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Backcountry Skiing in Arlberg

Discover the vast network of backcountry trails and countless scenic vistas when you come into the backcountry of Arlberg!

While the massif is home to the largest series of connected resorts in Austria, it also offers ample opportunities for heading into the backcountry. At the convergence of three major valleys, the massif gives you access to the slopes around each of them and all the great powder and stunning views to be found there!   Compare and book a certified guide for your Arlberg Backcountry Skiing trip with Explore-Share.com: 1000+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 5000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our Arlberg Backcountry Skiing selection. The mountains are calling!
 
 
 
 
 

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What people are saying about these trips

Christian

5.00

January, 2022

Group off-piste skiing for intermediates in Arlberg, St. Anton

Piste To Powder and our guide Florian really showed what a remarkable place St Anton is. Thanks for unforgettable days on the mountain!

Pack

5.00

January, 2019

Group off-piste skiing for beginners in Arlberg, St. Anton

Myself and a friend spent two days in the Open Level 1 off piste group. We weren't quite sure what to expect as we hadn't done any off piste skiing before. Our guide was keen to show us the basics and took us down increasing routes of difficulty throughout the day which were all very fun! We always felt safe despite being off piste and that our guide was looking out for us, and it really helped us develop our technique. We had two epic days of finding lovely snow away from the pistes despite it not having snowed recently. Thanks so much to Jakob for his time. We'll be back again next year!

Pål-Fredrik

5.00

January, 2019

Group off-piste skiing for beginners in Arlberg, St. Anton

Had our best day skiing ever with Piste to Powder. Florian was our guide and he was so proffesional and skilled guide. We would og skiing With him any day.

Mike

5.00

January, 2022

Group off-piste skiing for beginners in Arlberg, St. Anton

Matthias and Flo found amazing powder snow with no people on the busiest week if the year. Zoe did a great job communicating with us to find guides at the last minute.

Bjarni

5.00

January, 2022

1+ day Off-piste skiing around Arlberg, St. Anton

I have been to Sankt Anton number of times to chase some off-piste lines and never hired a guide until now. We had two epic days but yet very different. One day of touring and even though the mountains were lacking snow our guide managed to find some fresh untouched lines. The second day was after it had snowed quite bit and we managed to ski untouched powder the whole day without doing any touring. I will definitely hire I guide again the next time I will be in Sankt Anton. Thanks for two epic days and great companionship Flo!

Zola

5.00

January, 2020

St. Anton, Austria, ski touring (group)

Visited this week with my 15 year old son. Great time. Petra was fabulous. She was patient when we needed a little more time than her, and guided us to terrific runs, found the best snow possible (tough week of snow for St. Anton) and was simply a joy to spend two days with. We hope to return to St Anton, and would absolutely engage Piste to Powder again. If the snow is good, I’m certainly they’ll find the best snow. If the snow is not good, as with this week, it really made our week to have a couple of the days more interesting with off piste skiing with Petra.

Edward

5.00

January, 2020

Group off-piste skiing for intermediates in Arlberg, St. Anton

We used Piste to Powder for 3 days with a friend. Mauritz O. was an excellent guide, judging the group ski level very well. He worked hard to find us fresh powder that made the trip very memorable. Will definitely be using them again.

Frederik

5.00

January, 2022

1+ day Off-piste skiing around Arlberg, St. Anton

My friend and I (both snowboarders with several backcountry trips under our belt) had a private guide for the day after 150cm+ snowfall and severe avalanche conditions. Our guide Stefan was excellent and very aware of reading the risk levels throughout the day. We got some amazing lines and Stefan was very professional and easy to talk to and guided us away from some of the riskier places. Would definitely recommend to all. We will definitely come back next year. Thank you!

Suzannah

5.00

January, 2020

1+ day Off-piste skiing around Arlberg, St. Anton

We had two great off piste days with Florian from piste to powder, as our guide. Florian got the balance just right for our family (including two children aged 14 and 10). We skied some great off piste routes, including some steeper terrain and we also did some fun tree skiing, accessing places we would not have been able to reach on our own without a guide. Two excellent days. I would highly recommend Piste to Powder, and in particular our guide Florian.

Robert

5.00

January, 2020

1+ day Off-piste skiing around Arlberg, St. Anton

Piste to powder guides were great and the admin team were also. Had some great skiing in a safe environment. Loved it.

Claire Smith

5.00

January, 2023

Group off-piste skiing for intermediates in Arlberg, St. Anton

Despite poor snow conditions, our guide Tom made our experience really fun, unique, and enjoyable!

Grant Morrison

5.00

March, 2022

Group off-piste skiing for intermediates in Arlberg, St. Anton

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Klara Birikh

5.00

February, 2020

Guided off piste skiing in Arlberg (St Anton, Lech, Zurs, Stuben)

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Pierre Wolmsten

3.00

January, 2020

1+day off-piste skiing around Arlberg, St. Anton

Good Guide. Did what he could and could be expected because of a lack of snow Attentive to our knowledge

Ewa

5.00

December, 2017

Ski touring in Austria and Switzerland

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There are many reasons for choosing Backcountry Skiing in Arlberg

The Alps around Arlberg are some of the most scenic in the country. Heading out on a backcountry skiing expedition gives you various views of the massif as well as the surrounding scenery. Enjoy great views of lakes, forests and more from higher up in the mountains too.

 

Good to know:

Country Code:

+43

Currency:

Euro

Language:

German

Best time to visit:

December to March

What’s the weather like?

During the winter, average daily temperatures in Arlberg range from -6 to -11℃ in December to -5 to -10℃ in March. The area also receives a quite liberal supply of snowfall throughout the winter

How to get there:

The best way to get to Arlberg is by flying into the airport at Innsbruck (INN), which offers direct flights from London, Frankfurt, Vienna and Amsterdam year-round. There are also seasonal flights here from various European airports during the ski season. From Innsbruck, Arlberg is only 3 hours away by car and only slightly farther by train

More info about Backcountry Skiing in Arlberg:

Situated in the westernmost-state of Tyrol, Arlberg is a missive and historic backcountry skiing area. There are countless spots around the massif from which to begin a backcountry skiing expedition. Sölden, St Anton and spots along the Swiss-Austrian border are among the most popular locations. Many advanced backcountry skiers head to the slopes of Schindlerkar, Mattun and Valluga in order to test out their skills and get their adrenaline pumping. However, in these areas, you will find more than 200 kilometers of backcountry trails that are suited for lower-level backcountry skiers too, as well as lift-assisted access to numerous off-piste and freeride runs as well. The region also boasts some excellent glacier skiing and heading up to the summit of the massif on a ski mountaineering expedition is also another popular option

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