Ski touring in the Brandnertal
The Brandnertal valley is the perfect starting point for the quiet variety of skiing: ski touring.
Brandnertal - snow paradise for ski tourers
The tranquility of the snow-covered mountains, the great feeling of standing on a summit and having conquered the mountain and the magnificent feeling of gliding down a virgin deep-snow slope - that’s what ski tourers feel when discovering the Brandnertal on skies beside the pistes.
Preparation and equipment
A ski tour must be planned carefully. Make sure in advance that you can find the right tracks on the map and you can read it correctly. A good weather report and a foregoing check on the avalanche warnings are essential! Appropriate clothing and equipment are an important safety factor.
Equipment required necessarily:
- Avalanche beacon
- First aid kit
You can rent and buy all these equipments in our shops and rentals in the villages Brand and Bürserberg.
Professional guiding companies
Stay safe and sound with our experienced tour guides who lead you through the untouched mountain scenes. Contact our three professional guiding companies and take part in a guided tour, available for beginner to advanced ski tourers:
T +43 664 88511271
T +43 5559 333
|Snow sports Brandnertal
T +43 5559 397
Schesaplana, 2.965 m
Starting point: at the end of the village Brand on 1.120 meters
Altitude: 1,850 m
Avalanche risk: high
Season: February to May
The absolute highlight is the ski tour to the highest peak of the Rätikon - the Schesaplana. The very long, physically demanding tour with several steep sections will be rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view of the summit.
On the road "Schattenlagant" you go further to the valley where the gondola of Lünerseebahn is. From there (most way you cannot go with skies) hike up the walk "Böser Tritt" until reaching Luenersee. The track takes you further around the western part of the Luenersee. From about the middle of Luenersee one track goes slightly uphill and leads to Totalp Hut. After Totalp go further on left back of the mountain range to the border of Schesaplana. Follow this steep track to the highest point and the mountain cross. The last meters to go are mostly only accessible by foot.
Oberzalimkopf, 2.340 m
Starting point: Palüdbahn base station, 1060 m
Altitude: 1280 m
Avalanche risk: medium, but high at the peak area
Season: January to April
Start at the beginning of the downhill slope Palüd and go about 270 meters upward thorugh the valley of the "Lower Zalimalpe". Follow the track at the left side to access the road leading up to the Zalim valley. After the foresty bottom section it goes up steeper before reaching the Oberzalim Hut. There, follow the path to the right at about 2,000 m. Now traverse to the left into a steep ridge and further up until the summit is reached at the right side.
Alternative way: Windeggerspitze, 2.331 m
Schillermulde, 1.847 m
Starting point: Base station Einhornbahn or parking lot Tschengla, 1200 m
Altitude: 630 m
Avalanche risk: low - medium
Season: December to March
Follow the trail from the parking lot Tschengla to the foot of the slope at about 1,230 m. Stay lightly right when going over the slopes slightly to the Furkla plateau, about 1,600 m. On the right side of the valley you can ski tour between the "Schillerkopf" and "Mondspitze". Descent as ascent.
Alternative way: Mondspitze, 1.967 m