Cross-country skiing

There is hardly any other sport that strengthens muscles and is easy on your joints at the same time. Cross-country skiing is an ideal way of experiencing the beauty of the valley with its memorable snow-covered mountain scenery. Pitztal impresses with its diversity of cross-country ski runs: High altitude ski runs at Pitztal Glacier and Rifflsee, a 20km long track along the length of the valley, a network of cross-country tracks at Gachen Blick with varying degrees of difficulty and much more.

In total, there are about 70 km of cross-country ski runs that will get every cross-country skier and nature fans’ heart beating faster. Cross-country skiers can also make use of the free ski and hiking bus with their Regiobus ticket or a valid ski lift pass. On request, your accommodation provider will furnish you with the Regiobus ticket.

Our cross-country ski runs are mostly tested and labelled as ’very good‘. We are proud to have been awarded with the cross-country ski run seal of approval by the cross-country skiing and Nordic Fitness Association of Austria! Our runs are also used and praised by Olympic champion and World Cup winner Mario Stecher for training and world cup preparation.

Cross-country ski runs in St. Leonhard in Pitztal

  • Talloipe from 1,102m to 1,743m (classic and skating)
    Length: 21.7km
    Location: from Wiese to Mittelberg with several loops
    Main access points with ski track information, can be found in Mandarfen, Tieflehn and Plangeross. Access is also possible from every other village along the route.
    cross-country ski track plan with altitude profile for the Talloipe in St. Leonhard (german)
  • Höhenloipe Glacier 2.760m (classic and skating)
    Length: approx. 3-6km
    Location: at Pitztal Glacier, Ascent with Pitzexpress
    cross-country ski track plan with altitude profile for the Höhenloipe (german)
  • Höhenloipe Rifflsee 2.269m (classic)
    Length: approx. 3,8km
    Location: Circular track around Lake Rifflsee, Ascent with Rifflseebahn
    cross-country ski track plan with altitude profile for the Höhenloipe (german)


Cross-country map:,4546,4547