The freedom of ski touring. Move freely across snow covered mountains and valleys. No more waiting in endless lines to get on the next cable car. No more resorts and mass tourism. Only you, a few friends and untouched powder snow all around you.

Ski touring has become extremely popular in the Alps over the last ten years, and for many good reasons: Ski touring takes you away from the pistes and resorts and let you discovering the wild alpine nature, while only leaving a minimal footprint on your way.  

Touring used to be for a limited number of daring locals, but a growing number of destinations are now offering routes for all levels of experience – including safe routes for beginners. 

Today, ski touring is even possible for families with young children, and some destinations are offering safe touring tracks within the resort area.

Ski Touring Facts:

  • The ski touring season begins in March and usually last as long as there is still snow left.
  • In ski touring, you ski up hill without any help from cablecars or ski lifts.
  • As the sport is becoming more established, more and more touring routes are opening up across the Alps.
  • Touring skis are roughly speaking a hybrid between standard downhill skis and cross country skis. Going uphill, you attach a pair of fells under your skis, which prevents you from sliding back on the incline. 
  • When skiing outside the protected ski areas, avalanche equipment such as a beeper, a probe and a shovel, is mandatory.

We are working closely with certified local Italian guides and instructors to find the best touring destinations in both Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Chose one of our touring packages – or contact us, if you would like us to create your own touring adventure.

Learn more about our touring offers here:

Touring in Italy

Touring in Austria

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