Two cross-country skiers running on a sunlit trail | © Peter Burgstaller
Two cross-country skiers running on a sunlit trail | © Peter Burgstaller

Cross-Country Skiing in Salzburg and Styria

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Gliding along the trails of Ski amadé

Practicing the Nordic sport at Austria’s biggest ski network? The cross-country skiing trails span 714 kilometres and five regions. That’s what makes Ski amadé a true paradise for cross-country skiers. 

The outdoor sport not only taxes all muscles in the body, it also reduces stress and clears your head. So, it’s not surprising that this Nordic winter sport is becoming increasingly popular. Especially on the perfectly groomed trails that are winding through the impressive mountain scenery of Styria and the Salzburger Land region. 

The spectacular settings of Salzburger Sportwelt, Schladming-Dachstein, Gastein, the Hochkönig and the Grossarl Valley are perfect for gliding on two boards. Cross-country skiing rookies as well as Nordic pros and skating fans have plenty of options to choose from thanks to the extensive network of trails. 

What cross-country skiers look forward to in Ski amadé

  • an extensive network of trails with guaranteed snow, spanning a total of 714 kilometers
  • five regions with perfectly groomed trails
  • expert advice at rental shops and information centres
  • a convenient infrastructure with lift facilities
  • lessons for beginners and advanced cross-country skiers
  • great accommodation options geared to the needs and wishes of cross-country skiers
Two cross-country skiers ride up a slight incline and the sun sets in the background | © Christine Höflehner

Cross-Country skiing in Salzburger Sportwelt

Six resorts, one cross-country experience

Two cross-country skiers are running on a trail and a snowy forest is in the background | © Salzburger_Sportwelt_Lorenz_Masser

260 kilometres of cross-country ski fun at six resorts – that’s what awaits winter sports enthusiasts at Salzburger Sportwelt. A total of 40 trails offer perfect conditions.

One of them – the Tauernloipe trail with a length of 60 kilometres – connects all six resorts. Spectacular views included!

Cross-coutry skiing in Schladming-Dachstein

Ramsau am Dachstein: focal point of the nordic ski sport

In the cross-country skiing centre Ramsau am Dachstein there is something for everyone. 20 cross-country skiing circuits with different levels of difficulty for beginners and pros, lengths (up to 30 km) and altitudes leave nothing to be desired. With a total of 220 kilometres of trails, there is something for everyone. Many cosy refreshment stops directly on the trails will also spoil you with culinary delights.

Tip: The Nordic centre not only offers a full moon cross-country skiing experience, but also scores with a new high-altitude trail on the Rittisberg.

Langlaufen Ramsau | © Gerhard Pilz

Gastein - a valley that leads to new paths

Winter sports away from the hustle and bustle

© Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH, Christoph Oberschneider

In the Gastein Valley you can experience the sport on 35 kilometres of cross-country ski trails as varied as the landscape itself, the ideal outdoor fitness studio. On the unique high plateau of Sportgastein at 1,500 metres, you can marvel at the 3,000-metre peaks of the National Park. At the beginning of December, Sportgastein also hosts the spectacular prologue races of the Ski Classics for professionals and popular skiers. The Angertal has fairytale forest passages in store and in Dorfgastein and Bad Hofgastein you can enjoy the idyllic valley at night by floodlight.

On track on the hochkönig

Breathing some air aloft on the cross-country trails

You’d like to have a little cross-country skiing session in the evening? At night when the moon illuminates the nighttime trail, cross-country skiers can glide over the two tracks on the Hochkönig. What’s more, there are also high-altitude trails with a total length of 40 kilometres specifically for the Nordic sport.

Cross-country skiing in Großarltal

from standard cross-country skiing to skating

Cross-country skier skiing on a trail in a sunny snowy landscape | © Tourismusverband Großarltal

25 kilometres of groomed cross-country pleasure await skiers in Grossarl and Hüttschlag. Alongside classic cross-country skiing, experienced Nordic winter athletes demonstrate their skills on a skating track. 

Tip: On Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays, night owls can get excited about the floodlit nighttime trail in Hüttschlag and on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in Großarltal!

Becoming a cross-country pro in no time

The endurance and wellness sport needs to be learned too – and practice makes perfect, as we all know.

To make sure you effortlessly glide over the trails, there are courses for beginners, advanced and pros in Ski amadé. The cross-country ski instructors teach you everything you need to know from the right technique to the suitable equipment as well as some tips and tricks on how to finetune your skills. 

You can hardly wait to glide over the trails in bright sunshine? Then go ahead and check out the five cross-country regions! 

Cross Country


Arthurhaus-Loipe: in 1.500m Höhe, Länge 3 km, leicht, Rundkurs.

Langlaufen in Kleinarl. Vom Dorf, 5 km durch unberührte glitzernde Winterlandschaft\nauf der Loipe bis zum Jägersee im Kleinarler Talschluss. Zurück geht es über die Ostloipe auf der anderen Seite der Kleinarler Ache durch verschneite Wiesen. Es gibt auch ca. 6km lange Loipen in Richtung Wagrain.

In Grossarl and Hüttschlag you can go cross country skiing on 25 km of tracked trails. For the most part, the trails in our region are tracked for classic as well as “skating” technique.

In Grossarl as well as Hüttschlag, there are cross-country trails lit up after dark on certain days. The ca. 2 km-long night trail in Grossarl is at the Reitwiese, open to skiers Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 until 8:30 p.m. In Hüttschlag, there is a ca. 3 km-long floodlit trail next to the Aschaustüberl. This is available to all skiers on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday between 6 and 8:30 p.m.

In Forstau there is a single track, approx. 4 km long, cross-country loipe. The loipe is in Forstau Winkl, near to the snack bar "Winklhütte" which is the place to visit after a relaxing round of cross-country.

Cross-country with various degrees of difficulty. As far as Radstadt on our Olympia trail. 120 kms of prepared loipes, a 2 km floodlit loipe as well as an 80 km skating loipe invite you to spend unforgettable hours outdoors. Further information from Karl Sieder Tauernlanglaufschule.

Around 20 kms of loipes await you in the valley, also the high-altitude loipe on the Rossbrand with its 14 kms. Further information from Alpinschule Filzmoos, Edi Vierthaler
Cross-country trails with every variation and degree of difficulty are at your disposal, e.g. a 40 km long local cross-country trail or the 50 km long Tauernloipe. The network in the vicinity covers approx. 160 kms of interconnecting cross-country trails.
A total of 30 kms of perfectly prepared trails with different degrees of difficulty are at your disposal. From beginners, to skaters, and even for experts.
Around 60 kms of perfectly groomed trails await you in Rohrmoos and in the especially delightful Tauern valleys, Ober and Untertal. Skating stretch directly on the plateau.

The trail is 7 km long and has a short steeper rise (red/black). Fantastic location of the trail with skating and classic track.

Die Urlaubsregion Gastein kann man auf über 45km gespurten und bestens präparierten Loipenkilometern entdecken. Der Großteil ist sowohl im klassischen als auch im Skating- Stil zu bewältigen. Wer tagsüber nicht genug bekommt oder mit einer der anderen vielfältigen Möglichkeiten im Gasteinertal beschäftigt ist, der kann sich auf unseren Flutlichtloipen (Bad Hofgastein und Böckstein teilweise) bis 22 Uhr austoben.

Zum Loipenbericht

A network of trails, over 40 kms, in the Gröbming region, with a fairytale loipe on the Mitterberg and free access. Every Thursday afternoon a Wellness trainer shows you "Vitality through the winter" and gives valuable tips on nutrition and the right way to exercise. Info and registration at the tourist office in Gröbming.

Cross-country trails in Eben


Snow-Wellness auf den Spuren der Weltmeister auf den über 220 Km Ramsau-Loipen davon 70 Km Sport- und Skatingloipen. Auf den Ramsauer Loipennetz können Spitzensportler und Genusslanglangläufer gleichermaßen ein herrliches „Loipengefühl“ erleben. Ausgangspunkt des Langlaufangebotes ist das Langlaufstadion mit eigenem Testcenter beim Veranstaltungszentrum in Ramsau Ort. Besonderer Höhepunkt für alle aktiven, sportlichen, dynamischen Gäste ist die Nachtloipe im Langlaufstadion in Ramsau Ort. Ergänzt wird das Sportangebot durch eine Höhenloipe am Dachsteingletscher und dem Vorzeige-Indoor-Trainingszentrum mit Kraftgeräten, Radergometern und Laufbändern von höchstem technischen Niveau, einem Kletterturm und einer Turnhalle. Leistungsdiagnostik und Trainingssteuerung stehen allen Hobbysportlern und Gästen zur Verfügung.

10 km long cross-country loipe in Pichl-Vorberg connecting with the loipe network of Ramsau (total length over 150 km)

The home of great cross-country skiers Walter Mayer and Alois Stadlober provides 200 kms of perfectly groomed loipes within the Alliance - for skaters and classic.

10 km local cross-country trail, connecting to the 90 km Tauernloipe