Cross-Country Skiing in Sölden
Cross-country ski tracks with an extra special touch
Sölden's cross-country ski trails impress both skaters and classic cross-country skiers thanks to its varied course through the white winter wonderland of the rear Ötztal. Another advantage in addition to pleasant nature exploration: smooth exercise in this high-altitude training area boosts your muscles with an extra dose of oxygen.
Gliding through Forests and Meadows
Cross-country skiers will benefit from three rewarding trails in Sölden for free. No matter if you prefer an easy loop tour across flat meadows (Hofer Boden-Windau), an intermediate route with gently rolling descents and ascents (Untersölden) or a moderately difficult forest and meadow track near Zwieselstein: the altitude between 1368 m in Sölden and over 1500 m in Zwieselstein also attracts top athletes due to the so-called "high altitude training effect". Even ambitious Nordic skiing amateurs push themselves to a new fitness level by using two poles.
Nearby: Ötztal's Cross-country Skiing Center
The trails in Sölden give access to a much larger cross-country skiing paradise. Throughout Ötztal sporty guests can enjoy about 143 kilometers of well-groomed and perfectly maintained cross-country trails suitable for skating and classic cross-country skiing. A true challenge for all skill levels and free of charge. The wide open loop tours on the valley floor near Längenfeld, covering more than 60 cross-country ski kilometers, are particularly attractive. Among the highlights ranks the snow-sure, 12 km long skating track in Gries near Längenfeld at 1600 meters above sea level. From Sölden you can easily reach this cross-country skiing center by public bus which is free of charge for all Ötztal guest card holders.
Cross-country Skiing Equipment Rental & Courses
Especially beginners are strongly recommended to practice the right technique guided by a certified trainer, and also advanced can still learn a lot from professional instructors. Most ski schools in Sölden also offer cross-country skiing lessons. If you want to go cross-country skiing and you don't have brought your own equipment simply stop by at one of the numerous sports shops with ski hire. They provide the right material depending on your skills, technique and experience - cross-country skis, shoes and poles. Let's get started!