Cross-country skiing holiday

in Altenmarkt-Zauchensee and Salzburger Sportworld

In Salzburger Sportworld there is something for everyone looking to go cross-country skiing. Enjoy exploring the 220 km long trail network for FREE.

Alpenland Hotel is just a 2 minute walk to the first access point for the Altenmarkt-Zauchensee network, part of the 63 km long Tauernloipe Trail, 30 km of which run through Altenmarkt-Zauchensee. The Tauernloipe joins the 6 local towns of Altenmarkt-Zauchensee, Radstadt, Untertauern, Flachau, Wagrain and Eben.

With the Therme Trail (3,7 km) through the sunny valley, the challenging Hochbifang Trail (6,3 km) as well as the snow-sure, 10.6 km long Waldhöhen Trail that follows the creek up to Zauchensee, you will find beauliful locations and amazing views. From Zauchensee you can simply take the ski bus back down. 

If you wish to go cross-country skiing in the evening, there is a 3 km floodlit track by the „Kaswurm“ restaurant on the backroad to Radstadt.

For absolutely snow-sure trails right in to April, visit the high-altitude trails of Gnadenalm at 1,350 m and Roßbrand at 1,600 m above sea level. These are accessible from Altenmarkt with the car or with the main bus service. A trail network map is available in the hotel and all trails are free to use here. The Tauern cross-country skiing and skating school with shop and rental service is just a 3 minute walk away. Unique to Altenmarkt-Zauchensee is the Flying-Coach who is out and about on the Altenmarkt Trails twice a week, to hand out free tips on technique or give you the chance to try the sport. 

A unique cross-country bonus  is the Flying Coach, the only one in the Alps, who is out and about on Altenmarkt's trails twice a week. From mid December (when the snow is good enough) until March, you can find the Flying Coach, who has a marked jacket, behind the school on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the mornings. He offers a short introduction to the sport and then gives tips about technique on the training circuit to guests and locals that will make them feel more at home on the trails.