Cross-country skiing at Lake Achensee
Lake Achensee is one of Tirol’s most renowned Nordic skiing centres. About 200 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 trail condition report and weather forecast.
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.
Diverse trail network
Is it your first time on skinny skis? Pertisau has a designated trail 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.
- 211.5 kilometres of trails: classic and skating
- 110.5km of classic trails: 22.5km black | 41km red | 47.5km blue
- 100.5km of skating trails: 22.5km black | 35km 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.
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.