Bruson was Verbier’s best kept secret that was until the resort installed a new high speed 8 person gondola running from the Le Chabe lift station at the bottom of the valley. The new high speed lift takes just 20 minutes to ferry people from the busy slopes of Verbier to the quiet open gladded tree runs of Bruson.
There are only a handful of pistes in Bruson which would keep most entertain for the morning, but would struggle to keep the more advance skiers and snowboarders interested. The main attraction this once sleepy resort has to offer is its abundance of tree skiing possibilities. If the snow is chucking it down and a poor visibility day is on the menu in Verbier, Bruson is usually epic.
The beauty of Bruson is that every type of skier or snowboarder has the chance to experience and enjoy powder skiing in the trees, as there are easy open gladded runs running parallel to the piste. Stronger riders may want of the action and should head further in field, as there you will find more condensed trees, steeper terrain, cliffs, chutes, and if the snow is deep pillow lines.
Bruson also boasts on running its own amateur freeride contest “Bruson Freeride” the main event is run on the “six blanc” face which is visible directly opposite the Tbar and the red piste called “Grand Tsai”. This event attracts a host of snow sports
and it usually serves a feast of pro am riders who are looking to show off the skills and go big. The Six Blanc face is easily accessible from the top of the Tbar and depending on snow conditions the hike takes around 30 – 45 minutes to get to reach summit. Although the face is very visible and may look simple to ride down, we strongly recommend an off piste instructor or guide, as the snowpack on this face changes frequently due to constant rising and falling temperatures.