Explore the classic off-piste routes of the Tyrolean Alps around St. Anton, designed for intermediate skiers, with IFMGA-certified Piste to Powder guides.
Jan - Mar, Dec
* Join a group to explore more demanding snow-filled terrain.
* Capture the crisp wintry landscape of the Austrian Alps.
* Benefit from having a qualified guide accompanying you.
Come and join a small group of skiers and head into the wintry wilderness of Austria in search of fresh powder lines.
Targeted at intermediate off-piste skiers, you can join if you can handle moderate off-piste terrain and have a good level of fitness, this will be a more relaxed pace than Level 3.
Your overall skiing experience should be a minimum of 10 weeks with at least 3 weeks of off-piste skiing with a guide.
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 and that is home to a dazzling 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.
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 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 Austrian backcountry on an off-piste skiing trip designed for intermediates in Arlberg.
- Guiding fee
Safety equipment is NOT included.
What gear do I need?
You will need all the standard off-piste skiing gear, including skis, boots, bindings, poles, skins, a touring helmet, a backpack, avalanche safety gear, and a GPS device. You will also need warm clothing, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
What is the guide to participant ratio?
The maximum guide-to-participant ratio will be 1:7 but often it is between 4-6
What skill level is required for this group?
This trip is targeted for intermediate skiers who can comfortably ski on moderate Off Piste terrain, but find steeper terrain more challenging. To participate in this trip, you must have at least 10 weeks of skiing experience, including at least 3 weeks of off-piste skiing. This group also suits advanced Off Piste skiers who would prefer a more relaxed pace.
What regions of the Arlberg will we explore?
We will explore the Arlberg regions of St Anton, Stuben, Zurs, and Lech. These regions offer a variety of off-piste skiing terrain, from wide open powder bowls to tree skiing.
Can I rent safety equipment?
Safety equipment can be rented from the guide, €15 (shovel, probe, transceiver) or €25 with freeride bag. ABS bags can be rented from our partners Jennewain.
Where and when will we meet?
Outside Anton Bar, by the Galzig Cable Car, at 8:45am. Please arrive promptly, you can also arrive earlier for a coffee or breakfast inside Anton cafe.
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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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!!
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.
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.
Piste To Powder and our guide Florian really showed what a remarkable place St Anton is. Thanks for unforgettable days on the mountain!
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!
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