Combining a very wide knowledge of different routes and constantly in contact with our other guides, we are amazingly flexible in choosing the best terrain on any given day, even if conditions are changing quickly in the mountains. For private groups we tailor the day according to your needs and can start in St. Christoph, Stuben, Zürs and Lech to suit you.
All Piste To Powder guides are fully qualified, English speaking & local IFMGA mountain guides
“We are a team of professional IFMGA mountain guides who have been working in the Arlberg area for over 25 years. Our aim is to take you to the best snow and terrain on any given day and help you to push your limits and develop your backcountry skills while making sure that you enjoy maximum safety at all times.
We provide the best skiing, snowboarding or telemarking experience for you! It’s all there, just go for it!”
Flo keeps together an excellent mountain guide team providing outstanding off piste experiences to all our guests.
Born in St Anton, our trusty lead guide Thomas knows the Arlberg second to none. Big powder smiles guaranteed.
Nearly 20 years with PTP, Burkhard ensures all guides bring you the ultimate and safe off piste experience.
Petra will put you at ease from the start with her calm and friendly style. Guaranteed a great day.
"Had one of my best ski days on the mountain ever. Peter was absolutely fantastic, encouraging and engaging" - All said.
Just one technique booster session with Geli, and she’ll get your skiing to the next level
Legendary Stefan has all the ingredients for a fantastic day, enthusiasm and fun, with a balance of calm
First one on skis in the season and always motivated to guide you to the best spots. Expert in safety and avalanche trainings!
One of our most experienced guides, full of energy. He knows all the sweet spots and untracked lines and will get you to them first.
Multi-talented ski and snowboard guide, mostly hidden deep in the langen trees finding the best spots there for you.
Energetic and multi-talented. Roli guides you to the secret spots in St.Anton and also to the Himalayas if you’re keen.
Highly motivated and always good company, Moritz makes sure you’re having a fantastic off piste day.
Relaxed and friendly, Rupi will draw you in with that big smile. But don’t be deceived - he will also push you that extra mile. Fun guaranteed!
Not just an expert on skis, Stefan will give you an opera song on the summit for the ultimate freeride experience
Simply put by one of our customers: “Alex gave us the best day of the season last year”
Combining far more than you’d expect from a guide - skill, knowledge, fun, and female charm
Always smiling, Phillip will give you a fun day, find you the best untracked lines and brings you back safely.
“Great guide, very aware of the group, encouraging and easy going”, need we say more?
Zoe originally from the UK, looks after both clients and partners, and has a passion for tailored ski events and ski touring, certificated ski instructor also!
Why Piste To Powder?
We help push you to your limits and improve your technique while making sure that you have fun and enjoy maximum safety at all times.
We prefer small and equally levelled open groups: more fun, more skiing, more fresh tracks, just better days. We only ski with a maximum of 7 people in a group, not 9 or even more. On average we ski with less than 5 in the OPEN GROUPS to garantuee the maximum output.
Piste to Powder is the established off piste guiding company in St Anton, running for more than 25 years. All our guides are carefully selected, fully qualified, English speaking & local UIAGM mountain guides which is the highest worldwide qualification, allowing us to take you to more remote and spectacular places than standard guides and other ski schools.
THE COLLECTIVE DIFFERENCE!
Total Piste To Powder guiding experience is more than 1000 years! Our guides work closely together all day long and our daily morning meetings guarantee we find you the best powder lines without compromising safety.
We offer full day guiding 8.45 am-3.30 pm, not a shortened version! Not 4 hours, not 5 hours…. more than 6 hours!
History Piste To Powder
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 25 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 some 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.