Cross-country skiing in the Lungau

250 kilometers of XC trails and more

A nature experience with a magic all its own as, in beautiful sunshine and clear air, you crisscross snow-covered valleys on XC skis. Cross-country enthusiasts discover fantastic conditions in the surroundings of St. Michael im Lungau. 150 km of cross-country trails, with 100 kilometers tracked for skating technique, plus snow guaranteed on 80 days out of the season - clearly, there's good reason why the Lungau region is so popular.

And that's why it shouldn't surprise anyone to know that the region has also been awarded the "Cross-Country Seal of Quality". The permanently tracked trail network, the clear signs at trail access points, plenty of parking spaces and even a cross-country school with equipment rental add the perfect finishing touches to this amazing cross-country experience.

As of mid-May, when the valley snows are becoming rather scarce, the alpine trails on the Katschberg, the Prebersee, in Thomatal and in Obertauern become a hot insider tip, both for Nordic skiers as well as everyone hungry for a bit of sunshine. Back at the valley floor, the cross-country opportunities are somewhat limited by this time of year.

There's no better time than the present to hit the trail - and our map is the perfect place to get started.

Don't happen to have the cross-country equipment you need? If so, visit one of our sporting goods stores in St. Michael im Lungau.

Laser – Biathlon in the Salzburger Lungau

In the cross country skiing centre in Mariapfarr – Lignitztal nothing stands in the light of the fun during cross country skiing . Mariapfarr has a snowy cross country ski run. 


Laser - biathlon - definitly not dangerous, suitable for every age, not only in combination with cross country skiing also with nearly every other sport in combination - all year long - possible. As a team player or as a lone warrior, the "healthy shoot" in the end is the best way to finish the sporty fun.



Trail Report

Trail Rates

With the purchase of a Lungau trail pin, you are able to use all cross-country trails in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Salzburg's Lungau.

  • Day ticket: € 3
  • Seven-day ticket: € 10
  • Saison ticket (trail pin) 2015/16 € 30,-
  • Cross-Country Combo Pass: € 30.50 (7-day ticket incl. the public-transit bus)

The trail pin and the day ticket are available at the tourist office, by the cross-country trail, and from your landlord.