Thereby it's possible to explore the individual townships along the Salzach valley on cross-country or skating skis and then return on the Pinzgau local train (between Zell am See and Krimml) to where you started.
The ADAC (General German Automobile Association) awarded the cross-country trail association five stars (out of five) for its excellent network of cross-country ski trails. Should there be a shortage of snow in the valley for once, high altitude trails such as the hill moor trail in Mittersill (22 km), the high altitude trail in Hochkrimml (12 km) or the sunshine trail in Sportgastein (8 km) provide viable alternatives. Wonderful views of the mighty 3,000-metre peaks of the Hohe Tauern National Park are guaranteed.
The trend towards alternative activities close to nature in winter fits perfectly with a region such as the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region. But as the trend in winter tourism is unstoppably going from mere alpine skiing to a wider range of winter sports activities in unspoiled nature, the Hohe Tauern National Park Holiday Region decided to develop the infrastructure for cross-country skiers and skaters.
Since then, more than 200 km of cross-country ski trails make every cross-country skier's and skater's heart leap for joy.
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Panoramic Trail Hochkrimml: Cross-country skiing on the panoramic trail in Hochkrimml (1,640 m – 12 km), letting you enjoy superb views of the Zillertal Alps and the Hohen Tauern.
7km trail through forest with connection to the 200 km long Pinzgau trail network. At Finkenhof, the circular trail is floodlit every evening!
45 kilometres of cross-country ski trails in Neukirchen and Bramberg sends leisure ski hikers' as well as more ambitious cross-country skiers' pulse racing. Optimally groomed trails through magnificent winter scenery with impressive views of the Grossvenediger promise divine cross-country skiing enjoyment.
Hill moor trail (22 km) in splendid, protected landscape with impressive views of the 3,000-metre peaks of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
Blizzard Trail (3.1 km), easy, dual-track for classic cross-country skiing and skating trail, floodlit from 17:00 to 21:00
25 km in the village (dual-track classic and skating) with connection to the 200 km long Pinzga Trail.
Seeloipe trail 1.5 km (artificial snowmaking), dual-track and skating, floodlit until 22:00!
The network of trails (classic and skating) is part of the 200 km long Pinzga Trail.
Cross-country ski trails in Niedernsill: 15 km
Cross-country ski trails in Piesendorf: 27 km
15 km total length of cross-country ski trails in the area (classic trail and skating trail)
Schlossloipe 6.0 km (easy), Brunnwiesenloipe 2.3 km floodlit (easy)
Nightime trail 3.5 km
Tauern Spa Trail 2.8 km floodlit
High altitude trail Kitzsteinhorn 3.0 km (medium), groomed year-round, 2,800 m altitude
Trail to Piesendorf 5.0 km
Trail to Bruck 3.0 km
A total of 30 km of groomed trails cross the pristine landscape up to 1,200 m altitude – the most popular one is the Sunshine Trail (two loops 2 km each) in wonderful sunny national park scenery in Hüttwinkltal Valley (easy)
High altitude trail Embach - 11 km of trail fun for skaters and classic skiers in varied terrain with climbs and gentle falls
Golf Trail: in the area Badbruck/Kötschachtal at 960 m, Length: 3.5 km, classic and skating
Himmelwand Trail: medium difficulty in Kötschachtal Valley at 1,100 m, Length: 3 km, classic
Böcksteiner Trail : easy, at 1,100 m, Length: 5.5 km, classic and skating
Trails in Sportgastein: At 1,600 m altitude, Distance up to 20 km, classic and skating
Grossarl trail from Grossarl to the Kösslerhäusl museum of local history and Hüttschlag-Trail from Hüttschlag-InnereWolfau south to the popular "Aschaustüberl" and continuing into the picturesque head of the valley to the national park inn "Talwirt" with a large parking lot, "Mountain Forest" exhibition and national park information point. The trails are laid out in classic style and most also have a skating track running parallel. Level of difficulty: medium, approx. 20 km
The trail in Grossarl (horse-riding meadow) and in Hüttschlag (Aschaustüberl) is floodlit day by day.