The Silvretta area in Austria provides the perfect region for a first ski tour or for those who enjoy ski touring in beautiful mountains where peaks can be climbed or bypassed each day. It is served by magnificent huts which offer very comfortable accommodation and excellent food.

Dates: The Silvretta ski tour is best completed in March or early April.

Ratio: 1:5 Maximum.

Who’s it for: All competent on piste skiers who also have experience of off piste skiing. Experience of ski touring is useful but not essential. It is recommended that all skiers arrive at least one day early for the course and do a warm up ski day.

What's IncludedWhat's Not Included
Instruction/GuidingInsurance (essential)
Guides uplift and bus fareTransport to resort
Personal half board accommodation during the tour (5 nights)Valley accommodation
Guides' accommodation, food and drinksEquipment
Guides' lunches and drinksPersonal uplift (approx 42 euros) and bus fare
ClimbNow capPersonal lunches, drinks and drinks at huts

Sample program

Day 1: The day begins with a mornings skiing at Ischgl checking all equipment and practising avalanche transceiver work before continuing via the Paulinkopf to the Heidelberger Hutte (2264m).

Day 2: From the Heidelberger Hutte the ascent of the Breite Krone (3079m) is made before descending to the Jamtal Hutte (2165m).

Day 3: We ascend the Jamtal glacier and climb to the exposed summit of the Dreilanderspitze (3197m). The descent is then made to the Weisbadenerhutte (2443m) via the Vermut Glacier where we overnight.

Day 4: The Ochsentaler Glacier gives access to the Piz Buin (3312M). Crampons are used to gain the summit before descending to the Silvretta hutte via the Silvretta Glacier. It may be possible on this day to ascend the Silvrettahorn (3244m) in addition to Piz Buin.

Day 5: After leaving the Silvretta Hutte (2341m) we traverse the Rote Furken pass (2688m) before ascending the Schneeglocke (3223m) and continuing to the Saarbrucker Hutte (2538m).

Day 6: The final day of the tour passes through the Schweizerlucke before descending past the Madlener Haus and gaining the village of Galtur. A short bus journey returns us to our starting point, the town of Ischgl.

The itinerary may change due to weather conditions.

Getting there

Easyjet fly to Innsbruck from Bristol, Gatwick and Liverpool from where regular transfers can be found. Munich, Friedrichshafen, Salzburg, and Zurich are within a feasible transfer distance.