Guided ski tours 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.




Trip Duration

1+ day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr

Type of Trip

Not specified


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.

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Price per person per day

1 Person
320 EUR

Group of 2
170 EUR

Group of 3
120 EUR

Group of 4
100 EUR

Group of 5
80 EUR

Group of 6
80 EUR


Price includes

  • Guiding fee


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund.Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details


If you come for several days, I can help you with the accommodation.

More info

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


About the Guide


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.

FROM 80 EUR per person
per day


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