The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 5 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 4 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 5 out of 5
  • Beginner 4 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 1 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 2 out of 5
  • Apres ski 1 out of 5
  • Off-slope 1 out of 5

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  • Brides les Bains

Key facts

Resort600 m
Slopes1260-3230 m
Lifts180
Pistes600 km
Price index95

Brides-les-Bains

France

Brides les Bains

The upside

  • Attractive, compact town with lift access via Méribel to the famous Trois Vallées
  • Decent choice of accommodation and restaurants
  • Good, cheaper base for exploring nearby resorts

The downside

  • Tedious, long gondola ride to the slopes and a trek to main Méribel lifts at the top
  • Quiet at night

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Summary

Brides-les-Bains is a quiet spa town in the valley below Méribel, and is connected to it by gondola. The main attraction is that the place offers a cheaper alternative to the higher resorts and makes a sensible base for visiting other ski areas in the region. The gondola up to Méribel is a long, tedious ride that does not run in the evenings; it accesses a couple of small hamlets on the way up, which are also possible places to stay.

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The slopes

  • Extent 5 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 5 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 4 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 4 out of 5
  • Expert 4 out of 5
  • Intermediate 5 out of 5
  • Beginner 4 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 3 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 3 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 1 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 2 out of 5
  • Apres ski 1 out of 5
  • Off-slope 1 out of 5

Gallery

  • Brides les Bains

Key facts

Resort600 m
Slopes1260-3230 m
Lifts180
Pistes600 km
Price index95