Liechtenstein is a tiny country nestled between Switzerland and Austria in the Alps Mountain Range. The principality is a semi-constitutional monarchy headed by the prince of Liechtenstein; the Prince’s extensive powers are equivalent to those of a President in a semi-presidential system. As an alpine country it is a premier winter destination, the capital of Vaduz is a financial center. Neolithic farming settlements can be traced back to 5300 BCE. It became a sovereign part of the Holy Roman Empire in 1719 with the name “Liechtenstein” in honour of Anton Florian of Liechtenstein.
Malbun is the only ski resort in Liechtenstein. It is located at 1,600 metres (5,249 feet) above sea level in the Alps, on a road to Steg and Vaduz, and less than two kilometers from the Austrian border. The road to Malbun is a narrow twisted switchback climbing up to the village, those with a fear of heights should be aware. Once you reach the village the mountain vistas are incomparable with snow clinging to the hillsides well into summer.