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St. Anton Guided Off-Piste Skiing

Get to know the best of St. Anton and improve your off-piste skills with a day of guided skiing.

The Tyrolean Alps are home to some incredible free-ride skiing. Base yourself in St. Anton and hit the slopes for a day of off-piste skiing with a professional guide. Your guides will find the best snow in the area and help you improve your off-piste skills. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • Full day of guided off-piste skiing at St. Anton ski resort
  • Professional, UIAGM-certified, English-speaking guides
  • Avalanche safety equipment (transceiver, probe, shovel)
  • Avalanche safety briefing

Perfect for:
This is the perfect opportunity for novice, intermediate or advanced skiers to find excellent powder lines while improving their off-piste skills. Previous off-piste experience is not necessary, but please describe your ski level accurately at booking so your guide can best tailor the day to your needs.

  • Accommodation not provided
  • —Sankt Anton am Arlberg
  • Groups up to 8


You’ll meet your guide at a local café across from the lifts at 8:30 in the morning. Take a few minutes to warm up with a coffee and receive any avalanche safety gear you need. Catch the lift at 9:00.

At the top of the lift you’ll review avalanche safety and practice using your transceiver, then start your day of skiing. You’ll explore a wide range of St. Anton’s terrain, and your guide will provide you with tips and advice to help your skills advance.

Stop at a mountain restaurant for lunch, then head out again to find new, more challenging runs.

You will finish back in St. Anton at 16:00. There is a chance then to share stories and drinks with your group in one of the many apres bars.


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St. Anton is the largest contiguous ski resort in Austria. It’s a sizable resort with 1500m of vertical, 94 lifts, 340km of piste, and many hundreds of kilometers of off-piste terrain. The town is known for its Tyrolean hospitality and great apres-ski scene.

Start point?
You will make your own way to St. Anton. On your guiding day you will meet your guide and the rest of the group inside Cafe Anton by the main Galzig gondola at 8.30. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
Your trip will end back in St. Anton at 16:00. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
St. Anton is easily accessible by train from either Innsbruck (50 minutes) or Zurich (2.5 hours). There are frequent flights to each airport from the U.K.


What extra costs are there?

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Lift pass
  • Ski equipment
  • Meals and drinks
  • Travel insurance that covers off-piste skiing and mountain rescue
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

How fit do I need to be?

You need a good level of fitness so you can ski all day and get the most value from your experience. Most of the off-piste terrain is accessed from lifts but there may be some short hikes to find the best powder runs.

What’s the weather like?

Temperatures from December to February are quite cold, averaging -15 to 5 °C. Come prepared with extra layers and other cold-weather gear.

March and April are prime spring skiing months. Temperatures are generally above freezing during the day. There’s lots of sun, so be sure to bring sun protection.

What should I pack?

Except for avalanche safety equipment, you’ll need to provide all your own equipment. Rentals are available in St. Anton.

  • Skis, boots, poles and helmet
  • Goggles and sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Warm hat, neck gaiter
  • Waterproof/windproof top and bottom
  • Thermal/wool top and bottom
  • Fleece or other insulating top
  • Money for lunch