Skiing in Malbun
Ski Runs: 60% intermediate; 30% beginner; 10% expert
Malbun's skiing is not extensive but the lifts and facilities are new, convenient and located at a comfortable altitude of just over 1600 metres.
The lifts were introduced before the 2006-7 season, with the Hochegg and Täli chairlifts on the right-hand side of the valley looking up and the Sareis chairlift on the left at the other end of the village.
The two chairlifts at the entrance to the village give access to a number of intermediate runs from the top of both installations. From the top of the higher Hochegg it is possible to join the skiers on the cruising run out of the Vaduzer Täli valley. There are a number of options either to head back into the village, to ski back down to the base of the lifts again, or to take the linking run over to the Sareis chairlift at the other end of the village.
The higher Hochegg lift also accesses some steeper runs, including some short expert terrain through the trees.
The Sareis lift at the other end of the village offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains from the top station at 2000 metres (the highest point in the ski area) as well as the much-loved Sareisjoch mountain restaurant nearby. The red runs from the top are relatively undemanding cruising paths and pistes back into the village and the base of the Sareis chairlift again.
The lifts at the entrance of the village, where many will have parked their cars, can be reached again on a trail which passes through the picturesque village and past one of the beginners' lifts. The other simple draglift is located at the entrance to the village on the left-hand side.
Those looking for a more challenging ski excursion within driving distance while staying in the romantic resort of Malbun might fancy either the Swiss resort of Lenzerheide or the Austrian resorts of Lech or St Anton (both 87km and 90 minutes drive away along good connections).