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The Brasses

The origin of the resort of Les Brasses

The first ski lift on the Brasses massif was established in 1973. Other structures were created in the following years to complement the domain. In 1980, after the construction of the roads that allowed access to the domain, new trails were put in place.

For the 2000s, various installations were established as the different sectors. The Chaîne d’or sector in particular has seen several developments, including parking lots. Everything was arranged to be able to accommodate more tourists and also for the happiness of the villagers.

With different activities available

Of the 21 tracks of the domainIt is possible to visit 3 different sectors. There is the golden chain, the chairlift Chenevières and the Places. Skiing is a entertainment who can’t get enough of this resort. But other activities are still available if you are not too fond of this winter sport. You can have a good time with sled dogs. Snowshoeing is also a very popular activity. attraction very privileged.

A high altitude resort with a magnificent panorama

The ski resort Les Brasses is located between the Mont-Blanc and the lake of Geneva. It has 50 km of runs with snow as far as the eye can see. The view is exquisite in addition to the beauty of the domain which translates into various activities. During your visit, you can have fun on the two free-ride areas. There is even an area for beginners who want to learn to ski.

Vacations or just passing through to learn to ski, you can enjoy a warm welcome in the village restaurants. Les Brasses offers dishes traditional that will delight your taste buds.

The ski area of Les Brasses in figures

⛷️ Ski resort ⛷️ Les Brasses
Commune Bogève
Massif Massif des Brasses
Department Haute-Savoie
Mountain Northern Alps
? Ski area ?
Size of the village ski area (in klm): 37
Size of the village ski area with connection(s) (in klm): 30
Longest downhill ski run (in km) 4
Name of the ski area Les Brasses
Connected station(s) No
❄ Altitude of ski area ❄
Altitude at the bottom of the ski area (in m) 900
Altitude at the top of the ski area (in m) 1 500
Average altitude of the ski area (in m) 1 200
Total height of the domain (in m) 600
Surface area of artificial snow (in ha) 40
? Difficulty of ski trails ?
Number of green runs 4
Number of blue trails 5
Number of red trails 9
Number of black runs 2
Total number of downhill ski runs 20
? Ski lifts ?
Ski lifts 9
Children’s treadmill 0
Fixed grip chairlifts 2
Detachable Chairlifts 1
Funiculars 0
Gondolas 0
Cable cars 0
Total number of lifts 12
? Nordic area ?
Number of cross-country ski trails (or Nordic area) 7
Size of the Nordic ski area (in klm): 38
?️ Services in the station ?️
Presence of a snowpark: No
Presence of an aquatic complex & spa : Yes (summer only)
Trails accessible on foot from the village : Yes
Number of year-round inhabitants (including low-lying village) 1100
Slogan of the station Meet to escape
? Access to the station ?
Nearest train station: Annemasse
Bus shuttle to a train station: No
Distance from Paris (in kilometers) 570
? Price survey in the station ?
Price of the ski pass (1 day) in high season (access to the entire ski area) 27 €
Price of the week pass (6 days) in high season (access to the whole ski area) 127 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (adult) 90 €
Ski equipment rental rate per week (child) 40 €
Rental studio 2 persons (school vacations) 400 €
Family apartment rental 4 persons (school vacations) 580 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults (excluding transport and food) 834 €
Cost of stay for 2 adults and 2 children (excluding transport and food) 1 234 €
? Average real estate rate ?
Average price per m2 of an apartment 1 950 €
Average price per m2 of a chalet 2 850 €
Average price of a 60m2 apartment 117 000 €
Average price of a 100m2 chalet 285 000 €
? Station evaluation on 7 criteria ?
Score on the average snowmaking capacity of the massif / 10 6
Note on the ratio between the size of the ski area vs. the price of the stay / 10 8
Evaluation note of the ski area and ski lifts / 10 6
Note on the diversity of activities (except skiing) / 10 7
Note on the charm and interest of the Village / 10 7
Note on the average cost of a stay / 10 8
Score on the average evaluation of Internet users /10 7
? Station average via 7 criteria ?
Final average score according to / 10 7,0
? Ranking according to ? 133rd position out of 232 stations in France

Les Brasses in Questions / Answers

  • What are the winter activities in Les Brasses?

The resort of Les Brasses is a very rich resort in activities, especially in winter it proposes activities like :

Dog sledding This activity will allow you to spend time with beautiful sled dogs. You will be able to explore the resort with them and enjoy unique sliding sensations.

Sledding This activity will allow you to enjoy a unique sliding sensation. You can enjoy the slopes with your family or friends.

Caving : This activity allows you to do caving, you can then explore the underground of the station. It will allow you to discover the underground of the station and the horizontal caves.

Snowshoe hikes Thanks to this activity you will have the opportunity to explore the resort in winter. You will be able to admire its snowy landscapes as well as its unique fauna and flora.

  • What are the activities in summer in the resort of Les Brasses?

The resort of Les Brasses also offers many summer activities like :

MOUNTAIN BIKING With this activity you can explore the resort and its surroundings on your mountain bike. You will be able to discover it from another point of view while taking advantage of its relief.

Trial This activity will allow you to explore the resort and its surroundings while doing your sport. It will also allow you to admire its beautiful landscapes in summer.

Climbing Climbing : you can enjoy all the sensations of climbing. It will also allow you to enjoy a unique view of the resort.

Hiking This activity will allow you to discover the nature of the resort in summer. You will be able to explore at your own pace and admire the landscape.

  • What to visit in Les Brasses and its surroundings ?

Among these places that you must visit in Les Brasses, we can mention : The Castle of Beauregard, The Square Tower, The Peasant Museum, The Pious of Peillonnex, Sculpture Symposium.

  • Where to eat in Les Brasses ?

The resort of Les Brasses offers more than 58 restaurants among which we can mention : The Auberge de Mégevette, the Restaurant L’Alpage, the Restaurant Aux Touristes.

  • Where to sleep in Les Brasses ?

Les Brasses offers a number of different accommodations such as the Hotel L’Auberge de Megevette, the Aux Touristes Hotel Restaurant, The Jorat.

  • How big is the ski area of Les Brasses?

The ski area of the resort of Les Brasses has a size of 30 kilometers, divided into 20 trails. Among these runs, the longest is 4 kilometers long. It also has 38 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

  • What is the altitude of Les Brasses?

This domain has an altitude between 900 meters and 1500 meters high.

  • What is the price of the Les Brasses ski pass ?

Their packages start at 27 euros per day.

  • What is the average price of a rental apartment in Les Brasses?

For a furnished studio for 2 people, the average price is 400 euros, and for an apartment for 4 people, the average price per week is 580 euros.

  • Does the resort of Les Brasses have a bike park?

No, it does not have a Bike Park.

  • How to get to Les Brasses by train ?

You can easily get there from the Annemasse train station. Then you will have to take a cab because there is no shuttle to reach the resort.

  • What is the postal code of Les Brasses ?

The postal code of Les Brasses is 74250.

  • In which department is located the resort of Les Brasses ?

The resort of Les Brasses is located in the department of Haute Savoie.

  • Does the resort of Les Brasses have a tourist office?

The resort of Les Brasses is part of the tourist office of Viuz-en-Sallaz. It is located at 30 Route des Brasses, 74250 Viuz-en-Sallaz, France.

  • Are there any webcams in Les Brasses ?

Yes, there is a webcam, which you can find at this web address

  • Where to find information about the weather in Les Brasses ?

You can find the latest weather report for Les Brasses at

  • What is the opening date of the ski lifts in Les Brasses?

In Les Brasses, the 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 Les Brasses ?

Yes, it is at the address 416 Route de Chaîne d’Or, 74490 Bogève, France.

What is’s opinion about Les Brasses?

Bottom line, gives the average score of 7 to the resort of Les Brasses, which places it in the 127th place in France. Its strong points are: the charm of the resort, the average snowfall, the ski area.

Map of the ski slopes of Les Brasses

Les brasses - ski slope map
Les brasses – ski slope map
Plaine Joux (near les brasses) - Nordic ski area map
Plaine Joux (near les brasses) – Map of the nordic area


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