Cross Country Ski Holidays Country: Weissensee Austria

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XC skiing in Carinthia

Cross Country Highlights

  • Cross-country ski and biathlon centre
  • Awarded the Carinthian seal of approval for the trails: 65 km of trails for classic and skating skiers
  • “Husky” trail for cross-country skiers with dogs

Cross-country skiing holidays in Weissensee in Carinthia
In summer the Weissensee lake, with its drinking quality, is frequented by bathers, whereas in winter it freezes over and becomes Europe’s largest frozen natural ice area. Cross-country skiers can enjoy the trails here right by the lake that is paradise for ice skaters.

Cross-country ski trails at the Weissensee lake
The 50 km of double-tracked trails and the 15 km of the cross-country ski and biathlon centre that wind their way through the sunny, fog-free Weissensee valley have been awarded the Carinthian seal of approval.

Cross-country skiing at the Weissensee
The practice trails and the Seewiesenloipe are especially popular with beginners and hobbyists, whilst the 6 km circuit along the south bank of the lake, with its wonderfully scenic views of the lake is ideal for Nordic cruisers. Further up, there is the 10 km Franz-Josephs-Höhe-Loipe high-altitude trail. This moderately difficult circuit gives hobby cross-country skiers an ideal challenge, whether using the classic or skating style.

Difficult cross-country ski tours at the Weissensee
Very sporty cross-country skiers and professionals alike take on the difficult trails in the region, such as both of the skating trails, “Powercheck” and “Hühnernock”. These have difficult gradients, and downhill sections with lots of bends.

Natural Ice Skating at Lake Weissensee - Ice Sports in Carinthia
Visit Europe's largest frozen and groomed nature ice surface in Carinthia – the lake Weissensee and enjoy up to 25 km of ice skating round trails, stock sport lanes and ice hockey rinks and the 400 m lane for speed skaters.
You can take lessons at the Ice Skating Academy to learn how to skate on ice or to refine your technique.
Since 1989 world's largest ice spectacle takes place at the Weissensee lake organized by the Dutch. So thousands of participants travel to Carinthia to be part of this famous ice skate marathon (of 50, 100 and 200 km).

Trail area Weissensee

Trail area Weissensee


105km thereof:
  • Skating 55 km
  • Trails with artificial snowmaking 10 km
  • Dog trails 7 km

Prices & Service

Cross Country ski daily tickets cost 5 €.

  • Dog ski run "Husky"
  • Trails for beginners

Further information

  • Trail altitude

    930 m - 1324 m

  • Resort altitude

    930 m - 950 m

  • Cross country season

    Begin of December - end of March

Cross-country skiing in Weissensee

The 50 km network of double-tracked trails and 55 km of skating has received the Carinthian seal of approval. Cross-country ski tours start right next to the lake, taking you into the sunny, mist-free Weissensee valley, with training trails for beginners, high-altitude trails, a trail for dog owners, and artificial snow trail, and some difficult skating trails all adding up to a range of cross-country skiing that is rich in its variety. The regional cross-country ski map guarantees that skiers find a suitable tour, giving detailed information and technical data such as difficulty, a detailed of the trails with tips, and altitude profiles.

Cross-country ski schools & rentals

Langlaufschule Schwarzenbacher

Langlaufschule Schwarzenbacher

Peter Schwarzenbacher

Weissensee 71

9762 Weissensee

+43 (0) 664/1315533

  • Biathlon
  • Snowshoe hikes
  • Ice skating courses
Ice skating at Weissensee

Winter sports in the region

  • Biathlon taster course
  • Snowshoe hiking tours through the Weissensee Nature Park
  • Europe’s largest natural sheet of ice

Biathlon in Weissensee

Biathlon enthusiasts find the ideal conditions for their sport at the cross-country ski centre in Techendorf. Taster courses with introduction to the basic techniques, instructions for handling a laser rifle, practical exercises and the participation in team competitions are offered at the laser rifle shooting facility. Equipment is available on site.

Snowshoe hiking in Weissensee

The Schwarzenbacher Cross-Country Ski and Ice Skating School offers snowshoe hiking tours once a week (registration required). The equipment and the company of an experienced, certified mountain guide are included in the service. The cross-country hiking tours lead through the beautiful Weissensee Nature Park.

Ice sports in Weissensee

Lake Weissensee is a true paradise for all ice sports fans. The 6.5 km² large Lake Weissensee is Europe’s largest natural sheet of ice in winter and offers up to 25 km of circular ice skating tracks, ice stock curling lanes, ice hockey pitches and a 400 metres lane for ice speed skaters.

The Natural Ice Skating School and only Ice Skating Academy on natural ice stage exciting international events. Ice skating and ice speed skating training courses are offered by the Ice Skating School and equipment is available for hire on site.

Events in the region


Cross-country ski experts

Tomaž Druml
ÖSV Nordic combination athlete

Those wanting tips on technique and equipment are best off going to the local cross-country ski school, as are those who want to try out biathlon. Whilst you need strength and fitness on the trail, you need fitness and calmness when shooting. This combination has a special charm of its own, and you can get an introduction to the shooting technique using a laser rifle in the newly built laser shooting range in the biathlon centre before embarking on practical exercises. Fun is guaranteed!

Tomaž Druml
ÖSV Nordic combination athlete