Silvretta Alps

The Silvretta Alps are a mountain range of the Central Eastern Alps shared by Tirol, Vorarlberg (both in Austria) and Graubünden (Switzerland). The Austrian states of Tirol and Vorarlberg are connected by a pass road (Silvretta Hochalpenstraße at 2032 m). The majority of the peaks are elevated above three thousand metres and are surrounded by glaciers. Thus, the area is also known as the "Blue Silvretta".

Silvretta Alps
Highest point
PeakPiz Linard
Elevation3,410 m (11,190 ft)
Coordinates46°50′N 10°02′E
CountriesAustria and Switzerland
StatesTirol, Vorarlberg and Graubünden
Range coordinates46°52′N 10°07′E
Parent rangeCentral Eastern Alps
Borders on


According to the Alpine Clubs, the Silvretta Alps are outlined from other groups by the following borders: St. Gallenkirch - Ill river as far as Partenen - Zeinisjoch - Zeinisbach - Paznauntal as far as Ischgl - Fimbertal - Fimber Pass - Val Chöglias - Val Sinestra - Inn River from the mouth of the Branclabach to the mouth of the Susasca - Val Susasca - Flüela Pass - Davos - Wolfgang - Laretbach - Klosters - Schlappinbach - Schlappiner Joch - Valzifensbach - Gargellental - St. Gallenkirch.

The Silvretta Alps are surrounded by the Rätikon, Verwall and Samnaun ranges.

The Piz Buin is not the highest, but the most popular peak of the range. It can relatively easily be ascended from north or south through glaciers and stretches of easy climbing.

The Silvretta is famous for its skiing especially its many backcountry skiing possibilities. In the 1920s Ernest Hemingway was staying in the region for a winter (he lived at Schruns in Montafon, Austria). Later, he wrote a couple of short stories about his skiing experiences in the Silvretta. Some of these short stories are to be found in A moveable feast.[1]

Adjacent valleys


Mountain huts

  • Berghaus-Verein, private
  • Bodenalpenhaus, private
  • Chamanna Dal Linard, Swiss Alpine Club (SAC)
  • Fergen Hut, SAC
  • Heidelberger Hut, German Alpine Club (DAV), Heidelberg Section
  • Jamtal Hut DAV, Schwaben Section
  • Klostertaler Umwelt Hut, DAV
  • Madlenerhaus, DAV Wiesbaden Section
  • Saarbrücken Hut, DAV, Alpenverein u. Skiclub Silvretta
  • Seetal Hut, SAC
  • Silvretta Hut, SAC
  • Tuoi Hut, SAC
  • Tübingen Hut, DAV, Tübingen Section
  • Wiesbaden Hut, DAV Wiesbaden Section

Ski areas in the Silvretta Alps

See also


  1. "Ernest Hemingway in Montafon |". Retrieved 2019-03-24.
  2. "Ski resorts Silvretta Alps - skiing in the Silvretta Alps". Retrieved 2019-03-24.
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