Ski Lifts in Brandnertal

Visitors to Brandnertal are well served by an efficient ski lift system of 14 lifts (9 in Brand and 5 in Bűrserberg). These include a cable car, a gondola, 7 chairlifts and 5 surface lifts with a total capacity of 17,000 riders per hour.

Brandnertal Ski Lifts 

The most popular lift from the village, which also has the greatest capacity, is the modern Dorfbahn gondolabahn in the centre of the village of Brand. The regular ski bus from Bludenz via Burs, Bűrserberg and the outskirts of Brand stops outside the main entrance to the gondola and many of Brand’s hotels are within a short walk. A three-story escalator from street level eases the way to the gondola loading area – it couldn’t be easier.

The other option in Brand is to continue south along the main street to the Palud lift, a 2-person chairlift of a certain vintage, which will take skiers at a leisurely pace to the Palud area at the southern end of the ski area. The ski bus also stops here and if you have a car, there is ample free parking.

A third way up to the ski area is from Bűrserberg (890 m), by way of the Einhornbahn1 double chair, which connects with two more chair lifts rising to 1,860 m at Loichkopf. There are two free car parks at the base, and of course the ski bus stops.

If approaching from Bludenz, Bűrserberg is the first village with lift access to the ski area via the Einhornbahn1. It’s also possible to drive higher up above Bűrserberg to the Einhorn restaurant, beside the arrival point of the Einhornbahn1 and the departure point of Einhornbahn2, where there is more free parking.

The high speed Dorfbahn gondola connects to the 6-person Gulmabahn chair in the direction of Paludalpe, and the Panoramabahn cable car, which crosses the ravine between Brand and Bűrserberg and connects the two parts of the ski area. The Dorfbahn gondola is at the very heart of the Brandnertal lift system, and efficiently distributes skiers and boarders up the mountain, thus reducing the risk of severe queues. The opening of the Dorfbahn and Panoramabahn in December 2007 was a big step forward for Brandnertal, as prior to that the connection between the two areas was by bus.

Once up the mountain, the ski lift system is easy to use and apart from the occasional pinch point, traffic is well dispersed and much more time will be spent skiing than queuing. The Glattjochbahn and Gulmabahn are modern express, 6-seater chairlifts and though the other lifts are older, the system works well.

Non-skiers can take the Dorfbahn gondola, and connect to the Panoramabahn cable car that connects Brand to Burserberg by spanning the ravine between the two areas. The main omission in this respect is that there are no mountain restaurants at either end of the Panoramabahn.

Brandnertal Ski Lift Pass

A 6-day Brandnertal ski lift ticket is reasonably priced, children aged 8 and under ski free at all times, and there are discounts for older children and teenagers up to eighteen years. Discounts also apply to seniors over 60.


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