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Silvretta Ski Tour, Austria 2017
Course overview

The Silvretta Alps on the Austria / Switzerland border, boasts lots of 3000m peaks, so is an ideal choice for those wanting to bag some peaks. The terrain is idea for intermediate level ski tourers, and the huts are amazing as they are infamous for their great food and hot showers!

Our tour starts and ends in the Ischgl valley, just across the Tirol mountains from Klosters. The meeting point and first night is in a hotel in Landeck, about a 2.5 hour transfer from Zurich airport.
This tour is ideal for those wanting a intermediate level ski tour. As the course is based in mountain huts throughout, this course will also appeal to those wishing to escape the hustle of the Alpine valley towns.
You can contemplate this tour after only a few days touring experience. Skiing ability should be fairly good as there is some steep skiing, and the powder on this route is legendary.
The Guide will also try to develop your technical abilities, allowing you to probe for crevasses, attempt route finding, practice crevasse rescue and the use of GPS equipment, & become efficient at avalanche prediction.
The accommodation in the mountain huts on the route is half-board throughout. This level of comfort is important, as you really need a good cooked meal after the efforts of each day of ski touring.
Dates: these are listed in the column on the right, and they show the live availability from our secure online booking system. When you book online, you receive immediate confirmation, your Alpine Information Booklet, course specific kit list and invoice.
Suitable for both ski tourers and split-boarders
The majority of our ski tours are only suitable for those on skis, due to the nature of the terrain. However, this region is also suitable for those touring on split boards, as it is more rolling Nordic style, without many steeper icy traverses, where it is easier on skis. We accept mixed groups on this tour, so the scheduled dates are open to either ski tourers or split board tourers. Ensure that you take a rusksack that can carry either your skis or board.
Itinerary notes and options
There are many route variations and options on the Silvretta ski tour, such as using the alternative start point of the Partenen. The guide can alter the tour to take advantage of the best weather and snow conditions. In this way the itinerary can be flexed so that you achieve as much as possible on your ski tour. All our Silvretta tours are run by guides who know the region really well, so rest assured that you will have the best trip possible, benefiting from great local knowledge. The itinerary below is for guidance, but should give you a clear idea of the possibilities.


Brief Course Itinerary
Sun Travel to Landeck in Austria to arrive for the 19:00 check-in at the accommodation. The guide meets you in the hotel, and over dinner today or breakfast tomorrow they discuss the itinerary and plans for the week. They will brief you on the weather forecasts, and on exactly what kit to pack. Night in Landeck.
Mon Transfer to Ishgul ski area. Enjoy a few funs to check the kit and get your ski legs back, then take lifts to Paulinerkopf and ski tour over several cols along the Austria-Switzerland border, before descending to the Heidelbergerhütte at 2264m. The hut has hot showers, a good choice of drinks, and great food.
Tue Today the aim of the tour is to reach the Jamtalhütte, and the route ascends up the glacier to reach the Kronenjoch col. If you are feeling strong, you ascend the peak of Breite Krone, and return to the col. From here you ski down to the Jamtalhütte, where you stay for the night.
Wed You have a choice of ski touring summits to aim for today, including the Hinter Jamspitz 3156m, Augstenspitze 3228m, or the Gemsspitz 3107m, before returning to the Jamtalhütte for the evening. Using this hut as a base for two nights enables you to travel and ski with a light pack today.
Thu An early start to ski tour up to the summit of Dreiländerspitze 3197m. This is quite a technical ascent, and you can leave skis just below the summit, to reach this narrow top using crampons. There are several other peaks to select from instead. The mountain scenery in this section is absolutely stunning. After the summit, you ski down to reach the Wiesbadnerhütte where you spend the night.
Fri Today is a little easier on the legs, with only a short ascent, then the long descent over the Bieltaljoch down to the Galtür valley via Bielerhöhe. The normal descent reaches the town of Wirl, from which the ski bus and transfers will take you back to the hotel at Landeck for your last night and evening meal.
Sat Breakfast in Landeck, hotel check out 10:00am, then free to depart whenever suits your travel plans.
ITINERARY NOTES: Where possible we follow itineraries. Mountain adventures are weather and conditions dependant, so occasionaly we are forced to alter the plans. If this is the case, suitable alternatives are offered. Please use this outline itinerary as a guide to the types of route / activity that you will attempt.

Course Prices
Standard course
5 full days IFMGA guiding, 1:6 max ratio
7 days holiday in total, Sunday-Saturday
£1099
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Standard Course Inclusions: 1) IFMGA Mountain Guides for five days, 2) Pre course information booklet, 3) Equipment discount voucher for UK shops, 4) Two nights hotel in Landeck, Austria on B&B basis (inc. bedding & towels) based on 2 or 3 people sharing, 5) Four nights half board accommodation in mountain huts including three course cooked evening meals. 6) Free 36 page technical Course Instruction Booklet.
Exclusions: 1) Travel to and from Landeck, Austria, 2) Cable Cars and valley transfers (budget on £60), 3) Ski hire, 4) Personal laundry, telephone calls, lunches, & any purchases in mountain huts / hotels / restaurants, 5) Activities insurance, & excess baggage charges, 6) Sunday pre-dinner drinks & Friday celebratory meal & drinks.
Notes: The course requires a minimum number of 2 people. There are a maximum of 6 people on the trip.
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Client feedback


A really different ski tour from the likes of the Haute Route. I couldn't get my head around using climbing walls in the huts on a couple of evenings. Random, but really fun and a great way to bond better with our team, and to learn some great skills

Neil P , Silvretta Ski Tour

A really interesting region for ski touring, and a great guide who had perfect judgment to adapt each day to the conditions and for us

Hazel F , Silvretta Ski Tour


A beautiful mountain area, and very quiet, so we felt like we had the hills to ourselves for most of the time

Zia P , Silvretta Ski Tour

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Location data for this trip
The trips all start in the town of Landeck in Austria. It is easily accessed via train or transfer from Zurich airport.
Time Difference
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Skis & equipment advice
Because we know it is so important to you to have the most suitable equipment and clothing for off piste skiing and touring, we have devoted a page especially to it, which you can access by clicking on the image, or by clicking here. This page outlines the key equipment you should bring, and gives examples of skis that are suitable for the course. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
Suggested reading and kit
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So why choose us?
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Itinerary flexibility to allow you to take full advantage of the weather and conditions each day, so that you maximise the amount of time spent skiiing each day.
Our prices are fixed in £ pounds sterling, to protect you from euro currency fluctuations, so that you can budget accurately.
We have a team of over 30 IFMGA guides, and a resort support team, who all want you to have the best skiing possible! For more details on the guiding team and qualifications, please click here.
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