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GUIDED POWDER SKIING
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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USD 2,925
Get the most out of a ski trip to the Arlberg & St Anton with a local professional guide, discovering powder stashes and visiting nearby ski areas including Zurs, Stuben & Lech. Join a fixed date tour or get your own group of 4+ together for a custom tour that suits your best dates & duration ....
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Fixed Date(s): Jan 22 - Jan 29, 2022
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Overview

The Arlberg is the first barrier for north-west weather in the Alps and has amongst the highest annual snowfalls in Europe. This guarantees plenty of snow all season long. The Arlberg's valley world class ski resorts (such as Sankt Anton, Zurs and Lech) offer a vast off-piste skiing area, perfectly interconnected by ski lifts. which makes this area ideal for a ski safari. Off-piste ski descents of between 1,000 to 1,500m vertical will be completed during the tour, with each day ending at your centrally located hotel in lively St Anton. Whilst the skiing is amazing across the region, St Anton also has a deserved reputation for one the world's best apres ski scenes. The action after hours can be almost as fun as the powder ski action during the day!

Resorts Visited

The tour take place throughout the Ski Arlberg interconnected ski area, all covered on one lift pass. The main resorts visited include St Anton, Lech, and Zurs, with the smaller integrated resorts/villages of Zug, Oberlech, Stuben & Saint Christoph, also visited during the tour. The region has super-modern lifts providing access to an amazing array of locations, requiring only short hikes or skinning to get into a vast number of off-piste ski routes.

For more info on how the tour works, see the Itinerary tab.

Accommodation & Meals

You will stay in the heart of St Anton for the duration of the tour, only a few minutes walk from the ski lifts. Despite being a modern resort, the St Anton locals have maintained the charm of the village by adhering to traditional values and limited high-rise development. The village is pedestrian friendly

For more info on accommodation & food, see the Lodging tab.




Getting to St Anton

St Anton is easily accessible by a short car or train trip from Innsbruck Austria. The major international airports at Zurich & Munich are similarly easily linked to St Anton by train. The train station is only a short walk from the hotel. The tour operator can also arrange a private transfer for you the hotel, if you wish.

For the best ways to get to St Anton, see our How to Get There page.

Skier/Boarder Ability

This tour caters to advanced to expert skiers. You should as a minimum be able to ski a steep black run with short controlled turns, plus you should have some prior experience off-piste and in deep powder.

This tour incorporates lift access with traversing, hiking and skinning to get to the best untracked snow, therefore you should have a good level of fitness.

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome Meeting at Hotel Grieshof

Arrive at the hotel Grieshof. If you have driven there is parking at the rear of the hotel. Participants and guides meet at the bar at 7PM. Over a drink the coming week is discussed and everyone's individual equipment is checked, and group equipment is distributed. Dinner and night at the hotel.

Day 2: St Anton

After a big breakfast at the hotel, you will warm up in St Anton and explore the ski area including the off-piste routes around the Rendle-Spitz towards Sankt Jakob. Breakfast, dinner and night at the hotel.

Day 3: St Anton - Zürs

After breakfast at the hotel, you will start directly from St Anton using the famous Valluga cable car in order to drop into the delightful Zürs ski area. Ski back to St Anton at the end of the day. Breakfast, dinner and night at the hotel.

Day 4: Stuben - Langen

Ski classical powder runs above Stuben village and discover the back side of the resort after a short skin! Then you will enjoy a wild and vast run going to Langen village’s train station. Fun return on the train that delivers you right into St Anton's downtown. Breakfast, dinner and night at the hotel.

St Anton Arlberg Powder Ski Safari
Spectacular scenery
St Anton Arlberg Powder Ski Safari
Powder in the Arlberg
St Anton Arlberg Powder Ski Safari
Mountain picnic in Lech area

Day 5: Zug - Lech - Oberlech

Spend the day exploring the best off-piste itineraries between Zug,Lech and Oberlech. It is a great experience to ski this area from one village to the next. Return to St Anton by ski-bus. Breakfast, dinner and night at the hotel.

Day 6: St Anton - Stuben

Departing from St Anton, we go to Stuben, exploring some small off-piste along the way. From the top of the Stuben lifts, a short skin up, allows us to discover a wild valley which ends at the road at the bottom of the valley. Breakfast, dinner and night at the hotel.

Day 7: St Anton - Pettneu

Return to one of the areas skied during the week in St Anton, unless the group decides to do another exploration because there is no shortage of choice! For example, the group can use skins to discover the best powder descents in Kappal. Breakfast, dinner and night at the hotel.

Day 8: End of Safari

All good things must come to an end! Check out from hotel and take a transfer home or onwards to a new Austrian Alps ski destination.

NOTE: This itinerary is a guide. The tour is dictated by the weather each day and your guide will fit around where the best conditions are. That’s the beauty of a guided tour!

Accommodation & Food - St Anton

Home base is a lovely  4-star hotel called Hotel Grieshof. With a great location right in the centre of the village and only 100m from the ski lifts, this hotel is an ideal base for a stay in St Anton. The rooms are comfortable, breakfast and dinner are plentiful. A spa offering a swimming pool, jacuzzi and sauna will delight enthusiasts. Restaurants and bars are as close as 50m away.

ROOMS: are spacious Austrian twin rooms with a private bath, shower & toilet, telephone, cable TV, WiFi and radio.

FACILITIES: the hotel has a restaurant, bar, indoor pool, a steam bath, a hot tub, an infrared cabin and a sauna.

MEALS: buffet breakfast and three course evening meals with salad-buffet with a vegetarian option are included in the tour. During the day, lunches will be had at mountain restaurants and huts (cost not included), or sometimes as group picnic in the snow. Drinks are available at bar prices.

St Anton Arlberg Powder Ski Safari, Hotel Grieshof room
St Anton Arlberg Powder Ski Safari, Hotel Grieshof
St Anton Arlberg Powder Ski Safari, Hotel Grieshof swimming pool

Rates & Inclusions

Rates Information

8 days, 7 nights, 6 days skiing - €2500
If booked before 15/11/21 - €2350

  • Invoice / base currency is EUR €
  • Price based on twin-share
  • Based on 7 guests on the tour
  • Custom dates available for groups of 4+, or smaller groups at an increased fee per head
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Inclusions
  • GUIDED: Your own qualified guide for duration of tour
  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 Nights in a 4-star Hotel in St Anton
  • MEALS: All Breakfasts & Dinners
  • LIFT PASS: 6 Days of Lift Passes
  • AVI SAFETY EQT: Beacon, Probe & Shovel
  • SMALL GROUP - Maximum 7 Guests
  • GROUND TRANSPORT: All ground transport during the tour
Add-ons
  • RETURN AIRPORT TRANSFERS (€100 to €150 per person): From/To Innsbruck, Munich or Zurich airport (please inquire)
  • SINGLE ROOMS (€55 per night): A little extra privacy each night for individuals
  • WIDE SKIS W/ TOURING BINDINGS & SKINS (€240 for 6 days): For the ultimate fun factor, get set up on a great pair of powder skis with touring bindings & skins.
  • AVALANCHE AIR BAG BACKPACK (€180 for 6 days): For added safety
Not Included

The terms & conditions are as per those indicated by the tour operator at the time of booking and include the, but may not be limited to, the following.

GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

BOOKING

Deposit of €750 per person required to secure booking. You will receive confirmation and invoice by return. It is preferable to contact us first to be sure there is room for you in a suitable group on the expected departure. No booking will be registered without a paid deposit and a signed booking form.

Any booking made within 31 days of departure date must be accompanied by full payment.

PAYMENT OF DEPOSIT : by cheque made out to "Association Safari 9V" or by Visa or MasterCard.

BALANCE PAYMENT is due no later than 31 days before the trip. Any trip not fully paid 31 days before departure date will be considered as cancelled by the participant.
-By credit card: 31 days before departure, “Safari 9 V” will charge on your credit card the balance amount indicated on your booking form, unless you have sent written cancellation or disapproval of the invoice before this deadline.
-By cheque: Your balance cheque should be received by “Safari 9 V” no later than 31days before departure of the tour.

CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES

All changes or cancellations requested more than 90 days before departure date will cost €80 for administration fees.

CANCELLATION FEES BEFORE DEPARTURE :
-90 to 60 days ; 30% of tour price ;
-60 to 32 days ; 60% of tour price ;
-31 and less or “No show” : 100%.
-If some charges undertaken by 9Vallees for fees such as transportation & accommodation booked for the participant, if “Safari 9V” is supporting fixed fees for this participant and, if the cancellation fees do not cover the expenses, the cancelling participant will be charged with the difference. All cancellation must be made in writing (by fax or by mail), the date being that of reception.

CANCELLATION WITHOUT FEES: As per below.

REPLACEMENTS: Any person enrolled can send another person in his/her place at any time free of charge, as long as the replacement person has the required skiing ability.

CREDIT: When cancelled at least 7 working days in advance, we can credit the total amount paid for a trip on the following year. In this case, we keep the total amount and send you a credit voucher worth one year, which you may use for yourself or offer to the person of your choice.

PRIVATE GROUP BOOKING CANCELLATION

In case of booking within a group, the cancelling participant will be reimbursed according to the above “cancellation fees” paragraph , minus the afforded group reduction or the group will announce Safari 9V that it shares the difference.

CANCELLATION BY “Safari 9V”

INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: “Safari 9V” reserves itself the right to cancel any group for which less than 4 persons have booked (6 for Norway and Russia) 31 days before departure, in which case, the client will be fully reimbursed, or choose to join another tour.

LACK OF SNOW: “Safari 9V” will try to propose another tour at the same dates (alternative programme or location). A disagreeing participant would have the choice between postponing the same tour or being reimbursed.

INTERRUPTED TOURS

Any trip that has been started and then interrupted by a participant will not be reimbursed, whatever the cause. Only personal insurance can guarantee refund of partial cost for a justified cause. (see “Insurance” there under).

QUALITY

The places of accommodation have been chosen both for their strategic location and for the charm of their mountain atmosphere, however luxury cannot be promised. The organisers reserve the right to alter the programme at any time, in the aim of improving quality or making the best of prevailing conditions. Each guide has an average of 6/7 skiers per group, however on the spot it may be necessary to shift skiers in order to make the groups more homogeneous, consequently changing the size of each group.

INSURANCE

MOUNTAIN RESCUE INSURANCE is mandatory. Check your coverage for accidents, repatriation and luggage. Mastercard covers rescue off piste, when accompanied by a professional. We may help participants living in the European Union to find such an insurance

CANCELLATION INSURANCE is optional, and may be contracted only privately. Visa Premier and Gold MasterCard provided by the French banks afford cancellation insurance for tours paid by credit card. Check with your own bank.

RESPONSIBILITY

In booking with “Safari 9V”, each participant declares him/herself fully aware of the inherent risks in the practice of all mountaineering activities. A guide should not be considered as a comprehensive insurance policy. We are dealing with something more than just sports, as we are confronted with a natural environment, which we may know profoundly, but can never control. The role of a guide or instructor is to reduce risks to a minimum. Therefore, any participant who does not respect the guide’s instructions, becomes entirely responsible for any accident he may subsequently cause or be involved in and will not be able to claim against the Safari 9V guides or organisers.

Generally, “Safari 9V” cannot be held responsible for accidents which may occur during the trip, such as personal injury, loss of belongings, etc... unless professional failing can be proved. For all legal action, whatever the nationality of the participant or the place concerned, only French courts can deal with legal cases.

GENERAL CONDITIONS FOR HELI-SKIING

CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES

All changes or cancellations requested more than 31 days before departure date will cost €80 for administration fees. Under 30 days the date may be changed only if there is a free seat at another time.

CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 31 DAYS OF DEPARTURE: All costs left to Safari 9V will be charged to the person who has cancelled: empty seat in the helicopter, bed in the hotel, share of the guide and organisation costs.

REPLACEMENTS: Any person enrolled can send another person in his / her place at any time, free

INTERRUPTED TOURS: Any trip that has been started and then interrupted by a participant will not be reimbursed, whatever the cause. Only personal insurance can guarantee refund of partial cost for a justified cause.

CANCELLATION OR CHANGE BY SAFARI 9V: In case of insufficient snow cover for heliskiing, Safari 9V will propose an alternative tour at the same date or the same tour at a later date. If neither are accepted by the client, he will be fully reimbursed.

QUALITY OF REIMBURSEMENT

The guides will organise the daily programme to make the best of prevailing conditions. When heliskiing is not possible or not recommended by your guide, an alternative ski programme will be proposed. If the total number of flights made by your group during the week is less than the number booked, the missing flights will be reimbursed *€ / person each, less the eventual cost of extra lift passes.

*Ask us for more info as every different heliski operation has a different rate for missing flights.

INSURANCE

RESCUE INSURANCE is compulsory (for mountain rescue, assistance, transportation to nearest hospital).

CANCELLATION INSURANCE may be subscribed privately for cancellation before the trip or interruption due to accident and repatriation. Highly recommended, as all subsisting costs will be charged in case of absence. Payment by credit card, Visa Premier or Gold MasterCard, may provide cancellation insurance. Check your contract.

RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY

In booking with Safari 9V, each participant is fully aware that there are inherent risks in the practice of all mountaineering activities. A guide should not be considered as a comprehensive insurance policy. We are dealing with something more than just sports, because man is confronted with a natural environment, which he may know profoundly, but can never control. The role of a guide or of an instructor is to reduce risks to a minimum. Heli-skiing involves an additional risk, which is that of the helicopter itself and the landing points which are sometimes quite narrow. Each participant is responsible for his own behaviour during pick-ups, flights and landings and is expected to respect precisely all specific instruction given prior to the flights, as well as every guide’s instruction during the helicopter maneouvres and the skiing. The guide will instruct, warn and give orders, but cannot physically control the behaviour of the people he is guiding, therefore, any participant who does not respect his instructions, becomes entirely responsible for any accident he may subsequently cause or be involved in and will not be able to claim against the 9V guides, the organisers or the pilot.