Cross-country skiing in Austria has increased in popularity again over the past years, and it’s hard to imagine a winter holiday without it. What better way to switch off than by getting the heart rate up amidst a magical winter wonderland?

Langlaufen in der Region Bad Kleinkirchheim © BRM Mathias Prägant
@ BRM Bad Kleinkircheim

 

In and around Bad Kleinkirchheim, you’ll find cross-country trails of different difficulties. Cross-country skiers of all levels, from beginners to advanced, can practice this gentle sport on the 8 km long valley trail, be it skating or classical style. The 4 km long groomed trail in Feld am See is particularly appealing, leading across the frozen Lake Brennsee!

The local sports schools offer regular cross-country skiing courses, teaching the correct technique right from the start.

 

 

Cross-country skiing in Carinthia

Find the right cross-country trail in the Bad Kleinkirchheim region:

PLEASE NOTE: Use of the cross-country trails is subject to charge! Regular checks are carried out.

  • Daily rate per person €5 | Purchase ticket from machine
  • Children under 16 years free of charge
  • Weekly tickets (€25) and season tickets (€60) are available from the tourist office (Dorfstraße 30, 9546 Bad Kleinkirchheim)
  • More information at the tourist office or e-mail wegerhaltung@badkleinkirchheim.at

Römertrail Bad Kleinkirchheim, 8 km

 

One of the trails that awaits you in the cross-country skiing region of Bad Kleinkirchheim is the varied Römertrail by the golf course, which is of medium difficulty and artificially snowed. When the snow conditions allow, the trail leads all the way to Gnesau (45 km).

Daily trail updates: + 43 4240 / 8212

 

 

Sport trail Bad Kleinkirchheim, 2.5 km

 

The challenging sport trail runs parallel to the Römertrail, and can thus be easily combined with it, meaning that different ability levels can go side by side.

Daily trail updates: + 43 4240 / 8212

 

 

Cross-country trails

around the Bad Kleinkirchheim region:

High-altitude trail Falkert Heidi Alm Bergresort, 6.5 km

 

The beginning and end of the 6 km long high-altitude trail can be found by the ski lifts right above Family Hotel Schneekönig. The circular trail around Lake Falkertsee is 500 m long.

Information: +43 4275 / 7222 0

 

 

Turracher Höhe: 4 trails, 16 km

 

There are four trails with a total length of 16 km for everyone - from beginners to advanced -to choose from: Turracher See, Weitental, Zirbenwald and Hochmoor.

Information: +43 4275 / 8213 (€3 charge; day passes can be purchased from the Panorama- & Kornockbahn ticket offices)

 

 

Panorama high-altitude trail Hochrindl, 23.5 km

 

This unique trail at between 1,550 and 1,750 metres above sea level guarantees wonderful views when cross-country skiing through Carinthia’s Nockberge mountains: L1 practice trail Hochrindl (0.99 km), L2 circular trail Anderle (3.5 km), NEW: Anderl trail II (3 km), L3 Riapl trail (5 km) and the L4 high-altitude trail Panorama (11 km). The trails are groomed for both skating and classical style.

Prices: Children under 14 years free of charge. Day ticket: €4, weekly ticket: €20 and season ticket: €40

Further information: +43 4279/240 (Albeck local authority / Sirnitz tourist office)

 

 

Health tips for your cross-country skiing holiday in Austria:

  • Cross-country skiing is one of the most beneficial sports for the cardiovascular system.
  • Cross-country skiing brings movement to your life. When cross-country skiing you train an incredible amount of muscle groups, from the neck to the legs.
  • Cross-country skiing keeps you fit. Regular cross-country skiing acts like a fountain of youth, with just three times 30 minutes per week knocking off the years.
  • Cross-country skiing is good for the heart. It stimulates the cardiovascular system without overstraining it. The ideal heart rate lies between 160 and 180 beats per minute, minus your age.
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Courses & equipment

In addition to taster lessons, the local sports schools Ski- & Sportschule Wulschnig, Qualitätsskischule Brunner, Ski- & Sportschule Krainer and Ski- & Sportschule Krainer/Wulschnig offer group courses, private lessons and special training units. That’s the way to enjoy cross-country skiing in Austria!

In connection with a booked course you can hire equipment from the rental shops for the reduced price of €19.
Find further information at: +43 4240 / 555

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