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HOSTED & GUIDED SKI TOUR
8 Days | 7 Nights | 6 Ski Days

Location: Europe | Tour Focus: Guided | Terrain Focus: Off-Piste, On-Piste, Backcountry, Sidecountry
Ability: Strong Intermediate to Expert
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Ski multiple Austrian ski resorts based in the legendary St Anton & Ischgl. This tour is Austrian Alps skiing at its finest with abundant snowfalls, endless ski terrain for all levels, vibrant villages & après ski that must be experienced to be believed.
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St Anton & Ischgl Austria Ski Tour

Ski 6 days with LGA’s local IFMGA guides deep into the heart of the Arlberg and Silvretta ski regions that spread over countless valleys of powder. Over the course of the week the group will ski the many surrounding resorts and backcountry zones that make up the Ski Arlberg and Silvretta Arena. Endless backcountry and powder lines with thousands of feet of vertical through the Austrian alps. For 3 days ski the legendary off-piste runs in St Anton around the Valluga, Lech & Zurs before travelling to Ischgl & Samnaun for another 3 days of epic riding. No trip to the Tyrol is complete without a stop at the Mooserwirt or one of the many other legendary slopeside apres hot-spots. At Ischgl enjoy the terrain & views before skiing the border of two countries. The diversity of terrain & ski resorts available will leave you speechless.

The ski history of St Anton has roots to the beginning of modern day skiing, including the first ski school & countless awards for being one of the top ski resorts in the world. The Arlberg region is known for deep powder, vast terrain with over 500 km of piste-off piste runs and 88 lifts to some of the best skiing of your life. The Ischgl-Samnaun ski resort spans over two countries (Austria-Switzerland), sits on the third largest ski area in the Tyrol region in Austria & has been owned by the locals since the resort was founded in 1961. St Anton and Ischgl are both well known for their culinary offerings, great restaurants, and one of the best apres ski scenes in the world.

The Skiing Experience

Skiing in the Austrian Alps is a must do for all skiers and snowboarders. Skiing the Arlberg and Silvretta regions are amongst the most favored in the world for their abundant snowfall, expansive terrain, and endless backcountry areas to explore with our guides that have lived in these regions for multiple generations. Ski classic runs like the Valluga with a 2,700 foot vertical descent. It is one of the longest most consistent ski runs in Austria. A dream run on a powder day, it might just be the best run of your life! Enjoy the ease of access to some of the best skiing in Austria right out the door with over 88 lifts in St Anton and 45 state of the art lifts in Ischgl. The Piz Val Gronda is one of the best trams in the Alps and offers access to 3,000 vertical feet of freeride backcountry skiing above Ischgl and Switzerland. The Arlberg and Silvretta areas have some of the most expansive off piste-backcountry zones accessible by lifts in the world with endless options to ski over the course of a week.

St Anton– The off piste-freeride playground of Austria. Ski long powder descents, open bowls, trees and endless valleys to ski. Exclusive access to the top of the Valluga lift with our local guide which is one of the greatest runs in the Alps on a powder day! Ski the resorts of St Anton, Lech, & Zurs on some of the best snow in Austria with descents up to 5,000 ft (1500m) vertical.

Ischgl– A historic town in the Austrian Alps located in the Paznaun valley & part of the Silvretta ski region. Famous for off-piste skiing and lift served terrain with some of the most high-tech lifts in the world, it is a true skiers' mountain. Spanning over two countries, Ischgl and the surrounding resorts (including Samnaun in Switzerland) sit in a perfect valley that receives lots of snow from all directions. Ischgl’s location in Austria sits in a favorable location for storms & is typically colder than other resorts. With over 5,000ft (1,500m) of vertical from the top and more backcountry / off-piste skiing than one could do in a lifetime, this is a mecca for skiing.

St Anton & Ischgl Austria Ski Tour - LGA
St Anton & Ischgl Austria Ski Tour - LGA
St Anton & Ischgl Austria Ski Tour - LGA

The Culinary Experience

Every morning you will be treated with hearty traditional Austrian breakfasts before we start our ski day in the Tyrol. The LGA Guides will host 2 group dinners (Welcome & Farewell) at a couple of our local favorite restaurants so everyone gets a chance to try the dishes that make this area special. Austrian meals are known for their quality, local ingredients and the restaurant/food options around St Anton and Ischgl are world class. Each region we visit has its own unique flavor that you can experience in every meal or local food that you try. During the week the group will have lunches at various mountain huts, restaurants and cafe’s while you take in the 360′ Austrian Mountain views. The Apres scene is regarded as one of the best in the world and after a day of skiing powder, there is nothing quite like a refreshing beverage while celebrating and apres the Austrian way!.

Ability & Equipment

This tour requires that you are a strong intermediate & above skier with a good level of fitness as there will be some touring involved. You need not have had any touring experience before however you should be able to ski moderate off-piste slopes in control and steep black groomed runs in control. As this tour includes off-piste skiing and some backcountry touring you will require the appropriate equipment including avalanche safety gear and touring setup with skins for your skis. If you don't have this equipment, LGA can arrange rentals for you.

St Anton & Ischgl Austria Ski Tour - LGA
St Anton & Ischgl Austria Ski Tour - LGA
St Anton & Ischgl Austria Ski Tour - LGA

ARRIVAL DAY

Fly into Innsbruck Airport (INN) where an LGA representative will meet you for transport to St Anton.

Arriving the day before the trip allows room for any flight or luggage delays as well as gives you time to relax and adjust to the local time before the trip starts.

Search and book Innsbruck hotels here.

DAY 1 – WELCOME TO AUSTRIA - TRANSFER DAY

Welcomes to Austria! The Alps are one of our all-time favourite places in the world for a ski trip. All guests will rendezvous at Innsbruck International Airport or the local hotel that you are staying at and meet the Le Grand Adventure Tours (LGA) Team by 1pm. From here you will transfer through Austria to your first ski destination, St Anton. Inspiring views of the Tyrol mountains and the white blanket of snow covering the surrounding peaks of the Arlberg region await you for the next week of skiing.

The lodging in St Anton will be the Hotel Rauch located between the centre of town and the Nasserein ski lifts. A perfect Austrian ski hotel with amazing views and owned by the host family to share the hospitality of the Arlberg with you! This will be your home for the next 3 days to explore the cradle of skiing which is the Arlberg region. After checking in to your rooms, LGA will organize the ski gear for the next day, and if you need skis, you will be set up on a pair of LGA skis or you can visit one of the local ski shops in town.

Enjoy a Welcome Reception with the LGA Guides as they go over the plan for the week, discuss locations, possible weather and conditions to expect during your trip. Sample local wine, beer, meats, cheeses and breads as you get to know your fellow skiers. Tonight is the first group dinner at the hotel. After dinner is your time to relax in the hotel, explore the town, or get ready for the next day. The LGA Team welcomes you to your Austrian ski trip.

DAY 2 – 4 ST. ANTON RESORT & THE ARLBERG REGION

Your Arlberg ski trip is set for three days of skiing the classic off-piste lines around St Anton, Lech, Zurs, and St Christoph. The surrounding resorts, off piste, backcountry areas are set amongst the Tyrolean Alps and offer the group endless options for skiing. These mountains are home to the beginning of the sport and play a major role in the history of skiing. Thousands of acres of ski terrain stretches over the valleys, 6 surrounding resorts and thousands of vertical feet of skiing awaits you at one of Europe’s best ski areas. With its elevation and location, the Arlberg region is home to some of the best powder in Austria. St Anton and the surrounding areas of off-piste skiing are arguably some of the most sought after in Europe.

Wake up to a great breakfast buffet with fresh cooked meals and local favorites so you are ready to go for the day. With the options to ski 6 different areas, wide open bowls, couloirs, long powder runs down to the valleys, as well as brand new lifts allow our groups to access a lifetime of terrain. Get ready for some great days of skiing.

The Arlberg region and off-piste routes offer a lifetime of ski routes to explore. Over the course of our 3-night stay in this stunning valley you will have the opportunity to ski around all of the different resorts to immerse yourself into the Austrian ski scene. Ski the classic runs such as the Valluga, Mattun, Lengen, and so many more alpine routes that our guides know the best way to access. This huge valley offers some of the longest, high alpine, and expansive terrain to ski in Austria. A true skier dream location to explore! Descents over 1,000m (3,200 feet) vertical every day, covering high alpine powder, an expansive lift system to all major ski routes and endless areas to stop along the way to admire the Tyrolean Alps. Lunches during the week will be at traditional mountain huts and restaurants that have been serving skiers for decades with locally made dishes including some that you will only find here in Austria!

Itinerary - Our guides will select the routes daily as they assess the conditions and weather. Our team is always looking for the best snow and instead of setting a day to day itinerary, we use our years of experience to find the best snow each day. From perfect powder over thousands of feet of vertical to long open bowls, and into endless ski runs, this is a true once in a lifetime skiing experience. The Arlberg region has something for everyone and at the end of the day enjoy a cold beverage in town at one of the many amazing après spots after skiing the Arlberg. We ski each day using trams, lift serviced access, trains, and shuttles to maximize ski time and find the best snow. Guests will be able to have lunch at local villages and mountain lodges through the week.

At night your hosts & guides are happy to arrange reservations and/ or share favourite restaurants in town with the group. Each night guests can experience one of the many establishments in town from small local spots to Michelin rated restaurants. A great opportunity for everyone to try the local Austrian cuisine, hospitality and world class food the area is recognized for.

St Anton & Ischgl Austria Ski Tour - LGA
Zurs
St Anton & Ischgl Austria Ski Tour - LGA
St Anton
St Anton & Ischgl Austria Ski Tour - LGA
Ischgl

DAY 4 – 7 ISCHGL RESORT & SILVRETTA ARENA

Our 4th day will be your last day skiing St Anton and in the afternoon the group will transfer to Ischgl Austria! Over the course of the next couple of days, we will ski the Paznaun Valley surrounding Ischgl as well as some of the other resorts like Kappl, See & Samnaun Switzerland. The vast terrain of the Silvretta ski arena spans two countries and provides unparalleled high alpine skiing in the Alps. Your local guides grew up in the valley and know the area like no other and love to ski powder. Each day the group will use the high tech lift system of Ischgl to access wide open powder bowls, trees, couliors & endless off-piste skiing between Austria and Switzerland. The off piste/freeride options around the Piz Val Gronda, Samnaun, and the Velilltal Valley offer some of the best skiing in Austria. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Piz Buin, Paraid Naira and into the Canton of Graubünden Switzerland.

During our stay in Ischgl, the group will be staying at The Hotel Gipfelherz near the centre of town. A perfect location for quick access to the ski resort, après bars, restaurants, shops and amazing views of the Paznaun Valley! This will be your home for the next 4 days .

Upon arrival in Ischgl, you will check into the hotel, get all your ski gear ready for the next day and head into town for dinner. The Guides will go over the plan for the next couple of days, discuss locations, possible weather and conditions in the Silvretta Arena. Enjoy your first Après in the town of Ischgl and celebrate a great day of skiing while watching people dance in their ski boots! The last night will be a group dinner to celebrate the week of skiing Austrian powder. After dinner this is your time to relax in the hotel, explore the town for one more Austrian evening, or take in the week and kick back in one of the local wellness centers.

DAY 8 – DEPARTURE DAY

Guests will be departing Ischgl around 9am after 6 days of great skiing! Enjoy one more hearty Austrian breakfast, say your goodbyes and enjoy a ride back to Innsbruck International Airport (INN) where you can catch a flight home, enjoy a night in Innsbruck or ski some more resorts! We recommend selecting a departure after 2pm from Innsbruck International Airport.

NOTE: This itinerary is an example. The tour may be altered to adjust for weather and conditions. Our guides will plan the tour around the conditions to make sure you have the best trip possible.

Accommodation & Lodging

Hotel Rauch St. Anton

Relax at the family Hotel Rauch situated near the center of town close to the lifts, restaurants, shops and more. A perfect location close to everything, great breakfast and stunning views of the Austrian Alps. Every room has views of the resort/town, spacious twin beds, ensuite bathroom and all the amenities you will need for a comfortable stay. The hotel features a breakfast restaurant and apres bar, ski room with heated boot dryers and free wireless internet.

Hotel Gipfelherz Ischgl

The Hotel Gipfelherz is a four star modern Austrian hotel that is locally owned and has hosted skiers and sports enthusiast for decades. Offers a spa area, a Finnish sauna, bio sauna and steam bath, a free ski shuttle service to the ski lifts and free WiFi. The rooms and suites feature either views of the rooftops of Ischgl or of the Pardatschgrat downhill run to the valley. A private bathroom and a flat-screen TV are further amenities. A breakfast buffet can be enjoyed every morning, including freshly prepared egg dishes & à la carte dinner is served in the evening in the hotel restaurant. There is also a bar for spending some relaxing time enjoying your favorite drink. A ski storage room is at guests’ disposal.

Rates, Inclusions & Add-Ons

Rates

USD$3.695/per person

Inclusions
  • 7 nights lodging (twin share) (3 x nights in St Anton, 4 x nights in Ischgl)
  • 7 breakfasts & 2 group dinners (excludes alcohol)
  • 6 days of lift tickets (Ski Arlberg & Silvretta Regions)
  • 8 hosted days & 6 days fully guided skiing with professional guides and 4:1 skier:guide ratio
  • Return transfers Innsbruck airport & all ground transport during tour
  • Coaching: Ski Technique & Backcountry Skills Sessions with Professional Skiers and Guides
  • LGA Welcome Gift Bag
Add-ons
  • AVALANCHE SAFETY PACK (with airbag, beacon, probe & shovel) - price on request
  • SKI & SNOWBOARD RENTAL - price on request.
  • SINGLE ROOM UPGRADE - price on request (subject to availability)
Not Included

From LGA Re COVID-19

Our hearts go out to all of those who have been directly and indirectly affected by Covid-19. Once this storm passes and you’re ready to add some adventure & travel into your life again – we’ll be here, ready to serve you and take you for a trip of a lifetime!

We wanted to let our community know that we are continuing to schedule all of our 2021 trips. We feel it is best to plan for the best possible outcome so that you can travel and score deep powder again. With that we have prepared our 2021 schedule and if international travel is safe and feasible, we will be ready to serve you.

You may contact us about reservations for next season and ask us any questions you may have. Rest assured our cancellation policy will be flexible due to the global situation. We truly hope to serve you in the future and possibly for a lifetime of adventures ahead!

Standard LGA Terms & Conditions

Deposit

The Deposit amount is twenty percent (20%) of the Tour Price. When booking within 89 days or less prior to the date of departure, the full amount is due at time of booking.

Final Payment

Final payment is due no later than 90 days prior to departure, or 7 days from booking confirmation if booking is within 90 days.

Cancellation Policy

  • 90 days or more prior to Departure: LGA will retain the deposit as an “Adventure Deposit” for a future trip. Full refund will be given.
  • 89-60 days prior to Departure: LGA will retain 50% of the total Tour Price and the deposit will be held as an Adventure Deposit for a future trip.
  • 59 days or less prior to Departure: LGA will retain 100% of the total Tour Price.

Le Grand Adventure Tours cannot be held responsible for snow and/or weather conditions. Trips cannot be cancelled or amended on the basis of snow and weather conditions.

Refund Policy

No refunds, reimbursements or discounts will be granted if, for any reason the client misses the Tour, fails to join the Tour, leaves the Tour, is dismissed from the Tour, or cannot fully participate in the Tour. Any refunds will be at the discretion of Le Grand Adventure Tours if you are involuntarily forced to leave a tour for any reason.