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 - 2019-01-06John_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 - 2017-01-21
- Jan 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 - 2019-02-09Hersh 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 - 2017-03-21M5869INtomb
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 - 2019-03-20
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 - 2017-02-08L9475SFroberts
Off Piste Piste to powder guides were great and the admin team were also. Had some great skiing in a safe environment.
Loved it. - 2020-03-13Mary 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
- Nicholas H.
Best powder day I had two days with Christophe from Piste to Powder in St Anton and it was fantastic! The first day... read moreI had two days with Christophe from Piste to Powder in St Anton and it was fantastic! The first day was snowing and overcast but we managed to find some amazing runs surrounded by trees that created more than enough contours on the ground to see where we were going.
The second day was as perfect as it could get with fresh snow and sunshine. Every run that we did got better and better. We managed to find untouched powder fields until the very last run of the day!! Definitely worth having a guide like Christophe to find these gems. read less - 2019-02-07Anette 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 - 2018-02-14dolja03
Great Off Piste Mountain Guides St. Anton and the surrounding area represents a massive scope of terrain. It can be very busy with substantial... read moreSt. Anton and the surrounding area represents a massive scope of terrain. It can be very busy with substantial queues for lifts. My wife and I spent our first few days on piste, which was enjoyable, but we wanted to get off piste for some better riding. We booked a private guide and ended up with fantastic fresh tracks, incredible scenery, and a great guide (Florian) who had keen insight to the mountain. We started the day over coffee and a safety brief and ended completely exhausted after setting fresh tracks in places we would have never found. I highly recommend Piste to Powder and will definitely ride with them again if we return to St. Anton. read less - 2017-03-03
- 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 - 2019-03-09DAC3_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? - 2019-02-05
High altitudes, levels and attitude Peter took us for a full week of new experiences and challenged us in excellent conditions around StAnton. In a... read morePeter took us for a full week of new experiences and challenged us in excellent conditions around StAnton. In a week that started with heavy snowfall and ended with a blue skye you found fresh opportunities for each and every day. You pushed me a bit further, without sacrificing security at any moment. Very professional indeed. Your humble attitude and positive energy more than compensate for some exhausting moments. Especially in hindsight.
Full score and a warm recommendation.
/Erik read less - 2019-02-15David 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 - 2019-02-09Michal N.
They really do take you to the best powder!! Can only recommend! - 2019-02-09
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 - 2019-02-13kirilsky
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 - 2017-03-07SuzannahLLoyd
Off piste guiding days with Piste to Powder We had two great off piste days with Florian from piste to powder, as our guide. Florian got the balance... read moreWe had two great off piste days with Florian from piste to powder, as our guide. Florian got the balance just right for our family (including two children aged 14 and 10). We skied some great off piste routes, including some steeper terrain and we also did some fun tree skiing, accessing places we would not have been able to reach on our own without a guide. Two excellent days. I would highly recommend Piste to Powder, and in particular our guide Florian. Suzannah (Lloyd) read less - 2020-02-26
An amazing day: fun, exciting, and superb teaching We booked a days guided off piste.
We had a marvellous time: as well guided off piste exploring we had some... read moreWe booked a days guided off piste.
We had a marvellous time: as well guided off piste exploring we had some brilliant teaching, and learnt more from him than from any instructor in a long time.
There was a mix-up at the start (one of our group was optimistic on his level, then we got paired with some other guests of a wholly different level). But as they say, the mark of great service is not when things go as expected, but how things go if there is a glitch, and Piste to Powder did superbly.
Jacob came in specially and gave us an *amazing* day.
Wer spent most of the day on Rendl going on piste (for tips on technique) and off piste (for fun)
All three of said afterwards we learnt more from him than we had any other instructor in years - and we did it while have a brilliant, exciting time.
We look forward to using you next time we are in St Anton read less - 2018-03-05packface
Two amazing off piste days! Myself and a friend spent two days in the Open Level 1 off piste group. We weren't quite sure what... read moreMyself and a friend spent two days in the Open Level 1 off piste group. We weren't quite sure what to expect as we hadn't done any off piste skiing before. Our guide was keen to show us the basics and took us down increasing routes of difficulty throughout the day which were all very fun!
We always felt safe despite being off piste and that our guide was looking out for us, and it really helped us develop our technique. We had two epic days of finding lovely snow away from the pistes despite it not having snowed recently.
Thanks so much to Jakob for his time. We'll be back again next year! read less - 2019-03-10MaKhg
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! - 2020-03-07
- Laurent L.
Great experience! My son and I had a great time with Christoph. He knows the mountain and how to find some... read moreMy son and I had a great time with Christoph. He knows the mountain and how to find some great powder field despite the lack of recent snowfall. All of it in a relax and nature loving atmosphere. Thank you. L read less - 2017-02-12Samuli L.
Very good offpiste guiding and awesome day with group Cristoph - 2019-02-09SonofBen
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 - 2020-02-26