“The air is bone-chilling cold, the snow crystals sparkle in the sun on the snow blanket. You’re getting ready, strapping on the cross country skis and setting off. At first the cold still numbs you, but with every metre you’re warming up. Almost silently you glide along before the wonderful backdrop of the Hohe Tauern…” Cross-country skiing is a particularly nice way of experiencing winter, and its keeps you fit as well.
Winter sports fans have the choice
For all those who want to spend their winter holidays not only on the slopes, cross-country skiing offers a breathtaking way of moving about in wonderful, wintry nature. And it leaves you with a choice not just between classic or skating style, you can also perfectly match the ski trail to suit your requirements. Sometimes it’s an easy, short and scenic ski trail in the valley, another time you’ll choose the high-altitude trail in Mallnitz to train on, where at 1,200 m above sea level you’ll benefit from great training effects.
20 km groomed ski trails
The network of ski trails around the townships of Obervellach and Reisseck is one to behold. Up to 20 km of optimally groomed ski trails are available to choose from. Most have their starting point in Obervellach at the bridge across the Möll and lead in direction of Gratschach or Söbriach all the way to the smeltery and further on to Flattach and Stall. Those who want to tackle the entire network of ski trails hopefully have enough time on their winter holidays in the Hohe Tauern.
“Cross-country Skiing Trail Seal of Quality” in Mallnitz
All around the township of Mallnitz cross-country skiers will find particularly good conditions, seeing that the cross-country ski trails around Mallnitz are regarded as the best Carinthia has to offer. Moreover, thanks to the nature and quality of the cross-country ski trails, Mallnitz is the first location in Carinthia to have been awarded the Cross-country Skiing Trail Seal of Quality. This was thanks to the idyllic location of the cross-country ski trails in the surrounding valleys, the incomparable routing all the way into the National Park Hohe Tauern, the excellent maintenance and many variations. On 25 attractive kilometres of cross-country ski trails in and around Mallnitz, everyone can leave their tracks from beginners to seasoned experts.
Special cross-country ski trail highlights:
- Seebachtal trail in Mallnitz: 5.6 km, 30 mda, ca. 45 min.: EASY
- Tauerntal trail small in Mallnitz: 5.4 km, 70 mda, ca. 50 min.: EASY
- Tauerntal trail big in Mallnitz: 6.7 km, 180 mda, ca. 1.5 h: MEDIUM
- SunTrail Rabisch: 1 km, 30 mda, ca. 30 min.: EASY
- High-altitude trail Mölltal Glacier: 5 km, ca. 50 mda, ca. 1 h.: MEDIUM