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    Cross-Country Skiing

    Cross-country skiing is balsam for body and soul. How good, then, that the Schladming-Dachstein region also provides a home for Nordic skiing. For example, on the sunny plateau of Ramsau am Dachstein – basking in sunshine from early in the morning until late afternoon, skiers are able to embark on exceptionally long and enjoyable cross-country tours via beautifully maintained trails.

    Langlaufen skating | © Schladming-Dachstein / Peter Burgstaller

    Facts about Ramsau am Dachstein

    • 125 km of trails tracked for classic skiing and 70 km for sporty “skating” technique, all shown clearly on the trail map
    • 20 cross-country loop trails
    • various levels of difficulty, length (up to 30 km) and altitude (plateau and glacier trails)
    • A lot of trailside opportunities for a drink and bite to eat
    • top cross-country ski schools
    • snowmaking infrastructure
    • awarded the Styrian Cross-Country Trail Seal Of Quality


    The cross-country trail network of Ramsau am Dachstein extends for roughly 220 km, including 125 km for classic technique and 95 for “skaters”. The trails lead through broad expanses of snow and past traditional mountain huts, suitable for beginners as well as pros. For unbeatable quality, the trails are freshly maintained every single day.

    Cross-country skiing isn’t only possible beneath the watchful gaze of the Dachstein. Near the top of this majestic Styrian mountain, on Dachstein glacier at 2700 m, you will discover the highest cross-country trail in our region. A location greatly appreciated by the international elite of Nordic skiing, who regularly pay a visit to the glacier.

    Four top cross-country schools have the perfect offer in store for beginners wanting to enjoy their first taste of XCing, as well as for professional-level skiers excited to fine-tune their technique. In addition to that, you might also want to put your accuracy and coordination to the test in the sport of biathlon in an actual World Cup setting.

    As the last rays of sunshine disappear behind the mountains, the day on the plateau also draws to a close. Though that doesn’t necessarily mean your fun is quite over yet. Thanks to a night trail illuminated from 5 until 9 PM, the cross-country enjoyment in Ramsau am Dachstein is virtually unlimited.

    Cross-country trails in SChlamding-Dachstein

    Accessible by public transport
    On classic trail into the forest of Kulmberg | Gerhard Pilz | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
    Schladming-Dachstein medium Closed
    Route 14,5 km
    Duration 3:30 h

    Kulmberg Forest Trail

    Accessible by public transport
    XC skiing out of Untertal valley - the Klafferkessel summits in the backdrop | Gerhard Pilz | © Tourismusverband Schladming - Martin Huber
    Schladming easy Closed
    Route 13,5 km
    Duration 2:30 h

    Kristallloipe classic XC trail

    Accessible by public transport
    Ramsau XC trail - of course with Dachstein panoramic view | Gerhard Pilz | © Erlebnisregion Schladming-Dachstein
    Schladming-Dachstein medium Closed
    Route 11,8 km
    Duration 2:30 h

    Ramsau Loop Trail


    Our cross-country ski schools will help you get on the right “track”. Whether your preference is for classic or “skating” technique, we have unbeatable tips in store for you.

    Whenever it’s time to find the right equipment, our area sports shops are there for you. Be that for an extended stay or just for an hour or two to enjoy a first taste of the sport. 

    Night Trail

    For all those who haden´t enough during the day, a 3 km long cross-country ski trail in the WM Stadium Ramsau is also there for you in the evening.
    Lighted daily from 18-21 o'clock.

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    Biathlon is fascinating. Not just to watch on TV, when the world's best athletes clock laps and try to turn the black targets white, standing as well as prone - but also to try it yourself. In Ramsau am Dachstein, there are several ways to enjoy a taste of the enthralling world of biathlon.

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