andlocked within the landlocked nations of Switzerland and Austria, Liechtenstein hosts one tiny ski resort, Malbun. It is a spectacular drive from the motorway at Sargans in Switzerland, or about 30 minutes by bus from Valbun, Liechtenstein's capital (itself 30 minutes by bus from Sargans station). There is a good range of skiing from nursery slopes through runs of increasing difficulty, including one short, steep black and some off-piste. There's cross-country skiing in nearby Steg and toboggan runs and winter walking trails in Malbun itself.
Apparently Prince Charles took Princess Diana to learn to ski in Lichtenstein presumably in Malbun - to avoid the media waiting for them in Klosters,
By Public Transport
The best destination to access the downhill slopes by public transport in this ski area is Malbun, Bergbahnen. Bus stops adjacent to chair lifts.
- From Basel the least travel time is 2 hrs 52 mins with as few as 2 changes going via Sargans / Vaduz, Post.
Please refer to a map and check local conditions for accurate routing information.
- The road distance from Zurich is around 118 km and the journey time is roughly 1 hr 35 mins.
- The road distance from Basel is around 202 km and the journey time is roughly 2 hrs 25 mins.
The nearest major airport to Malbun is Zurich although other airports may also be convenient.
Destinations in the region include Pizol.
Latest Resort Report
Visit Resort Website for a Snow Report (see sidebar).
Piste Map for Malbun
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- $$$ Family Hotel Gorfion, Malbun Ski-in, ski-out Family Hotel.
+423 265 9000 http://gorfion.s-hotels.com/en/family-children-hotel-switzerland-austria