Cross-country skiing at Achensee
The region of Achensee is one of the best known and most significant cross-country skiing centres in Tyrol. 200 kilometres of slopes around the biggest lake in Tyrol provide unlimited cross-country fun.
The topography at Achensee, from gently hilly along the banks of the lake, to challenging routes in the Karwendel valleys and the elaborate infrastructure, with separate tracks for classic cross-country skiers and skaters, ensures a very high level of sporting pleasure. Services also include a sophisticated guidance system with extensive signage and handy maps of cross-country trails, an interactive map with detailed route information for all cross-country routes on maps.achensee.info and a weather and cross-country trail information service – look below.
Each of the five holiday towns is known far beyond the borders of Tyrol for its special cross-country skiing offer.
Extensive additional range on offer
In Pertisau there is a practice slope for all those who will be standing on narrow cross-country skis for the first time. Here the correct cross-country stride is learned in a relaxed fashion. The local authorities have also made every effort over many years to provide barrier-free slopes. The communities of Pertisau, Maurach and Achenkirch provide specially designed cross-country routes for wheelchair users. Achensee also has its own slope for dogs, where dogs get to accompany their owners unimpeded.
Cross-country events at Achensee
Don’t miss the cross-country skiing opening at the end of December to mark the start of the cross-country skiing season. Nearby the Alpen Caravan Park there you can participate in technical courses and workshops for beginners and advanced skiers, and you can learn how to wax your own skis under professional supervision.
At the start of January there is the Achensee Nordic Run and the Raiffeisen-Steinöl-Trophy. While ambitious athletes head out on the 30 kilometre, very demanding route, or do battle to get to the front on the 15 kilometre route, the up-and-coming athletes get to lock horns at the Mini Achensee Run. The skaters always start on Saturday; while on Sunday it’s the turn of the classic skaters.
At the end of February 2015 the second largest cross-country event will take place – the Achensee 3-Valleys-Run. 28 perfectly prepared kilometres for skaters and 33 kilometres of slopes for fans of the classic style proceed from Pertisau into the three Karwendel valleys – Falzthurntal, Gerntal and Dristenau. The rural and sporting charm of this event beguiles cross-country skiers.