Cross Country Ski Holidays Country: Kaiserwinkl Austria

Cross Country Skiing in TyrolSnow shoe hiking in TyrolWinter in KaiserwinkelCross-country ski run KaiserwinkelCross country trail in TyrolKössen in TyrilWinter holidays in TyrolWinter landscape in Tyrol

Region Kaiserwinkl

Cross Country Skiing in Tyrol

Cross Country Highlights

  • Seal of quality for cross-country ski trails awarded by the Federal Sate of Tyrol
  • Member of “Tyrolean Cross-Country Ski Specialists“ – many services: from guaranteed length of the cross-country ski trails to competent advice and comfortable infrastructure.
  • 257 kilometres of well-groomed cross-country ski trails, 2 cross-country ski trails covered in artificial snow in case of little snow

Cross-country skiing in the Kaiserwinkl in Tyrol
The Kaiserwinkl network of well-groomed cross-country ski trails stretches across 257 kilometres. The well-groomed cross-country ski trails are suitable for beginners and the advanced alike. The Kaiserwinkl is the most popular destination for cross-country skiers and skaters in Europe.

Kaiserwinkl – Member of “Tyrolean Cross-Country Ski Specialists“
Meeting a series of criteria for cross-country skiing quality in the Kaiserwinkl region; making a cross-country skiing holiday a pleasant experience, the quality of the cross-country ski accommodations is constantly checked by experts. Furthermore, the use of the cross-country ski trails in the Kaiserwinkl region is free of charge.

Schwaig cross-country ski trail in the Kaiserwinkl – the informative cross-country ski trail
This intermediate 9 kilometres long cross-country ski trail leads through Tyrol’s largest connected moorland. Information boards tell about the formation of the moor and its diversity of species hiding underneath the blanket of snow all along the route of the “Schwemm” – a pearl of nature.

Cross-country ski trails covered in artificial snow in winters with little snow
Cross-country skiing in the Tyrolean Kaiserwinkl is also guaranteed because artificial snow covers the cross-country ski trails even if the weather is not in the mood for snow.

Trail area Kaiserwinkl

Trail area Kaiserwinkl


257km thereof:
  • Skating 129 km
  • Special night trails 1.5 km
  • Trails with artificial snowmaking 4.2 km

Prices & Service

Using the cross-country trails in Kaiserwinkl is FREE!

  • "Tirol's Nordic Skiing Specialists"
  • Nordic Center Kössen
  • Cross Country centre Oberberg
  • Changing and shower room

Further information

  • Trail altitude

    595 m - 726 m

  • Resort altitude

    589 m - 702 m

Cross-country skiing in Kaiserwinkl

With over 128 km of classic cross-country ski trails as well as 129 km of cross-country ski skating trails is Kaiserwinkl one of the Austria’s most unique cross-country ski resorts. The well-groomed cross-country ski trails are suitable for beginners and ambitious sportsmen and women alike. The healthy mountain climate in connection with the pristine landscape and clean air are just perfect for all sportsmen and women. The beautiful network of cross-country ski trails connects the villages of Kössen, Schwendt, Walchsee and Rettenschöss and offers a cross-country ski experience full of variety. Two cross-country ski trails, each measuring 2.1 km, covered in artificial snow ensure cross-country skiing pleasure even when there is little snow. The region is a member of "Tyrolean Cross-Country Ski Specialists" and boasts a modern infrastructure as well as a high level of services and many events for its guests.

Cross-country ski schools & rentals

Nordic Center

Nordic Center

Erlaustraße 4

6345 Kössen

+43 (0) 664 5003974

  • Rent Service
  • Biathlon courses
Ice Skating in Kaiserwinkl

Winter sports in the region

  • Nordic Center Kössen
  • Free of charge snowshoe taster with the Kaiserwinkl Card
  • Walchsee natural ice rink – ice skating in moonlight

Biathlon in the Kaiserwinkl

Guests can enjoy biathlon taster sessions at the Nordic Center Kössen every Friday. Private biathlon lessons are available anytime by appointment.

The equipment can be hired directly on site.

Snowshoe hiking in the Kaiserwinkl

5 mapped snowshoe hiking trails away from the masses and leading through the snow-covered, tranquil Tyrolean mountain world can be found in the Kaiserwinkl. The trails lead through small forests, past huts and alpine pastures to the most beautiful viewpoints from where the panorama of many snow-white peaks and pristine, glistening slopes can be enjoyed.


  • Kössen – Lake Taubensee
  • Walchsee – Wandberg
  • Schwendt – Kohlalm
  • Walchsee – Heuberg
  • Kössen – Edernalm – Ottenalm

Holders of a Kaiserwinkl Card can test ice skates free of charge at the Adventure Club in Kössen every Monday. Guided tours are available from the Zahmer Kaiser Ski School, Sport und Natur and the Adventure Club Kaiserwinkl on request.

Equipment can be hired from local sports shops or ski schools.


Ice sports in the Kaiserwinkl

Ice skaters and ice stock curlers find everything their heart desires in stunning surroundings only a 5 minutes‘ walk away from the centre on the natural ice rink in Walchsee. A very special experience is ice skating in moonlight. The ice rink will be lit in the evening especially for you on prior request thus offering unlimited ice skating fun.

The ice rink can be used free of charge in connection with the Kaiserwinkl Card. Ice skates can be hired directly next to the ice rink.

Events in the region