Brides-les-Bains is great for...
Big ski area
Advanced
Intermediates
High altitude
Traditional charm

Welcome to Brides-les-Bains Ski Resort

You want Méribel, but don’t want Méribel prices? Welcome to Brides-les-Bains, the wallet-friendly choice for exploring the vast Trois Vallées area. The town is situated a 25 minute gondola ride below Méribel at an altitude of 600m. It’s low for a ski resort but if you don’t mind the commute you’re getting access to 600km of linked pistes between Courcheval and Val Thorens for sometimes as much as half what you’d pay further up the mountain. Brides-les-Bains itself is a bustling and historic town famous for its spa treatments. Après is not what it is higher up, but you won’t mind that when you get the bill.
Resort Information
Resort Altitude
600m
Total Piste KM
600km
No. Skilifts
158
Snow Range
1100m-3230m
Brides-les-Bains ski runs & ratings
TOTAL: 600km
Beginner(Distance: 312km)
52%
Intermediate(Distance: 216km)
36%
Advanced(Distance: 72km)
12%

Best time to ski in Brides-les-Bains

The gondola, which was built for the 1992 winter Olympics, starts running form mid December and continues ferrying passengers up to Méribel until late April. With skiing up to 3,200m, the region is less at risk of lean spells and in recent years the resorts have invested heavily in artificial snow-making equipment. So it’s a really safe bet throughout the season. December offers more of a festive and winter feel while choosing to go later opens up the possibilities to spend longer on the slopes – important to consider if you’re commuting for 25 minutes each way every day.

Things to do in Brides-les-Bains

No trip is complete to Brides-les-Bains without a trip to Le Grand Spa Thermal. The resort has a long tradition as a health retreat and the spa is famous for its pools, hammam, sauna and slimming treatments. In town there are the usual attractions – a cinema, a free museum to the Méribel region, shopping and several excellent restaurants. Further up the mountain, other ways to enjoy the snow and wintry landscape include winter hiking, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, paragliding and ice climbing. Moûtiers is also just down the road if you feel the need to explore.
Man raising arms in joy after snow mobile riding at ski resort on holiday

Hotels & Apartments in Brides-les-Bains

Our top recommended hotels and apartments. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists

Aldovila

Brides-les-Bains, France
  4 minute walk

Altis Val Vert

Brides-les-Bains, France
  3 minute walk

Chalet-Hôtel Le Belvédère

Brides-les-Bains, France
  6 minute walk
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