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The Silvretta Alps are located on the Austrian and Swiss border. They boast over 3,000 peaks surrounded by incredible glaciers and are dotted by top-of-the-line huts. The ski touring season in this gorgeous region starts in mid-February and offers plenty of options for snow enthusiasts, especially for those that have good on-piste ski experience are just getting into ski touring.
Jonny and five of his friends all traveled from the UK to enjoy four days in the Silvretta Alps on an unforgettable hut-to-hut adventure led by IFMGA certified guide, Renato (booking via Explore-Share). They were thrilled to spend time in the unrestrained wilderness of the mountains while having all the comforts of a warm hut with delicious food to greet them in the evenings.
The adventure began in Ischgl Paznaun valley from where they took a lift to the ski area which would lead them to Heidelberger hut, their first stop. On the following day, they climbed to Schnupfen Spitze (10,561ft / 3,219 m), where they were able to practice some technical skills before a thrilling descent to Jamtal hut. The sun was shining, the snow was perfect, and Renato led the way while teaching the group the necessary skills for ski touring, avalanche safety, and mountain climbing.
Ochsenscharte and Dreiländerspitze (10,499ft / 3,200 m) were on the menu on day three, with an overnight stay at Wiesbadner hut. Finally, on the last day, they went through Bielerjoch and enjoyed a long descent to the valley upon their return to Galtür-Ischgl.
The group loved that they were able to reach incredible spots with awe-inspiring landscapes with the help of Renato. They also highlighted that they were able to learn new skills, and felt very safe, plus, they were very satisfied with the hut set up.
A great way to create lifelong memories with friends!