Silvretta ski tour
- stunning mountains surrounded by glaciers
- more than seventy 3000m peaks
- climb famous Piz Buin
- perfect choice for ski tourers who want to bag numbers of peaks
Ski touring in the Silvretta Alps is perfect for the intermediate ski tourer. The Silvretta Alps consist of seventy 3,000m peaks along the Austrian/Swiss border, including the highest peak in the region, the famous Piz Buin. On this ski tour you will have the chance to bag a number of peaks. The area is surrounded by glaciers, giving the area its alternative name – the Blue Silvretta.
The huts are amongst the best in the Alps – excellent food, hot showers, wireless, apfelstrudel and beer! The tour starts and finishes in Galtür – Wirl in Austria. The stunning glacial terrain is ideal for ski tourers with a penchant for ‘peak bagging’ as there are so many to go at! Huts open in mid-February so this is a great early season ski tour.
Day 1: Arrive in Wirl. Meet up with the guides for welcome meeting, kit check and briefing on the itinerary for the week. Stay overnight in Wirl.
Day 2: We start with a short road bus transfer to Ischl where we’ll spend the first few hours doing some runs on and off-piste. A 1-day lift pass costs 48 Euros. After lunch we ascend to the top of the Palinkopf lift for the 1 hour skin over the Piz Val Gronda (2611m) to the Heidelbergerhutte where we stay the first night in mountains.
Day 3: Today we traverse from the Heidelbergerhütte to the Jamtalhütte taking in the summit of the Breite Krone (3097m). Overnight in Jamtal hut. Wireless & showers.
Day 4: Day ski tour on Hintere Jamspitze. Return to the second night in Jamtal hut.
Day 5: Leave the Jamtalhütte and head for the Wiesbadenerhütte, another well located and comfortable hut. Optional ascent of the Dreilanderspitze (3197m) en-route.
Day 6: Day tour to Piz Buin, fantastic day usually in good powder. Return for the second night in Wiesbadener hut.
Day 7: Our last day – we traverse back from the Wiesbadenerhütte to Wirl.
Day 8: After breakfast departure and travel back home.
Dates and prices
- 15th – 22nd February 2014 (Sat-Sat) 6 guided days
- Price: 659 € (euro)
- 1st – 8th March 2014 (Sat-Sat) 6 guided days
- Price: 659 € (euro)
We offer you two possible ways to do your booking: by online booking safety system or via e-mail and Paypal/bank transfer. Our online booking process using PayPal is straight-forward and provides you a simple, understandable, and safe way to book the trip. Before you make your booking make sure, that you read our Terms and coditions.
All of our prices are quoted in Euros – if you wish to use our currency conversion facility, then current daily exchange rates will be applied. Unless otherwise stated, we require a deposit of €470 (approx. £400) per person per course at the time of booking, and the final balance is due eight weeks prior to the start of the course. For bookings made less than 8 weeks before the course start date, full payment is required at the time of booking.
Booking via e-mail/phone and Paypal/Bank Transfer
- send us e-mail or give us a call to confirm dates and itinerary
- check price details, terms and conditions
- make a payment to confirm your booking
- arrange your insurance policy that to cover all relevant hazardous activities and include search and rescue, medical expenses, repatriation and cancellation cover
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What is included?
- 6 full days of professional guiding by a IFMG mountain guide
- Huts booking and planning course
What is not included?
- Travel to and from Wirl
- Travel insurance
- Equipment hire
- Your and your guides’ accommodation and meals
Food and accommodation
Course starts and ends in Galtür – Wirl. We recommend you stay in the comfortable hotel Alpkogel, that is nearby bus stop. We will be glad to help you with reservations. All mountain huts are booked half-board, food is very tasty, rooms are nice and comfortable.
Fitness and ski level
To join this trip you should be an intermediate skier, capable of skiing in all tipes of snow conditions. Various experience in offpiste skiing and ski touring are recommeded. You should be capable of skinnig 4-6 hours (800 – 1000m) per day. You should also be aweare that you will be carrying your backpack all the time. Your fitness level should be very good. We recommend some activities like running, Nordic walking or cycling for 1-2 hours two or three times per week, and also a couple of days skiing, in the months before this course.
See our list of equipment and contact us if you need to hire any kit.
Ski touring is a potentially dangerous activity. Before you start the course you must have travel insurance which includes mountain rescue in case of emergency, in order to avoid expensive charges. There are plenty of options, for example, OEAV Sektion Britannia, The British Mountaineering Council or Snowcard. If you have an Alpine Club membership card you will also enjoy a discount in mountain huts.
The guide: participant ratio is 1:6.
This equipment list will help you ensure you have all the important things which might be needed. When packing, please have in mind, that your backpack should be as light as possible, while you will carrying it all week long. We recommend you to pack minimum weight; snacks and extra drinks can be bought in mountain huts, so traveling along Silvretta Alps will be most comfort for you.
- Base layer clothes
- Thermal layer
- Fleece jacket
- Ski (waterproof) jacket
- Ski trousers
- Light down jacket
- Warm hat
- Thermal gloves
- Warm and waterproof over gloves
- Head torch (with spare batteries)
- Camera (optional)
- Sun protection cream, lip salve
- Water bottle (1 litre)
- Dry bags, for packing clothes in you backpack
- Small towel
- Backpack (30-40 liters), with option of attaching skis on it
- Ice axe
- Crampons (should fit on your ski boots and should have anti-bots)
- Climbing harness
- Ski Helmet (recommended)
- Skis (with ski-touring bindings)
- Ski touring boots (compatible with bindings)
- Crampons for skis – harscheisen
- Ski poles
- Avalanche transceiver
- Avalanche shovel
- Avalanche probe
- First Aid kit (personal medicine, blisters, etc)
Technical gear such as crampons, ice axe, climbing harness, avalanche kit and backpack can be hired from Alps Adventures (see equipment hire). Please let us know if you have to hire any equipment, so we can help you.