Winter hiking in Brandnertal

Traditionally on foot or sporty with snowshoes, winter hiking in the middle of the Rätikon becomes a special experience with us. Immerse yourself in the snowy world of wonders in the middle of the Rätikon and let your soul unwind. In the Brandnertal, the first route does not always lead to the slopes. There are almost countless possibilities for nature seekers. So wrap up warm and head out into a peaceful winter idyll.
We want to show some possibilities here.

Winter hiking on the Schattenlagant circular trail

This traditional circular route takes you from the end of Brand (Palüdbahn valley station) to the left of the Alvierbach into the so-called Schattenlagant area. Where the cows graze in summer, you can now experience an untouched and magical winter landscape in winter. After about 1.5 hours of winter hiking you will reach the Schattenlaganthütte, which is also open in the winter months for those seeking peace and quiet. After a relaxing break, you are now spoiled for choice. Hike back into the valley on the opposite side of the Alvierbach or do you decide on a fast and exciting sleigh ride back to Brand. The hut tenants Ernst and Heike Schedler provide enough rental sledges free of charge, which can be easily and conveniently deposited next to the road in the valley after use.

Please note that this route may be closed due to the risk of avalanches on this hike. Information about this can be found in the avalanche report or at the Brand tourist office.

Panoramabahn Brandnertal Winter
Winterwandern mit der Familie

Winter hiking on the Brand high-altitude hiking trail

This winter hiking trail, which was only created and expanded a few years ago, literally leads over the roofs of Brand as it runs parallel above the village. There are several entry points for winter hiking on this hiking trail. The hike allows many and different views of the village of Brand.

Please note that skiing may take place on parts of this hiking trail.

Green Forest or Wiesleweg

The “Green Forest” path or “Wiesle” path offers you a wonderful change. This path leads past the snow-covered tennis courts to the foot of the Sarotlatal. Here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Zimba, also called the Vorarlberg Matterhorn because of its striking shape. Winter hiking knows many facets in the Brandnertal.

Winterwandern mit Aussicht
Spuren im Schnee auf der Tschengla


You can find the entrance to the Eggaweg directly at the Dorfbahn valley station. The path leads over several hairpin bends over the Eggen Winterwandern Maiensäss to the Dorfbahn mountain station. From there you can either take the same route back to the village or glide comfortably into the valley with the village train.

Please note that this path is also often used by tobogganers.

Innertalweg Brand

This winter hiking trail, which is very popular because of its low gradient, takes you from the Schedlerhof lift on the left side of the valley past the clubhouse of the Brand football club to the Sacred Heart Chapel in the Innertal. On the right side of the valley, directly at the Alvierbach, the way back leads back to the starting point.

Winterwandern in Brand
Schneeschuhwandern im Brandnertal

Furka high-altitude hiking trail

If you take the village and panoramic railway, you can reach the Furkla high-altitude hiking trail from the panorama mountain station in just a few minutes on the ski path towards the Parpfienzsattel. From there you can reach the Furkla Alpe via the Furkla High Trail. When the weather is nice, the surrounding mountains of the Brandnertal offer you their most beautiful splendor. If you have the time and desire, you can reach the Garsellijoch viewpoint directly from Furkla Alpe in another 20 minutes. From there the same path leads back to the starting point.

Frühlingswiese in Damüls, Vorarlberg
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