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Silvretta Alps 5 day-guided ski tour around the Piz Buin

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Silvretta Alps 5 day-guided ski tour around the Piz Buin

Andreas Helmer, a certified IAFMG mountain guide, has the perfect itinerary for you in the Silvretta Alps. You can join him in this 5 day-guided ski tour, where you'll have the chance to reach the Summit of the Piz Buin, the most popular peak in the region among skiers and mountaneers.


5 Days

Mar - May


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 includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Meeting point

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).

Day 2: 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.

Day 3: 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.

Day 4: 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.

Day 5: 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.


About the guide

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Mountain 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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What people are saying about Andreas



We had a great time with Andreas. He is very professional and experienced guide. He provided good safety session before our trip and provided personal safety equipment for a very reasonable price. His choice of routes were correctly matched to our abilities to challenge us and provide quite an exciting time. We would never be able to experience this kind of skiing without a guide and Andi was a great choice. I would highly recommend him to any clients from a beginners to a professionals. Also I enjoyed using your site for booking guide services. You were fast and informative. Transaction was simple, transparent and rate was very competetive. Thank you

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