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 snow-covered world of wonders in the middle of the Rätikon and let your soul dangle. 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.
This traditional circular route takes you from the end of Brand (valley station Palüdbahn) 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 to those seeking peace and quiet in the winter months. After a restful break you are now spoiled for choice. Hike back into the valley on the opposite side of the Alvierbach or opt for a fast and exciting sleigh ride back to Brand. The hut leaseholders Ernst and Heike Schedler provide enough rental sleds free of charge, which you can easily and conveniently deposit next to the road in the valley after use.
On this hike, please note that this route may be closed due to the risk of avalanches. You can find information about this in the avalanche report or in the Tourist Office Brand.
This winter hiking trail, which was only created and extended a few years ago, literally leads you 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 ski operations can take place on sections of this hiking trail.
The “Green Forest” trail or “Wiesle” trail 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 magnificent view of the Zimba, also known as the Vorarlberg Matterhorn because of its distinctive shape. Winter hiking knows many facets in the Brandnertal.
You will 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 take the Dorfbahn cable car down into the valley.
Please note that this path is also very popular with tobogganers.
This winter hiking trail, which is very popular because of its low ascent, takes you from the Schedlerhof lift on the left side of the valley past the clubhouse of the Brand football club to the Herz-Jesu-Kapelle in the inner valley. On the right side of the valley, directly at the Alvierbach, the way back takes you back to your starting point.
Ascended with the village and panorama train, you can reach the Furkla high-altitude hiking trail from the panorama mountain station in a few minutes on the ski trail in the direction of the Parpfienzsattel. From there you can reach the Furkla Alpe via the Furkla Höhenweg. When the weather is nice, you can see the surrounding mountains of the Brandnertal in their most beautiful splendor. If you have the time and desire, you can reach the Garsellijoch vantage point directly from the Furkla Alpe after another 20 minutes. From there, the same route takes you back to the starting point.