Those who prefer to spend their winter holidays on the cross-country ski run should make a detour to Tyrol. Cross-country skiers get their money’s worth inside Tyrols tourist region. Because Tyrol prepared themselves completely for guests who want to discover the beauty of the mountain world of Tyrol from the Loipe.
Not only the slopes are checked, but also the accommodations for their suitability for cross-country skiing.
Cross-country skiing specialists – 11 regions with quality seal
In Tyrol, there is a long tradition for cross-country skiing. This is reflected in the quality of the cross-country trails and in the variety of cross-country skiing offers in Tyrol. The province of Tyrol awards its own seal of quality, the cross-country ski trail seal of approval, for which the regions that are cross-country skiing specialists must meet certain requirements.
For example, the region must have a cross-country ski trail network of at least 50 kilometers. These 50 kilometers must also have the following routes:
- 10 kilometers in difficulty red
- 5 kilometers in difficulty blue
- a training track for beginners at least 500 meters long
- all tracks must be double track
At least 5 kilometers must be usable at all weather conditions. Of course, snow cannot be missing – at least 80 days of snow per year are required. The snow cover must be about 10 cm high. There must be parking spaces near the cross-country ski runs.
The individual cross-country skiing specialists are the regions Achensee, Hohe Salve, Kaiserwinkel, Kitzbühel Alps – St. Johann in Tyrol, East Tyrol, Ötztal, Paznaun-Ischgl, Pillerseetal, Seefeld, Tannheimer Tal as well as Nauders-Tiroler Oberland-Kaunertal.
A plus for cross-country skiers – the accommodations
The accommodations in the regions that specialize in cross-country skiing are quality-certified and offer cross-country skiers not only bed and meals but also important tips for cross-country skiing and information about refreshments in between, very important on long trails.
In order to be certified as accommodation by the province of Tyrol, the facilities must not be located further than 3 kilometers from the nearest cross-country skiing trail entrance. There is also a lockable ski room were cross-country skiing equipment can be stored and waxed if necessary. Washing machines and drying facilities are also available in these accommodations. If this is not available, there must be a cleaning service against payment. The offer of these accommodations, which are specially dedicated to cross-country skiers, is rounded off with trail information and the daily weather forecast.
Of course, there are always cross-country skiing courses and ski rentals available. Whether beginners or advanced skiers – whoever wants to practice this popular winter sport will get their money’s worth in the eleven certified cross-country skiing regions in Tyrol.