The 22nd most popular snowboarding destination in Switzerland.
Saturday 25 June 2016 06:14 GMT
Southeast of Geneva and Martigny in Le Chable, the Bruson ski area has 4 lifts accessing 48km of pistes with a maximum vertical drop of 1,100m. The pistes are 48% beginner, 14% intermediate and 38% difficult. There are plans to install a gondola connecting from the Bruson base area with the train station in the town of Le Chable.
The Bruson ski area is part of the Ski St-Bernard ski region, which has six non-interconnected ski areas.
There are not many hotels or restaurants in Bruson or Le Chable. A good option may be to stay in the near by town of Verbier, which has a massive ski area.
The only apres ski action is up in Verbier and apres ski tends to start alittle late, such as about 5pm. Many apres skiers even head home to change first. If its sunny out, start at the outdoor tables at Big Ben, otherwise, head inside at the Offshore cafe. Then move down the street to Fer A Cheval, and finally hit Farinet. If you happen to base out at Le Carrefour at the end of the day, try the Wax Bar.
Verbier is known for its nightlife and party scene, but plan to pay to play -- it is quite expensive here. Try Le Pub Mont-Fort and then head to Tartata (call ahead to reserve a table near the dance floor). Or try the upscale Farm Club pub.
To reach Bruson from Geneva by car, head east on Route A1 and south on Route A9 into Martigny. Follow Route 21 into Le Chable. Follow signs to the southwest up to Bruson.
To reach Bruson by train, head to Martigny and transfer to Le Chable. In Le Chable, there is a shuttle bus to Bruson.
To reach Bruson from Geneva airport via shuttle bus, there are three companies serving this route: Alpina Transfers +41 (0) 27722-6436, AlpinExpress +41 (0) 22548-1965, or Lemania +41 (0) 27771-2955.
Note: If you plan to head to Bruson for snowboarding by train, here are two great options offered by the Swiss train system SBB. First, there is the discounted Swiss Transfer Ticket which provides a round-trip train ticket from an airport directly to the town near the ski area, plus 50% off any additional train or bus tickets. Second, there is the Snow-N-Rail ticket which provides a round-trip ticket from anywhere in Switzerland combines with a ski lift pass for as long as you need at a total 20% discount (see: http://www.sbb.ch/snownrail ).
Overall, Bruson is the 22nd most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 81 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Bruson including Verbier, La Tzoumaz, Veysonnaz, Nendaz and Thyon.