Ski touring has long been popular amongst locals escaping the resort into the winter wilderness, however in recent years it has grown in popularity as visitors search out the untracked exhilarating powder descents far from the lifts. The vast mountain ranges of the Arlberg provide an almost endless choice of tours.
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Looking forward to the feel of fresh snow under your skis again, discovering great powder runs with fresh tracks away from the crowds and sharing laughter and fun with our guides?
Our Piste to Powder Girls Freeride camps are aimed at women who share a passion for the mountains and would like to develop their off piste skills and build confidence in an inspiring and motivational environment. Led by our expert female UIAGM/IFMGA mountain guides – by women for women!
Skiing and social distancing? Staying just together in your private group? Choose a private guide, personalize your adventure and you’re all set.
Interested in a 3 day, Girls ski touring Camp in the stunning snow-sure Silvretta? If you are an Off Piste skier, either new to touring or already have touring experience but would like to progress your skills, in the fun company of like-minded women, then this is for you!
Do you want to kick off your ski season already before the lifts in St. Anton am Arlberg start running? If you are as excited as we are to finally put on the skis again, then join us this November for a 3-day pre-season warm up at the Stubai Glacier ski area.
Enjoy spectacular scenery, endless trails and sheer Arlberg indulgence on a 2-day guided bike tour with Piste To Powder.
Are you planning your next ski adventure and wondering if you should hire a ski guide while heading out to the deep and white alpine backcountry? We have put together five good reasons that will make your decision-making easier.
Winter climbing in January may not be the first thing you think about when coming to St Anton but right now with spring like conditions, it’s a perfect time to try this protected climb and beautiful ski tour.
Nestled in the heart of the tranquil Verwall valley, beside the Rosanna river is the newly renovated Wagner Hütte, warm and inviting for Off Piste skiers, cross country skiers and hikers alike, to meet, mingle and indulge in some delicious Austrian food in a warm and inviting atmosphere.
IFMGA/ UIAGM/ IVBV
Another great year We have been skiing with piste to powder for a couple of years now, and at the end of every... read moreWe have been skiing with piste to powder for a couple of years now, and at the end of every trip we say it would be impossible to have a better one. Yet, they keep getting better.
We skied slopes we hadn't done before and eventhough it was busy and we thought it would be impossible to find good untracked snow, the guides were always able to find untouched galleys with perfect snow conditions. It is the perfect way to make the most out of a good skiing holiday and we will definitely do it again next season. read less - 2019-03-24bj_rnv2019
Make the most of your days in the mountain If you wan't to experience the most amazing skiing day ever Piste to Powder is the company to see. They... read moreIf you wan't to experience the most amazing skiing day ever Piste to Powder is the company to see. They have experienced and knowledgeable guides that know the area by heart. If you love to go off piste, don't miss a day with Piste to Powder! read less - 2019-03-01CADebbie
Awesome experience I figured that if I was going to travel all the way from California to St Anton to ski, I... read moreI figured that if I was going to travel all the way from California to St Anton to ski, I wanted to get the most out of the experience. After spending my first day on the piste with long lines, crowded slopes and spending far too much time looking at the map, I was anxious to get off-piste and away from the crowds. I decided to join an open group level 2 with Piste to Powder and was rewarded with incredible scenery, endless fresh tracks on open bowls and a great guide (Bernie) who knew the mountain well and took us to the best spots that I certainly would never have found or ventured to on my own. I'll admit that a couple of the drop ins and traverses made me go weak at the knees at first glance, but Bernie instilled confidence and was very patient. I enjoyed the small group experience and comradery of like minded skiiers. We were all exhausted at the end of the day but were on a high from the experience. I highly recommend this organization and would go with them again in a heartbeat if I'm ever back in the area. read less - 2017-02-23
- Pedro A.
Amazing guiding and quick response late at night We organised late at night for a guide the following morning for two high-level freeriders, with early meeting in Lech... read moreWe organised late at night for a guide the following morning for two high-level freeriders, with early meeting in Lech and free-riding. We were not expecting this kind of guiding in San Anton area, really professional and and hard-charging. read less - 2019-01-21Kmd379
Wonderful guides I booked an off piste day with my brother. Our guide Florian was simply amazing. He was so patient and... read moreI booked an off piste day with my brother. Our guide Florian was simply amazing. He was so patient and dealt with two people with very different skiing styles brilliantly. The communication prior to the day was excellent and the payment system simple and efficient. I really cannot recommend Piste to Powder enough. Also highlights the importance of equipment and guiding for off piste. We came across an avalanche and two guides from piste to powder immediately organised everyone into efficient and safe search parties. Thankfully no one was hurt but shows how professional and decent they are. read less - 2019-01-06M5869INtomb
Epic 2 days even with limited visibility Another great few days with Florian - this year one bluebird powder day and one low vis powder day -... read moreAnother great few days with Florian - this year one bluebird powder day and one low vis powder day - the latter turned out to surprisingly be the best - found fine visibility runs at top of rendel, through trees, untracked, no one there all day. Epic. Dont let the lack of sun put you off these guys find the runs whatever the weather! read less - 2019-03-20
BEST decision was to be Guided for a week I signed up for the Level 3 Open Group for the Monday. Snow still wasn't deep but the guide found... read moreI signed up for the Level 3 Open Group for the Monday. Snow still wasn't deep but the guide found us fun off-piste skiing with some fresh powder. It was so much fun and we went to places I could never find on my own. So I signed up for the whole week and it was the best decision I could have made! Tomas took us over the mountains, down the valleys and through the trees in search for untouched powder and we found loads of it. He was extremely professional and I felt safe at all times with him. Being guided the whole week made all the other expenses of the trip so much more worthwhile. read less - 2017-01-21Hersh T.
Great (safe) fun! A very professional and fulfilling experience. Our guide was Stefan K and led us to a very rewarding day in... read moreA very professional and fulfilling experience. Our guide was Stefan K and led us to a very rewarding day in challenging off-piste conditions. He provided valuable tips and advice in a clear and calm way which contributed to a fun (and safe) day out! read less - 2017-03-21Jan d.
My fourth experience with Piste to Powder, second time with Florian. Ok, circumstances were more or less PERFECT, fresh pack... read moreMy fourth experience with Piste to Powder, second time with Florian. Ok, circumstances were more or less PERFECT, fresh pack of snow and sun, but even then the guide needs to make the right choices. Florian made us all feel comfortable and safe, took us down beautiful slopes, and did push us to do the extra run. Top day! Recommend PtP! read less - 2019-02-09
Fantastic introduction to Off Piste Skiing Had one of my best days on the mountain ever with Piste to Powder yesterday. Peter was absolutely fantastic, encouraging... read moreHad one of my best days on the mountain ever with Piste to Powder yesterday. Peter was absolutely fantastic, encouraging and engaging. He took us to some great spots, gave me some personal technique tips. I would strongly recommend this for people who are eager to try off piste skiing but not sure where to start. I felt safe but equally challenged throughout the day. I'll be back! Thank you Peter! read less - 2019-02-15Explore693579
Ski guide Fantastic company! Zoe in the front office was great to work with and was able to pair us up... read moreFantastic company! Zoe in the front office was great to work with and was able to pair us up with Martin. Martin is a fantastic guide. I have spent the last 15 years visiting the Arlberg and I couldn't be more impressed with Piste To Powder.
Tom and Molli read less - 2017-02-05David C.
Best day out in a while! We booked a mountain guide which turned out to be about our age and super chill. He showed us really... read moreWe booked a mountain guide which turned out to be about our age and super chill. He showed us really good spots, helped us practice our avalanche awareness theory but also took us riding some steeps and deeps.
Loved it and would recommend it over and over again :) read less - 2017-01-23
- Ross W.
Just had an epic day with Tom and piste to powder. Got to see some fantastic spots and fresh tracks... read moreJust had an epic day with Tom and piste to powder. Got to see some fantastic spots and fresh tracks most of the day. Will be signing up again tomorrow! Recommend the group guiding sessions if by yourself and not wanting to fork out for a private guiding day that seems to be the only option of most of the companies. read less - 2019-03-09Ski V.
Great week with PTP...... fresh tracks and great skiing with Bernhard our guide... I will be back next year 😁 - 2019-02-09Erietta T.
I had 2 amazing days with Magnus! Every run that we did got better and better and we skied some... read moreI had 2 amazing days with Magnus! Every run that we did got better and better and we skied some really good untouched lines!!!It only worths to have Magnus as your ski guide!Magnus delivers you safely to secret lines of powder, you would never have otherwise found!!You will explore and reach ski terrain that you dream about!Thank you Magnus ! :) read less - 2019-03-09
Off Piste Piste to powder guides were great and the admin team were also. Had some great skiing in a safe environment.
Loved it. - 2020-03-13chilbrand
Zeer goede ervaring! Vorige week zijn we twee dagen met een gids en groep van Piste to Powder op pad gegaan. Uniek dat... read moreVorige week zijn we twee dagen met een gids en groep van Piste to Powder op pad gegaan. Uniek dat Piste to Powder open groepen aanbied, waardoor skiën met een gids voor kleine gezelschappen veel toegankelijker wordt. Na het voor-skien werden groepen verdeeld op ski-niveau. Door de verse sneeuw hebben we geweldige onverstoorde sneeuw gevonden! We voelden ons erg op ons gemak bij gids Martin. Hij kwam bekwaam over, had oog voor de groepsleden en heeft er voor gezorgd dat we twee mooie dagen hebben gehad. read less - 2017-01-23kirilsky
Highly recommended off piste guides Peter and Martin were fantastic guides. What would have been only so-so on-piste skiing days on my own were instead... read morePeter and Martin were fantastic guides. What would have been only so-so on-piste skiing days on my own were instead truly memorable experiences. Highly recommended. read less - 2017-03-07
- Anthony P.
Professional and knowledgeable guides This was my third booking with the company who are agents for self employed guides. On each occasion the... read moreThis was my third booking with the company who are agents for self employed guides. On each occasion the quality of guiding was excellent.
Safety equipment (shovels, probes and transponders) are provided at no additional charge but you may need to bring your own backpack.
The level one courses taken two/three years ago included tuition and exercises to build technique and confidence before going off piste.
The five day, level two "course" took this year had little tuition and plenty of deep snow experience. In spite of limited snow our guide consistently found untracked slopes even if some of the drop offs and traverses were not for the faint hearted.
Take cash for lunch and the occasional taxi back to the lifts. read less - 2017-02-13John T.
5 of us had a day out with Jacob - thoroughly recommended for an off piste experience in safe hands - 2019-02-09Esther v.
Geli: cheerfully improving your ski-technique for off-piste skiing! For the fourth year in row we spend two half days of technique training and two days of off piste... read moreFor the fourth year in row we spend two half days of technique training and two days of off piste skiing with Geli, we've booked for next year again!!
Every year she is able to improve our skills and to find the perfect spots for off-piste skiing, being safe and always cheerful!!
Really recommendable!! read less - 2018-03-09
- Caja C.
Thanks Mike for everything! Perfect tour! - 2019-02-09Manilba01
Piste to Powder Arlberg Perfect guiding by Florian and his Piste to Powdee organization. We have enjoyed a perfect off-piste day with perfect powder... read morePerfect guiding by Florian and his Piste to Powdee organization. We have enjoyed a perfect off-piste day with perfect powder snow conditions. All thanks to a great guiding that took us to the right spot at the right moment. So have enjoyed untouched slopes all throughout the day in beautiful slopes being, alone!! Which the greatest luxury you can get nowadays: feeling you are the only one in the mountain.
Not an easy task that Florian has magnificently achieved.
Thanks a lot Florian! read less - 2019-02-13DiLengh
Powder They have the best guides who always still find fresh unshredded powder! Very professional and experienced. They are my guides... read moreThey have the best guides who always still find fresh unshredded powder! Very professional and experienced. They are my guides since more than 5 years and I highly recommend them!!! read less - 2020-02-15
- David V.
Been skiing with Piste to Powder for nearly 15 years (on and off) and have never been disappointed. Whatever the... read moreBeen skiing with Piste to Powder for nearly 15 years (on and off) and have never been disappointed. Whatever the weather and conditions, they always seem to safely find good powder snow to ski. The business model of joining an open group makes guiding very accessible financially and it is always fun to meet and ski with new people of the same ability. We had a great couple of days this time with Magnus who I would love to ski with again. For me, Piste to Powder is one of the main attractions now of St Anton where I have been skiing for over 30 years. read less - 2019-02-09gionpier ..
freeride super freeride tag mit florian. professioneller, symphathischer sehr vertrauenswürdiger guide, der mit uns super rides gefahren ist. - 2019-01-22Mary A.
First guided off piste day! Myself & a friend booked an off piste day on 4th April. We had met our guide, Matthias, the previous... read moreMyself & a friend booked an off piste day on 4th April. We had met our guide, Matthias, the previous morning explaining what we were hoping to achieve from our days guiding. We were looking for a taste of skiing and terrain we would encounter on a planned tour of the Silvretta Route. We felt that Zoe and our guide on the day (Matthias) were very accommodating in trying to give us the experience we were looking for.
The skiing day was great, both informative and challenging and was exactly what we were looking for, with some good feedback from our guide.
Piste to powder we’re great to deal with, they were intent on making sure we got what we were looking for.
From a customer services perspective I should mention that We had previously booked a days guiding with piste to powder but had to cancel due to postponed travel plans. When we contacted Zoe about our cancellation she was very understanding and refunded our deposit without hesitation.
S. Allen read less - 2018-04-21
A Necessity With the vastness of St. Anton and the dangers/uncertainty of going off piste in the Alberg we thought it was... read moreWith the vastness of St. Anton and the dangers/uncertainty of going off piste in the Alberg we thought it was a no-brainer to hire a guide, and Piste to Powder was the most highly rated. Following our experience I would insist that anyone I knew who was going to St. Anton sign up with Piste to Power, and specifically with Moritz.
Moritz designed each days adventure based on what he felt would be most fun for us. He did not have a set plan that he uses for all his guests but immediately picked up on the fact that we love adventure, hiking, and fresh tracks. For three days Moritz took us all over off-piste, never to the same place twice, and wowed us with the most beautiful scenery, hiking, and skiing. It hadn't snowed in over a week, but it had been warm and rainy - the on piste skiing was poor - and Moritz was still able to find us untouched, knee deep powder for every single run. read less - 2020-03-01Bente L.
Great day off piste with professional and attentive guides During our four days of skiing in St Anton, we decided to have one day of off piste guiding. The... read moreDuring our four days of skiing in St Anton, we decided to have one day of off piste guiding. The weather was nice, but a bit wind packed snow and wet in the lower parts. High season. Still our guide managed to find some nice, untouched runs. We also got some useful tips to improve our skiing. Also fun for three Norwegians to learn the "Lyngen turn" (Lyngen is an area in Norway) all the way down in Austria. Accompanied with a bit of yodling:-)
We were joined by an extra guide this day who were there to take pictures. Guides Burhard and Florian gave us a great day with good skiing, and by sharing knowledge and lots of humour. They were both experienced, knew the area well, and were attentive guides. Highly recommended, professional company both in the booking process and trough the day of skiing. read less - 2017-03-20131ianz
All-time Experience What an all-time experience!
We skied 4 days after the last storm and our private guide, Moritz, found us plenty... read moreWhat an all-time experience!
We skied 4 days after the last storm and our private guide, Moritz, found us plenty of freshies. I can’t say enough about him. His personality was fantastic and he spoke perfect English.
My kids (12 and 15) and I are solid, off-piste skiers. Not cliff huckers, but we like it deep and steep. Moritz watched us ski and found us perfectly challenging lines that pushed us to our limits. Moritz was super patient with the kids and his positivity helped our stoke when things got challenging. We owe the whole experience to him.
I can’t say enough about moritz and piste to powder! I’d definitely use them again! read less - 2020-02-18