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Orelle (Val Thorens)

Orelle is located within the Maurienne Valley region of the French Alps. It’s divided into 10 small hamlets.

 Francoz is home to the 3 Vallées Express gondola that connects Orelle to Val Thorens and the 3 Valleys ski area.

The authentic hamlets are tucked away in a natural beauty spot, near Italy and the Vanois National Park.

The stone houses have beautiful slate roofs and lots of traditional charm. Discover a village with a unique architectural heritage!

The area is ideal for those seeking peace, calm and authenticity.

A gondola takes you up to an altitude of 2300m in 15 minutes.

Orelle benefits from low prices in the small hamlet but at the same time has access to one of the largest ski areas in the world – the 3 Valleys.

There’s is a bar, restaurant and mini-market next to the gondola base station. For a further selection of shops, bars and restaurants St Michel de Maurienne is a five-minute drive. A little further afield, St Jean de Maurienne is a 20-30 minute drive.

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Orelle (Val Thorens) ski facts:

  • Ski area: 3 Valleys
  • Resort height: 800m, ski from 2300m
  • Resort top height: 3230m
  • 3 Valleys (Val Thorens, Orelle, Les Menuires, St Martin, Courchevel, La Tania, Meribel, Brides)
  • Km piste: 600
  • Lifts: 172
  • Snow cannons: 2091 (1/3 ski area)
  • No. of slopes: 318
  • Green slopes: 51
  • Blue slopes: 126
  • Red slopes: 111
  • Black slopes: 30
    • Beginners 2 stars
    • Intermediates 4 stars
    • Experts 3 stars
    • Boarders 3 stars
  • Driving distance from Calais: 583 miles (8hrs 30)

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