Local facilities 3
(i.e. Restaurants, hire shops)
Slope conditions 4
Lift system 4
Skiing / boarding experience
Apres ski 2
My friend and I stayed here for a few nights, for a late season break. The town itself is really more like a traditional French village, but still offers a few nice restaurants to choose from.
Its best feature by far was the main chairlift from the resort, which literally ran from the bottom of our apartment block. This takes you up to the small area of Termignon pistes, which offers up a really nice red run back down to the village, which is perfect for a morning warm up.
From Termignon, you can easily access the Val Cenis area (Lanslebourg and Lanslevillard) using the high modern chairlift, where we spent the majority of our time (and is surprisingly varied). My favourite run was the 'arcelle' red on the far side which took you from 2500m right down to the village.
On our last day we headed to the 3 valleys, which we discovered was just a 20 minute drive away (by taking the gondola from Orelle). But you need your own transport if you are planning to do this, as I don't think there is a bus route.
If you are looking for a quiet getaway, and are just focussed on the skiing then this resort is definitely worth a look, although the village is fairly limited in its facilities. If you want a bigger choice of restaurants/bars then consider its neighbour Lanslebourg as an alternative.