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Austrian Ski Touring Week

Spend a day at St. Anton ski resort, then head into the Silvretta Alps for hut-to-hut touring across peaks and glaciers.

Escape the crowds with an incredible week of ski touring through the Silvretta Alps. You’ll begin with a couple nights in St. Anton to warm up, then spend the rest of the week cutting sweeping turns across pristine glaciers and summiting high alpine peaks. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at a B&B in St. Anton
  • 4 nights accommodation at mountain huts
  • 6 days skiing
  • Professional, UIAGM-certified, English-speaking guide
  • All breakfasts
  • Dinners in the huts
  • Black Crows touring skis and skins
  • Avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, probe, shovel)
  • Avalanche safety briefing
  • Round trip transfer between St. Anton and Silvretta skiing

Perfect for:
This is the perfect trip for competent skiers who want an immersive ski touring experience in some of the best terrain in Europe. Some previous ski touring experience is necessary, but overall the terrain and conditions are suitable for most levels.

  • Guesthouse or B+B / Mountain huts/refuges
  • —Sankt Anton am Arlberg > Sankt Anton am Arlberg
  • Activity Type
    • Multi-day ski tours and hut to hut.
  • Groups up to 8
  • Features
    • bar
    • drying space
    • restaurant
    • wifi


Saturday: Arrival

Arrive in St. Anton in the afternoon and check into your hotel. Your guide will meet you there to go over the itinerary and review equipment. Enjoy a Tyrolean dinner in town.

Sunday: Ski St. Anton

Meet your guide at a local café in the morning, then hit the slopes for a day of skiing one of the most famous resorts in Europe.

Your guide will review avalanche safety with you, and give you tips to ensure you have the best ski experience possible. Stop at a mountain restaurant for lunch, and enjoy the lively St. Anton apres-ski scene in the evening.

Monday to Thursday: Silvretta ski touring

Drive 40km south to the Silvretta range to begin your ski touring adventure.

Over the next four days you will tour hut to hut through spectacular glacier terrain. ski amazing terrain, summit peaks and stay in luxury huts along the route. Each day will be a new adventure and your guide will find you the best powder runs for the conditions and the group.

A typical day starts with breakfast at the hut and making your own packed lunch.

You’ll use skins and crampons to ascend various passes and peaks, then descend long, sweeping glaciers into the next valley. Possible peak ascents include Piz Buin, Breite Krone, Hintere Jamspitze, Gemspitze, Ochsenscharte and Egghorn.

Evenings are usually spent on the hut patio enjoying spectacular sunsets in the company of new friends, while sipping on a cold beer or glass of wine. Enjoy a nourishing hot meal, then head to bed to rest up for the next day.

Friday: Ski out, drive back to St. Anton

After the last day of touring you’ll ski out to civilisation. Your ride is waiting to take you back to St. Anton where your tour ends.

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.


In St. Anton you’ll stay at a comfortable B&B with ensuite rooms, wifi, and breakfast included.

The mountain huts in the Silvretta range are some of the best in the Alps, featuring spacious and comfortable interiors, group rooms, bed linen included, towels for rent, hot showers, heating, bar, food service, electricity and wifi. Each hut is located at about 2300m in alpine valleys, so the views are incredible!


St. Anton is situated in the Austrian Tyrol, 100km west of Innsbruck. It is the largest connected ski resort in Austria with 1500m of vertical, 94 lifts, 340km of piste, and many hundreds of kilometers of off-piste terrain. The town is famous for its free-riding, Tyrolean hospitality and wild apres-ski scene.

Just 40km south of St. Anton, the Silvretta Alps are a range along the Austria and Switzerland border. There are 70 peaks over 3000m in the range, and they have a uniquely craggy and rugged appearance. Despite their look, the peaks are generally easy to access with minimal mountaineering. Between the peaks are large, sweeping glaciers. The runs aren’t steep, but they are truly spectacular with chance to make fresh tracks each day.

Start point?
You will make your own way to St. Anton and meet your guide at the pension. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details and help with any information regarding transfers and flights.

Finish point?
Your trip will end back in St. Anton, from where you will make your own transfer to the airport or stay on longer!

Getting there and away?
St. Anton is easily accessible by train from either Innsbruck the closest airport (1 hour) or Zurich (2.5 hours) directly into the resort. There are frequent daily scheduled flights to both airports from London.


What extra costs are there?

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights and Transfers to/from St Anton
  • Accommodation before and after the tour
  • St. Anton lift pass (45euros/day)
  • Evening meal and lunch for resort days in St Anton
  • Packed lunches in the hut
  • Off-piste ski and mountain rescue insurance this is compulsory to have - we recommend the Austrian Alpine club
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for your guides (optional)
  • Avalanche safety Bags (can be rented)

How fit do I need to be?

You need a good level of fitness, but not marathon-level. You will typically be skiing around 4 hours per day, 1000 to 1,500 vertical metres but will have plenty of time to relax and recuperate each evening in the hut. You will be carrying a rucksack containing your lunch, water, extra layers, safety equipment, crampons, ice axe, harness and skins. The typical pace is 300m of ascent in an hour, but that varies with the overall group fitness.

Can I book on my own?

Yes! A lot of people do, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

How big will the group be?

This trip is guaranteed to run and the guide to guest ratio will never be higher than 1:7.

What’s the food like?

Tyrolean cuisine is hot, hearty and savory. You can expect dinners of meat and potatoes, cheese pasta, sauerkraut and stews. Hut breakfasts usually include coffee and tea, good bread, cold cuts and cereals.

Can my dietary needs be accommodated?

The huts serve a variety of food, and most patrons should be able to find healthy and satisfying meals that fit their dietary needs.

What’s the weather like?

March and April are prime spring skiing months. You’ll often strip down to just a thin wool layer during ascents, but conditions are much colder and windier on the summits, typically around -5°C but dropping to -15 when a storm is moving in. There’s lots of sun, so be sure to bring sun protection.

What should I pack?

Except for skis and skins and safety equipment (shovel, probe, transceiver), which are included, you’ll need to provide all your own equipment. You can rent everything you need from Jennewein Rental* in St. Anton next door to the cafe where we meet, you can book online for 10% discount.

  • Ski Touring skis with minimum 84mm under the foot and skins (Black Crows provided free)
  • Safety equipment: Avalanche Transceiver, shovel, probe (provided free)
  • 40L backpack/ABS with ski carrying system (can rent or buy)
  • Touring poles and ski crampons (can rent)
  • Ski touring boots with rubber soles, touring poles, helmet, ski crampons (can rent in St. Anton)
  • Boot crampons, ice axe, harness (can rent in St. Anton for EUR 100/week)
  • Goggles and sunglasses
  • Sunblock high alpine factor 50
  • 1 pair thin gloves, 1 pair thick gloves
  • Warm hat, neck gaiter
  • Thermos, Camelbak (recommended) or water bottle (minimum 1.5L)
  • Waterproof/windproof top and bottom
  • Gore-tex shell jacket and pants, fleece top and thermal layers
  • 2 pairs thermal/wool top and bottom (merino with front chest zip opener recommended)
  • Fleece or other insulating top
  • Cash for hut purchases
  • Sock slippers for huts, toothbrush, essential toiletries, phone charger
  • Insurance and credit card details