Saalfelden Leogang

Cross Country Ski Holidays Country: Saalfelden Leogang Austria

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Cross Country Highlights

  • World-class cross-country ski racing trail at the Ritzensee lake
  • ÖNORM signage with a special system for checking speed and pulse
  • Ski jumping for beginners: the ski jumping school at the Felix-Gottwald jump provides a perfect facility

Cross-country skiing holidays in the Saalfelden Leogang region
Over the last few years there have been lots of developments in cross-country skiing in Saalfelden Leogang. Locals and guests have 50 km of perfectly prepared trails to choose from, and everyone, whatever their style, is sure to find a suitable circuit out of the 18 available. Some routes take you into the neighbouring villages of Maria Alm, Maishofen or to the Biathlon World Cup metropol, Hochfilzen.

The range of cross-country skiing in Saalfelden Leogang
The Ramseiderloipe in Saalfelden, together with the Saalach Loipe or the Ecking Loipe in Leogang are ideal for beginners and hobbyists. All 3 of these take you through flat, easy terrain. For those looking for a little more variety and a few more hills, the Dorfheim-Lenzing trail would-be more suitable.

Cross-country skiing in Saalfelden Leogang in Austria
Saalfelden-Leogang was the first cross-country skiing region in the province of Salzburg to be equipped with the new ÖNORM cross-country ski signage system, making it much easier for everyone to find their ideal trail. But there is also plenty for cross-country skiers away from the trails, in the service centres and cross-country ski schools that can not only give you tips on technique, but also offer suitable rental equipment.

Skimarathon Saalfelden
On the 4th and 5th February 2017, Saalfelden will, for the 10th time, be the venue for exciting competitions between ÖSV professionals and hobby cross-country skiers. There will be more than 500 starters from all over the world competing in 3 different disciplines. It is open to anyone who enjoys cross-country skiing.

Trail area Saalfelden Leogang

Trail area Saalfelden Leogang


150km thereof:
  • Skating 98 km
  • Special night trails 4.7 km
  • Trails with artificial snowmaking 3.5 km

Prices & Service

The use of all cross-country ski trails is free.

  • ÖNORM Trail signs
  • Biathlon
  • Nordic centre Ritzensee
  • Fun & Snow Park

Further information

  • Trail altitude

    756 m - 1000 m

  • Resort altitude

    756 m - 786 m

  • Cross country season

    End of December - middle of March

Cross-country skiing in Saalfelden Leogang

The trail network contains 150 km of cross-country skiing in the region, the first one in the province of Salzburg to be equipped with the new ÖNORM signage system. The extensive network of double tracks and skating tracks is carefully prepared every day, and the varying difficulty of the 18 trails offers something for every type of cross-country skier. The cross-country ski world championship trail at the Ritzensee lake is surely one of the most demanding ones in the region. The scope of trails is extended further by the many connecting trails into the neighbouring resorts of Maria Alm, Maishofen, and the biathlon World Cup metropolis, Hochfilzen.

Cross-country ski schools & rentals

Sport Grossegger

Sport Grossegger

Bsuch 97

5760 Saalfelden

43 (0 )6582/73053

  • Biathlon
Snowshoeing in Saalfelden Leogang

Winter sports in the region

  • Ski touring area full of variety
  • Nordic Academy in Saalfelden
  • Lake Ritzensee natural ice rink lit until 10 pm

Ski touring in Saalfelden Leogang

Ski tourers will find that Saalfelden Leogang is an especially diverse ski touring area. The gentle grassy hills but also the Leogang Steinberg Mountains and the Steinerne Meer offer sportsmen and women ideal conditions and a variety of tours of all levels of difficulty.

Easy tours:

  • Wimbach I

Intermediate tours:

  • Schwalbenwand from Gerling (difficult option also possible)
  • Sonnkogel from Leogang
  • Schwalbenwand – Hundstein – Aberg – Maria Alm circular route
  • Biberg ascent
  • Asitz I ascent
  • Asitz II middle terminus
  • Wimbach II summit tour
  • Asitz Sappenmais ascent

Difficult tours:

  • Große Reibn
  • Gerling – Schwalbenwand

Qualified mountain guides accompany you on your tours on request and guarantee a high level of safety. The equipment can be hired from local sports shops.


Biathlon in Saalfelden Leogang

Biathletes are well looked after in Saalfelden Leogang. The Ritzensee Cross-Country Ski Centre offers a good infrastructure and ideal training conditions under expert instruction. Taster courses are offered here by the Saalfelden Nordic Academy Cross-Country Ski School.


Snowshoe hiking in Saalfelden Leogang

Saalfelden Leogang offers snowshoe hikers many possibilities to enjoy the tranquillity of the beautiful landscape. Hiking across snow-covered meadows, forests and mountains is relaxation of a special kind.

Professional guides offering guided snowshoe hiking tours are available locally.

Equipment is available for hire from the many sports shops.

Ice sports in Saalfelden Leogang

The beautiful Lake Ritzensee in Saalfelden is the perfect place for ice sports enthusiasts. Surrounded by stunning scenery, you can enjoy ice sports on the lit natural ice rink until 10 pm every day.

Ice skates can be hired directly on site.

Events in the region

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Skimarathon Saalfelden

2017-02-04 - 2017-02-05

There are exciting competitions between ÖSV-professionals and hobby cross-country skier at the ski marathon in Saalfelden.

The weekend from 4th to 5th of February 2017 will be characterized by cross-country skiing.

“The special at the ski marathon Saalfelden is that this is an event made for everyone and made to have fun. International active cross-country athletes measure up to hobby sportsmen, young athletes with “old hands”, women get their own start corridor and even the last will be welcomed at the finishline.This cross-skiing event is one of the 7th biggest in Austria.

More info to the events
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BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon

2017-02-08 - 2017-02-19

Also this year we expect a huge audience in Hochfilzen/Pillersee to cheer world’s best cross country athletes at the world cup biathlon 2017.

More info to the events
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Ski tour camp

2016-12-16 - 2017-03-26

Inhalte der Camps:

  • Grundlagen der Schnee- und Lawinenkunde
  • Gefahrenmuster und Gefahrenstellen laut Lawinenlagebericht interpretieren
  • vernünftige Tourenplanung
  • Geländebeurteilung, Verhalten, Spuranlage im Auf- und Abstieg
  • Beobachtungen im Gelände (Alarmzeichen, Gefahrenmuster und Gefahrenstellen, subjektive Faktoren)
  • Risikocheck und Entscheidung im Einzelhang
  • Wahl der geeigneten Maßnahmen
  • konsequentes Handeln



More info to the events


Saalfelden Leogang

Mittergasse 21a
5760 - Saalfelden
T: +43 6582 70660

Cross-country ski experts

Mario Seidl
ÖSV Nordic combination athlete

Trained athletes will find the World Championship circuit at the Ritzensee lake interesting; a very demanding trail across constantly changing terrain. The skating trail takes you partially through woodland, and is one of my favourite training routes, and thanks to the artificial snowmaking facilities, it is open until the spring. The trail is lit until 10 PM, giving you the chance of doing some great training in the evenings too.

Mario Seidl
ÖSV Nordic combination athlete