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Mar, Apr, May
Type of Trip
Join me in this amazing 5 day-guided ski tour in the Silvretta Alps around the famous Piz Buin, one of the highest peaks in the region!
The Silvretta Alps run along the Austrian-Swiss border and they comprise around 70 peaks. They’re great for the intermediate ski tourer. You’ll enjoy stunning landscapes, incredible alpine panoramas and, most important, you’ll discover a new highlight every day.
We’ll start our adventure in the village of Partenen in Austria, on the Vorarlberg side of the Silvretta Pass. Along the traverse, I’ll guide you up to the Biehlerhöhe and the Jamatalspitze. On the third day we’ll cross the border from Austria to Switzerland.
If conditions are right, on the fourth day we’ll also have the chance to reach the summit of Piz Buin (3312 m), the most popular peak in the Silvretta Alps among skiers and mountaineers. This will be one of the highlights of the tour! To ascend the steepest passages, I’ll provide you with ropes and harnesses, so you won’t have to worry about it.
Finally, we’ll return to Austria via the Rote Furka. The last summit of the tour is the Schneeglocke (3223m). Once we’re back at the Biehlerhöhe, we’ll return by bus to the valley, where we’ll enjoy a well-deserved Austrian coffee and delicious cake!
On our 5 day-Silvretta Alps traverse, we’ll sleep at the Wiesbadener Hut, the Chamonna Hut and the Silvretta Hut. You can check all the details of the itinerary below.
You can either join a group or set up your own tour. A maximum of 5 people can take this guided ski tour together.
Contact me now if you have any queries regarding itinerary, prices or acommodation. I’ll be happy to answer your questions! Come discover the spectacular mountains of the Silvretta and let’s enjoy some good skiing together. I also offer a great program in the Kitzbüheler Alps, if you want to enjoy some guided freeride skiing.
Price per person
- 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.
We’ll meet in Partenen, on the Vorarlberg side of the Silvretta Pass. We’ll check and distribute all the equipment before heading off up to the Biehlerhöhe (2035m).
Warm up tour
We’ll head off on an easy warm up tour from the hut. In the afternoon, we’ll return to the same hut.
Austria to Switzerland
We’ll ascend the Jamtalspitze. Then we’ll descend on our skis over the Glacier cross and traverse to the border pass from Austria into Switzerland, down to the Chamonna Tuoi Hut. It’s a 4km, 800 m ascent. It will take us approximately 5 hours.
Piz Buin summit
If conditions allow, today we’ll reach the summit of Piz Buin (3312m), by either a steep couloir or a wide open glacier. It’s a 3 km and 1100m ascent, approximately 6 hours. Use of harnesses and ropes to ascend. After the summit, there’s like a never ending glacier descent down to the Silvretta Hut (2341m) – pure fun.
Return to Austria
Return to Austria via the Rote Furka. We’ll go up to the Klostertaler Glacier to our ski depot and then up to the Schneeglocke (3223m). It’ll be a 3km and 800m ascent, approximately 3 hours. The descent down to the dam is long, variable and a great end of the tour. Back at the Bielerhöhe, we’ll return by bus to the valley.
Wiesbadener Hut, Chamonna Tuoi Hut, Silvretta Hut
About the Guide
I am a IFMGA certified mountain guide and of course a mountain lover. I am an Austrian guide based in the Austrian Alps, more precisely in Tyrol. After university I worked as a rep for the ski season in Austria. I had worked many years as a Ski and Snowboard instructor and after successful expeditions to Peru and Nepal I decided to become a certified Mountain Guide.
I work with my wife Sally managing my own Mountain Guiding Company. Sally is a qualified Walking Guide leading Alpine hikes in the summer and snowshoe walks in the winter, as well as Skiing Instructor
Our Mountain guiding Company offers a full range of mountain activities: hiking, ski touring, Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Off Piste Skiing & Snowboarding, Avalanche Awareness, all taking place in the beautiful Austria and around Europe.
The programs we offer are available for all levels, from beginners to experts. Furthermore, it includes classic tours as well as the opportunity to explore new terrains. My main objective is to focus on “Safety” and also in providing a personal service from planning to completion. I also want you enjoying and discovering new beautiful spots and live amazing experiences!
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