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Silvretta Ski Tour Holidays, Switzerland-Austria

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Switzerland   Austria  
Specialty Categories: Skiing & Snowboarding  
Season: March - May
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 825 Pound Sterling (GBP)
Maximum Per Person Price: 825 Pound Sterling (GBP)

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 including the Piz Buin if conditions are right. The area is surrounded by glaciers, giving the area its alternative name - the Blue Silvretta. The huts are amongst the best in the Alps - nourishing food, hot showers and plenty of beer! The tour starts and finishes in Klosters.
Stunning glacial terrain is ideal for ski tourers with a penchant for "peakbagging"! Huts here open in mid-February so this is a great early season tour.

There are lots of options for week-long tours and the exact chosen itinerary will depend on the conditions and the preferences/aspirations of the group. For a more advanced group we can include additional peaks including Piz Buin (3312 m) on day 3, the highest peak in the range, and Piz Fliana (3281 m) on day 6.

Day 1: Arrive in Klosters

Day 2: Klosters - Silvrettahütte

Day 3: Silvrettahütte (2341 m) - Wiesbadnerhütte (2443 m)

Day 4: Wiesbadnerhütte - Dreiländerspitze (3197 m) - Jamtalhütte (2165 m)

Day 5: Jamtalhütte - Jamspitze (3156 m) - Tuoihütte (2250 m)

Day 6: Tuoihütte - Silvrettahütte

Day 7: Silvrettahütte - Gletscherchamm - Klosters.

Day 8: Depart after breakfast

On the days when no peaks are included, you will be crossing some high cols and there are some excellent ski descents. This tour is the same as last season's tour. Another option is start and finish in Galtur.

Supplemental Tour Information:

Skill: Participants should have completed at least 1 multi-day ski tour or at least some day tours and be familiar with the technical aspects of ski touring. The ski mountaineering is long – average daily ascents of almost 1000 m (4 hours) – but is not technically demanding.

You will need to be a good intermediate off-piste skier capable of skiing 10-12 continuous turns off-piste. You can ski down most slopes but lack confidence on steeper pitches and in tricky conditions. Terrain in the Silvretta Alps is varied and most descents are on wide slopes with lots of room to maneuver. If you are uncertain about your eligibility for this tour, you should call our office to discuss.

Stamina: These tours differ from the beginner level tours in that ascents & descents will be more demanding – i.e. longer & steeper. You therefore need to be fit enough to enjoy skiing for 5-7 hours each day at a reasonable pace. Maximum skinning: 3-4 hours per day.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All guide fees and expenses
- 7 nights accommodation – 2 nights b&b in Klosters, 5 nights HB hut accommodation.

Price Excludes:
- travel to/from Klosters
- local transfers & uplift
- personal insurance
- equipment hire
- lunches
- beverages
- evening meals in Klosters.

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Aug 2003

We are one of the UK's leading teams of mountain professionals specializing in guided mountain adventure. Our worldwide program includes in winter: off-piste skiing, hut-to-hut ski touring, ice-climbing and avalanche awareness; in summer: alpine mountaineering (Mont Blanc, Matterhorn, 4000m peaks) and multi-day...

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