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Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing in Tyrol 

Cross-country skiing in Austria is becoming ever more popular and your holiday resort Pitztal is one of the region’s most popular places to take part

Guaranteed snow

It’s not always easy for cross-country skiers: if you want to be absolutely sure that there is going to be enough snow and the cross-country ski tracks are free of charge and are going to be excellently prepared, Pitztal is the place for you. The 21.7 kilometre s long cross-country ski trail along the valley from the village of Wiese up to Mandarfen at 1,743 metres offers ideal conditions due to its high altitude even in warmer winters. Regardless of whether you prefer classic or skating style cross-country skiing – the panoramic views along this trail predominantly following the quaintly iced mountain river Pitze are simply stunning. Since we also want to share this pleasure with other winter sports enthusiasts looking for relaxation, most of the free cross-country ski tracks also serve as a winter hiking trail. For this reason we ask you to be considerate towards other cross-country and winter hiking trail users and to make an objective self-assessment.  

Or how about taking a turn on the roof of Tyrol? From autumn to spring cross-country skiers can do some altitude training at the top of Pitztal Glacier at 2,760 metres against a breath-taking backdrop (prices cross-country skiing lift ticket glacier). The cross-country ski track at Rifflsee ski resort is on average 2,250 metres above sea level. Given these prospects, it’s not surprising that Mario Stecher, the double Olympic champion and ten-times World Cup Champion of Nordic combined has long since become a Pitztal resident by choice!

Cross-country ski trail map

Find all the details regarding our network in Pitztal with 108.5 kilometres  of trails on our cross-country ski trail map.

Cross-country skiing taster course – make your tracks… 

Every Monday + Friday the Pitztal ski schools offer a cross-country skiing taster course. For more information, please contact our outdoor specialists

Monday + Thursday: classic for beginners
Info: Duration approx. 2 h (1:30 - 3:30 pm)
Price: € 38,00 per Person from 3 participants, € 54,00 per Person for 2 participants, equipment exclusive, from december to early April
Contact: Skischule Pitztal, Mandarfen

Friday: Skating for beginners
Info: Duration approx. 2 h (1:30 - 3:30 pm) 
Price: € 35,00 per Person from 3 participants, € 50,00 per Person for 2 participants, equipment exclusive, from December to early April
Contact: Skischule Pitztal, Mandarfen 

Cross-country skiing equipment 

You are looking for our cross-country ski suppliers? No problem, this is where you will find our shops. Only with the right equipment you’ll be able to glide smoothly along the classic or skating tracks of the cross-country ski track.

Bus travel for cross-country skiers

Go by bus to Mittelberg and then on the cross-country ski valley trail out of the valley? Only one of the practical possibilities offered by the Postbus in Pitztal. With the Leisure Pass for only € 7.00 (adults, children free) you can use the bus network in Pitztal to the station in Imst for free during your entire stay. Numerous cross-country ski trails are therefore reached environmentally friendly and convenient by bus. You receive the Leisure Pass, which includes discounts at numerous bonus partners in addition to the bus use, from the operator of your accommodation. Cross-country skiers who use the high-altitude trails in the ski resorts Pitztal Glacier and Rifflsee can use the ski shuttle bus for the purpose of arrival and departure to/ from each base station of the ski area in winter sports clothing free of charge.






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