Brides-les-Bains is the perfect deal for skiing in Les 3 Vallees in the winter. It has all the benefits of being part of the world’s largest ski area. There is high-quality lodging available without breaking the bank. This charming town is historically French and offers a diverse selection of shops and restaurants. A vibrant apres-ski scene, excellent local cuisine, restaurants, the Grand Spa Thermal, a casino, all found in a traditional Savoy village; all you need for a complete and authentic mountain experience. Brides are also an excellent summer base camp for mountain biking, climbing, and relaxing.
Why visit Brides Les Bains
Brides les Bains is one of the delights in the French Alps for many British skiers. Brides les Bains is connected to the ski resort of Meribel in the heart of the world’s largest ski area, Les 3 Vallees, is home to some of the best ski resorts and skiers take a swift gondola to Meribel, which has its own distinct identity with a history as a spa town. It is also traditionally less expensive to stay and apres-ski in than up in the mountain resorts.
The world’s most extensive ski area
Guests staying in Brides are ski lift up to the centre of the vast Les 3 Vallees ski area each morning, where they can choose whether to go left, right, or straight up to explore another part of the white wonderland, with so many lifts and runs it is difficult to recall of them all. Every type of snow sport and skill level is well catered for here.
600 km slopes 332 runs 50% green & blue 110 km cross country ski trails
5 winter parks
Snow is certainly available. The resort sits at an elevation of 1800 meters in 85% of its total area
There are more than 160 ski lifts
43 activities to enjoy
About 3,200 snowmakers
The region’s most extensive Spa
Brides are much more than a ski resort. It’s also a spa resort with Le Grand Spa Thermal®, one of France’s few thermal spas. This is a fantastic treat for skiers who can benefit from Brides’ thermal waters’ beneficial effects on the circulatory system. Individual treatments are available through four-themed spa experiences, or you can choose from a variety of à la carte treatments to unwind after a day of skiing.
Accommodation in Brides Les Bains
Brides les Bains offers a diverse range of high-quality lodging options, including apartments, chalets, and hotels, to fit all tastes and budgets. The only real difference between property in Brides les Bains and property on the ski slopes is price: you get the same or better quality for 30–50% less in Brides les Bains than in a mountain resort above.
Activities, concerts, and festivals
When you get off the slopes, there’s plenty to do in Brides les Bains. Aside from the Spa, the town also has a casino and a variety of stores, bars, and restaurants. Furthermore, the resort’s tourist office hosts entertainment activities during the week and during the ski season. Every Tuesday, a bus from Meribel runs until midnight, allowing Brides guests to sample the apres-ski scene there as well.
How do you reach Brides Les Bains?
Getting to Brides couldn’t be any simpler! There are four airports to choose from (Chambery 90km, Geneva 120km, Lyon 150km, or Grenoble 160km). Companies provide connecting bus services from these airports to the resort, or you can rent a taxi. Moutiers train station is just 4 km from the village for those arriving by rail, including the direct Eurostar service from London St Pancras and Ashford in Kent.