Through mountain and valley
The UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut is a paradise for cross-country skiing. Mountain and valley trails offer varied cross-country skiing in a wonderful environment.
The snow crunches, the trees blend in the white splendour, forget the worries of everyday life with the winter sun reflected in your ski tips. The countless beautiful mountains of the Salzkammergut are well known for the finest skiing. But this idyll does not only belong to the many wonderful ski slopes of the region. In recent years, another sport has come out from the shadows of alpine sküng - crosscountry skiing. Enjoying a worldwide comeback this all-round healthy sport is a popular pastime for young and old, and the whole Salzkammergut, with over 700km of cross-country trails, is attracting the attention of cross-country skiers.
The 700km of cross country trails are spread high and low across the whole of the wonderful Salzkammergut region. sunny valleys. Between lakes and mountains, along well known footpaths, past meadows. Cross country skiers of all ages will find their own personal favourites. At the same time, the trails are cleverly laid out so that you can reach remote areas which are not possible in the summer. But that is not all. The trails are dotted with cosy mountain huts that invite you to rest and linger.
Cross-country loops at a glance
Cross-country ski run on the Gjaidalm
Obertraun | Gjaidalm trail: At 1.738m, the highest cross-country ski run in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut. Cross-country skiing on the Dachstein plateau.
Cross country skiing in the Ausseerland
Ausseerland: The snow covered Dachstein ridge and its bizarre Dead Mountains make a magical setting for your cross-country ski holiday.
Cross country skiing in Bad Goisern
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Cross-country skiing in Gosau
When the snow glistens in the sun and the sky is blue – then it is time to get your cross-country skis on. Discover the most beautiful cross county tours and trails in Gosau.
Cross country skiing routes
Obertraun: The cross-country ski trails is a large circle around the Obertraun valley. It can be reached in about 5 minutes either by car or take the Hallstatt free ski shuttle bus "Post bus".
Rest in the sun
lt does not matter whether you ski in Bad Goisern or if you skate through the Gosau valley, after the enjoyable time spent in the fresh air you will need to get your energy back. Choose from wine bars, inns and traditional small huts, and feast on native delicacies such blueberry gnocchi, kaiserschmarrn (chopped-up pancake) or Styrian cheese doughnuts. The perfect interaction of body, mind and soul. A sporting experience for all the senses.
How about a winter holiday in the world heritage?
The oldest salt mine in the world, the breathtaking "Five Fingers" viewing platform, the view of snow covered Dachstein Glacier from the romantic Lake Gosau - these and more destinations thrilled millions of visitors, from around the world, who visited the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut in summer. However, also in winter, the four towns of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region - Hallstatt, Bad Goisern, Gosau and Obertraun – have their own special charms: Rest & Relaxation in lovingly furnished apartments and perfectly equipped hotels, fantastic winter hiking trails, unrivalled snowshoe trails, romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides and a variety of thermal baths on the outskirts of the World Heritage region. Numerous swimming pools, whirlpools, saunas and steam rooms are available. Or treat yourself to one of the numerous applications such as classical or relaxing massages. Indulge yourself and enjoy the absolute tranquillity between mountains and lakes. Beautiful winter holiday in the world heritage!
Information at a glance
- Wintersport Aktuell:
Alle Pisten und Langlaufloipen in Gosau, Bad Goisern am Hallstättersee und Obertraun in Betrieb.
- Timetable skibus
Our tip for all those traveling with the ski and thermal spa buses: Download the latest timetable of the free ski bus for Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt, Gosau, Hallstatt, Obertraunand the neighbouring communities as a PDF onto your tablet or smartphone. This way you are always well informed - even if you have no network available. Standing in the cold is a thing of the past.
Valid from 11th of December 2016 to 2nd of April 2017.
Download: Ski bus season 2016/17 PDF (700MB)....
- All 4 one
The 4 tourism offices of the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut
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Tourism information Bad Goisern on Lake Hallstatt Phone: +43 (0) 6135 / 83290 E-Mail
Tourism information Gosau Phone +43 (0) 6136 / 8295 E-Mail
Tourism information Hallstatt Phone +43 (0) 6134 / 8208 E-Mail
Tourism information Obertraun Phone: +43 (0) 6131 / 351 E-Mail