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Cross-country skiing at Lake Achensee

Lake Achensee is one of Tirol’s most renowned Nordic skiing centres. About 220 kilometres of groomed trails take skiers through the stunning landscape surrounding Tirol’s largest lake. With flat sections alongside the lakeshore and challenging trails in the Karwendel valleys, the region offers excellent cross-country skiing in versatile terrain. In addition, the Sports & Vitality Park is one of Tirol’s quality-approved cross-country skiing regions, a cachet that guarantees high standards. For the best experience possible, the region provides a superbly waymarked and maintained trail network with separate tracks for classic and skate skiing. Pick up our handy trail map or view our interactive map online for route details. Our website also provides the latest snow report & a wax-coach.

The Achensee region is the cradle of professional cross-country skiing instruction. At the end of the 1970s, Gustav Leithner, founder of the ski school Pertisau, established the first official education standards for teaching cross-country skiing, which still provide the foundation for qualifying professional ski instructors today. 
 

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Adaptive skiing, practice and dog-friendly trails

Diverse trail network

Is it your first time on skinny skis? Pertisau and Maurach have designated trails where you can practice your striding technique. To enhance your experience, let the professional instructors of the region’s cross-country ski schools introduce you to the sport. Several trails in Pertisau, Maurach and Achenkirch are suitable for adaptive skiing. The region also has a dog-friendly trail where you can enjoy a happy romp in the snow with your four-legged friend.

  • 220,5 kilometres of trails: classic and skating
  • 112,5km of classic trails: 22.5km black | 42,5km red | 47.5km blue
  • 108km of skating trails: 22.5km black | 42,5km red | 43km blue
  • 40km of trails with snow-making capability in Achenkirch, Maurach and Pertisau
  • 45km of adaptive cross-country skiing trails
  • 2km of dog-friendly trails in Pertisau

Interactive tour planner

Plan your individual Nordic skiing experiences with our interactive tour planner. Filter by difficulty, activity and length to find cross-country ski runs to suit all abilities. Notice: The cross-country ski tracks in Maurach, Eben am Achensee, and Pertisau are closed from 17.00 to 08.00.

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Village trail Achenkirch

Starting Point: Achenkirch, supermarket Eder

The easy tour leads along the meadows and residential areas of Achenkirch in a northerly direction…

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10 km
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altitude meters uphill
99 hm
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Easy
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Cross-country skiing trail Buchau

Starting Point: Maurach, car park Atoll Achensee

The trail leads alongside the lake in a northerly direction past the sports field and back to the…

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2 km
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14 hm
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SNOW REPORT & WAX COACH

Gliding silently through the snow and enjoying the physical exercise against a backdrop of the spectacular mountains: At Lake Achensee, the birthplace of professional cross-country skiing instruction, Nordic skiers’ dreams come true. The region boasts a network of over 220 kilometres of groomed trails. Skating or classic style, beginners or experts, there are trails to suit every ability. View our current snow report for information on open and groomed cross-country ski runs. Our wax coach provides daily updated wax recommendations, allowing skiers to make the most of their cross-country skiing experience.

The Achensee region is one of the most popular cross-country skiing destinations in Tirol.
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Achensee cross-country skiing camps

The 3-day Achensee cross-country skiing camps cater to all ability levels, whether you are a beginner or looking to return to Nordic skiing after you have taken a break. 

A couple using the classic cross-country skiing technique in the Karwendel valleys in Pertisau am Achensee.
A cross-country skier starts his sports watch to record his run.

Cross-country ski challenge

Skating or classic technique, beginner or experienced skier: Cross-country skiing is a great form of exercise which boasts a wide array of benefits for your health. If you are a passionate Nordic skier looking for a special challenge, join the virtual Achensee cross-country ski challenge.

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