It was the early years of 2000, when Graham Austick first launched Piste To Powder – Mountain Guides St. Anton, providing high quality Off Piste guiding adventures with a focus on developing our guests Off Piste technique and mountain safety skills.
We are proud to have been a part of the freeriding and Off Piste revolution over the past 20 years, creating and innovating in our desire to share our passion for powder experiences, with you, our clients.
We were there when the new state of the art Galzig gondola first opened, we were among the first with our clients to discover the finest powder in the Langen trees, we took the last nostalgic ride in the old Trittkopf gondola and then celebrated when the whole Arlberg area became connected, we shared laughter and fun with our guests in the back of the old Rendl gondola and when Chalet girl was filmed here, some of our service team even performed as extras on the film.
Whatever comes to your mind about the last 20 years of Off Piste skiing in St Anton, you can be sure we took a part in it!
Piste To Powder is the sum of the very best local mountain guides, sharing a collective passion for ski adventure, and bringing with them expert local knowledge and skills to provide an excellent service to all our guests.
All our guides are carefully selected, fully qualified, English speaking UIAGM mountain guides, the highest worldwide qualification, allowing us to take our guests to even more remote and spectacular places, in the Arlberg area and beyond. Many of our expert guides are at the cutting edge of ski mountaineering, the elite of the elite – instructors of other mountain guides, testing new products and guiding extreme/high altitude alpine expeditions. We are fortunate to have a great team which works together providing the best possible service to our clients.
Today we are proud to be amongst the leaders in Off Piste guiding with a presence and enviable reputation in St Anton, demonstrated by our clients who keep returning year on year. You can read what they say about us here.
While Graham Austick expanded his ski adventures into beautiful Norway, setting up Lyngen Lodge, Florian Kraler and Paul Held, both themselves mountain guides, working a long time for Piste To Powder, jointly steered the company forward for five years as co-owners.
In 2018, after 15 years in the team Paul leaves Piste to Powder in order to focus exclusively on his new platform Held Adventures at paul-held.com offering guiding and travel services. Find more information here.
Flo continues as owner and director of Piste to Powder, with the same proven team of mountain guides, continually improving what Piste To Powder stands for: Creating outstanding mountain experiences in St. Anton, Stuben, Zürs, Lech and beyond.
We have many exciting ideas for the future, and importantly we are determined in our conviction to implement them.
Flo has been working together with Graham for more than a decade now, contributing his expertise not only on skis but also in the field of photography and videography, a shared passion. Piste To Powder and Lyngen Lodge continue working together as official partners, sharing ideas and building creative solutions offering outstanding ski adventures.
The Piste to Powder team pride ourselves on being at the forefront of Ski Guiding, challenging ourselves to continually progress and provide you with ultimate powder experiences and the highest level of customer service.
We’ll guide you to the best snow and terrain, we’ll share our knowledge so you’ll learn and improve.We’ll challenge you beyond what you thought possible and under our guidance you’ll experience a world of unlimited ski adventure.