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Cross-country skiing at Lake Achensee

Lake Achensee is one of Tirol’s most renowned Nordic skiing centres. About 230 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.

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, Maurach and Steinberg am Rofan 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.

  • 232.5 kilometres of trails: classic and skating
  • 118.5km of classic trails: 26km black | 43km red | 49.5km blue
  • 114km of skating trails: 26km black | 43km red | 45km 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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Status: Closed

Eben trail

Starting Point: Maurach, Hotel Huber Hochland

The loop trail leads over the sweeping fields of the district Eben. The easy trail runs from the…

4.5 km
elevation gain
94 hm
Status: Closed

Falzthurn-Gramai trail

Starting Point: Pertisau, cross-country skiing centre

The trail leads into the valley on the left-hand side, climbing steadily through the forest at the…

14 km
elevation gain
285 hm
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Cross-country skiing is an excellent way to enjoy the great outdoors on a sunny winter day.
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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. 

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 Achensee cross-country ski challenge.


Cross-country skiing workshop Skating

from € 42,00

Cross-country skiing workshop classic

from € 49,00

Cross-country skiing group course

from € 60,00
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