Brand is a small village in western Austria, five kilometres north of the Swiss border and eight kilometres east of Liechtenstein. It is a pretty village, lying close to Burserberg, beneath the Brandner Glacier at an altitude of a little over nine hundred metres. Framed by the Ratikon mountains, the views are stunning. The area ski pass covers both resorts and there is a free ski bus between the lifts at Palud and Niggenkopf. The highest lift takes you to two thousand metres. The wide open slopes surrounding the village are perfect for those who are new to the sport.
Low cost Brand ski & snowboard holidays are very popular with families and those who are new to the sport. With wide gentle slopes it is the perfect place to gain confidence and with the help of two excellent ski schools, beginners will soon progress to the tree lined blue runs. Improving intermediates will also find sufficient challenges but for the experienced skier or boarder, demanding runs are few. There are five black runs as well as a few off-piste routes. The undulating slopes are ideal for boarders and there are cross country trails. Brand has ski courses for children and there is a ski kindergarten. There is also a children's farm and opportunities for horse riding.
The Brand ski season opens in the third week of December and closes at the end of March. The village is a popular summer destination as it attracts climbers, hill walkers and mountain cyclists, as well as those who wish to enjoy the stunning scenery and the pure mountain air. Many regional airports have direct flights to Innsbruk and Zurich which are around one hundred and fifty kilometres from the resort. You can check on Cheekytrip to see if your local airport offers ski & snowboard holidays to Brand.
When you book a cheap Brand ski & board holiday you can be sure that the standard of accommodation and service will not be compromised. There are some large hotels as well as small guest houses and pensions providing good quality accommodation and with tariffs that cater for most budgets. You'll find that service is warm and friendly. Most of the restaurants are small, family run busnesses and provide good food at reasonable cost. Nightlife is fairly low key reflecting the resort's popuarity with families. Activities include ice skating, a small bowling alley, a riding school and a small climbing school.
When the Christmas and new year festivities are over, January can be rather a flat time of year. What better way to raise the mood than take a break on snowy slopes where hopefully the sun will shine. If you've had a lavish festive season you'll need to find a low cost Brand holiday and Cheekytrip is best placed to find you one. As a ski & snowboard price comparison site with more than three dozen travel companies offering their best deals, you are sure of a bargain. All you need do is enter your point of departure, your dates and destination and within a matter of seconds, we'll show you the Brand ski or snowboard holiday that provides the best value for money. Since offers change on a daily basis, avoid disappointment by booking today.