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3-day Intro to Off Piste skiing in Arlberg, St Anton

3-day Intro to Off Piste skiing in Arlberg, St Anton
3-day Intro to Off Piste skiing in Arlberg, St Anton
3-day Intro to Off Piste skiing in Arlberg, St Anton
3-day Intro to Off Piste skiing in Arlberg, St Anton

Discover the classic off-piste routes of the Tyrolean Alps around St. Anton, designed for beginners, with IFMGA-certified Piste to Powder guides.



3 Days

Jan - Mar, Dec




* Explore the snow-filled alpine wilderness around Arlberg.

* Capture the breathtaking landscapes of the Austrian mountainside.

* Benefit from learn from a fully-certified mountain guide.


Come and join a small group of skiers and head into the wintry wilderness of Austria in search of fresh powder lines.

Geared towards beginner off-piste skiers, you are welcome to join if you can handle on-piste black runs comfortably, making controlled short turns and able to stop in control, and have a good level of fitness.

Your overall skiing experience should be a minimum of 5 weeks.

We’ll explore the Arlberg regions of St Anton, Stuben, Zurs and Lech, a mountain massif that stretches out across the Austrian states of Vorarlberg and Tyrol. It is home to breathtaking scenery and world-class backcountry skiing.

It is the largest skiing area in the whole of Austria and holds one of the biggest reputations in the Alps. Its long history has developed its reputation as being the cradle of alpine skiing.

On day 1, we start with a fun group Technique workshop (3 hours) , an intensive series of drills both on and Off Piste to improve your technique. Afternoon is free to relax or practise new skills!

Over the next 2 days we take you on gentle Off-piste terrain to build your confidence and apply your new skills, breaking each day at a mountain restaurant for lunch.

We’ll focus on St. Anton, which has a long history of skiing that has fully developed 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 travelers 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 Austrian backcountry on an off-piste skiing trip for beginners in Arlberg.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Price Includes Half day technique workshop and 2 full days guiding

Safety equipment is not included, and can be rented from the guide for €15/day or €25 including freeride bag

Price excludes guide gratuities


What experience and how fit do I need to be?

This ski touring trip is open to beginner off-piste skiers who can comfortably handle black runs on groomed slopes, make controlled short turns, and stop in control. You should also have a good level of fitness.

When and where will we meet?

We'll meet in Anton Café, by the Galzig Cable Car, at 8:45am.

What's included in the price?

Included in the price:

3-day Off-Piste course, including 3 hours of technique instruction and 2 days of full guiding (6 hours)

Will I be able to rent equipment?

Yes, rental of equipment will be available on-site. The approximate price of the equipment is as follows: €15 for shovel, probe, and transceiver, or €25 for the same equipment plus a bag

What is the best time of the year to embark on this trip?

The best time to take this trip is during the winter months from December through March.

What regions of the Arlberg will we be exploring?

We will be exploring the Arlberg regions of St Anton, Stuben, Zurs, and Lech.

What kind of backcountry terrain will we be skiing?

We will be skiing on a variety of backcountry terrain, mostly gentle terrain to suit beginner Off Piste level. Most of the terrain is lift accessed but we may make some short hikes - 30 minutes or so to get to the best untracked snow. The technique workshop is 80% on piste ending off piste to put everything into practice.

What is the daily itinerary like?

On day 1, we will enjoy a fun workshop which includes a series of drills both on and off-piste to improve your technique. In the afternoon you are free to relax in St Anton or practice on the slopes. Or you can attend an optional practical Avalanche techqniue workshop in the afternoon (3 hours) On days 2 and 3, we will take you on gentle off-piste terrain to build your confidence.

What should I wear?

It is important to wear layers so that you can adjust your clothing as needed throughout the day. You should also wear clothing that is waterproof, breathable, and durable.You will also need a helmet and goggles, sun protection and bring a spare warm layer in your bag.

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
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About the guide

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Piste To Powder



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!


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What people are saying about this trip



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.



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.



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!

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