Cross-country skiing at Lake Achensee

The Achensee region is one of the most popular and most significant Nordic skiing centres in Tirol. More than 200 kilometres of ski runs around Tirol’s largest lake provide unlimited cross-country skiing fun.

Langlaufen in den Karwendeltälern in Pertisau.

The topography of the terrain surrounding Lake Achensee – from gently undulating landscapes along the lakeshore to challenging routes in the Karwendel valleys – and the excellent infrastructure with separate tracks for classic and skating style guarantee skiing fun at the highest level.

A cleverly devised waymarked trail system, handy trail maps, an interactive map with detailed routes and GPS data plus a daily updated weather forecast and snow report complement the extensive offer. Modern snow-making systems cover about 40 kilometres of tracks, ensuring great conditions throughout the entire winter season.

Each of the five holiday villages is known far beyond the borders of Tirol for their special cross-country skiing offers.

Extensive additional offers

Pertisau has a designated practice trail where first time cross-country skiers can practice the technique in a safe environment. The region has seven cross country ski schools which provide professional lessons and support. The local authorities have also made every effort to provide barrier-free ski runs over the past few years, and today the communities of Pertisau, Maurach and Achenkirch provide specially designed adaptive cross-country ski runs for wheelchair users. Lake Achensee also offers a dog-friendly trail, where dog owners may bring their four-legged friends to roam through the snow.

Cross-country skiing events at Lake Achensee

Don’t miss the cross-country skiing opening on 19 December 2021 to mark the start of the cross-country skiing season.

At the end of February the second largest cross-country skiing event will take place – the Achensee 3-Valleys-Run. 30 perfectly prepared kilometres for skaters and 33 kilometres of tracks for fans of the classic style lead from Pertisau into the three Karwendel valleys – Falzthurntal, Gerntal and Tristenau. Cross-country skiers are fascinated by the scenery and sporting charm of this event.

The region offers two Cross-country ski camps for beginners and returners again in January 2022. Participants receive rental equipment, tips from professionals and join guided tours into the scenic valleys of the Nature Park Karwendel.


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