Southeast of Zurich and southwest of Chur, the Skigebiet Brigels-Waltensburg-Andiast ski area has 20 pistes totaling 75km that are served by four lifts accessing a maximum vertical descent of 1,200m. This family-friendly ski area is popular with beginners and intermediate snowboarders. The best snowboarding at Brigels-Waltensburg-Andiast ski area is typically found during the months of January through March.
The Brigels-Waltensburg-Andiast ski area is located west of the town of Ilanz. It is situated above Ilanz and accessed by bus. There is a base area above Waltensburg and also just east of Briel-Brigels. The local people of this region speak the Romansch language.
The Brigels ski area has the popular 7km piste from the Fil summit down to Curtginet in Waltensburg. It is also known by the locals for its off-piste.
After a long morning of snowboarding at Skigebiet Brigels, try a long lunch at Bergrestaurant Alp Dado or Bergrestaurant Curtignet. For some apres ski action, try the Schneebar Alp Dado Sura or Lichtblick-Bar.
• Family-friendly ski area.
• Low cost ski lift pass.
• Usually no lift lines.
• Limited base services.
• Limited off-piste lines.
• Difficult access.
To reach the Brigels ski area by air, the best bet is to fly into Zurich. Then take the train from the airport to Ilanz. From Ilanz, there is a bus up to Brigels.
PRO TIP - Watch out for protected forest zone (no skiing) and make sure not to drop in. If you are planning to snowboard the Brigels area for a week, you may want the Surselva Safari ski pass which also allows snowboarding at Obersaxen-Mundaun located to the west across the valley. There is a free ski bus from Ilianz to Waltenburg and to Brigels.
Overall, Brigels is the 46th most popular snowboard & freeride destination of all 87 snowboarding resorts in Switzerland. Several of the better snowboarding resorts are nearby Brigels including Vals 3000 and Obersaxen Mundaun.
Local Contacts: Skigebiet Brigels-Waltensburg-Andiast +41 (0) 81 920 14 14; Brigels Tourism +41 (0) 81 941 13 13.
Best Season: Jan. - Mar.
Average Difficulty: Moderate
Base Camp: Familienhotel Alpina
Luxury Loding: Hotel La Val; Hotel Crestas, Brigels
Reference Source: click here https://www.brigels-bergbahnen.ch/
GPS: 46.771438, 9.06709
Date Published: 12/29/2015
Date Updated: 1/2/2022
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