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Private Off-Piste guiding in the Arlberg: St Anton, Stuben and Lech-Zürs

Private Off-Piste guiding in the Arlberg: St Anton, Stuben and Lech-Zürs | Austria

Explore the wild slopes of Arlberg with IFMGA-certified guide Florian on a 1+day off-piste skiing trip around the classic village of St. Anton.

Private

Alps

1 Day

Jan - Mar, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

* Experience the stunning mountains of Arlberg.

* Take in the breathtaking scenery of the Austrian Alps.

* Benefit from a guide taking you through the off-piste slopes.

Description

The Austrian massif of Arlberg stretches out across the states of Vorarlberg and Tyrol, and provide excellent opportunities for discovering the backcountry.

Perfect for those looking for one or more guided Off Piste days anywhere in the Arlberg or Heliskiing. Your guide will meet you at your hotel or convenient meet point and guide you to the best Off Piste runs. Your day will be tailored for you, whether you like to use lift accessed Off Piste or ski tour deep into the backcountry we will discuss all the options with you.

Suitable for families, groups of friends or solo skiers.

Or if you’re coming with a mixed group of skiers and snowboarders, or a mixed group of varying abilities, then we can design itineraries for your group.

Whether you’re a skier or a snowboarder, the wild Arlberg slopes provide breathtaking scenery to explore.

Arlberg is sprinkled with world-class resorts and regions, including St. Anton, St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs and Lech am Arlberg.

St. Anton has a long history of skiing that has remained strong all the way into the present. It hosted the Alpine World Ski Championship in 2001 and is constantly listed as one of the best regions for skiing in the world. Away from the excellent groomed runs, St. Anton is home to a great number of backcountry routes.

St. Christoph is a mountain hamlet, which in the 14th century a local shepherd built a hospice for travellers crossing the Arlberg pass. At 1,800 meters high, St. Christoph is one of the highest resorts in the Alps.

Stuben is a charming hamlet resting in Arlberg, where you can discover the origins of alpine skiing. Located in the heart of the massif, its accessibility is top-class and is arguably the region’s powder capital.

Zürs is particularly desired for its excellent backcountry skiing, and has been home to a number of Olympic champions. And with very few trees populating its slopes, there are clear views of the nearby peaks.

Lech am Arlberg is a ski resort that rests on the riverbank of Lech. Recent years has witnessed the resort become one of the world’s top ski destinations, and home to several ski champions. 

Get in touch now to reserve your place in the majestic mountains of Arlberg during a 1+day off-piste skiing trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

For additional participants, add another €60 per person.


Details

More info

Guide will meet you at your accommodation or convenient place for small travel fee of €40.

In St Anton our meeting point is outside Anton Bar directly opposite the Galzig station at 08:45 where you will meet your hosts and your Piste to Powder guide. Please bring your own backpack with ski/board carry straps, helmet, goggles, lift pass.

Meeting point

In St Anton outside Anton bar by galzig gondola. In other areas your guide will contact you the day before to arrange a convenient meet point.

FAQs

How long does a day last for?

You'll be skiing for around 6 hours - we head off at 9 am and ski until 3.30 pm with a break for lunch at one of the many panoramic mountain restaurants.

Where is the meeting point? At what time will we meet?

Our meeting point is outside the "Anton Bar" (directly opposite the Galzig station) at 08:45. if you are staying in St Christop or Stuben the meeting time is 9.15 at the pre-arranged meeting point. For those in Lech-Zürs, your guide will meet you at 9.30 am (or arranged time) at your hotel or agreed meeting point for an additional guide travel fee of €40 per day. No travel fee charge for Stuben or St Christoph guests.

What equipment should we bring?

Please bring:

  • a backpack with ski carry straps
  • a helmet
  • goggles
  • your lift pass
  • energy bars and water.

If you don't have your own safety equipment (shovel, probe & transceiver), please let us know in advance how many sets you'll require, and we will prepare them for you. The cost is €15/set or €25 including a freeride backpack per day. ABS bags can be rented from Jennewein or ask us.

Where do you recommend me to rent my ski equipment?

We recommend you to go to "Jennewein Sports". They offer 10% online discount.

Do I need a specific insurance?

Yes, we strongly recommend getting adequate off-piste helicopter rescue insurance, such as Austrian Alpine Club Insurance.

What skis do I need?

We recommend skis around 100mm wide at the center below your foot. For powder, up to 108 mm. Choose a light ski for touring.

A softer flex is recommended for beginner off-piste. If your skis are too stiff, they are hard to turn and can affect your technique. However, this can be used for more advanced skiers.

Our partner Jennewein Sports, in St Anton or Stroltz in Lech-Zurs, will be able to advise you on what type of off-piste ski you need.

Do you provide snowboard or splitboard guiding?

Yes, we do :) Please let us know if you are a snowboarder as we will match the guide for you. Mixed groups are also possible. However, we recommend similar levels.

What is the maximum group size?

We recommend no more than 7 for optimum safety and fun.

About the guide

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Piste To Powder

5.00

(3)

Guiding agency

We’ve been providing off-piste guiding and courses to skiers for over 20 years. Our aim is to take you to the best snow and terrain on any given day and help you to push your limits and develop your backcountry skills while making sure that you enjoy maximum safety at all times. We live to ski!

We provide the best skiing, snowboarding or telemarking experience for you! It’s all there, just go for it!

Languages

German | English

Certificates

UIAGM | IFMGA

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What people are saying about Piste To Powder

Pantheon

5.00

With a great bluebird day, I enjoyed skiing off-piste on deep powder with useful technical tips from Alex who is a professional off-piste guide always paying attention on different terrain in case of any potential risk. All team members in the group had an unforgettable memory of powder skiing in St Anton. Really an exciting and lovely day. Definitely Highly recommended!!

Luka

5.00

Our guide Thomas did a great job to make it an enjoyable day despite the conditions not being so great. We learnt a lot about safety which was good to learn from someone so knowledgeable. We had a fun time, definitely recommend joining the snowboard group. Super easy to book and organise.

Esther

5.00

My friend and I joined the "open snowboard group". We had a great time even though there weren't prime snow conditions. Emi made the day perfect for us and we had a fabulous time. We were able to see and experience quite a bit of the backcountry area in one day. Emi is knowledgeable, patient, funny, gives a lot of tips and you can learn a lot for riding, as well as about respectful behavior in the backcountry. Thank you for a great experience!


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