Les Brevieres ski lift?

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  1. olley

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    Hi guys the lift at Les Brevieres, is it a bubble or just a ski lift? Wife doesn't ski so unless she can get back easily its out. Daughter and family are going next April to Tignes and thought it would be good if we could join them in the RV.

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    Hi Ian, it's a bubble. At Brevieres it's just a car park but you can use the coach dumping point and there's a village water trough/fountain thing. Take extra water onboard before you drive up probably, if you're staying a while. hth, Ruth
     
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    Hi Ruthie the bubble only appears to go about halfway, does the free ski bus stop at that point? From googling it appears the ski bus only goes as far as Les Boisses, so either taxi from there or be back before the bubble closes.

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    I'm not sure what you mean, there is a bubble from Brevieres and no need to catch a bus, all skiing from the top of the bubble. It may be closed very early and very late season. We have used it in January. If closed (only v late or v early I guess) it's the skibus to 1800 Les Boisses or drive. Maybe check with the Tourist Office?
     
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    Sorry if I didn't explain properly Ruth, if the wife takes the bubble, and she doesn't ski, how does she get to Tignes? Or have I misunderstood and the bubble goes all the way up? Sorry to be a pain.:)

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    Sorry Ian I can't remember if there's a ski bus from where the bubble stops, or in fact exactly waht happens when you get off the bubble but I expect the OT will be able to advise. Good luck.
     
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    Hi Ian if my memory serves me correctly (it doesn't always)
    The top station for the bubble is really for skiers only.
    To access Tigne centre from Le Brev you can catch the little chair lift as a foot passengerfrom Tigne le Brev this drops you at the little village above the dam wall and from here you can catch the service bus into Tigne centre.
    However i think you will need a ski pass.

    Its worth contacting the tourist information and stressing it's foot passenger from Tigne Le Brev to Tigne centre you want to know about
    Been 3 years since we went to Tignes
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    Thanks Kev, I think a ski lift might be a bit risky, getting off without ski's on she's likely to end up eating the snow, as simply going skiing is not something she's happy about, eating snow is not going to improve her mood. :LOL: The bus from Bourg sounds the best option, beginning to wonder if this is one slope to far. :) I can just fly with my daughter and stay with them, but I have an idea of a few days skiing and then on to Venice. Need to cogitate a bit.

    Thanks for all the help guys, much appreciated.

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    Ian the lift is very easy (Unless they have changed anything) It's used regularly by foot passengers and the lifties slow it down so the foot passengers can get off safely.

    We used it once to go into tigne on foot
     
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