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Orelle Ski Resort Guide

Orelle, France

Ski Area Highlights
Highest Lift2,360m7,743ft
Lowest Lift888m2,913ft
 Nearest AirportsChambery and Annecy
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Orelle is the base of the 3 Valleys Express - a 5km long telecabine giving direct access into The Three Valleys from the Autoroute near Chambéry.


The French ski resort of Orelle is at an altitude of 888m2,913ft.

Orelle has direct access to a single ski lift. Orelle is directly linked by Ski Lift to the ski areas of The Three Valleys and Val Thorens.

With ski lifts as high as 2,360m7,743ft, snow cover is generally reliable.


We do not currently have enough information to describe the skiing in Orelle. If you have skied here, or know the area, please tell us about it in the Ski Forum.


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Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Orelle?

The next notable snow forecast is 4cm1in, expected on 13 August.

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Ski Area Stats

Orelle Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Orelle Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift2,360m7,743ft
Lowest Piste888m2,913ft
Max Vertical1,472m4,829ft

Orelle Overview

Accessible directly from the motorway, Orelle is less than one hour from Chambéry, one hour from Grenoble or Turin and less than two hours from Lyon. Parking is free at the telecabine terminal. In the reception area, you will find a ski hire shop, a French ski school, a bar, an information point and the ticket offices for the ski lifts.

Location and Map

Where is Orelle?

This ski resort is in Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Orelle is Chambery, 64 minutes drive away.

Annecy, Turin Caselle, Grenoble, Lyon St-Exupéry, Lyon Bron, Geneva, Turin Cuneo, Saint-Étienne and Milan Malpensa airports are all within three hours drive.

Chambery is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

There is one ski lift.

Season Dates

When is Orelle open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Early May.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Orelle, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Orelle Tourist Office for the latest.

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