Freeriding in one off the best glacial skiarea's of Austria
|Week 13||26 March - 01 April 2023||
. 5 days full guiding
. safetyequipement (transceiver-shovel-probe)
. organizational costs
. 5 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner, based on twin or triple rooms
. avalanche airbag
. transport to location
. lift tickets, between 40,- and 55, - euros per day
. lunches and drinks
. travel insurance
. minimum of 5 to a maximum of 6 participants per guide
Level C: You are stable on all kinds of slopes. When the slope is not too steep (<30 degrees) and the snow not too uneven, you can descend off-piste with confidence.
Level C: You have the ability to hike on terrain that is steeper than 25 degrees or have already used climbing skins or snowshoes.
Level C: You have enough condition to get through the whole week off-piste. In addition, you are also able to walk up for two hours in the snow.
Tyrol is best known for its enormous winter sports industry and the crowds of people involved. Lively bustle in the Stube or on the slopes and close to the big city Munich. But does that outweigh the quieter Southern Alps where PowderGuides has its specialism? Where most skiers mainly hang around the ski lifts, they do the same in Austria.
Our guide Wolfgang is going to Tirol since fifty years, and he love’s it!
Due to its high altitude, this area is 100% snow guaranteed. With over a hundred glaciated peaks above 3000 meters and a huge number of ski resorts, Tirol offers an incredibly wild and unexplored terrain for tourists. Descents are long, and getting back to the car needs a bit of logistics, which makes most people give up before even trying. Great for us! Sometimes we use the climbing skins, but no longer than strictly necessary. We will travel from East to West.
The trip starts nearby Innsbruck, where we will ski in the Stubaier Alps. On this first day, we will get used to the altitude, and improve our technique together, before going into more off-piste terrain. After lunch we will skin up to the Pfaff Joch for a spectacular run on the Sulzenauferner. Through a short climb, we will then pass the Beiljoch back to the ski resort. When we have snowfall during this day, we might go to the skistation next to Innsbruck like Schlick 2000 or Axams with beautiful terrain next to the woods for better control and sight.
After 2 days of freeriding in the Stubai area, we go to the narrow valley of Pitztal. Our hotel will be find directly below the cable car of the Pitztal Glacier. The Fernerkogel and Mittagskogel are great for freeriding and around the Rifflsee we will find smaller but joyable descents. The brilliant Tachachferner, next to one of Tyrol’s highest peaks, the Wildspitze is one of Tirols biggest descents off-piste. Here we amble next to ice giants. We spend the night here from Tuesday to Thursday. On Friday morning we drive in 1.5 hours to the Kaunertal Glacier at the back of the Kaunertal. This small ski area is considered slightly less known, but just as beautiful. In good weather we could make a great final run after a short hike towards the Weisseepitze.
The guide who will lead the Tyrolean road trip also takes care of the reservation of the accommodations. Normally, we look for a comfortable hotel in the price range between 80 euros and 100 euros per night, per person based on half board for a double room. After availability and location. We try to take care of everyone's wishes as much as possible. Wellness once after a day of skiing, for example.
This trip to Tyrol also offers the opportunity to work on your skiing technique even more, because Wolfgang is only too happy to give technique tips or go into the buckles for an hour.
Tirol is a trip for contrast aficionados: a good mix of intense days and cozy evenings.
Especially now, with covid-safe winter sports in mind, we are looking for the quiet places here! Travel Covid-proof with PowderGuides? See FAQ for an explanation.