Orelle is a village with charm and tradition, with surrounding hamlets of houses made of wood and stone anchored to the mountain, which allow you to feel all the charms of bygone times in the Alps. This village represents the gateway to theThreeValleys, fromwhere the“3Vallees express”gondola lift takes visitors to Europe’s highest peaks until early May. Freshlybakedbreadand the aroma of French croissants accompany you as you head for the perfect white slopes, where you will forget about the routine of your daily life and enjoy fresh mountain air and a genuine Alpine fairytale. With 600 kilometres of tailored slopes available to skiers of all categories, with over 330 downhill pistes, almost half of which are categorised as easy while half ARE black runs, Les Trois Vallées represents an excellent choice for both professional skiers and those who are standing on skies for the rst time. One ski pass grants access to all the trails, andValThorens is agreat startingpoint for those who love to wander the valleys. From there it’s easy to descend on skis to the lower ski resorts, so this is the right place to embark on your winter adventure. VAL THORENS Val Thorens is a state of spirit; a state of mind with attitude and altitude. As a resort that combines the best skiing with the best atmosphere, it is also the highest resort town in Europe – located at an elevation of 2,300 metres. Thanks to its superb location, Val Thorens is nestled among slopes, so wherever you’re staying won’t be far from the ski runs. Thanks to extraordinary snow cover and the natural con- guration of the slopes, this is an ideal place for over 20 sporting activities. There are as many as six kilometres of trails intended for sledging, a zip line across the valley, mountain-cycling in the snow, a car rally on ice, but also fun into the early hours of the morning that’s no less exciting than skiing. Après-ski fun is entrusted to La Folie Douce bar, while crazy nights can be enjoyed at LeMalaysia, the biggest dance and nightclub in the Alps, which boasts a 700-square-metre dance oor where you can dance until dawn to the sounds of live music, with everything from jazz to electronica... Val Thorens is speci c in that almost the entire town is lled withnarrow, fenced-o andsnow-coveredski trails that runalongside the streets, allowing skiers to traverse the townon skis –given that the whole resort is a beautifully white pedestrian zone. This is also the rst ski resort to boast a large gondola lift able to carry more than 100 people.Thenameof this aerial tramway isCaron, and itsuppermost station is on thepeak of CimedeCaronmountain, at anelevationof about 3,200metres, fromwhere visitors canenjoyunforgettable views of several hundred Alpine peaks exceeding 3,000 metres. ADRENALINE ADVENTURE Nevertheless, the best experience is perhaps the zip line, which runs along a steel cable at speeds of 65 to 105 kilometres per hour and leaves you feeling like a predatory birdhoveringover an endless space. With a “ ight” covering as much as 1,300 metres, o ering one minute and 45 seconds of pure enjoyment in breathtaking panoramic views, it sets o from the highest point of the Three Valleys, at 3,230 metres, and crosses the Val Thorens ridge, at 3,000 metres. As you glide over the mountains, you will feel completely free, uni ed with nature without disturbing it, yet you won’t feel any dizzying vertigo, despite dangling almost 300 metres above the ground! This unforgettable experience costs €55 and is available to anyone aged from 8 to 88, though it is of course limited by weather conditions. And if you haven’t had your ll of adrenaline-fuelled adventure after this, Val Thorens also o ers the highest ice driving race track in Europe. Drivingatbreakneck speeds andthenbrakingon ice isn’t easy, but you can try all techniques under the watchful eye of a trained expert. The Alain Prost ice driving racetrack is located at an altitude of 2,200 Sa 600 kilometara staza dostupnih skijašima svih kategorija i više od 330 pisti „Tri doline“ su odličan izbor i za profesionalne skijaše i za one koji su prvi put stali na skije With 600 kilometres of slopes available to skiers of all categories, with over 330 pistes, Les Trois Vallées represents an excellent choice for both professional skiers and those who are standing on skies for the rst time | 81