Located in the Brandnertal Valley, at the River Alvier, the charming village of Brand is home to some 700 inhabitants. Brand stands for hassle-free holidays in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere both in summer and winter and has therefore become a popular destination for tourists. More than 400 kilometers of walking and hiking trails wind their ways through the valley and to the crystal-clear Lünersee Lake, which is also accessible by gondola. The Brandnertal ski areaensures outstanding skiing on a variety of slopes for skiers of all ages and ambitions, as well as a reliable snow cover. Families love to retreat to their cozy accommodations, relax at the fireplace and watch the snow coming down outside.
Brandnertal ski area
From Brand, the Dorfbahn and Palüdbahn lifts ferry skiers up to the Brandnertal ski area within no time at all. The picture-postcard winter wonderland takes the hearts of skiers and snowboarders by storm. The Panoramabahn at an altitude of 1,700 meters is the gateway to Bürserberg, which is also part of the ski area. Thanks to snow-making machines a reliable snow cover can be guaranteed for most of the pistes even in mild winters. Children are introduced to skiing on the nursery slope (with T-bar lift) at the heart of the village. The Brandnertal Valley offers not only the perfect environment and infrastructure for a fabulous family vacation, but also a variety of après-ski bars, pubs and restaurants for those who appreciate a drinks or a nice dinner comprising authentic Vorarlberg specialties.
Cutting-edge uphill facilities ensure effortless access to innumerable hiking trails and grant stunning views of the Brand mountains. There is walkable terrain for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and ambitions, and it is up to you whether you explore the area on your own or with a local mountain guide. Start off with a leisurely (family) walk to Alpe Rona, a lovely mountain pasture with cheese dairy (open to visitors) and restaurant. In addition, Alpe Rona is an ideal starting point for a variety of mountain bike tours. In total, the Brandnertal Valley boasts 110 kilometers of routes and trails for mountain biking. On a hot summer’s day the Lünersee Lake and the Alvierbad swimming lake are popular among the old and young for a refreshing soak or simply for a lazy day out basking in the sun.