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A resort on the edge of the Italian border.

Bramans is a small village located near the Italian border. It is 10 km, north-east of Modane and it is accessible via the D1006 which crosses two districts of the village. These are the chief town and the Verney which are a little more than a hundred meters apart.

Camped on the ancient Roman road, this village of Haute Maurienne in Savoie has a special charm which is combined with the nearby Vanoise Park. These mountains offer many opportunities for winter sports such as downhill and cross-country skiing as well as ski or snowshoe hiking through larch forests and high snowy peaks.

All this to say that it is the ski area par excellence. In addition, the geographical location of the village offers beautiful landscapes.

With 40 klm of Nordic area

As mentioned above, from many winter sports can be practiced in this locality. The village has two ski areas which together cover 40 km of itineraries. These are the « village » which is at an altitude of 1250 m and the « Planay ».

Despite the disappearance of the ski liftThe resort of Barmans has been able to adapt to the demand. The slopes are opened according to their practicability and currently, the resort focuses mainly on Nordic skiing. Thus, there is no shortage of places to practice cross-country skiing.

An authentic village in the Vanoise massif

It is a real village of montagnard which has preserved its traditions and monuments. It is rich in cultural and historical heritage. As a proof, the chapel Saint-Sébastien or the archaeology museum. As long as you are near the Italian border, a visit to the Vanoise National Park is also suggested.

The ideal is to discover these sites with your family while enjoying the joys of ski. However, hiking is also one of the main activities of this locality. The refuges of Lo Tsamou and Ambin are the places of departure.

The resort of Bramans in a few figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Bramans
Commune Bramans
Massif Massif of the Vanoise
Department Savoy
Mountain Northern Alps
🗻 Ski area 🗻
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 0
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 0
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 8
Name of the ski area Val-Cenis ski area
Connected station(s) Val-Cenis
❄ Altitude of the ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 1 230
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 800
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 515
Total height of the domain (in m) 570
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 0
🎿 Difficulty of ski trails 🎿
Number of green runs 0
Number of blue trails 1
Number of red trails 1
Number of black runs 2
Total number of downhill ski runs 4
🚡 Lifts 🚡
Ski lifts 0
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 0
Detachable Chairlifts 0
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 0
🌲 Nordic ski area 🌲
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 4
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 40
🏘️ Services in the station 🏘️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex and spa Yes
Trails accessible on foot from the village : No
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 2088
Slogan of the station Nordic ski area
🚆 Access to the resort 🚆
Nearest train station: Modane (Italy)
Bus shuttle to a train station: Yes
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 695
💶 Station price survey 💶
Price list of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 8 €
Weekly pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 32 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 80 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 35 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 420 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 600 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 580 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 830 €
🔑 Average real estate rate 🔑
Average price per m2 of an apartment 2 200 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 800 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 132 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 280 000 €
📊 Station evaluation on 7 criteria 📊
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 8
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the stay rate / 10 3
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 3
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 8
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 10
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 6,5
🎓 Final station average via 7 criteria 🎓
Final average score according to / 10 6,5
🏆 Ranking according to 🏆 169th position out of 232 stations in France

Map of the ski slopes of Bramans

bramans ski slopes map
Bramans – Cross-country ski trail map
val d ambin bramans cross country ski map
Val d’Ambin – Cross country ski map

Bramans in 19 Questions / Answers

  • What are the activities in winter in Bramans ?

The resort of Bramans is very rich in activities, especially in winter it offers activities like :

Snowboard Snowboarding : this activity puts at your disposal a Snow Park. Accessible to all, you will find tracks adapted to all levels.

Snowshoeing Snowshoeing : you can also explore the fauna and flora of the resort of Bramans at your own pace with this activity. It will allow you to discover the resort and all the landscapes it has to offer.

Sledding Sledding: This activity is perfect for fun with family or friends. It will allow you to strengthen the bonds that unite you while enjoying an incomparable sensation of sliding.

Sled Dogs Thanks to this activity, you will be able to spend privileged moments with these magnificent balls of hair. It will also allow you to discover the beauty of the nature of Bramans.

  • What are the activities in summer in Bramans ?

The resort of Bramans also offers many summer activities such as :

Climbing : for all the climbing enthusiasts, you have at your disposal no less than 2 Via Ferrata. You can fully enjoy all the sensations that climbing has to offer.

Mountain biking : you can also enjoy the joys of mountain biking in the open air. The resort offers 470 kilometers of trails for even more fun.

Hiking : for all those who love discovery, you are served. You can hike all over Bramans and enjoy its fauna and flora. The resort offers almost 500 kilometers of hiking trails.

Water sports : you can also do water sports like canoeing, caravel or pedal boat.

  • What to visit in Bramans and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Bramans, we can mention the Church and Chapels, Rural painting of the 1620, the Botanical Trail, Chapel of St. Peter dating from 12e century.

  • Where to eat in Bramans ?

The resort of Bramans offers more than 20 restaurants among which we can mention : L’Etagne, A little corner of Italy, Le Fort Marie-Christine.

Bramans offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel Le Val d’Ambin, Chalet Les Glaciers, Turin Palace Hotel.

  • How big is the ski area of Bramans ?

The ski area of the resort of Bramans has a size of 29 kilometers, divided into 4 trails. Among these slopes, the longest measures 13 kilometers. It also has a cross-country skiing area measuring 29 kilometers.

  • What is the altitude of Bramans?

This domain has an altitude between 1230 meters and 1800 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Bramans ski pass?

Their packages start from 8 euros per day, and 32 euros per week.

  • What is the average price of a rental in Bramans?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 420 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 600 euros.

  • Does the resort of Bramans have a bike park?

No, it does not have a bike park.

  • How to get to Bramans by train ?

You can easily get there from the Modane train station. Then you just have to take one of the shuttles to get to the station.

  • What is the postal code of Bramans ?

The postal code of Bramans is 73500.

  • In which department is located the station of Bramans ?

The resort of Bramans is located in the department of Savoie.

  • Does the resort of Bramans have a tourist office?

The resort of Bramans is part of the tourist office of Val-Cenis Bramans. It is located at Route du Planay, 73500 Val-Cenis, France.

  • Are there any webcam in Bramans ?

There is no webcam in Bramans.

  • Where can I find information about the weather in Bramans?

You can find the latest weather report from the Bramans station at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Bramans?

In Bramans, the ski lifts usually open the first week of December, until the beginning of April, but it all depends on the snow conditions of the massif.

  • Is there an ESF school in Bramans ?

Yes, it is at the address Le Colombaz -Rue des richers 73480 Lanslevillard.

What is’s opinion about Bramans ?

In the end, gives Bramans a rating of 6.5/10 and places it on the 169th position in France. Its strong points are Internet users’ rating, average snowfall, the cost of a stay.

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