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Cross-Country Skiing in the Grossglockner/Heiligenblut Adventure Region

Cross-Country Skiing in the Grossglockner/Heiligenblut Adventure Region

Classic or skating technique amidst breathtaking nature: cross-country skiing in the winter landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park

The morning air is crystal clear. While the sun still battles against the low temperatures of the disappearing night, you are already on your feet, strapping your cross-country skis to your boots. You can see your breath as you set out on the first lap of the day, along the freshly prepared cross-country ski trail in Heiligenblut.  

Sooner than expected, your limbs warm up as you find your rhythm and pick up your pace. The warmth of the sun overcomes the chill, intensifying the beauty of your surroundings. An exhilarating feeling, to be active and awake, gliding soundlessly through the alpine winter landscape of the Hohe Tauern National Park.

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The power of nature: cross-country skiing in the realm of Grossglockner

With a total of 12 km of cross-country ski trails, a myriad of routes is laid literally at your feet. The choice is yours: long and challenging, or short and gentle; vast differences in altitude, or leisurely rounds in the valley. The view of the National Park mountains is always stunning, wherever you go. You can even enjoy cross-country skiing with a direct view of the Grossglockner: outside the gates of Heiligenblut, two high-alpine tracks await –called the ‘Glockner’ and ‘Sonnblick’ cross-country ski trails. While most of our tracks run at altitudes of 1000 to 1300 metres, these high-alpine routes will take you up to 2300 m above sea-level – you could hardly find a better or more memorable workout.

Our personal favourites

  • Sonnblick Track Heiligenblut - 3.2 km, approx. 30 min - EASY
  • Glockner Track Heiligenblut - 6.1 km, approx. 1 h 10 min - MEDIUM
  • Möll Track Grosskirchheim - 12 km, approx. 2 h - MEDIUM
  • Along the Bike Path Mörtschach - 6 km, approx. 1 h - EASY
  • Astener Moos Track into the Asten Valley - 3 km, approx. 45 min. - EASY
  • Joining up with the Mörtschach CCS Trail  Winklern - 7 km, approx. 1 h - EASY

What is your top-favourite cross-country skiing route in the Grossglockner/Heiligenblut Adventure Region?

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A shared passion

Without a doubt, cross-country skiing is one of the most enjoyable ways to experience a winter landscape whilst getting plenty of exercise.

Due to the particularly high altitudes of many of the routes described above, the trails in our region offer excellent conditions and reliable snow cover. Our cross-country ski trails are expertly groomed and maintained, to make your excursions as smooth as can be. As fans of this sport, we are part of a wider community. We look out for one another – joined by our shared appreciation for the ability to move so freely through a beautiful natural world. 

A small reminder of our code of conduct:

  • We are considerate, ensuring that none of our actions put others in danger
  • We are aware of other track users’ signals, direction of travel and technique (classic or skating)
  • On double or multiple tracks we keep to the right-hand track
  • Groups move in a successive line on the right-hand track
  • You may overtake on the left or the right – the skier in front does not have to vacate the track
  • When encountering oncoming skiers, each party has to give way to the right
  • During overtaking and encounters, we keep our poles close to the body
  • We adjust our speed to our ability, terrain conditions and visibility
  • When stopping, we vacate the track to keep it clear
  • If we come across an accident, we always stop and give assistance or summon help

Ready to embark on some Nordic sports in the Grossglockner/Heiligenblut Adventure Region?

If you can already see yourself run laps on the cross-country ski tracks in these outstanding surroundings, be sure to make your way to Heiligenblut.

We will be delighted to assist you in planning your holiday. Simply contact us with any questions, send us a no-obligation holiday enquiry, or phone us on +43 4824 2700-20.

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