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Bagging Big Peaks on the Silvretta Traverse

A classic ski mountaineering traverse which passes between some of the most luxurious high mountain huts in the Alps.

Description

Many of the better known ski tours in the Alps are serious, high altitude affairs and while this tour does traverse some big glaciers, the majority of the terrain is mellower and less intimidating than is found on most hut to hut tours. As such it makes an ideal first multi day ski tour.

The skiing on the route is mainly gentle and provides excellent, stress free fun. The huts, meanwhile, are exceptional, and have small rooms (no dormitories here!), beer on tap and huge quantities of rich food. The route is doubly appealing because it is circular and therefore doesn't entail any complicated logistics.

If fun skiing, excellent views and comfortable mountain huts sounds like a good combination, you've come to the right place!

Silvretta Ski Tour: Piz Val Grondabahn to Heidelberger Hut

Silvretta Ski Tour: Piz Val Grondabahn to Heidelberger Hut

3.4 km
32 m
576 m
26 °
Day 1: A warm up day with use of the lifts and positioning day to the Heidelberger Hut.
Difficult
Private
Silvretta Ski Tour: Heidelberg Hut to Jamtal Hut via Curuna Lada Summit

Silvretta Ski Tour: Heidelberg Hut to Jamtal Hut via Curuna Lada Summit

4 - 5 hrs
11.1 km
873 m
978 m
35 °
Day 2: A beautiful and logical mountain journey
Difficult
Private
Silvretta Ski Tour: Hintere Jamspitze from the Jamtal Hut

Silvretta Ski Tour: Hintere Jamspitze from the Jamtal Hut

11.2 km
1,075 m
1,071 m
32 °
Day 3: A day tour from the Jamtal Hut
Difficult
Private
SIlvretta Ski Tour: Jamtal Hut to Wiesbadener Hut

SIlvretta Ski Tour: Jamtal Hut to Wiesbadener Hut

4 - 5 hrs
8.7 km
1,058 m
774 m
42 °
Day 4: Jamtal Hut to Wiesbadener Hut
Difficult
Private
Silvretta Ski Tour: Wiesbadener Hut to Galtur via the Rauhkopfscharte

Silvretta Ski Tour: Wiesbadener Hut to Galtur via the Rauhkopfscharte

5 - 6 hrs
17.5 km
604 m
1,475 m
27 °
Day 5: Ascent of the Rauhkopfscharte then final descent to the North
Difficult
Private