to whizz across 1,300 m of zipline with unforgettable panoramic views over the mountains!
From Orelle ski resort it is possible to access Courchevel, Les Menuires, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains or Saint-Martin-de-Belleville. A visit to Orelle guarantees a fantastic, high-quality ski experience complete with 31 fully equipped ski lifts, including 14 chairlifts, 5 gondolas, 2 drag lifts and 1 cable car.
Orelle ski resort, the perfect choice for winter sports
The area’s eight traditional hamlets and a magnificent natural scenery will ensure Orelle captures your heart. Your experience at the resort will be full of moments of pure delight, benefitting from direct connections with the immense outdoor spaces of the 3 Vallées. For a more intimate skiing experience, you will have 88 pistes to choose from, including 30 red and 11 green runs. A veritable skiing hotspot, it is also home to the 4 km Lory piste. The resort’s rich biodiversity and stunning scenery is sure to delight and surprise.
For an extra adrenaline rush, take on the 3 Vallées’ highest Nordic ski run, located on Orelle’s Tourbière plateau. You can also try your hand at snowboarding, sledging or snowshoeing through the delightful hamlets of Orelle. To complete your stay, make sure to try the region’s local delicacies. Sample delicious local dishes in the ski resort’s traditional restaurants or enjoy a relaxing day at the spa. This resort is the ideal destination for families looking for rest and relaxation in a friendly atmosphere. Orelle’s warm welcome is sure to charm.
You’ll find the best atmosphere at Orelle Val Thorens, whether you’re a skier or not.
Val Thorens has the reputation for offering the best ski adventures: excellent pistes and an unbeatable atmosphere. Take advantage of all Val Thorens has to offer at your own pace, offering both relaxation and a gourmet experience, complete with a full range of sporting activities and fantastic atmosphere for a perfect stay. Little more than an hour separates Orelle from Val Thorens, a ski resort in the heart of the French Alps renowned for being the highest in Europe!
The majority of the resort’s pistes are located at an altitude of over 2,300 m ensuring that snow-cover is never an problem in this truly exceptional landscape. Val Thorens and Orelle offer a wide variety of activities for both skiers and non-skiers alike. Whether skiing down miles of slopes, snowshoeing, sledging or taking a ride on a snowmobile, you won’t be disappointed by this stunning region nestled amid the 3 Valleys in the Rhône-Alpes region.
Orelle Tourist Office
The Tourist Office of Orelle will help you to discover all the resort has to offer! They can offer valuable tips on how to get the most out of winter in the mountains and take full advantage of its skiing opportunities. Get out and enjoy the fresh air with a wide range of activities guaranteeing incredible, exciting experiences! You can go ice-skating, cross-country skiing, snowboarding or sledging all in a peaceful and safe environment. Reserve your upcoming activities quickly and efficiently by dropping into Orelle’s Tourist Office.
The weather in Orelle
In Orelle, it’s always great weather for a host of wonderful activities! From November you’ll be able to enjoy the 3 Vallées’ snow-covered pistes at altitudes ranging from 1,100 m to 3,230 m. Orelle guarantees the perfect snow-cover all winter long and even into spring. It’s still possible to take an invigorating ski break even in May! It’s always a delight to be out on the slopes in the sunshine. Make sure you’re well equipped with ski suits, gloves, snow boots and sunglasses!
Discover this fantastic accommodation in Orelle 3 Vallées
For an exceptional stay, discover the hamlet of Eaux d’Orelle. At the heart of Maurienne, Eaux d’Orelle offers pure relaxation with its exceptional wellness centre. Spend a day at the spa, complete with pool, sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and a selection of beauty treatments. Take a look at this warm and cosy 6 person apartment ! Ideal for sharing special family moments amid the Alp’s majestic peaks. At Orelle 3 Vallées you can truly get away from it all, surrounded by peace and calm.