The Silvretta tour
21.-26. April , 2013
Photo by Freddy. The view of the Piz Buin
The Silvretta tour
At the border of Austria and Switzerland you can
enjoy some great ski touring. Moderate terrain with moderate ski
descents between the two countries. An excellent experience you
won't forget. Enjoy the Austrian hospitality and there great huts
some with showers. Ski the great terrain and enjoy the famous
Apfelstrudel with Vanilla sauce at the end of the day. Have some
great meals such as a "Graechtel" (fried potatoes with onions and
sausage) or a Williamin Schnaps. This tour is not as strenuous as others and is a great start to interduction to ski touring in the Alps. Great ski terrain in an
alpine set up.
If you have the confidence and skills we can peak bag as many of
the peaks as you can handle depending on your skills and physical
Schuls up by ski lift Piz Champatsch 2777m. skin up to the Piz Davo
Lais 3027m. Overnight at the
Heidelberger hut 2264m.
Heidelberger hut to the Kronenjoch 2976m. if you got the energy we can
climb 3 peaks over 3000 meters on the way, such as Breite Krone 3079m.
Bischofspitz 3029m. and Grenzkopf 3048m. Ski down the Hut . Overnight at the Jamatal hut
Jamtal hut to the Ochsenscharte 2960m. via Jamtalerferner Glacier with
the great ice falls to your left and if you fell like it we can climb
the Dreilšnderspitz 3197m. ski down the Vermunt glacier. Overnight at the Wiesbadener hut
Wiesbadener hut to the Fuorcla dal Cunfin 3042m. via Silvrettapass
3003m. or Piz Buin Grond 3312m. ski down the Silvretta glacier, overnight at the
Silvretta hut 2341m.
Silvretta hut up the Verstancla glacier to the Verstanclator 2938m. to Piz Filana
3281m. if you have very good climbing skills or we ski down the great
slopes of the Plan Rui to the hut. Overnight at the Chamanna Tuoi hut
Chamanna Tuoi to Jamjoch 3078 m. ski down past the P. Forcletta over
south-east facing meadows out to the town of Guarda 1653m. A very
beautiful Engandin village with traditional houses and charm.
April 21. - 26. 2013
Cost: CHF 4,450.00 (1
Group of 2, CHF
person with 2 person)
Group of 3, CHF 2,030.00 (per
person with 3 person)
Group of 4, CHF
person with 4 person)
Includes hut fees, 5 breakfasts and 5 dinners, 1 liter of tee for
free, 6 days guiding.
Not included: Travel expenses to and from the meeting place, no
travel expenses like tram/train/taxi costs during the tour, lunches,
drinks, dinners in towns, rental equipment and souvenirs.
All Photos are taking by Jim Zidell
Uphill skinning to get to a excellent
A great powder run
Smiles all over there faces after a
One of the many great and comfortable
huts on the tour.
Nothing better after powder skiing a
"Apfelstrudel" with Vanilla sauce and a beer in the hut.
Participants must be strong skiers, PSIA level 8, able to perform
dynamic parallel turns with ski randonne equipment while carrying
a pack in all snow conditions: powder, hard packed and crud.
I strongly recommend alpine randonne equipment for a trip in Europe.
My past experience tells me that even an expert Telemark skier will
struggle and have difficulty skiing with a backpack and dealing with
the always-changing snow conditions. The Telemark skier is usually
slower in downhill skiing, takes more falls and therefore gets tired
I highly recommend doing a level I avalanche class
with AIARE (American institute for Avalanche Research and Education)
to have some basic Avalanche knowledge, transceiver skills as well as
Advanced uphill skiing techniques, experience with ski crampons
as well as basic Euro-uphill kicks turn in all conditions are a necessity.
Basic mountaineering skills are helpful; we may use a rope, ice
axe and crampons. Bring only gear you are used to (brand new, unknown gear not ideal),
broken-in in ski randonne boots, and the correct full skins.
If you have any concerns about your level of skiing, mountaineering
skills, please feel free to contact Swiss Guides.
All of the above skills have to be solid and will be applied on
Click below for information on equipment and training plan for ski mountaineering in the Alps.
Ski Mountaineering Equipment List