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GEARING UP FOR 2022

Get ready for a bumper season as restrictions relax…

The news we’ve been waiting for, on 19th May lockdown rules relaxed in Austria. This means the reopening of hotels, bars, restaurants, sports, culture and leisure venues ahead of the summer season The strict quarantine measures have now been relaxed for travel from most European countries which will make summer travel easier.

So what news for the coming winter season? With the momentum gaining ground with the vaccine roll out in so many countries, travel is becoming easier once again. We anticipate with so many skiers grounded last season,  many will be keen to book. Our team are excited to welcome you back and are ready again to guide you far away from the crowds in search of the best powder!

Off Piste Guiding 2021-2022

We are excited to bring you some new additions to our Ski Guiding Programme 2021-2022.   For the very keen we have our Pre Season  warmup camps on Stubai glacier  and our popular early season Girls Off Piste Technique camps.  From season start we be offering offer Private guiding in St Anton and Lech Zürs and from mid December, our Open Groups recommence in St Anton, small fun groups with a maximum of 7. Thinking of a special event or Corporate ski event? Our team are happy to organise this for you and make suggestions for the perfect event.  This season we launch our  Ski Concierge service to help you with all aspects of your booking including accommodation, flights, transfers and Insurance. Book now and take advantage of last seasons prices, with nothing to pay until mid November!

Ski touring Programme 2022

New to the programme, is our exclusive 3 day Girls Silvretta Touring Camp staying in the Luxurious Piz Buin Lodge and Spa.  We also have a short 3 day  Silvretta tour camps for those pressed for time and one day Silvretta Tour adventures. 

Our popular Intermediate Silvretta Hut To Hut Touring Trips run from 14th March until 10th April 2022 and for those who want to extend their season – we have advanced level hut to hut touring until the end of May in Austria, Switzerland and Norway. 

Getting to the Arlberg  – Fly/Train/drive?

This last year may have made us rethink the way we travel and also look at eco friendly means, we consider the options:

Train:

For those who’d prefer more relaxed, comfortable and eco travelling,  you could choose to come by train. St Anton, is superbly connected for all of Europe. From London the fastest and most scenic route is via Paris, Zurich and the Arlberg Pass. High speed trains mean you can do this trip in one day or If you have the time – consider an overnight stay in Paris or Zurich. Sit back in your seat, watch the world go by and be effortlessly whisked to St Anton. Check out the informative site Seat 61 for all details.

Fly:

We are already seeing many flights advertised for next winter. If you are flying we recommend booking early to secure flexible tickets and the best deals. Skyscanner is an excellent comparison site and it has a handy map app to check the most up to date info on restrictions, tests etc required

Self Drive:

Many travellers to the Arlberg drive for extra flexibility.  Why not bring a campervan and book into one of the great Pettneu campsites, Arlberg Life or Camping Arlberg with private bathroom cabins and heating.  For day trippers – closest parking is at the old Rendl gondola station, about 8 minutes walk from the Galzig gondola.

Insurance

We recommend wherever possible to book flexible options – for accomodation and travel so you do not have to rely on insurance. Piste to Powder provides flexible booking, with no deposit to pay until end of the year.

For Off Piste we recommend the Austrian Alpine Club insurance which provides rescue cover up to 6,000 meters in Europe. Use in conjunction with your EHIC card and/or travel insurance. Battleface offers policies that provide cover in the event of non-essential travel Government advisory. Please check the wording on your policy as many only offer cover for skiing Off Piste with a guide.

Pieps Hard Case – free replacement

If you have a Pieps transceiver – model DSP PRO, DSP PRO ICE or DSP Sport then it would be worth looking at the free replacement hard cases offered by Pieps. They are offering this as a safety enhancement. All The details including how to apply are found here

Ready to Book?

We are now open for all enquiries and our Ski Concierge service will advise you on all aspects of your trip, including accomodation, flights, transfers and insurance . Book with confidence – free cancellation up to 48 hours* before guiding starts. *all ski touring and package weeks require 2 weeks notice.