Cross-country skiing on the Almenland Trail in Eastern Styria | © TV Oststeiermark | Heinz Toperczer Cross-country skiing on the Almenland Trail in Eastern Styria | © TV Oststeiermark | Heinz Toperczer

Cross-country Skiing in the Eastern Styria

Stress, a hectic rush? Not in Austria’s garden. Experience the romantic winter landscape in peace and quiet. Ideally on the sunniest cross-country ski runs you are likely to find. 

Discover the magnificent landscape with picturesque panoramas and idyllic places as you make tracks through the winter wonderland on your cross-country skiing holiday. There are many places to stop for refreshments along the cross-country ski runs.

Cross country skiing in Eastern Styria in a beautiful winter landscape | © TV Oststeiermark | Bernhard Bergmann

Classic or skating?

Cross-country skiing in the Eastern Styria is really fun. Classic cross-country skiers and skaters are sure to find perfect runs in Austria’s garden. Freshly groomed cross-country ski runs and snow making equipment ensure perfect conditions for your enjoyment. The Joglland and Almenland cross-country ski runs also bear the Styrian seal of approval, meeting the highest standards for a perfect cross-country skiing holiday in the Eastern Styria.

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Cross-country ski runs

Joglland cross-country ski run


The Joglland cross-country ski run with an overall length of 40 kilometres is divided into sections of 2 to 10 kilometres. Guests enjoy cross-country ski runs, freshly groomed every day, with guaranteed snow thanks to snow making equipment. Floodlights extend the hours of operation in the evenings during the week.

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Almenland cross-country ski runs


The sunny, perfectly groomed cross-country ski runs on the Teichalm and Sommeralm invite you to enjoy relaxed cross-country skiing in the snow covered alpine landscape:

  • Bärenschütz cross-country ski run: 6 km, there and back, skating
  • Sommeralm cross-country ski run: 8 km, round loop, skating & classic
  • Hochmoor cross-country ski run: 5 km, round loop, skating & classic
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Rabl-Kreuz cross-country ski run


The Rabl-Kreuz cross-country ski run guarantees the highest quality under appropriate natural snow conditions. Enjoy the magnificent landscape along the Rabl-Kreuz cross-country ski run at the foot of the Hochwechsel on about 21 kilometres (skating and classic) at gorgeous elevations.

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More cross-country ski runs


with sufficient natural snow:

  • Fischbach - Teufelsteinloipe:
    4,7 km classic, T: +43 664 5255727
  • Wechsel-Semmering Panoramaloipe:
    60 km Loipe, T: +43 3173 8020
  • R8 Birkfeld - Ratten
    18 km classic, T: +43 676 7537433

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Cross-country ski schools


The combination sport of cross-country skiing and shooting demands endurance and precision. Give this sport a try on the Joglland cross-country ski run with a laser or air rifle. The goal – with instruction – is to hit all five targets from a distance of ten metres as quickly as possible. Biathlon competitions are also organised on request.

Biathlon at the Joglland cross-country ski run: T: +43 3336 8237

WinterCard for a unique skiing and cross-country skiing pleasure in Eastern Styria | Gleichweit-Nistelberger | © Oststeiermark Tourismus, Anja Gleichweit

Eastern Styria winterCard

Explore the small but nice downhill and cross-country skiing regions in the Eastern Styria with just one card. Access 9 ski lifts and 2 cross-country skiing regions with a single card. The Eastern Styria WinterCard not only covers the Almenland Nature Park and Joglland-Waldheimat, it also offers a new kind of freedom and individuality for locals and guests.

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