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Backcountry Skiing in St. Anton: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Explore peak alpine adventures in the snowy Austrian wilderness

The village of St. Anton is the perfect alpine springboard into the Tyrolean Alps. Its long history of skiing has forged its world-class reputation all the way into the twenty-first century. It hosted the Alpine World Ski Championship in 2001 and is constantly listed as one of the best regions for skiing in the world. Visit in the winter months between December and February for ideal backcountry conditions.

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FAQs: Backcountry Skiing in St Anton

Why should I choose St Anton for my Backcountry Skiing adventure?

Home of modern skiing

The act of skiing dates back centuries, yet the modern, sporting version is relatively new, dating back to the 19th century. The village was the birthplace of Hannes Schneider, considered to be the father of modern skiing, who took his abilities and developed the basics of ski instruction, which he used to open up his own school. Skiing in St. Anton means skiing among heritage.

Stacks of snow

The mountains around St. Anton am Arlberg offer some of the best snow in the Alps and receives some of the most snow. It boasts 340 kilometres of slopes, 200 kilometres of off-piste area. When winter arrives and temperatures plummet, the cold months bring plenty of flurries of snowfall. Arlberg is famously beautiful and incredibly reliable for snow, forming stunning deep-snow runs.

Easy alpine access

Located in the west of Austria, St. Anton am Arlberg sits at the core of the Alps. Mountains dominate the skyline and hold some of the most picturesque mountain scenery in the entire Alps. And the wild backcountry of Austria is extremely well connected, being 2-3 hours away from international airports, making access to the deep snow slopes of St. Anton very easy.

What can I expect from the weather during my Backcountry Skiing trip in St Anton?

Temperatures are very cold in winter, often dropping below 0 degrees, while snow blankets the slopes of the Alps.

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When is the best time to travel to St Anton for Backcountry Skiing?

Visit between the months of December and February for ideal backcountry skiing conditions.

What people are saying about Backcountry Skiing | St Anton



Andy was a fantastic guide - had a great time trekking and seeing parts of the resort inaccessible by chairlift only



Excellent guiding!



As a solo traveller Piste to Powder gave my the chance to join a different group every day instead of paying for a private guide. It's also a nice way to meet other people from around the world who are into skiing. I went on a skitour with Stefan, who is a nice, friendly and calm guide. Later on I also joined the off piste technique course which I can recommand to everybody! Too finish my stay in Sankt Anton Magnus guided the way up the Arlberg winter ferrata. A cool small adventure. We used our spare time to do some off piste descends, finding and riding untracked powder. Magnus gave me a run for my money as my legs were completely empty at the end of the day!



Great 2 days guiding with Florian. Found us some nice tours leading to great snow in stunning remote locations, despite challenging weather. Would defiantly use them again.



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

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