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Hiring a guide in St-Anton

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My wife and I have booked our trip to St-Anton for the last week for February.

We're both very advanced skiers, so I'm wondering if we should be hiring a guide. When here (Eastern Canada) we usually ski trees and bumps. If we're luck to have enough snow, we really enjoy powder. Other than that, we both HATE groomed runs, cruising and carving.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated.

Santa.
post #2 of 5
There are 2 local ski schools to choose from. Best and cheapest is to join a group there which - conditions permitting - strictly skis off-piste. They provide these for pretty much all ability levels, you will be just fine.

Andy Thurner from Pettneu does guiding on his own if that is your thing, do a Google search for him. He deals with lots of English speaking clients.
post #3 of 5
You need a guide. If you've never been to St Anton and you want to ski pow, you need a guide.
post #4 of 5
There is a fair bit of 'just off-piste' and some ungroomed pistes in St Anton but to see the real off-piste you need a guide because .....

a) The "inbounds" stuff gets skied out quickly.

b) The best stuff is deep into the backcountry and is not avy controlled.

c) It's easy to end up at the bottom of the wrong valley in St Anton's backcountry.

There are two ski schools but there is also a native English speaker who set up his own guide business back in the mid 90's (Graham Austick http://www.pistetopowder.com/index.p...tetopowder.com).

http://www.pistetopowder.com/

http://www.pistetopowder.com/index.p...tetopowder.com
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