Brides Les Bains Ski Holidays

Resort features: 
Intermediate skiers
Advanced skiers
Traditional village


There are not many historical Spa towns that double up as ski resorts and enjoy access to the world’s largest ski area. Brides Les Bains has these characteristics without the usual high prices of a major resort and also without the crowds. There is a high speed gondola which takes you to the resort of Meribel at 1450m (takes just 25 minutes) from where you can ski the Trois Vallées.


Those on a Brides Les Bains ski holiday can benefit from “Le Grand Spa des Alpes®”. It is a great place to ease away the aches and pains from a hard day on the slopes. There is also a cinema, casino and various shops and restaurants, two discos and different bars some with a musical atmosphere.

Facilities for children

The nearest facilities for children are in Meribel where the nursery caters for children from 18 months to 3 years and there is also a full nursery for children from 3 to 5 years.

Accommodation in this resort

These basic apartments were built specially for the 1992 Olympic Games and offer a low cost means by which to explore one of the world’s largest ski areas... Read more
  • Close to Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Spa Facilities
  • Pet Friendly
These 132 refurbished apartments are located 300 metres from the centre of the resort. Read more


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Advice & Guides

Image © C.Caittin / OT Val Thorens For winter 2018-19 the world-famous ski area of Les 3 Vallées is investing hugely in the lift infrastructure to increase speed and capacity, improving the already efficient ski lift system in the largest ski area... Read more
Our roundup of the latest developments in the world's largest ski area  View of Le Saulire from Courchevel Regarded by many as the best ski area in the world, there are already many reasons why Les Trois Vallées is an area that every skier should... Read more
New cafe open for winter 2017/18 in Moûtiers train station Guests arriving by rail this season will be pleased to hear about the opening of the new '3 Vallées Café' on the esplanade of Moûtiers train station. Offering much more than a regular café... Read more

Special offers

We currently have no featured offers for this resort; however, there may still be discounts available on selected dates. Please visit our ski deals section for information on all our current special offers.

Mountain info

Brides Les Bains ski resort has the advantage of being at the foot of the endless variety of skiing of the Trois Vallées, as well as being only a 20 minute drive to Champagny en Vanoise which links into the massive ski area of La Plagne and the Paradiski.

Mountain stats

Resort Altitude: 600m

Summit Elevation: 3230m

Vertical Drop: 2600m

Total Pistes: 600km





Number of Lifts: 174

Snow Parks: 29

Piste map

Ski passes

Save hassle by pre-booking your 3 Valleys ski passes with Erna Low before you travel.

Why pre-book your 3 Valleys ski passes with Erna Low?


We offer a price match guarantee, so you know you're getting the best deal.


Receive your passes before you go, meaning less queuing and more time skiing.


We can advise you on the best pass to suit your skiing style and ability.


3 Valleys Ski Pass special offers

We often have ski pass offers available, including early booking discounts, free upgrades and free child passes. Our ski pass offers change throughout the season, so please see the Special Offers tab above for information on our latest ski pass special offers.

You will be given the option to add ski passes during the online booking process; however, if you have already booked your ski accommodation with Erna Low, please contact us directly to book your ski passes, or use the search option below to find ski pass rates for this resort.


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Ski rental

Pre-book your ski equipment rental through Erna Low for the ultimate in value and convenience.  We carefully choose our rental partners to ensure that you get the best equipment, the best value and, with multiple rental locations in most of our resorts, the most convenient location to ensure you get to spend less time sorting out your gear and more time on the slopes.

Brides Les Bains Ski Rental Locations

Brides Les Bains ski rental locations

Why book your ski hire through Erna Low?


We offer a price match guarantee, so you know you're getting the best deal.


Several rental locations in most of our resorts for your convenience.


We offer a range of equipment options for all standards of skier & rider.


We can advise you on the best equipment to suit your skiing style.

You will be given the option to add ski rental during the online booking process; however, if you have already booked your ski accommodation with Erna Low, please contact us directly to book your ski equipment, or use the search option below to find rental rates for your preferred destination.


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Ski schools

As the resort of Brides Les Bains does not have access to any beginner areas, you are advised to arrange your ski school in the resort of Meribel.  Below you will find information on ski schools in Meribel. However, you are advised to check with the ski schools that your lesson times would allow time to make the journey from Brides Les Bains to Meribel via the Olympe Gondola.
Parallel Lines British Ski & Snowboard SchoolUK Booking Office: +44 (0)1702 589580 French Office: +33 (0)479 00 3221
All of the Parallel Lines Team are British Instructors holding the highest British and European qualifications. Whether you're a beginner or advanced, skier or snowboarder, adult or child, they have group lessons, privates and clinics to suit.  They also offer off-piste courses and heli-skiing.
E.S.F. Méribel Maison du TourismeBP 17 - 73550 MERIBELTel: +33 (0)4 79 08 60 31Fax: +33 (0)4 79 08 60
400 Alpine ski instructors, 40 snowboard instructors speaking French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Dutch and Russian.10 cross-country instructors.14 hostesses in 4 selling points.
• E.S.F. La Chaudanne: +33 (0)4 79 08 58 81 • E.S.F. Rond-Point: +33 (0)4 79 08 89 42 • E.S.F. Méribel-Mottaret: +33 (0)4 79 00 49 49
E.S.I. - Magic In Motion73550 MERIBELTel: +33 (0)4 79 08 53 36Fax: +33 (0)4 79 00 31
40 instructors speaking English, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, German, Czech, and Tibetan.
New GenerationUK Contact: The Old Laundry, Albury Park, Albury, Guildford GU5 9BHTel (UK): 0844 484 3663Tel (France/rest of World): +33 (0)4 79 01 03
British run ski school, specifically catering for the UK market with all lessons taught in English by a group of highly qualified instructors.

Travel info

Travelling by Air:

Chambery airport is just over 90 km from Brides Les Bains, making it the closest airport to the resort with a transfer time of around an hour. Geneva is slightly further away at 175 km (approx. 2 hours); however, there are more routes opearating from the UK into Geneva, making it more accessible for UK skiers and snowboarders than Chambery airport. Alternatively you can also fly to Grenoble airport or Lyon airport - both also have an average transfer time of between 1hr 45m to 2 hours..

Travelling by Car:

Its location on the valley floor makes Brides Les Bains a great choice for those wishing to go on a self-drive ski holiday. The fact that you don't have to head up the mountain at the end of your journey reduces the chances of getting stuck in traffic and keeps the drive time from Calais down to a sensible 8hrs 30m.

A toll system operates along the route – the cost of the tolls between Calais and Brides Les Bains is approximately 82 euros (each way).


TIP: If you book your Eurotunnel crossing with Erna Low, you’ll receive an automatic upgrade to the Eurotunnel ‘Flexiplus’ service, designed to make your journey as flexible and comfortable as possible!


Travelling by Train:

Those wishing to get to the resort via train can take a direct route from London Waterloo to Moutiers, a town just 6 km from Brides Les Bains. The Eurostar ski train runs twice a week and is a great alternative to driving or flying. From Moutiers you can easily get to Brides Les Bains via the regular local bus service or private taxi.

The transfer time from Moutiers to Brides Les Bains is approximately 15 minutes (although it will take a little longer by bus).


If you are fllying to one of the gateway airports for Brides Les Bains, it is likely that you will need to book resort transfers. Here at Erna Low, we work with trusted transfer companies to ensure you have the easiest and most comfortable journey possible. We can help arrange the best transfer for you, for the best price, whether this may be by coach, taxi, minibus or even by helicopter! Contact us on 020 3797 8818 to find out how we can help you plan your dream ski holiday.


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