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Brig is a nice friendly area for beginners to get started and for early intermediates to improve their technique, whilst more advanced skiers might want to try slopes in some of the major international ski areas. Brig has direct access to 80 individual pistes, served by 9 ski lifts. With pistes above 2500 meters, skiing and snowboarding is guaranteed throughout the season. Brig's location at the crossroads of major Alpine travel routes benefits skiers today as it did travelers in the past. There is an easy access by train and bus to larger neighbouring ski areas including Belalp and, slightly further on lift inter-connections, Riederalp (2335m), Bettmeralp (2872m), and Fiescheralp (2926m), all on the joint Aletsch Glacier Pass. For the experienced skier, the high Alpine ski-touring opportunities in the area are outstanding.
The main 'local' ski area is at Rosswald, a traditional village located at a snow sure 1825 meters and reached by a gondola that departs from Ried-Brig a short distance from the edge of the town. Rosswald's four T bar lifts serve largely wide easy trails above the treeline, with the hamlet's chalets dotted around the bottom of the slopes for ski in accommodation (there are 1500 visitor beds up on the mountain) and cafés , with good views of Brig itself down in the valley below. Two further small ski areas on the road further along past Rosswald towards the Simplon Pass. One is Rothwald, at 1745 meters where three drags take you up to 2626 meters, the second at the Simplon Pass itself where there are a few road side drag lifts by this high altitude settlement at 2005 meters (base).
The most convenient airport to Brig, Sion Airport is just one hour drive away in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly. The following airports links Brig and all of them provide airport transfers to the ski resort:
Brig has a train link so getting to this beautiful resort is quite convenient but still it may be time consuming. Below are the main viable methods of public transport to Brig:
While many people do use the above public transport links they are time consuming. You are much better off booking an airport transfer from the airport where you land. You will benefit from a shorter journey time and a direct route. You also get the added bonus of travelling in comfort, and of a guaranteed journey that is pre-booked. Airport transfers are also the most cost-effective method of getting to Brig.