Cross-country skiing in Leogang and Saalfelden

XC holidays in Leogang, Saalfelden and Hochfilzen

If, in winter, you prefer to be active away from the pistes and lifts, you are certain to enjoy our cleared winter hiking paths accessible from right here at the Rupertus, as you are the broad-ranging trails of Pinzgau and Tyrol.

It is barely 200 m to the trailhead located by the Asitz lifts. So, before you know it, you will be setting out in the direction of the Saalfelden basin. Pinzgau's XC trail network comprises some 150 km. Trails in Salzburger Land are free for everyone to use, with almost all of them groomed both for classic and skating technique.

In barely a 10-minute drive, you will be able to reach Hochfilzen in Tyrol at 1000 m above sea level. This trail guarantees excellent snow conditions from December until April. At the beginning of December, it is also the venue for the Biathlon World Cup, and, in cooperation with the Nordic Academy, biathlon courses are also offered here.

XC skiing is one of the healthiest sports there is. It works out almost every muscle and strengthens the cardiovascular system. Cross-country skiing is an ideal sport for anyone who loves to explore at a more leisurely pace. The tempo, difficulty and climb are all things you can decide for yourself.



Cross-Country and Nordic Fitness in Austria

As a member of the organization "Cross Country & Nordic Fitness in Austria", Saalfelden Leogang guarantees high standards when it comes to cross-country skiing experiences. Our cross-country schools teach both beginners and experienced skiers in the disciplines of classic and freestyle skating technique, as well as in biathlon. The courses place great attention on the individual abilities of participants, also emphasizing the nature experience itself, emotional balance, along with the joys of sharing special moments together as a group.

Likewise, lovers of snowshoeing and ski touring find the perfect base here at the Rupertus. Every Tuesday, Gottfried Herzog shows you this wondrous glistening world on snowshoes (included in the price of your hotel stay).