Ski tours in the Montafon

From easy to demanding, for those with strong stamina and powder addicts.

One thing is certain: When you come to ski touring in the Montafon, it is difficult to decide where to start and where to stop: Nestled between the Silvretta, Rätikon and the Verwall group, in the border area between Switzerland and Austria, the Montafon offers countless ski touring opportunities: Ski touring, to extensive ski touring traverses, from steep climbs to high alpine deep snow descents – in the south of Vorarlberg you will find the best conditions for every touring adventure: slopes of all expositions, forests, altitudes of over 3,000 meters, the glaciers of the Silvretta, rustic huts and snow up to well into spring. We are already itching our touring legs and we would like to introduce you to some of our favorite tours for different demands.

To the Lindauer Hütte (1,744m): Enjoyable ski tour in two ways

Distance: 5.9km ascent / descent: 729hm Duration: approx. 2:30 hours (+ countless possible combinations)
Difficulty: easy to the Lindauer Hütte; The combination options offer every difficulty

The ski tour to the Lindauerhütte is an all-rounder : The tour leads from the center of Tschagguns / Latschau (parking lot at the fire station) through the picturesque Gauertal, known as one of the most beautiful valley ends in the Alps. Most of the ascent takes place over a goods road and only at the end over a weak ridge – so ideal for Ski touring beginners suitable. The toboggan, too, can make the Lindauer Hütte the perfect day’s destination for everyone family power. for ambitious tourers the Lindauer Hütte offers many possible combinations: Sulzfluh, Großer Drusenturm, Drusenfluh through the Blodigrinne (difficult), Öfakopf, Geisspitze, Drusentor, … to name just a few. On top of that, the Lindauer Hütte is also highly recommended from a culinary point of view!

Madrisa round tour – short climbs, long descents

Distance: 24.8 km ascent: 750 m descent: 2789 m Duration: approx. 5:00 – 6:00 hours
Difficulty: easy, but safe skiing technique is a prerequisite

for Cross-border commuters and powder addicts : The Madrisa round tour is THE tour for everyone who comes to short climbs long descents want to enjoy. With lift and bus support performs this cross-border Ski touring circuit from Gargellen to neighboring Switzerland . Then on to Klosters and over the Schlappiner Joch back to Gargellen. The famous Madrisa is circled. A variant also leads over the Rätschenhorn (2,703 m) to neighboring Switzerland.

Ski touring in the Montafon
Winter wonderland on the Madriser round tour

The Piz Buin (3,312m) – a great destination for those with strong stamina

Distance: 22.8 km Ascent: 1,340 m descent: 1,340 m Duration: approx. 8:30 hours
Difficulty: ZS + (quite difficult) after SAC scale

The famous Piz Buin towers imposingly over the Ochsental Glacier and forms the highest point in Vorarlberg. A breathtaking mountain panorama spreads from the summit: the view extends from the Wildspitze to the Ortler and into the Bernina Group. The ski tour to this impressive summit requires a lot of technical skill and fitness. The starting point is the Piz Buin inn on the Bielerhöhe. The long path can be divided into four sections: Past the Silvretta reservoir, it goes a long way through the Ochsental. Past the impressive glacier break, we continue south to the upper Geltscher plateau. On the Buinlücke between Kleines (3,255m) and Big Piz Buin, you can take off your skis. The last 300 m ascent to the summit is easy climbing.

Ski touring in the Montafon
The Piz Buin – From the Buinlücke it’s easy climbing 300 m to the summit

Mountain guide and tour planning

Regardless of the tour – you are in the best hands with the Montafon mountain guides.
Depending on your skiing ability, condition and conditions, you are guaranteed to find the right tour for you.

It is worth taking a look at for your detailed tour planning alpine club active or

You can find the current avalanche report for Vorarlberg at

We look forward to you coming to us for ski tours – we would be happy to recommend further ski tours to you at the reception. And of course we would be happy if you share your tour experiences in the Montafon with us.

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