Brandnertal Ski Resort

Brandnertal (Brandner Valley) in Austria’s westernmost province of Vorarlberg is home to one of Austria’s most family friendly ski resorts with 55 km well-groomed piste skiing between 890 – 2,000m and plenty of affordable accommodation.

Brandnertal is easily reached from no fewer than four airports – Friedrichshafen (95 km), Memmingen (135 km), Innsbruck (140 km) and Zurich (150 km) – which makes it an excellent choice for a short break, especially when utilizing the frequency of flights operated by Swiss.com to and from Zurich.

The winding road climbs from the Brandnertal exit on the A14/E60 motorway through attractive pine forests to Brandnertal and the quiet village of Bűrserberg (890 m) just 7 km from Bludenz, then the main resort of Brand (1,000m), a further 4 km up the valley. Both villages offer easy access to Brandnertal's ski area with 55 km of piste skiing from 2,000m down to 890m.

Brand has set out its stall as a family ski resort with impressive facilities for children both on and off mountain. With or without a family in attendance, the area will suit skiers who are more concerned with a quality mountain resort experience rather than a vibrant night scene.

Brandnertal hotel choices include several affordable 4 star hotels, followed by a good choice of cheaper hotel properties descending through the star ratings as well as cute family run pensions and plenty of self catering apartments. Some hotels have a 'Family Friendly' accreditation, and depending on the level of facilities provided will qualify for 3, 4 or 5 of the 'Kiddies' symbols.

The surrounding snow capped peaks, dominated by the Scesaplana (2,964m) to the west, and Zimba (2,634m) to the east, seem to stand back from the valley allowing a sense of space as well as stupendous panoramic views.

The well-groomed ski runs are best for beginners and intermediates, with 22km for beginners, 30 km intermediate and just 3 km designated advanced. The longest of the runs is from Loischkopf to Burserberg, at 5 km, it is one of the longest in the Vorarlberg.

Despite the relatively low altitude of the valley, the ski season generally lasts from December - April with artificial snowmaking when necessary on over 75% of the groomed ski terrain.

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Brandnertal Statistics

  • CountryAustria
  • StateVorarlberg
  • RegionBrandnertal
  • Base890 m
  • Peak2,000 m
  • Vertical1,110 m
  • Beginner22 km
  • Intermediate30 km
  • Advanced3 km
  • Longest Run5 km
  • Number of Ski Lifts14 
  • Cable Cars
  • Gondolas
  • Chairlifts
  • Surface Lifts
  • Lift Capacity17,000 riders per hour
  • Day PassEuros 40
  • 6-day Lift PassEuros 179

5 Day Snow & Weather Forecast

  • 23rd Sunny 24° 12° Clear skies New Snow 14cm
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  • 27th OccLightRain 24° 12° Patchy rain possible New Snow 14cm
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Featured Hotels in Brandnertal

  • Design Hotel Lun Brandnertal

    Design Hotel Lun

    The newly built Design Hotel Lün is a stylish and modern 4-star hotel in Brand, in the Vorarlberg, just 5-minutes away from the main ski lifts.

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  • Hotel Lagant Brandnertal

    Family Hotel Lagant

    A 4-star family hotel in Brand with large spa and pool area, and excellent facilities for children including games rooms and professional child care.

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  • Hotel Scesaplana Brandnertal

    Hotel Scesaplana

    An elegant and stylish, family-friendly 4-star hotel in Brand with spacious rooms, spa and indoor pool and ski bust stop right outside.

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  • Hotel Walliserhof Brandnertal

    Hotel Walliserhof

    Hotel Walliserhof is a 4-star hotel in Brand with a unique modern style. The hotel enjoys a top location near the ski lifts for Brandnertal.

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  • Hotel Landhaus Sonne, Brandnertal

    Hotel Landhaus Sonne

    The 3-star Landhaus Sonne provides an authentic Austrian feel with beautiful modern finishes and a restaurant serving traditional Austrian cuisine. 

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