Entries by Piste to Powder Blogger

Winter climbing in St Anton

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.

Discover the newly renovated Wagner Hütte in Verwall

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.

Back Country vs Off Piste – what is the difference?

Well for a start we call it different things – in Europe we typically refer to it as Freeriding, or Off Piste skiing while in the US and Canada it’s known as Backcountry skiing.  One key difference is in Europe, Off Piste areas are not patrolled, nor are avalanches controlled through blasting…

The New Schindlergratbahn Lift

While the Ski Arlberg ski resort has undergone many improvements over the summer, the most important and exciting is without doubt the brand new Schindlergratbahn gondola lift.