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.

NEW! Snow-coverd trail

Die Petersbründl-Loipe in St. Michael wird im Winter zusätzlich technisch beschneit. Um Langläufern ein attraktives Loipenangebot bieten zu können, wir mit Anfang Dezember heuer erstmalig direkt am FIS-Slalomhang Petersbründl eine Loipe maschinell beschneit.

Zwische Anfang Dezember und Ostern bildet er die Basis für bestes Loipenvergnügen im landschaftlich reizvollen St. Michael.
Die Loipe ist ca. 1 Kilometer lang und als Diagonal- und Skatingloipe präpariert. Schneesicheres Langlaufen im flachen Bereich des Murtales in St. Michael sowohl für Einsteiger als auch für sportliche Langläufer garantiert.

Einstieg und Parkplatz direkt beim Petersbründllift.
Rund um die Talstation Petersbründl stehn neben der Rodelbahn diverse Schneerutschmöglichkeiten für Kinder zur Verfügung.

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) 2019/20 € 30,-

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

For all guests with a valid LungauCard Winter the use of the cross-counrty trails is free!