Tiroler Glaciers

Freeriding in one off the best glacial skiarea's of Austria


Week 13 26 March - 01 April 2023



. 5 days full guiding
. safetyequipement (transceiver-shovel-probe)
. organizational costs

Not included:
. 5 nights accommodation with breakfast and dinner, based on twin or triple rooms
. avalanche airbag
. transport to location
. lift tickets, between 40,- and 55, - euros per day
. lunches and drinks
. gear
. travel insurance

. minimum of 5 to a maximum of 6 participants per guide


  • Descend
  • Ascend
  • Physical condition

Tyrol is best known for its enormous winter sports industry and the crowds of people involved. Lively bustle in the Stube or on the slopes and close to the big city Munich. But does that outweigh the quieter Southern Alps where PowderGuides has its specialism? Where most skiers mainly hang around the ski lifts, they do the same in Austria.
Our guide Wolfgang is going to Tirol since fifty years, and he love’s it!
Due to its high altitude, this area is 100% snow guaranteed. With over a hundred glaciated peaks above 3000 meters and a huge number of ski resorts, Tirol offers an incredibly wild and unexplored terrain for tourists. Descents are long, and getting back to the car needs a bit of logistics, which makes most people give up before even trying. Great for us! Sometimes we use the climbing skins, but no longer than strictly necessary. We will travel from East to West.

The trip starts nearby Innsbruck, where we will ski in the Stubaier Alps. On this first day, we will get used to the altitude, and improve our technique together, before going into more off-piste terrain. After lunch we will skin up to the Pfaff Joch for a spectacular run on the Sulzenauferner. Through a short climb, we will then pass the Beiljoch back to the ski resort. When we have snowfall during this day, we might go to the skistation next to Innsbruck like Schlick 2000 or Axams with beautiful terrain next to the woods for better control and sight.

After 2 days of freeriding in the Stubai area, we go to the narrow valley of Pitztal. Our hotel will be find directly below the cable car of the Pitztal Glacier. The Fernerkogel and Mittagskogel are great for freeriding and around the Rifflsee we will find smaller but joyable descents. The brilliant Tachachferner, next to one of Tyrol’s highest peaks, the Wildspitze is one of Tirols biggest descents off-piste. Here we amble next to ice giants. We spend the night here from Tuesday to Thursday. On Friday morning we drive in 1.5 hours to the Kaunertal Glacier at the back of the Kaunertal. This small ski area is considered slightly less known, but just as beautiful. In good weather we could make a great final run after a short hike towards the Weisseepitze.

The guide who will lead the Tyrolean road trip also takes care of the reservation of the accommodations. Normally, we look for a comfortable hotel in the price range between 80 euros and 100 euros per night, per person based on half board for a double room. After availability and location. We try to take care of everyone's wishes as much as possible. Wellness once after a day of skiing, for example.

This trip to Tyrol also offers the opportunity to work on your skiing technique even more, because Wolfgang is only too happy to give technique tips or go into the buckles for an hour.

Tirol is a trip for contrast aficionados: a good mix of intense days and cozy evenings.

Especially now, with covid-safe winter sports in mind, we are looking for the quiet places here! Travel Covid-proof with PowderGuides? See FAQ for an explanation.

A travel insurance covering mountaineering and/or alpine activities is compulsory. This insurance must cover all levels of avalanche conditions guided by a UIAGM mountain guide. Please note that some insurances do not cover back-country skiing. A travel insurance covering mountaineering and/or alpine activities is compulsory. Please send us your insurance details as soon as possible.



High quality

Our maximum group size is 6 people per guide and in rougher, more exposed alpine terrain, this number will be decrease even more. This allows us to make no concessions on quality or safety, and to give every guest enough personal space and attention to improve.


PowderGuides consists a team of international certified mountain guides with each 1000plus hours of expertise in the immense terrain. With no lost of enthusiasm they will improve your skills of freeriding and touring very fast, but they are also involved in professional training. And this last point makes them up to date on every latest trick in the profession.


All the guides speak several languages as French, German and English. If you have any question about your trip you can contact us by phone in the office or send us an email in English, French or Dutch.


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