Cross-country Skiing in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
Panoramic Nordic cruising on 12 km of high-altitude tracks
Brilliant prospects for fans of Nordic sports: at absolutely snow-sure 1930 meters above sea level, Obergurgl-Hochgurgl offers perfect cross-country skiing conditions from December until spring. Beginners, ambitious hobby sportsmen and women or training teams enjoy a small but highly efficient cross-country ski network for free on the broad valley floor between Pill and Obergurgl.
Easy and intermediate Nordic sunshine trails
No matter how experienced you are and how many hours you want to go cross-country skiing in Obergurgl-Hochgurgl: the very rhythmic movement at an altitude of around 2000 meters definitely has a positive effect on your health and fitness. By the way, not only tourism specialists say so but also medical research experts. Three trails embedded in the terrain are just perfect for a personal study - promising also a lot of enjoyment:
The 2 km long Obergurgl practicing trail is ideal for beginners. You can access the Nordic track below the church (Schalfkoglweg). The lap runs at the bottom of the valley along the brook .
Extensive cross-country skiing pleasures await you on the 7 km long Pill-Angern-Poschach high-altitude trail leading through beautiful natural landscape. From the car park at Hochgurgl mountain gondola (base station) the trail initially travels straight on the level valley bottom, followed by a slight to intermediate climb that leads skaters and classic cross-country skiers across Issewiesen meadows to the hamlets of Königsrain and Alt-Poschach. Return on the right side along Gurgler Ache mountain brook, past Hotel Jagdhof and back to the car park.
The rather easy, 2 km long Hochgurgl practicing trail close to the base station of Hochgurgl II mountain gondola enchants beginners and experts alike thanks to its flat route above the tree line in the direction of Königstal. Both cross-country skiers and winter hikers peacefully enjoy the stunning Alpine scenery. For evening workout a part of the trail is also illuminated. The trail's access point is located above Hochgurgl's chapel on the ski run.
Short connecting trails between the main tracks on the valley floor are only groomed in classic style and lead along winter hiking trails.
Even without your own equipment it's only a small step towards the Nordic trails of Obergurgl-Hochgurgl. If you are interested in cross-country skiing, the local ski rental shops offer top quality cross-country skis, boots and poles for all skill levels and styles. Ready to go!
If the handling of the cross-country skis is not yet perfect or the poles are still not planted correctly: the professionals of the certified Obergurgl-Hochgurgl ski schools pass on their excellent knowledge during cross-country ski courses in a practice-oriented manner. Using the right technique, Nordic sports are all the more fun. But also experienced cross-country skiers can benefit from local guides and insider tips.
If you arrive by car, just leave your car at the base station of Hochgurgl mountain gondola to reach the Pill/Angern high-altitude trail; at Festkogl mountain gondola (free of charge) and in the village center (for a fee) to reach the Obergurgl practicing track; and directly in Hochgurgl (free of charge) to enjoy the Hochgurgl practicing trail.
Sweaty in the car after cross-country skiing? Not at all: Nordic skiers can comfortably change their clothes at Hotel Jagdhof (directly on the high-altitude trail in Obergurgl, Pill/Angern).
Advance booking required at Hotel Jagdhof: T +43 (0) 5256 6431
Status Cross-Country Skiing Tracks Obergurgl-Hochgurgl
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