Brides-les-Bains - Ski Area Guide

Brides-les-Bains, France

Ski Resort in French Alps - 600km of Piste (1,450m to 3,200m)

A traditional village beneath the Trois Vallées ski area, linked by a three stage telecabine to Meribél since the 1992 Savoie Olympics (when it was the Olympic village) . There are also a good range of shops, restaurants and a casino.

 Brides-les-Bains Snow News

The next notable snow forecast for Brides-les-Bains is 5cm, expected on 1 May, with around 14cm forecast over the next 7 days. There is significant snow currently indicated by the long-range (7 days+) forecast; but too far ahead to be relied upon.

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Brides-les-Bains Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Brides-les-Bains
 9 Black Pistes
23Red Pistes
36Blue Pistes
 8 Green Pistes
600kmDownhill Pistes
196Ski Lifts

Brides-les-Bains Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Brides-les-Bains
2600mMax Vertical
3200mHighest Lift
1450mLowest Piste
600mResort Altitude (Brides-les-Bains)


The French Ski Resort of Brides-les-Bains is one of the larger Ski Resorts in France and has direct access to 600km of downhill skiing, with 274 individual pistes, served by 196 ski lifts.

With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

There are six Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Brides-les-Bains are perfectly feasible. Chambery Airport and Grenoble Airport are just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Brides-les-Bains

Brides Les Bains is one of the best placed resorts for exploiting the power of the huge Savoie Olympic Pass which was created after the 1992 Albertville Winter Olympics. The Pass is available for 6 days only and enables skiers purchasing a Trois Vallées pass to ski for one day in each of the other major vast ski areas in France's Savoie region, giving access to an incredible total of 1500km ( nearly 1000 miles ) of trails served by 600 lifts. So if you get bored with the mere 600km (375 miles) of trails directly above you in the Trois Vallées, you can spend a day at nearby La Plagne, Les Arcs or in l'Espace Killy (Val d'Isère and Tignes ski region). All of these resorts are up the mountain, so to make use of the Pass from them you have to get down the mountain before you can travel to the next resort.

The beauty of Brides is that it's already down on the main valley road so access to other areas is much quicker, and you can normally reach them through roadside gondola stations down in the valley also, rather than having to drive up to the resorts. The main down side of the resort's position is that, although well placed to access some of the best ski areas in the French Alps, none of them is on the doorstep.

The gondola ride up to the Trois Vallees takes 25 minutes and is included in the standard pass. It's best to use the gondola trip to plan your day's skiing in the world's biggest ski area as well as to apply sun cream and fine tune ski boot buckles.

The skiing itself? Well let's see, the world's biggest lift linked ski area, the world's biggest lift pass, more than 600km (100 miles) of trails for every level of skier, a 1950 metre (6400 feet) vertical, the chance to try almost every winter sport imaginable, year round glacier skiing. Trying to offer detail inevitably means leaving so much out and further study of the vast array of opportunities before you arrive is highly recommended.

Snowboarding in Brides-les-Bains

Snowboarders have the same vast range of opportunities as skiers. Snowboarding facilities are constantly being upgraded at the nearest resort, gondola linked Méribel. Currently these include a halfpipe under the Adret chair with jumps and table tops and a new terrain park at Plattières II. The Trois Vallees have endless wide open pistes and off-trail powder fields to enjoy.

Brides-les-Bains Aprés Ski

Nightlife in the resort is generally quiet and limited to hotel bars and a few other small establishments in addition to a cinema and two discothèques. If they wish, guests can choose to stay up the mountain at Méribel after skiing for a 'full-on' action packed evening. However the casino at Brides Les Bains casino draws guests back down the mountain to play roulette, black jack or the games machines.

The resort also stages classical, jazz and rock concerts as well as exhibitions and other entertainments at regular intervals.

Brides-les-Bains in brief

Brides-les-Bains Ski Resort is:
Excellent for Expert Skiers.
Ok for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Excellent for Snowboarding.

Brides-les-Bains Season Dates

 Brides-les-Bains is reported Closed, but was expected to open : December 18, 2016.

 Closed : April 15, 2017.

Usual opening - Mid Dec.

Usual closing - Mid April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Brides-les-Bains.

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Brides-les-Bains Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Brides-les-Bains is able to augment natural snow, on 55km of ski runs, with 458 Snow Cannons.

Brides-les-Bains Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 196 Ski Lifts of Brides-les-Bains are able to uplift 243,000 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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Brides-les-Bains Snow Report

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