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Ski Touring in the Silvretta Alps

4-day traverse in the Silvretta Alps
Ski Silvretta Alps
Skiing in the Silvretta Alps
Ski Tour in the Silvretta Alps

Get ready to ski the stunning Arlberg region of the Silvretta Alps with IFMGA certified guide Renato. Conquer iconic peaks like Piz Buin and explore the many hidden valleys that await.



4 Days

Feb - Apr




Enjoy ski touring in the wonderful peaks of the Silvretta Alps.

Spend the nights in some of the best huts in the Alps.

Perfect for intermediate skiers looking for a challenge.


This 4-day Silvretta Alps traverse is perfect for the intermediate ski tourer. Join me on this expedition and bag some of the most famous peaks in these mountains!

The Silvretta Alps comprise around 70 peaks running along the Austrian-Swiss border. Their backcountry terrain is a favorite among ski tourers from every corner of the world!

If conditions are right, we'll go for the Piz Buin summit (3312 meters). Even if it's not the highest in the Silvretta Alps, it is the most popular among skiers and mountaineers.

This 4-day ski tour starts and finishes in Ischgl, Austria. Along the way, we'll stay in the best mountain huts in the Alps. We'll be greeted with great food, hot showers and lots of beer!

A maximum of 4 people can take this Silvretta Alps ski tour together. So get a group together and come enjoy the wonders these magnificent mountains have to offer! Also, an intermediate ski touring ability is a pre-requisite for the expedition.

Still not convinced? Read about the amazing experience of a group of friends who went on this hut-to-hut ski tour on February.

I also offer several other ski touring programs. If you are ready for an even more demanding expedition, be sure to check out my Classic ski tour from Chamonix to Zermatt and travel the famous Haute Route.

So contact me if you have any questions about this Silvretta Alps traverse or any of my programs. I look forward to a fun week of ski touring together!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

The price doesn't include the lift fees, the accommodation and food (for the clients and myself).

- Half-accommodation: 60 EUR per day.

- Picnic lunch: 10 EUR.

- Lifts for the first day: 70 EUR

- Participants will split the guide´s costs.


Day 1: From Ischgl to Heidelberger hut

Ischgl (1350 meters) – Heidelberger hut (2264 meters)

Day 2: From Heidelberger hut to Jamtal hut

Heidelberger hut (2264 meters), Zahnjoch (2947 meters), Grenzeckkopf (3048 meters), Jamtal hut (2165 meters)

Day 3: From Jamtal hut to Wiesbadener hut

Jamtal hut (2165 meters), Obere Ochsenscharte (2980 meters), Dreiländerspitze (3197 meters), Egghorn (3147 meters), Wiesbadener hut (2443 meters)

Day 4: From Wiesbadener hut to Ischgl

Wiesbadener hut (2443 hut), Piz Buin (3312 meters), Galtür (1584 meters), Ischgl (1350 meters)



More info

You can rent equipment on site

Meeting point

Ischgl, Austria.


What is the season where the huts are open in the Silvretta Alps?

The huts open from the middle of March until the beginning of May. Only the first one, Heidelberger hut, is open all winter. It's a nice place to do daily tours from the hut, stay 2-3 nights there and ski tour from there or go to the Dolomites.

Who books the huts in the Silvretta Alps?

We usually book the hut. Sometimes, the huts ask for a deposit, in that case, we will put clients in touch with the hut so that they can pay the deposit.

Are there any extra costs?

Some extra costs include lunch packet 12€/person, half board 65€/person.

What is the elevation gain?

900 meters up every day. If you are experienced and we are in a small 1 or 2 person group, we can also do some climbing (ski mountaineering) on some days.

What equipment do we need to take to the Silvretta Alps?

Skis with touring bindings, or splitboard, ski touring boots, skins, poles, and safety kit (probe, shovel, and the ARVA/transceiver), crampons and harness (eventually an ice axe, to be discussed), helmet. But if you want, you can rent the equipment.

What level is required for this ski touring program in the Silvretta Alps?

You need to be comfortable skiing/snowboarding off-piste. It's an easy traverse, with no steep kick turns going up. Skiing down is easy, it's never steep or narrow. It can be your first ski touring experience. Max 900 meters up every day.

Can splitborders join this ski touring trip?

Yes, but you need to be aware that the last day has flat areas.

Where can we rent the equipment?

In the city of Ischgl, which is the starting point. Good shops are "Handl's" and "Adler". We recommend you call the shop and book in advance (the best is to take the equipment the evening before day 1, but the morning of day 1 is also fine).

Where is the meeting point?

We will meet in Ischgl in the morning.

Where can I stay the night before the start and/or after the trip?

You can stay in Ischgl, Landeck or Kappl, but you have to book it yourself.

What amenities do the huts offer?

The huts are very comfortable and clean. They have good food, showers and boot heaters. You don't need to take a sleeping bag but you do need a liner and a towel.

Is it possible to extend the tour to 5 days?

Yes, it's possible.

Is this trip group or private?

It's private guiding only.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Gasthof Skiclub Imst Austria
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Hotel Zum Hirschen Imst Austria
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Hotel Eggerbräu Imst Austria
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About the guide

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Renato & Guides' team



Mountain Guide

Hi! I'm Renato, IFMGA guide from the Dolomites, and I work together with my colleagues Robert, Bruno, Patrick, Benedetta & Walter (German speaking). If I'm not available to guide you, one of them will take care of you.

I was born in 1961, I live in Campitello di Fassa, in the Dolomites, together with my family. I have two sons, one is a mountain guide, the other is a ski instructor. I am a certified mountain guide since 1982, an instructor of guides, alpine ski instructor and a Federal coach for ISEF.

Being in the mountains has always been my passion, guiding people, teaching them climbing, mountaineering... during the various seasons of the year. I very much enjoy drawing nice curves in fresh powder snow and discover the charm of the frozen waterfalls.

My curriculum and professional mountaineering is made of many ascents and some openings of routes in the Dolomites and the Alps. I climbed in Yosemite Valley (California), Ben Nevis (Scotland) and Norway, Greece, Spain and Sardinia. I did also several high altitude climbs like Mt Denali (Alaska), Ama Dablam (6828m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Manaslu (8163m), Shivling in India (6545m), Cotopaxi and Chimborazo in Ecuador (5897m and 6310m), Patagonia (Argentina).

Feel free to get in touch with me if you are coming in the Dolomites for skiing (alpine, freeride and ski touring), rock climbing, sport climbing and multi pitch climbing. It will be my pleasure to guide you here and let you discover my secret spots.


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What people are saying about this trip



ayant subit un accident le premier jour (fracture côte et clavicule) nous n'avons pas eu l'occasion de l'ensemble du programme. la suite semblait alléchante. le premier jour était majoritairement sur piste et avec remonte-pente.



Etienne is a great guide with plenty of mountain knowledge and experience. He expertly guided the 4 of us across the Silvretta Alps, through conditions both white-out and blue sky, starting at Ischgl and staying in mountain huts in Austria and Switzerland. His passion for the mountains is evident and we felt very safe in his risk adverse hands. Etienne speaks perfect English and has a good sense of humour, which made for good company at the card table in the evenings. I would recommend him to anyone and look forward to touring again with him next year. Andy



Renato is a fantastic, knowledgable, entertaining guide. He navigated through the worst white out I have ever experienced with bat-like senses, managed the differing levels of fitness in our group with humour and a deft touch, and was a great companion at dinner. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him for any tour or guided skiing experience.



Renato was a fantastic guide and very professional. He was well prepared and very experienced. We got unlucky and got stuck in some very bad weather one day and he did an amazing job of leading our group out of a bad situation. The Silvretta traverse was a great trip - beautiful mountains and very nice huts to spend the nights. I would definitely recommend both Renato and this tour!



Our group of six have just returned from a magical four day tour of the Silvretta Traverse. The sun shone, the snow was superb and all the while Renato led us with a mixture humour, patient consideration and under-stated authority. He taught us the key skills of ski touring, including vital avalanche training and other mountaineering craft. Renato was excellent company throughout and I could not recommend him more highly. A true gent of the mountains.

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