This latter Gulmabahn lift will link the resort to the skiing of neighbouring Burserberg with a spectacular high altitude link across a dividing valley, including a single span link of 1.5km (one mile) across the valley. A new panoramic blue trail (number 25) links the two ski areas back beneath the lift.

Other improvements include the replacement of the Niggenkopfbahn gondola that serves the ski area from the village with a new eight passenger lift which makes the ascent in only three minutes. This will now also give direct access to the new base station of the Gulmabahn cable car.

The second access lift to the ski area at the other end of Brand is also being upgraded for next winter, to a six seater chair. The new Palüdbahn quickly lifts skiers and boarders 600 vertical metres to the heart of the ski area.

The new lifts follow a three million Euro spend last winter on improved snowmaking.

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