Ski touring paradise for winter sports enthusiasts
What are the ingredients for a great ski tour? Stunning panoramic views as far as the eye can see. Pristine ascents and descents where you can leave your marks in the snow. Breath-taking summits that make your heart beat faster. The region Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See is a popular destination for ski tourers, with its pristine nature and breathtaking mountains offering a perfect backdrop for adventures off the beaten track.
You want to climb the many snow-covered mountains by the strength of your own muscles? You love to be the first skier to leave his or her marks in the snow and to discover the pristine nature of the Alps? Your skins and skis are always laid out for the next ski tour? The ski tour paradise of Paznaun in Tyrol awaits you!
You’ll see: There’s no better way to experience nature and the mountains than in Ischgl. The only sound you’ll hear is the snow crunching soothingly beneath your skis.
Guided ski tours
Ski guides and mountain guides in the Paznaun
If you love variety and to experience something new, that’s just what you’ll find in Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See. The Silvretta Arena consists of unbelievable 74 three-thousand-metre summits, many of which are located in the Paznaun. They’re some of the most beautiful mountains in Austria and – from November to May – provide plenty of options for ski tourers.
You’re a seasoned ski tourer already and want to start a ski tour in the Paznaun? Or you plan on finally familiarising yourself with the sport? Then seek the guidance of an experienced ski tour instructor. Together, you and your certified mountain guide will explore the region and he or she will give you lots of helpful tips and tricks regarding the sport. And you’ll hear some interesting stories about ski touring, too!
So, what are you waiting for? Leave your marks in the untouched snow and get to know the hidden gems of the Tyrolean Alps together with your guide – you’ll never forget them!
Mehrtagestouren auf Hütten abseits der Pisten
Mehrtägige geführte Skitouren
During the summer months, countless hikers and bikers start their tours there. During the colder months, it serves as a meeting point for winter sports enthusiasts of all kinds. The Heidelberger hut is located at 2,264 metres above sea level and is perfect for all those who want to explore nature. Right outside the hut’s doors, incredible ski tours, impressive freeride areas and the most beautiful hiking trails await. Could there be a better starting point than at the end of the stunning Fimba valley?
The Jamtal hut is one of the biggest and most modern huts of the Alpine Club at the Silvretta. It’s located in the Jamtal valley – one of the most important lateral valleys of the Paznaun. High up at 2,164 metres above sea level, the hut attracts winter sports enthusiasts from all over the world each year. Head right into your wintery adventure: Whether it’s for a tour up to one of the surrounding three-thousand-metre summits or for a tour into the ice world of the Silvretta!
Ernest Hemingway already enjoyed the breath-taking view of the Alpine scenery from the Wiesbadener hut. All those who would like to do the same can not only look forward to the ideal location of the hut but also the host’s tips for the region. Besides the Piz Buin, the hut is surrounded by the Großer Litzner, Piz Linard and the Fluchthorn as well as their glaciers. The Wiesbadener hut is where winter fun meets relaxation.
5 Tips for Ski touring newbies
Ski touring in the Paznaun is as diverse as you! You’d like to take part in a touring camp or explore the snowy mountain landscape with a guide? Enquire right away and let the enjoyment begin to grow.
There are a few things you bear in mind, so that everything goes to plan on your first ski tour in Ischgl and you can fall head over heels in love with the sport:
- 1. A good plan is key! Especially for ski tourers: Choose your route before the ski tour. Which particularities await you? Which challenges might lie ahead? And how long is the tour going to take you? But most importantly: Did you choose your route based on your level of skill or are you overestimating yourself?
- 2. Avalanche check ahead of every tour! Check the current avalanche report ahead of every tour. Especially, if there has been fresh snow on the days before.
- 3. Weather check ahead of every tour! Weather conditions can be very changeable in the mountains. Check the weather report – ahead of every tour. That’s how you’ll avoid unpleasant surprises.
- 4. The early ski tourer leaves the marks! The earlier you head out on your ski tour, the grippier the snow is and the fewer kindred spirits will be out there with you! Especially in spring, it’s a good idea to start on your tour before 10 am. But be aware of the closing times of the slopes in the ski area.
- 5. Enjoy! Once you have mapped out your route, checked the weather and avalanche reports, and have your equipment ready, it’s time to enjoy your ski tour to the fullest! Finally, you get to make the most of your day and completely relax and unwind. The ascent, the break at the summit and the descent through the powder snow.
The right equipment
Ski mountaineering is more than just a sport! It gives you the unique chance to explore the mountains, away from the crowds and without having to stand in the lift queue first. Become one with nature and find ski mountaineering happiness! However, it’s essential to bring the right equipment:
- The key piece(s) – your touring skis: Touring skis not only let you whiz down the mountain. Designed for off-piste usage, they are suitable for both climbing and skiing. Ask your sales assistant for special ascent or descent models!
- The right binding: A good binding can be essential for your climb. Similar to cross-country skis, only the tip of the boot is attached to the binding to keep the heel free to climb.
- Ski touring poles: The two poles are an important part of your equipment and should be solid, lightweight and length-adjustable.
- Footwear: The differences between ski touring boots and ordinary ski boots are small but vital. Make sure to choose a flexible model with well-adjusted outer shell and inner boot.
- Ski touring skins: A vital part of your ski mountaineering outfit! During the climb, the skins are attached to the undersides of your skis to prevent them from sliding backwards.
- The special extra – crampons: In harsh, icy conditions, crampons are attached to your bindings to prevent sliding.
- Safety equipment: As safety always comes first, you should always carry the following in your airbag pack: avalanche transceiver, shovel and torch.
Good to know: All those who don’t have ski touring equipment yet can rent it at the ski rentals in Galtür, Ischgl, Kappl and See. Necessary safety equipment, such as avalanche transceivers, shovels, probes, etc. can be rented there or directly on site from your ski guide.