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Cross country skiing Tirol

On the Nordic tracks, get set, go!

77 km of classic trails and 66 km of skating tracks make the heart of passionate cross-country skiers beat faster in Tirol's longest side valley. That is why the varied range of cross-country ski trails in Ötztal has also been awarded the Tirolean Nordic Trail Quality Seal that stands for first-class preparation, signposting, marking and safety precaution. And what’s best: All cross-country skiing trails can be used free of charge in Ötztal.

Valley-wide cross-country ski network

No matter where you spend your vacation in Ötztal, the next cross-country ski trail is guaranteed to be just a few minutes' walk away. You can enjoy cross-country skiing in the holiday villages of Ochsengarten, Umhausen-Niederthai, Längenfeld-Huben-Gries, Sölden, Vent and Gurgl. Niederthai and Längenfeld have also been awarded the Tirolean Nordic Trail Quality Seal, offering more than 70 kilometers of tracks – both for skating or classic cross-country skiing. In the evening there are 3 illuminated cross-country trails in Ötztal, which can also be used free of charge. They are located in Längenfeld, Umhausen and Niederthai.

Cross country skiing Tirol
Cross country skiing Tirol

Cross-country ski courses for everyone

If you have never tried cross-country skiing before, you can have certified Tirolean cross-country ski instructors show you the right technique on the cross-country ski trail. In Ötztal there is a wide range of courses to learn or improve the right sequence of movements. Another highlight for anyone who has ever wanted to give biathlon a try is waiting for you at the Niederthai cross-country ski center: Twice a week guests have the opportunity to take part in a taster biathlon free of charge.

Cross-country skiing until spring thanks to the high altitude

Especially in March, when the sun is warmer again in the Tirolean mountains, it’s a wonderful experience to visit the snow-sure high-altitude trails of Niederthai at around 1550 m and Gries at approx. 1600 m. As well the cross-country ski tracks in Venter Tal valley and Gurgl promise fabulous snow conditions for cross-country skiing until late spring thanks to the high Alpine altitude.

Cross country skiing Tirol
Refreshment Stops Tirol

Specialized cross-country ski accommodations

Only the best for you and your equipment. This is guaranteed at the certified cross-country ski accommodations in Ötztal, which are perfectly geared to the needs of cross-country skiers. Among other things, there are ski storage rooms, waxing facilities for cross-country skis or a nutritionally conscious athlete's breakfast, to name just three highlights.

In general, you feel the typical Tirolean hospitality throughout Ötztal and you will also find the ideal places to stop for refreshments with sun terrace on every cross-country ski trail – just perfect to spend wonderfully relaxing hours. Therefore, you will euqally enjoy a more demanding cross-country ski tour.

All details about cross-country skiing in Ötztal can be found HERE.