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The Nordic ski trail network in Ötztal

Nordic Skiing

Everything is available: ranging from skating to classic-style trails

he huge trail network covers a total length of 143 kilometers in Ötztal. Of course there are myriad tracks for all ages and preferences: Nordic skiing routes in the wide open basin of Längenfeld and Umhausen, high-altitude trails in Gries and Niederthai, even cross-country ski trails in the skiing areas of Sölden and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl.

From the valley bottom up to the peaks

Already the entrance to Ötztal offers comfortable tracks in top conditions: The easy cross-country loop trail in Ochsengarten leads along snow-covered, meter-high spruce forests and glades towards Kühtai. Continuing into the valley, Umhausen-Niederthai is considered a real mecca for cross-country skiers in Ötztal. 12 loops at varied difficulty levels with splendid landscape backdrop justify this status.

The magnificent Nordic skiing loops on more than 40 kilometers along the spacious valley basin of Längenfeld show Ötztal from a completely different side - wide and gentle. Fantastic views of white fields towards the upper valley stretching up to Gamskogel peak, Längenfeld's majestic landmark. Nature exploration at its best: gliding on Nordic skis into the secluded Sulztal valley in Gries.

From here you conquer the high Alpine mountains. It's hard to believe but true: passionate cross-country skiers will find splendid routes also in Sölden, Vent and Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. Snow is always guaranteed. Although spring has arrived in the valley, Nordic skiing is still possible in the higher regions.

Tip for true fans:
The night trails in Längenfeld, Umhausen and Niederthai. Längenfeld and Niederthai also offer a free taster biathlon where everyone can try his luck on the shooting range. Here you will find detailed cross-country ski trails including information on the time required, routes and altitude profiles.

Ötztal cross-country skiing center for free

Nordic sports already compete with Alpine skiing - for several reasons: no crowds or waiting times but heaps of nature and individuality. It's not a coincidence that Ötztal offers countless cross-country skiing trails spread all over the valley's holiday resorts. The Nordic routes can be found at all altitudes and different difficulty levels. And what's best: you can use them for free!

Cross-country skiing facts in Ötztal at a glance:

  •      Total length of trails: 143 km
        (Difficulty levels: 61,5 km easy, 72 km intermediate, 9,5 km difficult)
  •      Classic trails: 77 km
  •      Skating trails: 66 km
  •      Total of 35 trails

Ötztal is one of "Tirol's cross-country skiing specialists" and therefore meets all the standards for a perfect cross-country ski holiday. Quality-sealed lodgings are well prepared for the needs of Nordic skiing enthusiasts.