Guidebook

The Best of Bruson's Brilliant Powder Runs

Once a mythical hidden gem, Bruson is now part of the 4 Vallées mega-resort; here's what all the fuss is about!

Charlie Boscoe

Description

Just a decade ago, Bruson was the place where the connoisseurs went while the masses headed for Verbier. Upon arriving in the village of Le Châble, Verbier is to the left, Bruson to the right and - thanks to a new cable car - both can now be accessed directly from there, meaning that Bruson has gone from a local secret to a popular holiday destination.

Luckily for freeriders, the majority of newcomers to Bruson stick to the pistes so the cold powder and fabulous terrain for which the area is famous remain relatively quiet compared to the legendary lines of Verbier's high country. In this guidebook we've listed some of the finest runs in the area, from the long and committing "Bruson Backside" (which requires a bit of logistical planning before you drop in) to the easy and stress-free "Canadian Trees - Pasay"; there's plenty of variety across these 5 routes. For those willing to earn their turns, "Six Blanc North Face" is highly recommended and - in the right conditions - provides one of the best descents to be found anywhere across the 4 Vallées.

Bruson sits in something of a snow pocket, and seems to attract and hold on to powder when it is scarce in the surrounding areas. As if epic terrain and reliably excellent snow weren't enough, Bruson also enjoys some of the finest views in Switzerland, with many of country's highest peaks visible from the lift system, as well as the famous Rhône valley and the mythical summits of the Mont Blanc Massif.

So the next you arrive in Le Châble, turn right!

Bruson Backside
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Bruson Backside

Verbier
1 - 2 hrs
3.6 km
148 m
918 m
40 °
A mini adventure not so far from the pistes
Moderate
Private
Six Blanc North Face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Six Blanc North Face

Verbier
281 m
37 °
N
205 m
1.5 km
Bruson Freeride comp area
Severe
Private
Canadian Trees - Tsai
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Canadian Trees - Tsai

Verbier
585 m
32 °
E
21 m
2.7 km
Fantastic, fun tree skiing through the larch forest
Moderate
Private
Canadian Trees - Central
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Canadian Trees - Central

Verbier
468 m
33 °
E
0 m
1.2 km
More excellent tree skiing close to the lifts and pistes.
Moderate
Private
Canadian Trees - Pasay
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Canadian Trees - Pasay

Verbier
464 m
37 °
E
2 m
1.4 km
Excellent tree skiing close to the pistes.
Moderate
Private