Improve your skiing skills in this 6-day trip to mountain Piz Buin in the Silvretta Alps, with an IFMGA certified mountain guide.
This is a 6-day ski touring trip in the Silvretta Alps, on the border between Switzerland and Austria.
In this territory there are many peaks over 3000 meters, and the highest one is Piz Buin (3312 m).
Most of the glaciers are facing the north, and offer a perfect terrain to be travelled by ski; this exposure usually guarantees good snow conditions.
Actually, Silvretta has a good reputation because of the snow quality and quantity. Most of the time it's easy to find good powder snow. Also, because of the wide of the glacier you can often have the possibility to make your own track.
In all the five valleys of the range, there are nice and confortable mountain huts, giving the possibility to organice interesting ski traverses.
This trip is ideal for those who already have a small experience in ski touring, but want to improve their skills and challenge themselves.
You will need a small experience in skinning, but you have to be already good in skiing of piste in all kind of snow with a relatively heavy back pack.
Every day the vertical ascent is around 1000 meters, so a bit of training is necessary to enjoy the experience.
Our departure point is the small hamlet of Guarda. It is a very typical village from Engadina, placed on a sunny slope and surrounded by grass fields and forests.
You can fin a possible itinerary below. However, we'll design the best program according to the snow and weather conditions.
If you are interested in this ski touring adventure, please get in touch with me. I will be glad to organice this tour based on your wishes and expectations.
Looking for other skiing spots in Italy? You can also take a look at my trips to Gressoney, Monte Rosa and Alpe Devero.
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Mountain guide expenses
Meeting in the hotel in Guarda, a nice village in the lower Engadin.
We go on public transport (bus and train) to Scuol – lifts up to the Piz Champatsch (2800 m) – after a short ski down we skin up to the Piz Faschalba (3048 m) – ski down to the Jamtalhutte (2165 m).
Departure from the Jamtalhutte (2165 m) – skin up to the Gemsspitze (3017 m) or the Jamspitze (3156 m) – ski down to the Jamtalhutte (2165 m)
Departure from the Jamtalhutte (2165 m) – skin up to the Dreilanderspitze (3197 m) ot the Tirolscharte (2935 m) – ski down to the Weisbadenerhutte (2443 m).
Departure from the Weissbadenerhutte (2443 meters) – skin up to Silvrettahorn (3244 m) – ski down to the Silvrettahaus (2341 m).
Departure from the Silvrettahaus (2341 m) – skin up to the Silvrettapass (3003 m) with eventually climbing of one of the different peak in the surrounding area – ski down to the Chamanna Tuoi (2250 m) – ski down to Guarda (1653 m).
- 4 nights in a mountain hut with half board service. - 1 nights in a Hotel in Guarda.
A team of 12 IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides from the Aosta Valley.
Guide Monte Rosa was founded after a strong snowfall in winter 1996. The Monte Rosa, while it is probably one of the most charming places in the Alps, is our base. The area offers unforgettable experience - the spectacular and in the same time fascinating landscape of the Monte Rosa is part of our freeride and heliski program.
Why with our team ?
Our team has now been operating in this area for more than 18 years. Thanks to our know how and knowledge of our area, we can guarantee a perfect process and offering a maximum of flexibility and individuality. Our highly experienced IFMGA guides will select the best descents according to the snow conditions and your ski level. Putting safety first, their goal is to help you fulfil your dreams and expectations.
We would be delighted to share our passion for our work and region with you! Have a look to what we do with our friends and clients and get in touch with us to discuss about it. It will be our pleasure to guide you here !
Frank, Alessandro, Carlo, Poldo, Rudi, Marco, Ralf, Alberto, Sandro, Frederico, Davide, Corrado and Claudio
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Gressoney La Trinité
We had a fantastic day with Alesandro in La Thuile. It had not snowed much for over 3 weeks, so he recommended that we go Ski Touring, and we managed to find fresh tracks. Could not have gone better!
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We had two good days with very good skiing and we were also very happy with both guides.
The best off-piste skiing in the Alps!
Grazie Poldo per la bellissima esperienza. Lo consiglio a tutti! Cristina e Massimo.
Grazie Poldo, a perfect week!! One tick on 'big five for life'.
Just have to say what an excellent week I had in Val Formazza last week with Heli Guides. Our guide Alberto was great and was able to find us great lines to ski as well as being great company and possessing a great nose for a fine bottle of wine. The hotel we stayed in - the Walser Schtuba - was great with comfortable rooms and top notch meals and wine. You could not ask for more after a great days skiing than to come back and relax in this great hotel. I was most impressed with all aspects of Heli Guides / Guide Monterosa and there willingness to make your holiday truly memorable.
It was just amazing. The guide was both fun and serious. Reassuring and very competent. The helicopter company was great too and the pilot (Alessandro) was super fast.
Amazing experience ! Very nice guide, focused on security and carring his clients
Heliskiing in Courmayeur is just amazing. The sceneries were stunning, the snow was perfect, we were along in the middle of nowhere. Organisation was impeccable, with Ode taking care of us right from the beginning. We did not wait at all and helicopter picked us up immediately for the first ride. Alessandro the pilot was super kind and helpful. We did two drops on two neighboring glaciers, 5 minutes helicopter ride. Only thing is that the downhill could have been longer, but that is due to the fact that wind conditions were extreme and hence only limited choice of dropping areas. I highly recommend this trip!
Thank you for a great heliski day!!
Marco Beck Peccoz
Hey everyone, these guys know what they are doing, check them out if you wanna have fun in Gressoney!
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