Ski touring & splitboarding Silvretta | Epique - Mountain Adventures

Ski tour Silvretta Hut tour

Austria

When you walk out of the mountain hut in the morning, you are right in the middle of nature, no groomed slopes, lifts or mass tourism. You can enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the Alps here. This ski tour and splitboard adventure takes you to the most beautiful mountain huts of the Silvretta Grüppe, a high mountain area on the border of Austria and Switzerland and one of the most famous tour ski areas in the Alps. Here you will find challenging climbs to above 3000 meters, untracked descents and the nicest mountain huts. Because we stay above 2000 meters, the snow is still very good in March and we look for powder, or delicious firn.

Your first tour ski or splitboard trip?

This trip in the Silvretta is ideal for a first tour ski or splitboard experience. We will show you around with the equipment, running techniques and there is time to work on your freeride technique. To make sure we can give everyone enough personal attention, we keep the groups small and go out in groups of a maximum of 7 skiers or boarders. We sleep in well-known and well-maintained huts such as the Heidelberger-, Wiesbadener-, and the Jamtalhütte.

Why this trip?

  • Ideal as a first tour ski experience
  • Beautiful area for novice ski tourers and splitboarders
  • Hut to hut trip across glaciers
  • Comfortable and luxurious mountain huts
  • We pay attention to descent and ascent technique
Destination Price
Ischgl €1,370
Travel period(s) 19 to 25 Feb. 2022
12 to 18 Mar. 2022
19 to 25 Mar. 2022
2 to 8 Apr. 2022
What levels is this trip for?
descent technique
descent condition
Ascent technique
Ascent condition
Knowledge

Epique - tourskiën en splitboarden, huttentocht Silvretta

 

“Of course you have to be a bit lucky with such a trip in terms of weather and group layout. Everything else, you don’t have to worry about that because Epique has arranged it very well. The professional guides give you a very good feeling of safety and their passion for the sport means that they continuously challenge the group to give that little bit extra.” – André

Varied terrain and good snow conditions

The Silvretta Mountains connect Austria and Switzerland. We start in the ski resort of Ischgl where we warm up with a few freeride runs. Then we head into the mountains, away from civilization. The terrain is diverse and several routes are possible, a descent for every level.
The Silvretta, located on the north side of the Alps, receives a lot of snow at low pressure areas from northwestern Europe. From the end of February there is more than enough snow. Because we stay above 2000 meters, the snow conditions here are usually very good until April.

Epique - tourskiën en splitboarden, huttentocht Silvretta

Program – a 5 day trip

Day 1 – Arrival at the hotel

At the end of the afternoon you will meet the guide and the other participants at the hotel. After the introduction and material check, we sit down for a good dinner.

Day 2 – Freeride and Freetour in Ischgl

We start with a few descents on the slopes. As soon as everyone has the feeling again we move to the off-piste runs. The guide gives tips and tricks to fine-tune your technique. At the end of the afternoon we descend to the Heidelberger Hütte, just outside the ski area

Day 3 – Day tour around the Heidelberger Hütte

Today we start and end at the Heidelberger Hütte. We can go out with a light backpack and get used to touring. Today the guide pays attention to walking on tour skis or splitboard. We practice with the material and pay attention to the correct running technique, especially the ‘pitzenkehren’. We also make time for a short safety clinic. Around the hut are several peaks that we can climb.

Day 4 – The first crossing

Today we make the crossing to the Jamtalhütte. Depending on the snow conditions and the weather we go via Zahnjoch or the Kronenjoch and climb about 700 altimeters. After a wonderful descent we arrive at the Jamtalhütte.

Day 5 – Wiesbadener Hütte

After a good breakfast we start the journey to the last hut of this trip, the cozy Wiesbadener Hütte. We tour the impressive glacier, the Jamtal Ferner. After a climb of about 800 altimeters we are rewarded with a long descent to the hut.

Day 6 – Wiesbadener Hütte to Paznauntal

From the hut there are still a few nice climbs possible. We conclude the tour with a long descent to Galtür. Back in civilization we toast to a successful trip and conclude with a joint dinner.

Day 7 – Return to the Netherlands

After breakfast we check out and say goodbye. Everyone goes home on their own.

No experience with ski touring or splitboarding yet? No problem!

Do you already have the necessary freeride experience and are you looking for a ski touring adventure? This trip is suitable for beginners as well as more experienced tour skiers and splitboarders. The groups are divided by level and the guide looks for an ascent and descent that are feasible for everyone. But push your limits. An unforgettable journey in which all facets of touring are covered. Ascents and descents, mountain peaks, cozy huts and wonderful powder descents.

Are you looking for something more altimeters and a challenge? Check out the Sellrain Hut tour.

Included in this trip:

  • Information meeting prior to the trip
  • 5 days program with ‘Staatlich Geprüfter’ ski or snowboard guide
  • 1 guide per group of maximum 7 people
  • 2 nights in a guesthouse in the valley including breakfast
  • 4 nights in mountain huts including breakfast, packed lunch and dinner
  • 1 day lift pass Ischgl
  • Trees for All contribution (to offset the CO2 emissions of your trip)
  • SGR Guarantee Fund
  • calamity fund

Epique - tourskiën en splitboarden, huttentocht Silvretta

“Epique does not go for good, but for the superlative. Just a special route, just that slightly more beautiful and steeper descent. Beaten tracks are abandoned and new ones are formed. Absolutely recommended!” – Jac


The preparation

We ensure that you appear perfectly prepared at the start. You will also receive a training plan from us to get fit and an extensive material guide for the right gear. We make sure that you can carpool and if you want we can book your flight tickets.

epic training plan

If you start training on time, you will benefit from this in the snow. Once you have booked you will receive the Epique Training Plan from us. Through a number of self-tests you can easily choose the schedule that suits you best.

Material guide and packing list

Well before the start of your trip you will receive an equipment guide in which the most important details of all the ski, snowboard and mountain bike equipment are discussed. You will also receive a packing list that contains exactly what you need for your trip.

Meet & greet

Well before departure we organize a Meet & Greet at our office in Utrecht. Here we discuss the journey and most important details with you again. We answer all your questions and you can already meet your travel companions.

Interested?

Contact us for all the details, or to reserve a place without any obligation. This trip tailor-made for your own group? We would like to hear your wishes and expectations and together we will look for the ideal trip.

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About this trip

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Unique experience

At the request of our group, the guide suggested a ski tour in the Silvretta from the Heidelbergerhütte, an area and a hut where he is clearly at home. He arranged the cabin for us down to the last detail and provided all the information (reaching the cabin, renting equipment, etc). The ski tour was therefore a direct hit. Gijs-Jan gives tips at everyone’s level, he can formulate them visually with one-liners and an exciting build-up to the ultimate golden tip. He managed to connect with our close-knit group and despite the West Flemish sound cacophony he sensed the dynamics well. The tour days were extensively discussed the night before and explained on the map. He provides a challenging destination that provides euphoric satisfaction and extra team spirit when reached. An unforgettable experience to enjoy for a long time (tattoo-wise?) and to dream of next time.

My first time heli-skiing - Gwen

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