Winter sun that makes the perfectly groomed trails glisten and powdery snow that falls from the trees - the best ingredients for an active winter vacation in Gastein. Whether you come to the Gastein Valley for classic cross-country skiing or skating, a wonderful cross-country skiing region with different levels of difficulty opens up to you.
The cross-country skiing region Gastein has a lot to offer for cross-country skiers of all levels and preferences. With a total of seven different cross-country ski trails at different altitudes, there are varied routes available. The high-altitude trail in Sportgastein, which stretches at an impressive 1,600 meters above sea level, is particularly appealing.
The fantastic network of cross-country ski trails in Gastein includes a total of around 40 kilometers of groomed trails, which are suitable for both classic cross-country skiing and skating.
The region additionally offers for all dog lovers some of the few dog trails where you can cross-country ski together with your four-legged friend.
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Continue skiing after sunset in the floodlight and experience the very special charm in the silence of the darkness.
The Kurparkloipe, right in the center of Bad Hofgastein, is equipped with several shooting ranges for the Laser Biathlon. No previous experience is necessary, and the action-packed biathlon is an exciting alternative for cross-country skiing novices. Shooting with the laser sport rifle is completely safe, even for children.
During the winter months, as soon as the Kurparkloipe is open, trial courses are held every Tuesday from 15:00 and every Thursday from 17:30. Please register in advance at the cross-country sports school Bad Hofgastein. The complete cross-country equipment and the rifle can also be rented here.
The Gastein cross-country ski schools welcome beginners who want to learn the basics of cross-country skiing as well as advanced skiers who want to improve their technique or acquire new skills.
However, group courses are also offered, where participants can learn together with others, or individual lessons and private courses to train towards individual goals.
For the exact offers and courses, please contact the Gastein cross-country ski schools directly.
On December 9 and 10, 2023, Gastein will once again host the kick-off of the international Ski Classics competition series.
In addition to cross-country skiing, Gastein has so much more to offer that makes the heart of every winter sports enthusiast beat faster.
As a ski region of the Ski amadé, Gastein guarantees skiing and snowboarding fun in 4 ski areas on about 200 very well prepared kilometers of slopes. But also those who like to be off the slopes will get their money's worth with freeriding or ski touring in Gastein.
You can leave your car at home, because the journey to Gastein is perfectly mastered by train. The cross-country skiing trails as well as the thermal spas are within walking distance of many accommodations, otherwise our public transport will bring you safely to your destination.
Thus, you are not dependent on your vehicle during your winter vacation. Nature will thank you!
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