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Cross-country skiing in the heart of the Austrian Alps – Saalfelden Leogang

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Cross-country skiing in the heart of the Austrian Alps – Saalfelden Leogang

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Cross-country skiing in the winter wonderland of Saalfelden Leogang is a very popular activity – for good reason! Cross-country skiing is good for your body and helps you to escape the stress of everyday life in peaceful snow-covered landscapes.

Located in the heart of the Austrian Alps, Saalfelden Leogang is an ideal place to practice this trending sport. On one hand, the nature and mountains are simply stunning and, on the other, the region is home to a 150 km (93 mile) network of cross-country trails for all abilities. If that’s not enough for you, then you can look to the neighbouring villages of Maria Alm, Zell am See and the Hochfilzen Biathlon Centre, which also have great skiing.

En route, you can sample regional delicacies at the rustic refreshment stops. There are also several professional cross-country skiing schools where you can hone your skills or learn how to ski from scratch. You can also visit the Nordic Park and Fun & Snow Park for youngsters, which are geared to cross-country skiing – fantastic!

If you don’t fancy skiing or if you fancy a change of pace, Saalfelden Leogang also offers toboggan runs, winter hiking routes, and many other activities through the glittery snow-covered landscape.

Watch the film below to get a taste of what to expect and discover the region with this Collection. See you soon in Saalfelden Leogang!

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Tours & Highlights

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    Einstieg Höhenloipe Grießen

    Cross-Country Skiing Highlight

    Almost eight wonderful kilometers through the pure idyll await you on the Grießen high-altitude trail. From the entrance across from the Tödlinggut in the district of Grießen you walk - except for the initial ascent to the Pass Grießen - always leisurely up and down your lap (s).

    Because the trail is at an impressive 1,000 meters above sea level, perfect conditions are guaranteed here even in spring. You won't notice much from like-minded people, however, as the trail has two lanes in most places.

    Enjoy the great panorama of the Leoganger Steinberge and the magical forest passages, in which you immerse yourself again and again. Tip: If you want to soak up a lot of sun, you should use the morning or early afternoon ☀️

    You can find all information about the trail here: saalfelden-leogang.com/de/tour/h-henloipe-grie-en-l8-_4360216

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    Einstieg Ramseider Loipe

    Cross-Country Skiing Highlight

    The Ramseider trail with its wonderful surroundings and manageable climbs is ideal for beginners and connoisseurs. It is not for nothing that the cross-country school uses this area regularly.

    From the starting point at the cross-country ski center in Ramseiden you make your way towards Maria Alm to Schinking. You will be constantly accompanied by a great panorama. You can enjoy it as long as you want: A lap is almost six kilometers long and can be turned as often as you like.

    Skaters are just as welcome as classic cross-country skiers. Just don't forget to put some lotion on your nose - it gets really nice and sunny here on a clear day!

    You can find all information about the trail here: saalfelden-leogang.com/de/tour/ramseider-loipe_1388865

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    Einstieg Flutlichtloipe Ritzensee

    Cross-Country Skiing Highlight

    You don't want to miss out on your cross-country skiing fun even at night? Then you are in the right place in Saalfelden.

    This round at the Ritzensee allows skating and classic and takes you on a relatively flat path through the evening landscape. It starts at the cross-country stadium on the Ritzensee in Saalfelden. And from then on, always along the lakeshore.

    You can ski the almost two kilometers of this trail every day until 9 p.m. The regular snowmaking of the circuit also guarantees you the best snow conditions at all times!

    You can find all information about this trail here: saalfelden-leogang.com/de/tour/flutlichtloipe-ritzensee-s1a-_1364653

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    Einstieg Nachtloipe Leogang

    Cross-Country Skiing Highlight

    In Leogang, too, cross-country skiing is not limited to sunlight. Floodlights make it possible and let you do your laps in the evening.

    The almost two-kilometer round begins close to the center in Leogang-Rosental. From here you always run along the Leoganger Ache, regardless of whether you are on skating or classic skis. A loop then takes you back to the starting point. And that as often as you want.

    The trail is illuminated daily until 9 p.m. And you can be sure of your beloved cross-country skiing - even long after the sun has set.

    You can find all information about the trail here: saalfelden-leogang.com/de/tour/nachtloipe-leogang_4359749

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    Einstieg Lenzing Loipen

    Cross-Country Skiing Highlight

    Several kilometers of pure winter fun await you on the Lenzing trails. You can fully pursue your passion on picturesque, open terrain. A total of ten kilometers are available for this.

    Without major climbs and therefore relatively easy to master, you make your way through Lenzing. Your gaze wanders over the snow-covered mountains that surround you.

    At the end of the day, you still have the opportunity to continue walking towards Leogang. A great round for advanced but also beginners with more stamina.

    You can find all information about the trails here: saalfelden-leogang.com/de/tour/loipen-lenzing_1364646

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    Einstieg WM-Loipe am Ritzensee

    Cross-Country Skiing Highlight

    Feel like the greats of the scene - you can do that on this trail. Saalfelden is known for the internationally successful professional athletes who visit it again and again. This trail is one reason for that.

    The Junior WM 88 and 99, the Military WM 2000 and several World Cups have already taken place here. Now you let off steam on her.

    It starts right at the Ritzensee cross-country skiing stadium. Almost five kilometers on a difficult level and constantly changing, heavily hilly terrain, which partly leads through the forest, await you. The perfect place to hone your cross-country skiing skills. Not least because a snow-making system ensures that the best snow conditions are available at all times.

    You can find all information about the trail here: saalfelden-leogang.com/de/tour/rennloipen-der-weltklasse---ritzensee_1388892

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    Alpinskischule Markus Hirnböck

    Cross-Country Skiing Highlight

    The Markus Hirnböck Alpine and Ski School has been offering its courses for more than ten years. In addition to freeriding and ice climbing, you can of course also learn cross-country skiing there.

    Under the guidance of highly trained mountain and ski guides, ski instructors and mountain hiking guides, you will learn everything that is important for sport: the necessary basic techniques, ascent, descent, braking and diagonal technique. Of course, you can also expand your skills here as an experienced cross-country skier.

    You can find all information here: alpinskischule.at or here: saalfelden-leogang.com/de/Vorgefilterte-AZ/vorgefilterte-a-z/alpinskischule-markus-hirnboeck_az_196735

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    Sport Grossegger

    Cross-Country Skiing Highlight

    At Grossegger, everything revolves around winter sports. For you this means: You not only get the latest equipment here, but can also do it under the supervision of a professional trainer.

    Depending on your mood, you will learn how cross-country skiing works in individual or couple lessons. In addition, the region's wonderful mountain landscape - what more could cross-country skiers want !?

    You can find all information at: sport-grossegger.at. Also here: saalfelden-leogang.com/de/Vorgefilterte-AZ/vorgefilterte-a-z/sport-grossegger-langlauffachgeschaeft_az_33615

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    Nordic Park

    Cross-Country Skiing Highlight

    Where top athletes meet enjoyable winter guests? Where children and adults alike can let off steam and experience winter (away from the slopes) in a particularly sporty but also sociable way? Well, in the Nordic Park Saalfelden.

    Pure winter fun has been waiting here since 2017. That means: kilometers of trails for cross-country skiers and biathletes, wonderful winter hiking trails, the popular Fun & Snow Park for the little ones and a number of culinary highlights and events.

    You can find all information about this at: saalfelden-leogang.com/nordic-park

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    Fun & Snow Park

    Cross-Country Skiing Highlight

    Cross-country skiing, yes. But with the right amount of action, please!

    This is how most children see it. Instead of endless long stretches, they want a variety of obstacles such as hills, easy descents, small jumps or curves and deep snow.

    In the Fun & Snow Park Saalfelden, right next to the Nordic Park on the Ritzensee in Saalfelden, children can learn cross-country skiing in a playful way. It goes up and down, over, under and around. A place where the kids are in good hands while mom and dad do their rounds.

    All information is available here: saalfelden-leogang.com/de/region-erleben/abseits-der-piste/langlaufen/fun-und-snow-park

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    Rodelbahn am Asitz

    Sledding Highlight

    Comfortably up the mountain by gondola lift and then quickly down into the valley on two curves. The toboggan run on the Asitz is one of two adventurous winter toboggan runs in Saalfelden Leogang.

    If you choose it, you can also take a nice, relaxed break at the summit before the descent begins. A proud four kilometers are waiting for you. There are no limits to tobogganing fun: Thanks to the lighting, you can be out there until late in the evening.

    You can find all information here: saalfelden-leogang.com/de/region-erleben/abseits-der-piste/rodeln/rodeln-am-asitz

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    Rodelbahn Biberg

    Sledding Highlight

    Great views over the whole of Saalfelden, delicious food in rustic inns and a winding descent await you on the Biberg. The natural toboggan run there, at six kilometers, is the longest in all of Saalfelden Leogang.

    You can get up there by shuttle taxi, train or on foot. The first thing - after about an hour, if you are on foot - you will reach Berggasthof Huggenberg. You can already stop here, sledding for your adventure is also available. If you want to take another 45 minutes of ascent, you can continue to walk to the Biberg mountain inn. Here, too, they are happy to lend you a toboggan with which you can whiz down into the valley when you are ready.

    You can find all information about the toboggan run here: saalfelden-leogang.com/de/region-erleben/abseits-der-piste/rodeln/rodeln-am-biberg

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    Easy
    01:11
    2.18 mi
    1.8 mph
    975 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    Wonderful paths, a snow-covered winter landscape, crowned with a breathtaking view - this is what awaits you on your winter hike to the Riedlalm. The rustic hut is not managed during the cold season, but you can sit on its terrace, tickle yourself in the cozy winter sun and enjoy a drink. But one by one.The tour begins at Badhaus Leogang. From here you walk through Riedl and soon leave civilization behind you. You hike up to the Riedlalm via idyllic and easily accessible paths. It's steadily uphill - which results in a unique view of the Leoganger Steinberge.After three and a half kilometers and several curves you are already standing in front of your destination. Enjoy the tranquility and the panorama up here before you return to the valley via the same path.

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    Intermediate
    02:17
    3.11 mi
    1.4 mph
    2,100 ft
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    Intermediate Hiking Tour. Good fitness required. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Biberg is a particularly promising elevation in Saalfelden. And the home of some quaint places to stop for a break. In addition, the longest natural toboggan run in the region winds down into the valley here. Reasons enough to go on this winter hike.Your tour starts at the Bockareit Stub’n parking lot at the valley station of the Biberg toboggan run. From here you follow the path towards Hinterburghof. You will soon be standing on an idyllic forest road that leads you in several curves to the door of the Berggasthof Huggenberg.If you haven't had enough of the wonderful winter landscape here, you can follow the path for another hour up to the Bergasthof Biberg. In both inns there is the possibility of renting a toboggan and, after a well-deserved stop, whiz down into the valley with it.

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    Easy
    01:05
    4.21 mi
    3.9 mph
    250 ft
    250 ft
    Easy hike. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

    The Urslautal golf course attracts its active guests not only in summer. Even in winter it is visited by quite a few nature lovers. Only then experienced, instead of played. Because here it gets particularly nice and sunny even in the cold season.The relatively flat, six and a half kilometer long circuit starts at the Saalfelden farm. You cross the districts of Ramseiden and Oedt and already enjoy a wonderful view of the surrounding mountains. Just before the Gasthof Theurerhof you turn right and you are already right at the Urslautal golf course.But don't worry, you will reach the inn a second time after your detour towards greens and fairways. So you can treat yourself to a nice refreshment at the end of your tour before you return to the starting point the same way.

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    3
  • Highlights
    12
  • Distance
    9.50 mi
  • Duration
    04:33 h
  • Elevation
    3,325 ft
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Cross-country skiing in the heart of the Austrian Alps – Saalfelden Leogang