Ski slope departure point, Orelle Orelle is a small mountain village in the Maurienne Valley that during the winter season, via its "Trois Vallées Express" gondola lift, gives access to Val Thorens and the 3 Valleys, one of the highest ski areas in Europe. The village of Orelle is only one hour from Chambéry and one hour 30 minutes from Turin, via the Fréjus tunnel. Parking is free. From the village at 880 metres, it takes 15 minutes by gondola lift to reach the base of the slopes at 2350 metres, where you take a chair lift up to the Col de Rosaël and the slopes of Val Thorens. The red and blue runs of Orelle valley are very nice slopes, but obviously the real interest of this resort is the fast connection to the summit of the 3 Valleys ski area. Note that Orelle's lower slopes stop at 2350 metres; it is only possible to return to Orelle village by going down in the gondola lift.

Downhill skiing

  • Maximum altitude: 3230 m
  • Minimum altitude: 2350 m
  • Number of ski lifts: 5 (gondola lifts: 1, chairlifts: 3, drag lifts: 1)
  • Number of ski runs: 7 (red: 3, blue: 3, green: 1)
  • Total distance: 20 km
  • Piste map

Dates for 2022-23 winter season

  • Opening: Saturday 26 November 2022
  • Closing: Monday 8 May 2023

Distance by car

  • Chambéry to Orelle: 92 kilometres (57 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour
  • Turin to Orelle: 115 kilometres (71 miles). Estimated time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Lyon to Orelle: 200 kilometres (124 miles). Estimated time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Reduced price ski passes for Orelle

Official website of the resort

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