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
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 - 2019-03-01NataliaM3890
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 - 2019-03-24CADebbie
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 - 2019-01-21M5869INtomb
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 - 2019-03-20Jan 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
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 - 2019-01-06John_snowlife
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 - 2017-03-21
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 - 2020-02-18Samuli L.
Very good offpiste guiding and awesome day with group Cristoph - 2019-02-09snowboardingserge
Off piste day Thanks to our guide Christoph for keep finding us fresh powder. We ‘ve had an excellent day with stunning views... read moreThanks to our guide Christoph for keep finding us fresh powder. We ‘ve had an excellent day with stunning views and challenging runs, in all safety. Thanks and untill the next time. read less - 2020-01-12
Incredible guide My husband and I really enjoyed our time skiing with Tom. He was fun and thoughtful, giving us useful... read moreMy husband and I really enjoyed our time skiing with Tom. He was fun and thoughtful, giving us useful tips, and answering our questions about the area. We felt safe but challenged throughout our day skiing together. And the area we skied was gorgeous - some of the most epic backcountry touring I’ve done. Would highly recommend! read less - 2020-01-08DAC3_11
Best day of skiing of our libes We set out on Monday morning with Jakob and we skied fresh tracks until 3.30pm that day... need we say more? - 2019-02-05ghyllscrambling
A superb day on skis.... Can honestly say this was one of the most fantastic days i've ever had on a pair of skis.
Im... read moreCan honestly say this was one of the most fantastic days i've ever had on a pair of skis.
Im on my 3rd season in St Anton and Bernie the guide still managed to take me to areas I had never skied before, and found the most perfect powder even weeks after it last snowed. Cannot recommend this company enough! read less - 2018-02-25
- Erietta 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 - 2019-03-09Ingri B.
Thank you for an amazing day! The guide picked a good ski touring route, and we felt very safe. - 2019-03-09awatson3112
Awesome off Piste day! Awesome day off piste skiing with Gelbi. He was great with the group and catered to all of our skill levels - 2020-03-05
Powder day with Florian at Pist to Powder We had an amazing day hiking and off pist skiing with Florian at Pist and Powder. I can strongly recommend it! - 2020-03-07Michal N.
They really do take you to the best powder!! Can only recommend! - 2019-02-09Mary 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
- Eric M.
Amazing off-piste week with experienced, safe guide I spent 4 days in a row skiing with Bernhard in a level 2/3 group. It was impressed by Bernhard's... read moreI spent 4 days in a row skiing with Bernhard in a level 2/3 group. It was impressed by Bernhard's ability to bring us amazing skiing, challenging runs all while making safety a top priority. Bernhard regularly told us the safest distance to ski apart, which terrain to avoid and how to handle particularly challenging sections. I highly recommend Piste to Powder!!! read less - 2018-03-01Anette U.
Another great week skiing with Burkhard from PistetoPowder. We’ve skiied with them in both open & private groups for the... read moreAnother great week skiing with Burkhard from PistetoPowder. We’ve skiied with them in both open & private groups for the past 5-6 years and always end up improving our skills, aching legs & great memories. The guides know the area exceptionally well and will always do their best to find fresh tracks. read less - 2019-03-09
Epic I had not been back to St. Anton for 19 years. Back then I skied off-piste with the Arlberg Ski... read moreI had not been back to St. Anton for 19 years. Back then I skied off-piste with the Arlberg Ski School for years but always without helmet and without all the avalanche gear. This time I ended up skiing in areas I had skied before but felt now a lot safer. Thomas was our guide for the week and he was excellent. I will never forget the 1.1/2 hrs hike we did the first day. He kept on saying "you have to earn your turns". The hike was well worth it since we found fresh powder that I thought I would never would see that day. Every day was different but we always ended up skiing some nice powder in areas where we were pretty much all alone: just our group of 2 to 5. Then when we got back to the slopes at the end of the day it was just like a nightmare. Fortunately we only had a very short distance to ski on those crowded slopes.
Really liked that Thomas set up a WhatsApp group to enable us to share pictures and videos. He also filmed us a lot and he took some great pictures: he is a real good photographer.
I was in town with 45 others. Only 5 of us signed up with piste-to-powder, 5 signed up with the ski school. All others skied by themselves (or in small groups) and ended up complaining about icy and crowded slopes. They had a so-so experience; we had an epic experience. read less - 2020-02-26Harry O.
Guiding Skied in group with Tom and had private half day booking with Jackob. Both really knew their stuff and managed... read moreSkied in group with Tom and had private half day booking with Jackob. Both really knew their stuff and managed the conditions, which were very different, and the challenges 12 year old behaviour with professionalism.
Top job gentlemen, thanks.
Harry. read less - 2017-02-19Anette U.
Unparalleled local knowledge and experience We had 5 great days with P2P in February. We didn’t get a lot of fresh snow during the week... read moreWe had 5 great days with P2P in February. We didn’t get a lot of fresh snow during the week but still our guide managed to find fresh tracks for us and even with low visibility on some days we always felt in good hands. read less - 2018-02-14
Off piste is the way to go! Took a quick family trip to St Anton and was able to sneak away one day with a Piste to... read moreTook a quick family trip to St Anton and was able to sneak away one day with a Piste to Powder guide to go find the off piste awesome secret fresh tracks. Totally worth it! Christoph knew the mountain and got me to several amazing bowls that I would have otherwise never experienced. It was also fun to hang with him. Great day! read less - 2017-02-08kirilsky
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 - 2017-03-07AliceR1935
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 - 2019-02-15