Silvretta

 

Trips:

Climbing

        Rock

        Ice

        Alpine

Skiing

        Backcountry

        Ski Mountaineering

        Avalanche Education

Specialty Trips

        Mediterranean Sport Climbing

        Desert Rock Camp

        Mexico Volcanoes

        Haute Route Ski Tour

        British Columbia Ski Week

Offerings:

Skiing

        Backcountry Intro

        Hut Trips

        Ski Mountaineering

        Avalanche Education

        Haute Route Chamonix-Zermatt

        British Columbia Powder Week

        Silvretta Tour

The Silvretta ski tour on the Swiss/Austrian border near the ski village or Saint Anton is a great initiation to the European way of mountain ski travel. With generally moderate elevations, gentler terrain and less people than the famed Haute Route. The days are less focused on traveling from one hut to another and more based on skiing the endless peaks and lines in the Silvretta Massif.  The gentle glaciers provide maximum vertical with mellow terrain while the craggy peaks also offer up the steep and deep.

The normal trip consists of 7 days of skiing utilizing 3 different huts. The huts are run by the German Alpine Club and are well equipped with private rooms for the group, fresh cooked meals and even hot showers! By staying in the same hut for multiple nights we are able to sample more of the endless terrain surrounding each of these mountain castles.  While the SIlvretta is lower in altitude than other hut to hut tours, elevations over 3000 meters (10-11,000’) will be encountered

Skiing in the Alps for 7 days requires a certain amount of stamina. An average day consists of 3000-5000 vertical feet of skiing, depending on the group’s abilities. Strong skiers will enjoy the trip much more and will be able to maximize the experience. A high mountain itinerary, you should expect to encounter glaciers, crevasses, icy slopes, weather, avalanches, rock fall and other potential hazards. Avalanche and crevasse rescue equipment will be carried by each member of the party and the rope will be utilized in some sections as necessary.