For the 20th Anniversary of the telecabine there are lots of events being organised. When you arrive here, you’ll find that they’re all advertised on the wall in reception! The weekly programme includes trips to Turin and visits to local farms. there is an iceskating rink and parties being organised.
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The Guardian newspaper has discovered Orelle! In a recent article entitled “Great little ski resorts you may never have heard of” the journalist writes, “This charming little resort in the Maurienne valley is made up of 10 hamlets of slate-roofed stone houses, and has some of the area’s best-value accommodation. The skiing is linked by lift over the Col de Rosael to Val Thorens, so you can enjoy the slopes of the Trois Vallées at a fraction of the price of staying there – and enjoy the off-piste opportunities around the quieter Maurienne area, too.” Ron and Anne
A great thing about staying in the Residence is that you can ski in many resorts along the Maurienne Valley. Yesterday we went to Valloire with glorious sunshine and great snow. Valloire is about 30 mins drive along a windy mountain road so if it’s really snowy make sure your snow chains are in the car. Having said that, they are really good at clearing the roads. Our advice is to drive through the village and keep going until you get to a small village called Les Verneys. There’s a cash desk to buy your ski pass, lots of free parking and a lift that takes you up to the runs. Lots of skiing for all abilities. If you find the run called the Moulin Benjamin (blue) it ends up by a pretty church and a area full of donkeys! The restaurants are good value, I paid €10 for a large plate of sausage and chips and Anne had a huge savoyade salad for €11.