Criteria & minimum standards of the cross-country ski regions

Apart from the many other criteria & recommendations, we have summarised the most important minimum standards for cross-country ski regions required by Cross Country Ski Holidays:

  • The region’s network of cross-country ski tracks must include at least 30 km of “classic“ and 30 km” skating“ cross-country ski tracks.
  • At least 3 km of the cross-country ski tracks must be equipped with an artificial snowmaking facility. Or a high-altitude cross-country ski track (at least 3 km in 1.000 m above sea level) must be available as an alternative.
  • Grooming of the cross-country ski tracks must be guaranteed according to snow conditions.
  • Cross-country ski track maps (ideally with levels of difficulty and altitude profiles) must be available free of charge.
  • All cross-country ski tracks must have signposts that include directions, kilometre indications and overview maps.
  • At least one cross-country ski school (or ski school with cross-country ski instructor) as well as hire of cross-country ski equipment must be available in the region.
  • At least one service station for waxing and grinding of cross-country skis (e.g. sports shop) must be available in the region.
  • The network of cross-country ski tracks must be available in digital form on the region’s website.