© Cross-country skiing in the Dachstein Salzkammergut (photo: Sven Posch / www.viewnect.com)
Cross-country skiing track in the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut (Photo: www.360perspektiven.com)

Cross-country skiing in
Dachstein Salzkammergut


Cross country skiing in Bad Goisern, Gosau & Obertraun

Cross country skiing is a work-out for the whole body and is probably the most effective type of sport for those seeking to maintain good health and high levels of fitness.

Fit with cross country skiing

Biking, for example, uses approximately 35 per cent of our muscles, whereas cross country skiing has an impact on almost all of the body. We use about 90 per cent of our muscles, and metabolic rate is increased. Our minds benefit too from exercising in the fresh air.

We invite you to enjoy this wonderful sport in the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut. Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt offers on the Predigstuhl cross country skiing slopes with unique views, Gosau at Dachstein  attracts you with 50 kilometers of perfectly prepared slopes in the valley and Obertraun is the secret spot for nature lovers.

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Predigstuhl high-altitude cross country skiing trail

Those who enjoy cross country skiing on holiday have come to just the right place. Plenty of snow is guaranteed at the Predigstuhl high altitude cross country ski trail in Bad Goisern at Lake Hallstatt which is situated at an altitude of between 1 000 and 1 200 metres above sea level. Equipped with cross country skis and poles, you are surrounded by the beauty of nature too. You will be amazed how extensive and varied the network of trails is. Here on your doorstep is one of the most exciting areas for cross country skiing in Austria. Whether you like to ski at a faster pace or take things a little easier and enjoy passing through snow-filled woodland which glistens in the sun, or crossing a spectacular hanging bridge, you will find the perfect trail to follow. When taking a quick pause for breath, you will enjoy stunning views of the vast Dachstein glacier in the distance. Wherever you are along the way, you will have a different aspect of the glacier.


Experience the beauty of nature

There are, of course, many cross country ski trails in Obertraun where you can explore the peace and tranquility of the Koppenwinkel Nature Reserve buried in snow, and in Gosau at Dachstein too. Following the trails you will discover many beautiful little corners of the region that you might otherwise miss. Simply visit one of the tourist offices located throughout the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut and collect your complimentary cross country ski trail map.

Current snow conditions and opening status of the cross country skiing trails can be seen in the cross country skiing trail status report of theHoliday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut. For current weather conditions, check out our webcams.

Contact & Service

Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut
Kirchengasse 4
4822 Bad Goisern

Phone+43 5 95095
Fax machine+43 5 95095-74


Don’t hesitate to contact the team of local guides for any questions about the Holiday Region Dachstein Salzkammergut.