Skiing, Snowboarding and Tobogganing

Our well-maintained, modern, family owned 4 Star Alpenhotel is situated in the centre of a winter sports region, always assured of snow.

The Brand valley offers the best conditions for alpine skiers, snowboarders, toboggan runners, snow shoe hikers, ski tourers, ice climbers and powder snow fanatics. If you prefer life easier hike throught the crunching snow, take a sleigh ride or relax in the Zimba spa. Whether you like sport or are just nature lovers there are several mountain huts and restaurants with sun terraces where you can take refreshments.

The Brand valley has 14 cable cars (gondolas, drag lifts and chair lifts), 55 certified kilometres of piste and 16 kms of marked cross country trails. There are also ski schools for both beginners and experts as well as professionally guided Alpine ski tours in open country.

Talabschluss in Winter
Enjoying Skiing
Tobogganing in the Brand Valley
Ski Lessons in Brand

Skiing Region

Brand is a friendly winter paradise with 3 cable cars, 6 chair lifts, 5 drag lifts as well as 55 km od downhill runs, ski and snowboarding schools. The pistes in Brand, all awarded the Vorarlberger Pistengutesiegel, offer both advanced skiers and families a varied skiing experience. 14 cable cars and lifts go up to 2000m above sea level. Waiting time at the lifts is practically nil. The good snow conditions are supported by modern snow-making systems.

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Panorama Cable Car above the clouds in Winter
A Family on the Chairlift
Skiing Area under blue skies in the Brand Valley
Skiing in the sunshine
Skiers in the Brandnertal valley

Cross Country Skiing

For cross country skiing lovers there are  21km of well prepared  tracks to choose from in the Brand valley.

  • Ronaloipe (15 km circular)
  • Innertalloipe (6 km stretch)
  • Furkla-Höhenloipe (12 km stretch)
Enjoying Cross Country Skiing in the Brand Valley
Panoramic Trail on the Rona

Winter Walks

A walk in the snowy winter landscape of the Brand valley is just the thing to help you switch off and relax plus a treat for the body, mind and soul. 40 of the best cleared and marked paths invite you to a relaxing walk.

Snowshoe Hiking in deep Snow
A break from Snowshoe Walking
Winter Scene
The Lindauer Hut in Winter

Après Ski

There are a variety of possibilities for eating and drinking on the mountains. 6 ski huts will serve you Austrian delicacies and invite you to linger awhile. Enjoy the sun sitting in a deckchair - a pleasure for non skiers too. As always there are fine cocktails, a bar and a sun terrace available at the Alpenhotel Zimba.

Apres Ski
Eating at a Mountain Hut
Sunbathing in the Brand Valley

Top Tips for Families

  • Brand ski schools offer ski lessons for both novices and experts - young or old.
  • For those who prefer activities away from the slopes there are beautiful winter hiking trails and cross country ski trails (16km) in Brand and Bürserberg.
  • There is also a choice of several toboggan runs.
Ski school in Brand
Children tobogganing
6-seater chairlift in Brand