The 40th most popular snowboarding destination in Switzerland.
Sunday 10 July 2016 06:38 GMT
Southeast of Zurich and southeast of Chur, the Brambruesch ski area has ten pistes served by three lifts accessing a maximum vertical descent of 1,100m. The Brambruesch ski area is accessed from Chur via cable car, which leads up to Brambruesch while passing through a mid-station. Most of the snowboarding is above Brambruesch, but you can ride back down to the mid-station. There are two challenging ungroomed ski touring routes leading to Stadeli and to Windegga. There are sport hotels located up on the mountain in Brambruesch.
To reach the snowboarding at Brambruesch Ski Area from Zurich, there is an express inter-city train to Chur. The lift is about 0.5km from the train station and accessible via taxi or post bus.
Note: If you plan to head to Brambruesch for snowboarding by train, here are two great options offered by the Swiss train system SBB. First, there is the discounted Swiss Transfer Ticket which provides a round-trip train ticket from an airport directly to the town near the ski area, plus 50% off any additional train or bus tickets. Second, there is the Snow-N-Rail ticket which provides a round-trip ticket from anywhere in Switzerland combines with a ski lift pass for as long as you need at a total 20% discount (see: http://www.sbb.ch/snownrail ).
Overall, Brambruesch is the 40th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 80 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Brambruesch including Laax-Flims, Lenzerheide and Arosa.