Experience over 245 fantastic kilometers of cross-country ski trails on Tyrol's high plateau
Cross-country skiing in the Region Seefeld
Tyrol's snow-sure high plateau is ideal for cross-country skiing: instead of narrow valleys, an expansive high plateau opens up between the Alpine peaks at 1,200 meters. A good 245 kilometers of cross-country trails for all levels of ability connect the five villages of Seefeld, Leutasch, Mösern, Reith and Scharnitz in winter – from the leisurely pleasure round through the Leutascher Hochtal to professional top-class sports in the Seefeld Sports Arena. And thanks to our own ski roller track, biathlon and cross-country training even runs in summer.
Our cross-country ski trails are groomed extra wide and perfectly prepared for skating and classic every day – for a refreshment, simply head to the next hut! Where you are not standing with one step in the track, you simply use the public transport throughout the region, because on the entire plateau the cross-country skiing ticket is also valid as a bus ticket! And if you're looking for some relaxation afterwards, you'll find the best wellness facilities in the region.
The cross-country skiing season started on the 17th of November 2023 with the opening of the snowfarming trail in Leutasch.
The terms and conditions of the Region Seefeld Tourism Association apply.
The cross-country skiing season started on 17 November 2023 with the opening of the snowfarming trail in Leutasch. We are pleased that we can also open more trails due to the fresh snow. All information can be found in the trail report.
Good to know
TOP 5 cross-country skiing features of the Region Seefeld
- Over 245 kilometers of groomed trails for different requirements and needs
- Opening hours: daily from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm and night trails: Monday through Friday from 5.00 pm to 9.00 pm
- The use of cross-country skiing trails is free of charge until the age of 15
- The buses in the region (Wildmoosbus included) as well as from Telfs and Mittenwald are included in the cross-country skiing ticket
- The train from Innsbruck is included in the cross-country and roller ski annual ticket
Book your cross-country skiing annual ticket or day ticket directly online!
Cross-country skiing at 1,200 meters altitude
Cross-country skiing on over 245 kilometers of trails
In the midst of a unique natural scenery
The Region Seefeld offers the best conditions for cross-country skiing at an altitude of 1,200 meters with an extensive cross-country skiing area in the heart of the Tyrolean Alps. Cross-country skiing in Tyrol is a sport with tradition and is lived as such. For years, the Nordic discipline has been the center of attention and inspires both pleasure and professional athletes with an excellent cross-country trail structure on about 245 cross-country skiing kilometers in all degrees of difficulty.
The complete routes for cross-country skiing are uniformly and clearly signposted. The information boards provide information about kilometer details, degree of difficulty, altitude profile and further trails. An additional service is the cross-country trail filter on the homepage of the Seefeld region, which shows various routes and their distances, altitude differences, places to stop for refreshments and special sights in two and three dimensions.
Accommodations specially designed for cross-country skiing offer, in addition to cross-country skiing, the perfect care for your well-being. Depending on the choice of accommodation and category, a variety of wellness offers are available after a sporty day to bring the body into balance with your mind. In addition, public adventure pools such as the Olympia Sport and Congress Center Seefeld and the ErlebnisWelt Alpenbad in Leutasch offer a place to unwind.
Cross-country skiing service
The region offers not only excellently prepared cross-country ski trails in a particularly beautiful nature, but also a unique cross-country ski trail service. Specially trained staff are continuously on the trails in the region during opening hours. At different places not only the controls of the annual and daily tickets take place, but also different service activities are offered. The special "care" of the cross-country ski trail users is an important concern of the team. Whether it's information about the course of the trails, trail closures, the nearest refreshment stops or the provision of maps, minor repairs on site and direct contact with all the important information and rescue points, the men and women of the service team are there to help. Through intensive cooperation with those employees who are responsible for the preparation of the cross-country ski trails, even better and faster decisions can be made regarding trail protection, closures or special preparation measures. In addition, the cross-country skiing service team is also responsible for rescuing cross-country skiing trails.
Cross-country skiing rescue
The topic of "safety" in cross-country skiing has top priority in the Seefeld region. Cross-country skiers who have had an accident require particularly rapid assistance. In addition to the injury, there is usually the risk of hypothermia. Cross-country skiers do not wear thick ski clothing. Help on the trail must be provided as quickly as possible. The cross-country skiing service team is therefore also responsible for rescuing cross-country skiers. Daily on the trails of the region on the way, the helpers are particularly quickly on the spot. The pilot project, which was launched in 2017 and is the only one of its kind in the world, offers professional help to cross-country skiers who have had an accident in the shortest possible time. An alert is issued directly by the Tyrol rescue control center. State-of-the-art equipment is used to handle the operation, and cooperation with the ÖAMTC air rescue service also ensures emergency medical care on site and rapid transport to the nearest hospital.
Nordic Lifestyle describes an attitude to life for all the senses with the highest standards and quality. The symbiosis of sport, enjoyment and stimulation makes the concept a special experience for body, mind and soul. The region stands for grown structures, life culture, sports, events and a flourishing tourism. The year-round vacation destination is characterized by an international clientele,an upscale hotel industry, as well as gastronomy and a mature infrastructure.
The world champion region in Tyrol is considered a training and competition center for top athletes. With the Seefeld Sports Arena Seefeld, the region has one of the most modern biathlon facilities in Europe and includes two new ski jumps and kilometers of cross-country ski trails, which are linked to a snow-making system. In addition, the Seefeld Sports Arena offers the longest roller skiing track in Austria, with 3.6 kilometers for summer training. In addition to professional athletes, beginners can also try their hand at cross-country skiing and use the facility to approach the Nordic discipline in professional courses. The highlight of the cross-country skiing season is the annual World Cup Nordic Combined Triple Seefeld and the Euroloppet Ganghoferlauf Leutasch, which are part of the well-known Euroloppet marathon series.
In 1964, 1976 and 2012 Seefeld was three times Olympic venue of the Nordic competitions, in 1985 it hosted the Nordic World Ski Championships and is the annual organizer of the Nordic World Cup. After 1985, the Seefeld region has once again been awarded the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships for 2019 and has welcomed over 200,000 cheering visitors from all over the world!
Top trail quality
The award of the Tyrolean cross-country skiing seal of approval guarantees the impeccable quality of the cross-country skiing network. In addition, the region has been awarded many times by the ADAC and the German Ski Association for the unique Alpine cross-country skiing area. In the ADAC Atlas, the cross-country skiing area took 2nd place among a total of 200 top cross-country skiing regions. In 2014/2015, Leutasch was chosen as the test winner of the cross-country skiing regions by Alpensicht.com and received the highest award with 5 stars. The Seefeld region stands for cross-country sports with the best quality at the highest leve
Due to its geographical orientation, Leutasch is considered one of the most snow-sure areas in Tyrol, according to a study by ski tourism researcher Günther Aigner (2014). In addition, the concept of snow farming makes it possible to provide cross-country skiing trails for pleasure cross-country skiing and for professional athletes as early as November.