​An affordable resort with quieter slopes and a thermal spa

Brides-les-Bains is found near the bottom of Les 3 Vallées, which is known for being the largest ski area in the world.

This resort provides a unique experience of the area, located lower down than many of the busier areas. This helps it provide a quieter, friendly atmosphere where you can enjoy your skiing, whether you are an expert skier or just starting out on the slopes.

Brides les Bains Resort

Many of the main necessities can be accessed by foot and the hotels and restaurants are family-friendly and offer a high level of service.

Visitors to the resort can also get access to the thermal spa that gives you a chance to relax in the saunas and showers. The wide range of treatments use the thermal water from the area, which has attested nurturing virtues.

Resort Statistics

Base: 600 meters
Summit: 2950 meters
No. of Pistes: 77
Total Piste: 600 km
Cross Country: 0 km
Total Lifts: 42
Gondolas/ Cable Cars: 14
Chairlifts: 18
Drag Lifts: 10

Piste Map

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Brides Les Bains Ski Areas & Slopes

Brides Les Bains has plenty of variety to offer skiers, with slopes to match all abilities, with a particular focus on immediate and advanced pistes.

If you are looking for more options during your visit, there are many other slopes nearby that you can visit during your stay.

Our quick guide will show you around the key ski areas around Brides Les Bains, so you’ll know exactly where to head first once you arrive.


Visitors to Courchevel can find slopes to match all skill levels, making it an ideal ski area for families looking to experience different challenges.

Intermediate-Advanced: There are several runs for more experienced skiers, including longer slopes like Chapelets.

Beginners: New skiers have plenty of slopes to choose from when taking their first steps onto the snow. There are family friendly areas nearby with mini-runs and smaller slopes so that you can move across the powder at your own pace.

Les Meniures

The ski area has continued to expand in recent years and offers a wide variety of slopes, as well as a well-connected network of ski lifts and shuttle buses.

Intermediate-Advanced: There are several red and black runs that offer various options of challenging terrain for skiers looking to enjoy some challenging slopes during their visit. This includes runs that go up to five miles long.

Beginners: Les Meuires has a nursery slope that is ideal for new skiers and can found in the Tortolet area. It includes a carpet conveyer lift, as well as the option of a beginner’s ski lift ticket.

Saint-Martin de Belleville

Skiers can enjoy a picturesque view when travelling down the slopes at St Martin de Bellville, with several runs offering a gentle ride the the bottom so that you can take in your surroundings.

Intermediate-Advanced: The Jerusalem piste is known for being a fun slope for skiers, and the snow cannons that are in place ensure that the whole of the runs are sufficiently covered so that you can enjoy longer routes.

Beginners: The ski area is mostly suitable for beginner skiers, with less-challenging terrain providing ideal slopes for anyone new to the sport. It is also a quieter area, so you can practice without worrying about being surrounded by too many people.

Ski Holidays in Brides les Bains

Brides les Bains Ski Passes

There are different ski pass options, and many of them give skiers access to slopes across the 3 Vallées.

Solo one-day passes for the 3 Vallées is available of €63 per person.

A Tribu Pass is also available if you are a group of three skiers or more, which gives you six days access at the 3 Vallées for €297 each.

The Family Pass for six days is available for a minimum of 2 parents and 2 children and costs €249.60 per person for six days.

Ski Schools

There are several ski schools in the resort that provide lessons across all skill levels.

Among the schools on offer is Parallel Lines, Ski Excel, and New Generation.

Equipment Hire

It is worth booking your ski equipment online before you travel so that you can just collect it once you arrive without having to worry about trying to search for the right equipment for you after you’ve arrived. Many stores also offer discounted prices if you pre-order online, so it might be the cheaper option to arrange your ski hire ahead of your trip.

Some of the stores that are available at Brides les Bains include Sport 2000, Intersport and Precision Ski.

Family Fun in Brides les Bains

Brides les Bains is a family friendly resort in many aspects, particularly by offering a cheaper option for skiers travelling with young children. There are nurseries and kid-friendly ski schools available around the resort, while there is usually entertainment in the evenings to keep families busy at night.

There are green runs around the resort that allow both children and adults to try a slope for the first time without feeling under too much pressure.

The resort also has plenty of childcare options, including kids’ clubs and day care.

When to Go?

Snow Report and weather

Brides les Bains has fairly frequent snowfall during the winter months, with January and February bringing the deepest powder. The temperature stays quite comfortable during the winter months with a good amount of sun.

Three Valleys has high amounts of snow in most areas, and despite being lower down than many of the other resorts, Brides le Bains maintains a good amount of powder thanks to 2000 snowmaking machines.

Operating times

Three Valleys has high amounts of snow in most areas, and despite being lower down than many of the other resorts, Brides les Bains maintains a good amount of powder thanks to 2000 snowmaking machines.

Getting There

There are several airports that close to the Brides les Bains resort, including Chambery and Geneva. Lyon St Exupery and Grenoble airport are also close enough to travel from if they are easier for you to use. 

UK Airports

Most major UK airports have flights that travel to the airports near to Brides les Bains, including London Heathrow, London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Galsgow and Newcastle.

You can also get the Eurostar from London, which takes around eight hours to get to Moutiers, which isn’t too far from the resort. From there, it is just a short drive, or you can get a train the rest of the way.

Airport Transfers

Many of the airports near to the resort offer private shuttle services, which is often a cheaper option than getting a taxi or hiring a car.

It takes around two hours to drive there from the Geneva and Lyon airports, while Chambery Airport takes just over an hour.