Altitude: 684 Meters

Brig in short

  • Many historical sites in the area
  • A paradise for cross-country skiers
  • Good après-ski

Brig is located on the ancient crossroads where the Simplon Pass crosses the Alps to Italy. Brig is the hub of a web of train routes to Italy and the Valais region. The small, picturesque village houses and many architectural treasures, including the impressive Stockalper Castle Palace and the pilgrim church in Gils make this a fascinating village to explore. In the old city center you will find shops and restaurants and cozy cafes.

Brig is located in the Aletschgebiet ski area. The ski area has 291 km of downhill slopes and 121 km of cross-country tracks. But guests who do not want to ski do not get bored either, only half of all winter visitors come to Brig for skiing! For those who do not feel like a day on their skis, places like Riederalp, Fiescheralp and Zermatt are easily accessible for day interesting and varied trips.

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Around Brig are three ski resorts, Belalp, Rosswald and Rothwald. The ski areas are very diverse and include both blue, red and black runs. Rothwald is the smallest area of the three, and is made up of only two lifts. The Belalp ski area is the largest. This area has several mountain huts, toboggan runs and a fun park.

 Apres-ski & entertainment Brig

Restaurants 50 Theatre
Bars & cafes 27 Casino -
Nightclubs & discos 2 Concert hall
Cinema 1  

 Ski school and ski lessons Brig

No. of ski schools 1Private ski lessons CHF 180
No. of ski instructors 30Ski lessons5 Days, 10 Hours, CHF 95
Area for beginnersSnowboarding lessons5 Days, 12 Hours, CHF 290
Ski lessons in Cross-country skiing1 Days, 2 Hours, CHF 180

 Facilities Brig

No. of hotels 13 Supermarkets 6
Total no. of hotel beds 1000 Banks
Total no. of beds 3500

 Tourist information for Brig

Brig Simplon Tourismus
0041 - 027 - 9216030

 Distances from Brig

Railway station
- by bus
Genève approx. 300 km by bus
From the motorway:approx. 34 km 44 minuten by car

 Brig for families and children

Childcare Magic carpet
Playground Ski lift for children
Merry-go-round -

  Leisure & sports activities Brig

Public saunaFootpaths 22 km
Fitness centreTorchlight descent -
Public solarium Indoor ice rink
Massage Outdoor ice rink -
Spa & wellness Curling
Indoor swimming pool Snow rafting -
Hot air ballooning - Dog sledding -
Paragliding Snowmobile tours -
Indoor tennis court Toboggan run
Squash court
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Ski area
Brig Simplon

Brig Simplon
Total slopes 50 (km)
Blue slopes 13 km
Red slopes 26 km
Black slopes 11 km
Off-piste 0 km
Lifts (9 )
Drag lifts 8
Chair lifts 0
Gondola lifts 1
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