Cross-country skiing

Tradition enjoying a revival

Österreich Kärnten Langlaufen Naturoark Dobratsch Villach

Fresh tracks. The trail network in the Villach Region is a hit. Well-groomed tracks, all lengths and levels of difficulty, fresh alpine air, tremendous views.

Network. On the slopes, get set – go? No, not this time. For a change, why not try the freshly tracked cross-country ski trails in the heart of Carinthia. It’s just a question of where to go. After all, you are spoilt for choice with a varied network covering countless kilometres in the Villach Region. Perfectly groomed for skating and classic parallel skiing. Like on the sunny panoramic trail on Gerlitzen Alpe for example. Or on Dreiländereck. The Karawanken trail on Lake Faak is also very popular.

A special tip: the cross-country ski centre in the Dobratsch nature park. It has a five-kilometre trail starting at the alpine rock garden car park.

Villach Alpen Arena. A Nordic ski centre for ski jumping and cross-country. Top local athletes also train here on the internationally recognised race trail. The stats? Five kilometres long, floodlit, three kilometres served by snow machines. Cross-country skiing guaranteed therefore until the spring. Even then you don’t have to stop: the trail is used for roller skiing in summer.

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