in the Gastein Valley
Hit your glide and enjoy!
Total tranquillity, a glistening blanket of snow, fresh air, nothing but the sound of your own breath and the skis gliding on the snow: cross-country skiing in the Gastein Valley is a treat for body and soul. Glide along the various classic and skating trails that meander through the Alpine valley, and fully enjoy your surroundings as you come a little bit closer to the real you. There are up to 50km of groomed cross-country skiing trails, depending on snow conditions. Up-to-date information about trail conditions is available from the daily cross-country ski run report.
Cross-country skiing in Gastein
Whether you’re looking for a challenge or a leisurely tour, the Gastein Valley has the right trails for every kind of cross-country skier. Enjoy skiing a few laps in the evenings, too – on the lit cross-country ski run in the Bad Hofgastein Kurpark near DAS ALPENHAUS Gasteinertal, or on Bad Gastein-Böckstein’s floodlit trail. In spring, there is an especially inviting high-altitude cross-country trail at 1,600m above sea level with guaranteed snow.
- Cross-country trails in Bad Hofgastein
Kurparkloipe: 1.5km, with artificial snow and floodlighting until 9pm, laser biathlon
Sportplatzloipe: 2.5km, easy trail
Achenloipe: 4km, easy to moderate
Angertalloipe: 3.25km and 6.5km, moderate
- Cross-country trails in Dorfgastein
Dorfgasteiner Loipe: 2.9km, easy to moderate
- Cross-country trails in Bad Gastein
Böcksteiner Loipe: altitude 1,100m, 5.5km, easy, floodlit until 9pm
Sportgastein Loipen: altitude 1,600m, 1.7km, 2.4km and 5.1km with varying levels of difficulty
Why cross-country skiing is good for you
Cross-country skiing is ideal for athletes of all ages. This perfect winter endurance sport trains balance and coordination, as well as exercising all the muscle groups. Moving in the fresh mountain air at more than 1,000m above sea level has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system and increases oxygen flow. Cross-country skiing is also gentle on joints and low risk when it comes to injuries, not to mention a great way to burn calories.
and harness the power of the Alps
The trees are capped in white, the snowy fields glisten in the sun, and a clear winter sky stretches out above. The cross-country ski runs allow you to experience every facet of this winter wonderland. Tranquillity, exercise, relaxation and plenty of fresh air: cross-country skiing does body, mind and soul a world of good. Enjoy the stunning natural environment of the Gastein Valley as you glide along, soaking up the power of the Alps.