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Fergs posted Feb-2012

Hi all,
I'm planning on skiing the 3 Valleys on March 31st and one accomodation option is in Brides Les Bains.
Can anyone tell me what its like as a ski resort and how easy it is to get up the mountain?

Thanks,

Ferg

OldAndy
reply to 'Brides Les Bains'
posted Feb-2012

Brides is a spa town right down in the bottom of the valley.
The link to 3V is a long gondola that takes about 40 minutes - you use this to get both up and DOWN from the skiing.

From this gondola you then have the usual access to 3V skiing.

So Brides adds about 1.5 hours travel to your skiing day.

At the end of March it is likely to be pretty green and warm down in the valley.

No real idea of any apres ski type stuff down there - it is a typical small french town.
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Fergs
reply to 'Brides Les Bains'
posted Feb-2012

thanks,
any idea what time the gondola stops running at in the evening time?

OldAndy
reply to 'Brides Les Bains'
posted Feb-2012

fergs wrote:thanks,
any idea what time the gondola stops running at in the evening time?

No - but I'm sure that's somewhere on the 3V website
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Ian Wickham
reply to 'Brides Les Bains'
posted Feb-2012

Most resorts are the same 16.30 to 17.00 hrs.

OldAndy
reply to 'Brides Les Bains'
posted Feb-2012

Ian Wickham wrote:Most resorts are the same 16.30 to 17.00 hrs.

But this gondola is not a skiing gondola per see.
It is purely for access from the valley floor to the base resort level where you then have to cross over to the resort level lifts to go up further to access the snow.
It's more akin to the bus really.
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Ian Wickham
reply to 'Brides Les Bains'
posted Feb-2012

OldAndy wrote:
Ian Wickham wrote:Most resorts are the same 16.30 to 17.00 hrs.

But this gondola is not a skiing gondola per see.
It is purely for access from the valley floor to the base resort level where you then have to cross over to the resort level lifts to go up further to access the snow.
It's more akin to the bus really.


Maybe search the tourist board site, which will normally link in to the lift site, if your still having problems bang the tourist board an email if failing that pick up the dog and give them a ring . :shock:

Fergs
reply to 'Brides Les Bains'
posted Feb-2012

cheers chaps,
i value the experience and views of other skiers over tourist boards etc. they tend to be a tad biased, only singing the praises of a resort!!!

Topic last updated on 17-February-2012 at 10:18

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