Its valley location at an altitude of 600 meters makes the vacation village Brides les Bains special. Since 1992, when Brides les Bains belonged to the Olympic host cities of the games in Albertville, the picturesque village has developed into a popular location for winter athletes. However, Brides les Bains has a much longer tradition as a spa town, and still attracts numerous wellness vacationers. With its famous thermal springs, therapy offers and as leading European centre for slimming procedures, high season lasts throughout the year here. Ski vacationers especially appreciate the attractive price-performance-ratio of a stay in Brides les Bains, located in the largest skiing region of the world, the Trois Vallées. Situated lower than Méribel, winter athletes reach the superlative skiing region in only 25 minutes by cable car. After returning from the slopes guests can enjoy the relaxed ambience of a historic spa village in Brides le Bains and above all the mild valley climate.
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Over 600 slope kilometres up to an altitude of 3.300 meters, a wide range of snow parks for snowboarders and a total of 118 kilometres of prepared trails for cross country skiing make the famous Trois Vallées the largest joined skiing region of the world. Winter athletes that do not want to miss out on this unique skiing experience can choose from numerous small and large stations and locations in the three valleys when selecting their accommodation. If you want to have direct connection to this over dimensional skiing region but still want to spend your vacation in a relaxed environment Brides les Bains is just right for you. The cable car l`Olympe leads directly to the stations Les Fillues and Méribel Centre, and lets you conquer the slopes of the three valleys from here. In addition, the stations Pralognan La Vanoise and Champagny-en-Vanoise in the huge slope region Paradiski can also be reached effortlessly from Brides les Bains. With the ski pass 3 Vallées you can ski for one day also in Paradiski. The skiing region of Brides les Bains itself offers 150 slope kilometres and two snow parks and four half pipes for snowboarders.
Brides les Bains also looks significantly different than other winter sports villages. The special charm of a traditional spa village was maintained until this day. Still, the valley station in Méribel-valley offers all conveniences of a modern skiing station and above all a broad range of Après-Ski-activities.
The options regarding wellness are versatile and range from thermal applications to beauty treatments and massages all the way to fitness weeks with programs for healthy nutrition. The spa of Brides les Bains with its thermal springs was opened in 1848 and is a true wellness temple on 1.500 square metres today.
As it should be for a true spa village, Brides les Bains also has its own casino, which is one of the highlights of the village. Along with that, a variety of evening entertainment is also available including numerous restaurants, bars, discotheques and a cinema.
The range of leisure activities leaves no wish unanswered in Brides les Bains. Vacationers can spend a day off the slopes in winter with snowshoe hiking, sledding, dog sledding, snow scooters or paragliding.
In summertime, 600 kilometres of marked hiking trails through the Parc national de la Vanoise are available for you to explore with different levels of difficulty. If you prefer making miles on two wheels, you can try numerous mountain bike tours. The area around Brides les Bains has a picture book alpine flair for all tastes, and quite frequently you will come across mountain goats, a chamois or marmots during your hikes or bike tours. A summer toboggan run, a climbing garden and a bow and arrow range round off the leisure activities in Brides les Bains.
Vacationers may choose between cosy vacation homes, rustic holiday apartments or comfortable hotels all year round. Families will also find plenty of relaxing accommodation. Children from 6 to 12 years of age can stay at the local kindergarten, smaller children from 3 to 6 years are well taken care of at the Mini Club in Méribel-Centre.