Cross-country skiing in Austria
Cross-country skiing in the vast Gosau valley
The Gosau valley in Salzkammergut in Upper Austria in the heart of Austria can quite rightly be called a real cross-country skiing paradise. The expanse of the valley and good snow conditions in the winter months allow cross-country skiers to find exhilarating happiness. With almost 50 kilometres of prepared trails there is plenty of selection for cross-country skiing in Austria. The Sommerhof family hotel is situated right next to a trail and is therefore the perfect starting point for a day's cross-country skiing through the Gosau valley.
Glide through the countryside on magical trails
The Fairy Tale Trail along the Gosau brook from Vordertal to Hintertal is one of the most stunning tours. This trail is characterised by its more than 6 kilometres and low elevation gain and on top of that you are constantly accompanied by the breathtaking panorama of the Alps during your enjoyable sporting activity. The Fairy Tale Trail starts and ends at Gosau sports centre.
You make your mark on the 5 kilometre long Sun Trail on the stunning sunny side of the Gosau valley. After a flat section along the Gosau brook you reach the highest point after a climb before returning to the start. When the fields of snow sparkling in the sun open up in front of your eyes your wintry day trip in the snowy Gosau valley becomes twice as beautiful.
Anyone who wants a bit more of a challenge can join the Sports Trail. The approx. 5 kilometre long route leads through the Hintertal and then steeply up to the Gosau reservoir. You reach your starting point in Hintertal over meadows and fields with two possible spots for a rest and refreshments.
The longest trail in the Gosau valley awaits you with the moderately difficult Village Trail, which runs for 15 kilometres through the stunning scenery along Gosau brook and also allows you to join many other trails. Hotel Sommerhof is situated right on the Village Trail so you can strap on your cross-country skis without any further ado and set off.
Cross-country skiing in Salzkammergut
Enjoy the healthy endurance sport of cross-country skiing in the wonderful cross-country skiing region of the Gosau valley. Clear winter air, the silence of snow-covered nature and the mountain panorama make cross-country skiing in Gosau an experience for all the senses. Come to Salzkammergut for cross-country skiing and warm up again after your tours at Hotel Sommerhof. Families and athletes will find everything there for a successful winter holiday – send us your no-obligation enquiry!