Silvretta Alpen Crossing

Overview

Ski touring in the Silvretta Alps is perfect for the intermediate tourer. The Silvretta Alps consist of seventy 3000m peaks along the Austrian/Swiss border. It includes the highest peak in the region Piz Buin (3312m). On this ski tour you will have the chance to bag a number of non technical 3000m peaks. Learn along the way :) We will refresh your knowledge on avalanche awareness, route selection, navigation, the snow pack, transceiver (Pieps) Training and lots of ski tips for off piste skiing :)

Ski hut to hut for 8 days finishing in Klosters (CH) , start at the Heidleberg Hut Ischgl (Austria) using some of the local areas to get familiar to the equipment and then climb the Britekrone and descend to the Jamtal Hut from here we will ski up the Glacier and descend down the magnificent powder field to the Wiesbaden Hut. If conditions allow, the next day will be an early start to climb the Dri-lander spritz before the traverse to the Silverette Hut, the last night will be spent in Klosters (CH) before being transported back to the airport. This spectacular crossing will take place during the 10-17 Apr & 18-24 Apr 2021.

Cost inclusive of specialist equipment, Transceiver, Probe, Shovel.

Not included skis, poles and boots, rucksack, hut sack (these can be hired locally)

£1795pp min 5 in group, inclusive hut fees, food & accommodation, this does not include drinks.

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Itinerary

DAY ITINERARY

Day 1
Travel to Sonthofen. We usually stay in the one of the hotels close to the centre of Sonthofen and the main train station. Meet up with the instructors/guides for welcome meeting, kit check and briefing on the itinerary for the week. Stay overnight in Sonthofen.

Day 2
We start with a 2 hr road transfer to Ischgl where we'll spend the first few hours doing some runs on and off-piste. A 1-day lift pass costs about 52 Euros (not included in the price of the holiday). After lunch we catch the lift to the top of the Pauliner Kopf (2864m). We traverse round to the Zeblasjoch (2539m) and put our skins on for the 2 hour skin to the Piz Val Gronda (2611m). From here we have a great descent to the Heidelbergerhutte (2264m). This is a traditional yet very well equipped hut with running water and showers.

Day 3
Today we traverse from the Heidelbergerhütte to the Jamtalhütte via the Kronenjoch and taking in the summit of the Breite Krone (3097m). The day involves about 900m of ascent and about 1,000m descent. This hut is state-of-the-art and more like a hotel. It is owned by the German DAV and has a climbing wall, ice climbing tower, showers and fully waitered dinner service.

Day 4
Lots of options depending on weather and snow conditions. On previous visits our preferred summit has been the Hintere Jamspitze (3156m). Another choice is the Gemspitz (3110m). Return to the Jamtalhütte for a second night.

Day 5
Leave the Jamtalhütte and head for the Wiesbadenerhütte, another well located and comfortable hut. The standard route goes over the Ochsenscharte with an optional ascent of the Dreilanderspitze (3197m). This ascent includes some quite steep terrain up the final few meters to the airy summit.

Day 6
Normally we climb the Fuorcla dal Cunfin (3042m) and continue further to the summit of the Egghorn (3147m). If conditions are good and its possible to climb the Piz Buin (3312m) we will, however this normally requires a ratio of 1:4. Return to the Wiesbadenerhütte for a second night.

Day 7
Our last day – we traverse back from the Wiesbadenerhütte to Galtür. This is mostly downhill after an initial climb and the route takes us down into Bieltal and out by the Rauchkopfsharte, a great ski and off from here. we return to Sonthofen and the hotel by road for our final night.
Day 8
Depart after breakfast.

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Accommodation

Accommodation will be pre booked mountain huts, sharing. If you require a single room please ensure you annotate that on your booking form (£85 single room supplement). Please ensure you bring a hut sack with you ensure a comfy nights sleep.

Heubethof – Rustic Bavarian Lodge

In the middle of the nature park Nagelfluh at an altitude of 1000m, our stylish and spacious rustic Bavarian Lodge, set in the foothills of the mountains presents an idyllic retreat. Enjoy the peace and tranquility the mountains have to offer and relax and unwind in the lodges beautiful surroundings. Situated in the Gunzesried valley, the Hubethof provides a unique opportuntity to experience traditional Bavarian hospitality.

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Schwäbele Eck – Central Location

The Schwäbele Eck is our family-run guest house and a small hotel for those that enjoy that home from home feel and sense of coziness. Traditional Bavarian hospitality mixed with some stunning Mediterranean cuisine. Ideally situated for those who like a central local in the pedestrian zone of Sonthofen, but within walking distance of the beautiful forest.

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Kuehbergalp – Wellness & Spa

Only 15 minutes from Oberstdorf, and right next to beginners’ and intermediates’ area in the Gunzesrieder Valley in the heart of the Allgäu. Everyone feels at home here thanks to the unique charm of the Allgäu. Enjoy the breath-taking views of the valley and the entire Oberstdorf and Hindelanger mountain range, while experience some breath-taking skiing before coming back to recharge your batteries for the next day in spa.

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Travel Info

There Allgau region of Bavaria is easily accessible and is well served by several airlines from airports around the UK to Munich, Stuttgart and Memmingen

From the North

Manchester to Stuttgart Tui (www.tuifly.com)
Manchester to Munich Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com) and (www.flybmi.com)
Edinburgh to Munich Easyjet (www.easyjet.com)

From the Midlands

Birmingham to Stuttgart Fly Be (www.flybmi.com)
Birmingham to Munich Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)

From the South

Stansted to Memmingham Ryan Air (www.ryanair.com)
Stansted to Friedrichshafen Ryan Air (www.ryanair.com)
Stansted to Munich Easyjet (www.easyjet.com)
Heathrow to Munich British Airways (www.ba.com)and Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)
Heathrow to Stuttgart British Airways (www.ba.com)and Lufthansa (www.lufthansa.com)

From the airport:

Your friendly NBF Alpine Adventures Ltd driver will meet you at Memmingen airport only and will drive you to your chosen lodge while you sit back and relax. However for those that prefer to make their own way:

Stuttgart and Munich are a two hour drive to reach us and are also served by regular train services to Immenstadt where we can organise a pick up by prior arrangement.

Memmingen is an hours drive and is also served by rail links to Immenstadt www.db.de where we can organise a pick up.

Most major car hire companies are located at the airports. NB: you will need to request Winter Tyres from Nov – Apr
www.europcar.com.uk
www.hertz.com.uk
www.sixt.com.uk

Driving:

Driving from the UK is also possible. We advise you take the ferry from Dover to Calais or Eurotunnel. On average the journey takes 10 hours from Calais. With a stopover halfway in either France or Gemany this can be a great addition to your trip.

Train

You can now catch the train from London to Stuttgart or Munich by Eurostar and high speed TGV. This journey takes 7 hours, plus a 2 hour stop in Paris. Please visit http://www.seat61.com/Germany.htm for details.

Have a safe journey

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At a glance

Ski touring in the Silvretta Alps is perfect for the intermediate tourer. The Silvretta Alps consist of seventy 3000m peaks along the Austrian/Swiss border over 8 days.

It includes the highest peak in the region Piz Buin (3312m). On this ski tour you will have the chance to bag a number of non technical 3000m peaks. Learn long the way :)

We will refresh your knowledge on avalanche awareness, route selection, navigation, the snow pack, transceiver (Pieps) Training and lots of ski tips for off piste skiing :)

Location & Address

This is the location of the main touring area we will use. The first night will be in a pre booked hotel in Sonthofen to ensure any equipment needed is collected prior to skiing on Day 1.







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