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Bruson

The Swiss ski resort of Bruson is part of the Four Valleys Ski Area. It has 40 kilometers of ski runs that are great for first-time and novice level skiers. Although it lends itself to inexperienced skiers and boarders there are runs that can be enjoyed by skiers of all levels.

This lovely little ski area situated opposite to Verbier in the Val de Bagnes is an absolute local’s “rendezvous” in bad weather. Given its low altitude, 95% of its terrain is tree-lined which means that even in foggy conditions, you can actually see something!

There are 24 kilometers of easy runs, 4 kilometers of intermediate, and 12 kilometers of difficult pistes. The runs are supported by 3 drag lifts and 2 chair lifts. Elevation of the runs range from 1,080m to 2,220m above sea level. The slopes weave in and out of the Bruson forest and make for picturesque skiing all the way down the mountain.

Off Piste in Bruson
Although there are only a handful of actual marked trails (blue, red & black) to choose from, Bruson offers the best tree skiing of the 4-Valleys area.

Most of the good skiing is found off La Pasay (3-man chair) but Le Grand Tsai (drag-lift), which is sometimes closed due to avalanche danger, offers longer front-side descents back to the bottom of the triple. During snowstorms, it can be bitterly cold and windy on these lifts so make sure you come prepared with warm clothing.

As far as the tree skiing is concerned, pretty much everywhere on the front face goes, with the bigger part of the skiing found in the area between the triple chair and the t-bar. There are however a few flat spots and cliff zones to beware of and avoid. The terrain, which is generally quite moderate, gets progressively steeper as you head away to the skier’s right of La Pasay. Don’t go too far right as there are some avalanche prone clearings and gullies amidst the trees there, not to mention that you’ll miss the cat road bringing you back to the lifts, and have a very unpleasant time bush-whacking your way to the valley floor. This area is entirely off-piste and hazards do exist, so if you decide to head this way, do so with caution and care, and go equipped. It is definitely best to go with someone who knows the area well, perhaps even a guide…

Other Activities
There are family dining options on-site as well as pubs for the adults.

 

Number of elevators

5

Drags

Chairs

Gondolas

3 2 0

Skiroute (km)

40

Blue

Red

Black

24

4

12

The highest point (m)

2220



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