Brambrüesch Ski Resort

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Brambrueesch ski resort, Chur Switzerland.
Brambrueesch ski resort, Chur Switzerland.
Brambrüesch ski resort summit terrain.
Brambrüesch ski resort summit terrain.
Brambrüesch ski resort village.
Brambrüesch ski resort village.
Battagliahütte on mountain accommodation at Brambrueesch.
Battagliahütte on mountain accommodation at Brambrueesch.
Brambrüesch is close to the Churwalden ski lifts of Lenzerheide.
Brambrüesch is close to the Churwalden ski lifts of Lenzerheide.
The uber modern Churwalden gondola links to the rest of Lenzerheide.
The uber modern Churwalden gondola links to the rest of Lenzerheide.
Brambruesch ski resort is a few minutes walk from the old town of Chur.
Brambruesch ski resort is a few minutes walk from the old town of Chur.
The Chur old town has a fantastic range of restaurants & bars.
The Chur old town has a fantastic range of restaurants & bars.
Brambrueesch ski resort.
Brambrueesch ski resort.
Brambrüesch ski resort.
Brambrüesch ski resort.
Brambruesch skiing.
Brambruesch skiing.
Brambrüesch ski resort.
Brambrüesch ski resort.
The snow-shoe trail / ski-tour from Brambrueesch meets the upper lifts at Churwalden
The snow-shoe trail / ski-tour from Brambrueesch meets the upper lifts at Churwalden
Brambrueesch on-mountain accommodation
Brambrueesch on-mountain accommodation

Brambrüesch Ski Resort

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  • Vertical (m)
    1,170m - 2,160m (990m)
  • Average Snow Fall
    Unknown
  • Lifts (6)
    2 Gondolas / cable cars
    1 Chairs
  • Opening Dates & Times
    Early December to mid-March
    9:00am to 4:00pm
  • Terrain Summary
    Runs - 20km
    Longest run - 5½km
    Advanced - 20%
    Intermediate - 40%
    Beginner - 40%
  • Ski Lift Pass Price
    Day Ticket 21/22
    Adult - CHF42
    Child - CHF21
    Child u/6yr - Free

Brambrüesch Ski Resort Switzerland

The Brambrueesch ski resort is a small, traditional Swiss skiing area perched high above the city of Chur and the Rhine River valley.

A ski trip to the Grisons/Graubuenden canton may well be best started with a day on family friendly Brambruesch, before moving on to more challenging locations like nearby Lenzerheide.

Pros & Cons for Brambrueesch Ski Resort

Pros

  • Perfect for families wanting a simple Swiss ski experience.
  • Beautiful views down the Rhine River valley.
  • Variety of piste trails for all levels.
  • Quiet during the week.
  • Backcountry access to Churwalden & Lenzerheide ski resort.
  • Good transport links.
  • Several great ski in ski out accommodation options.
  • Excellent range of non-ski activities.
  • Great on mountain restaurant food and drink.

Cons

  • Relatively expensive lift pass.
  • Limited piste terrain.
  • Snow on lower half of mountain may be poor.
  • Having a T-bar between gondola & chair is an odd arrangement.

Pro or Con (depending on your perspective!)

  • Skiing a traditional resort within easy reach of a major city.
  • No snow making, so check conditions before buying a lift pass.

Skiing & Snowboarding, Lifts & Terrain

With 20km of piste trails over nearly 1,000m of vertical, Brambruesch provides a convenient starting point to stretch the legs before heading off to bigger & better things at Arosa & Lenzerheide. Perfect for a family friendly day out, the main base area (1,595m) has beginner trails and all the facilities for a fun day.

See the Brambrueesch ski trail map.

Brambrueesch is let down by its ski lifts, particularly where a gondola links with a T-bar which links with a chairlift - a very odd arrangement. The ski lift price is too expensive for what it provides, but it is Switzerland after all! Other things worth knowing include that there is no valley run (so everyone must download on the cable car) and the snow on the lower half of the mountain between Brambrueesch & Kuernzeli may be bony, so check it out on the way up in the gondola.

A beautiful ski tour from top of the resort at Dreibuedenstein (2,160m) is only a few km to Windegga at the top of the Churwalden ski lifts. Churwalden is part of the superb Lenzerheide ski resort.

Where is Brambruesch Switzerland?

Brambrueesch is above the capital of canton Grisons (Graubuenden), Chur. The cable car station for the ski resort is a few hundred metres walk from Chur's old town and less than 1km from the train station.

Travel to Chur is best via train from Zurich (ZRH) airport. The train journey from Zurich airport to Chur takes around 2hr.

For detailed information, see our Travel to Chur page.

Brambrueesch Accommodation

In addition to the obvious hotel & guesthouse accommodation in Chur, Brambrüesch has some lovely on mountain options in the ski resorts main base area at 1,595m. Mountain huts and hotels at Brambruesch provide a simple, cost-effective overnight experience. Access is via the gondola & cable car.

Search & book all Brambrueesch ski accommodation.

Brambrüesch Activities

The best part of small ski resorts near big cities is that they tend to provide a full range of non-ski activities to visitors. Sightseeing via the cable car & gondola, alpine dining, winter walking & sledding trails are but a few of the activities one can undertake if skiing is not on the agenda.

Reviews

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