CROSS COUNTRY SKIING
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(not always available to view in summer months)
The popular sport of Cross Country Skiing is a much loved pastime of many Lungau residents and holiday makers. Get away from the pistes and tourist spots to enjoy fresh mountain air and valley
fields blanketed in crisp white snow.
There are 26 cross country trails stretching throughout the Lungau valley, totaling nearly 200km in length and offering a great deal of variety. Naturally cross country routes are totally snowfall dependant (no snow making machines), however if for some reason the lower trails are not in use, the high altitude trails of Schönfeld-Thomotal, on Karneralm and Prebersee, in Mariapfarr-Lignitz
and on Katschberg offer well maintained stretches of cross country routes up until Springtime.
Skating is growing increasingly popular and to support this the valley also offers up to 160km of purposefully prepared skating trails.
Every cross country trail is easily accessible by means of the valley ski bus or by car. Some of the more local routes can be reached on foot directly from the accommodation.
In order to use the trails, you must first purchase a Trail Pin. This is a daily fee of €2 or for €10 you can enjoy the trails for the entire season (excluding Schönfeld which has a separate but comparable pricing tariff).
Additional special offers are available such as a 7 day pass including bus fare for only €27.
If you also enjoy Alpine Skiing and purchase a lift pass then transport by bus is free of charge...
Equipment for cross country skiing can be hired directly from Sport Friedrich in the town centre.
Click HERE to view up to date Trail Reports or contact the local Tourist Office.
CROSS COUNTRY TRAIL RULES
- Pay attention to markings and follow the stipulated trail directions.
- Every double track is treated as a single unit! Keep right! (even if several trails occasionally run side by side).
- Pass on the left! The front skier doesn't have to get out of the way!
- When encountering other skiers, keep poles close to your body.
- Groups: ski in a row in the right hand track!
- Avoid oncoming traffic by staying to the right, those going downhill have right of was over those going uphill!
- Speed - mainly skiing downhill - should be adjusted according to skill, terrain, visibility and number of people on the trail.
- If you stop on the trail or fall, be sure to immediately clear the trail.
- If there is an accident, everyone is obliged to help!
- Those involved in an accident are required to provide identification.
- Don't stray from the designated trails!
- Pay attention to postings of avalanche danger!
- Skiing on trails with dogs in strictly prohibited! At the local tourist office you can find out which trails do allow dogs.
- Entering a cross-country trail without skis is not allowed.
- No daily inspection of the trails at the end of the day.
- Be aware the trails are groomed as necessary and according to weather conditions.
- Street, trail and slope intersections are to be crossed with caution.
- No liability will be assumed for accidents of any kind.
- Please respect our environment.
- Every Cross Country Skier must behave in a way that does not endanger or injure others.