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Cross-Country and Nordic Skiing

Looking for cross-country skiing tracks near to a hotel or resort in Austria? Here is a selection of classic tracks for cross-country skiers and skaters full of twists and turns.


  • Langlaufen weissensee © Weissensee Langlaufen weissensee © Weissensee

Carinthia's well-structured loipe network

Carinthia offers excellent cross-country skiing areas with over 300 km of loipes and 42 double track loipes. A selection of cross-country schools provide courses and the trails are cleverly distributed between valley and mountain locations throughout the province, offering beginners and advanced practitioners ideal conditions for every level.


  • cross-country skiers on the slope © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH cross-country skiers on the slope © TSG Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Salzburger Sportwelt

With the trails in St. Johann-Alpendorf, Kleinarl and Filzmoos, 260 km of cross-country skiing fun are waiting for you in the Salzburger Sportwelt. The cross-country trails fall into different ability levels, with 13 easy routes, 12 intermediate and 3 difficult. The 50 km-long Tauernloipe is the focal point of the network which interconnects the towns of Flachau, Wagrain, Radstadt, Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Eben and Untertauern. Skating fans aren't neglected in the Salzburger Sportwelt either, with around 160 km of trails tracked especially for "skaters".


  • Skilanglauf in Tirol © Tirol Werbung / Josef Mallaun Skilanglauf in Tirol © Tirol Werbung / Josef Mallaun

Olympiaregion Seefeld

The 5 villages that make up the Olympiaregion Seefeld have been providing cross-country skiing facilities and conditions for many years now that are unparalleled anywhere else in Europe. With 279 km of immaculately groomed trails covering all levels of difficulty, both beginners and experts alike can enjoy the sport to the full.


For those who can never get enough, the cross-country skiing runs at 2000 m above sea level at the Komperdell midway station in Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis offer perfect conditions well into April. Special cross-country ski passes ensure inexpensive access to the runs and there are even shower and changing facilities for day guests at the Take-Off Center.


At up to over 2000 m altitude, Galtür is an ideal holiday destination for cross-country skiing. The slopes are snow-assured from the start of December right through to spring, which means they provide ideal training conditions for everyone. On some 100 km of trails, those new to the sport will find the best conditions to practice, while those with more advanced knowledge can enjoy challenging tours in a dreamy setting. Best of all; the trails are free of charge!

Upper Austria

  • cross-country skiing at the bohemian forest © OÖ Tourismus / Andreas Röbl cross-country skiing at the bohemian forest © OÖ Tourismus / Andreas Röbl

Upper Austria's cross-country hotspots

Winter sports yes, but piste no? The silent winter forest suits your nature, rather than noisy crowds? Then you probably have cross-country skis waiting to be used. Well it's time to dig them out, because here are the hot nordic ski tips for Upper Austria.


  • Langlaufen in Lech am Arlberg © © Österreich Werbung / Josef Mallaun Langlaufen in Lech am Arlberg © © Österreich Werbung / Josef Mallaun

Silvretta-Bielerhöhe in Montafon

The highest cross-country skiing run in Vorarlberg, the courses around the Silvrettasee lake in Silvretta-Bielerhöhe offer 22 km of skiing pleasure.


Lech Zürs am Arlberg

You can let off steam on a network of around 30 km of trails in Lech Zürs am Arlberg or just glide along comfortably. Cross-country skiers can choose from a variety of terrains here, from easy to challenging trails.

Lower Austria & Vienna

  • Nordic Skiing in Gutenbrunn © Waldviertel Tourismus Nordic Skiing in Gutenbrunn © Waldviertel Tourismus

Cross-country el dorado

Parts of Lower Austria with their very gentle landscapes offer perfect terrains for cross-country skiers. But even in the most mountainous regions there are fantastic trails. Outstanding in the truest sense of the word is the Wechsel-Semmering-Panorama trail with its breathtaking views.

City break

Both in the heart of the city and its idyllic suburbs, Vienna offers plenty of opportunities for winter sports, including ice skating, tobogganing and cross-country skiing.

Styria & Burgenland

  • Dachsteinpanoramaloipe, Ramsau, Steiermark © Herbert Raffalt Dachsteinpanoramaloipe, Ramsau, Steiermark © Herbert Raffalt

Cross-country skiing in Styria

28 specialised cross-country skiing hotels offer everything for your active holiday in Styria, even sports therapists. Enjoy snow-covered countryside, pure mountain air and fantastic views. Get a sense of your body and find your own rhythm. Leave stress behind and enjoy the winter and its beauty. With the cross-country skiing seal of quality, Styria and its hotels will not fail to deliver.

Podersdorf am See

Tracks for a 15 km cross-country ski run along the shore and on the frozen lake in Podersdorf am See and are prepared when the weather turns cold. Ambitious winter sports fans cavort around where in summer thousands of wind-surfers and sun-lovers come to enjoy themselves. The run is prepared daily and leads past the romantic reed island and the lighthouse.

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