Winter hiking and snowshoeing in the Brandnertal

Immerse yourself in the snow-covered wonderland in the middle of the Rätikon and kick back and relax.  In the Brand valley, the first road doesn’t always take you to the slopes.  Whether it’s a traditional walk on foot or something more sporty in snow shoes, a winter walk in the middle of the Rätikon is a special experience: Winter hiking and snowshoeing in the Brandnertal at it`s best.

There are almost countless possibilities for the nature-seeking tourist, so wrap up warm and go out in the peaceful winter paradise.

 

Winter hiking and snowshoeing in the Brandnertal – Schattenlagant Circular route

Length: approximately 9km
Degree of difficulty: medium
Altitude difference: approximately 500m
Walking time: approximately 3 hours

This traditional circular route will lead you from the end of the village of Brand (Palüdbahn village station) to the left of the Alvierbach into the Schattenlagant area.  Where the cows graze in summer, you can now experience in winter an undisturbed and magical winter landscape.  After about 1 ½ hours you reach the Schattenlaganthütte, which is also available to rest at during winter months. After a restful break, you will be spoiled for choice.  You could walk back into the valley on the opposite side of the Alvierbach or choose a fast-paced and exciting sledge ride back to Brand.

At the Schattenlaganthütte, Ernst and Heike Schedler provide ample free sledges which you can easily and conveniently leave next to the road in the valley when you have finished using them.

Please note that this route could be closed due to risk of avalanche.  You can find information about this in the avalanche report or at the tourist office in the Brand valley.
As soon as you know that you are safe – go for it: Winter hiking and snowshoeing in the Brandnertal

 

Winter hiking and snowshoeing in the Brandnertal – Höhenwanderweg Brand

Length: approximately 7km
Degree of difficulty: medium
Altitude difference: approximately 450m
Walking time: approximately 2 ½ hours

 

This winter hiking route, which was developed and extended only a few years ago takes you literally over the roof tops running paralell with the village.  There are several places to start along this trail and along the way you will see many different views of Brand.

 

Please note that on some stretches of this hiking trail, skiing acivities could be taking place.

 

Winter hiking and snowshoeing in the Brandnertal – Grüner-Wald or Wiesleweg

 

Length: approximately 7 ½km
Difficulty: medium
Altitude difference: about 300m
Walking time: approximately 3 hours

The Grüner Waldweg or Wiesleweg offers wonderful diversity.  Past the snow-covered tennis courts, this path leads to the Sarotlatal.  From here you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Zimba, which because of its distinctive shape, is known as the Matterhorn of the Vorarlberg.

 

Winter hiking and snowshoeing in the Brandnertal  – Eggaweg

 

Length: approximately 4km
Difficulty: medium
Difference in altitude: 400m
Walking time: approximately 2 hours (return approximately 1 3/4 hours)

You can find the entrance to Eggaweg directly at the Dorfbahn village station.  The trail winds across the Eggen Maiensäss to the Dorfbahn mountain station.  From there, you can either go the same way back to the village or coast comfortably down to the village station in the Dorfbahn.

Please note that this route is very popular with toboggans.

Winter hiking and snowshoeing in the Brandnertal – Innertalweg Brand

Length: about 4km
Difficulty: easy
Difference in altitude: 100m
Walking time: approximately 1 1/2 hours

This winter hiking path, which is very popular because of its minimal ascent, takes you from the Schedlerhof lift on the left side of the valley, past the club house of the Brand Football Club to the Herz-Jesu Chapel at Innertal.  You can return to your staring point along the Alvierbach on the right hand side of the valley.

 

Winter hiking and snowshoeing in the Brandnertal – Furka mountain trail

Length: approximately 10km
Difficulty: medium
Difference in elevation: 150m
Walking time: approximately 2 ¼ hours

You can reach the Fürka-Höhenwanderweg from the Panaorama-Bergstation after just a few minutes on the ski route to Parpfienzsattel.  From here, you can take the Furka Höhenweg to the Furklaalpe. When the weather is nice, the surrounding mountains of the Brand valley can be seen in all their magnificent splendour.  If you have the time and inclination, you can continue from the Furkla Alpe for another 20 minutes until you reach the Garsellijoch viewpoint.  From here you can take the same route back to your starting point.