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Guided ski tours in the Gastein Valley

Guided backcountry skiing in the Gastein Valley
Backcountry skiing in the Gastein Valley
Guided ski tours in the Gastein Valley
Guided Ski touring in the Gastein Valley

Backcountry skiing in the best spots of the Gastein Valley close to Salzburg, enjoying pristine nature and powder snow, together with Gernot, Austrian IFMGA mountain guide.

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1 Day

Jan - Apr


The Gastein Valley is one of the best area in Austria for ski touring and backcountry skiing enthusiasts. Why not going together away from the busy Austrian pistes and enjoy the wild and pristine nature through one or several days of ski touring?! There is nothing better than winter landscapes and the unspoilt nature you find in this part of the Alps, close to Salzburg!

Great backcountry skiing spots include Kalkbretterkopf, Ankogel, the Gadaunerer Hochalm, the Kreuzkogel… I particularly like the ski tour to the Kalkbretterkopf. You can enjoy there awesome views of the mountain peaks of the Gastein valley, the Goldberg and Ankogel range.

I can take both beginners and more experienced skiers. I will adapt the itinerary and the program based on your level, your wishes and the weather & snow conditions.

Our adventure will start with a briefing on the safety rules and the behaviour to have when leaving on ski touring trips.

If it’s your first time backcountry skiing, it’s better to have some off-piste skiing experience before and be able to ski in different snow layers.

We might use the skins for 3 to 6 hours every day in order to reach the great spots of the valley.

The best period for ski touring in the Gastein Valley goes from January till April.

Feel free to get in touch with me if you plan to come in the area during your next winter holidays. We can discuss about a program and an itinerary that meet your wishes. It will be my great pleasure to guide you here and let you discover the secret ski places of my region.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


More info

  • Shovel , probe , locator beacon = per day €20,-
  • ABS-Backpack = per day €15,-

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About the guide

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Mountain Leader

I’m from Austria (Europe) and live in the Gastein-Valley next to Salzburg. Since 1996 I’m a UIAGM / IVBV professional mountain guide. In 2000 I graduated as a ski instructor.
My last 20 years I was working as mountain guide in all different parts of the Alps, in all seasons. In winter I work for different ski schools as ski instructor in Austria and Switzerland. Since a couple of years i am guiding as well in New Zealand. Furthermore I`m working in several education teams like the Austrian Mountain Guide Association as a coach, and also in the Austrian Skiing Instructor Association, specialized for alpine courses.
I was member of two Himalaya expeditions in 1997 and 2004. I have been climbing on Cho Oyu and Broad Peak .
My big passion is rock and ice climbing.


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What people are saying about Gernot



I have been on many guided ski tours around the world, and can confidently state that Gernot was one of the best if not the best mountain guide I’ve ever had— highly competent, experienced, knowledgeable, flexible, always made the right decisions to maximize safety and enjoyment. I would trust him to safely get me up and down any mountain



Really nice weather with a really good guide. Gernoth were professional and a nice guy. It was a big bonus with all the tips to everyone how to improve the skiing. If we go to Bad Gastein we will definitely hire him again. Thank you for a super day off pist.



No comments everything was perfect.



Perfect Day with an experienced guide.



Very kind guide

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