Across the Paznaun on skis

Cross-country skiing in Ischgl

In Ischgl, cross-country skiers can encounter a true paradise. There is good reason for calling the region one of “Tyrololean cross-country specialists”. It awaits you with a network of trails that consists of more than 50 interconnected kilometres. 

Nordic fun in Tyrol

Why is cross-country skiing so immensely popular? Well, that’s easy! This Nordic sport is perfect if you want to unwind and breathe in some cool mountain air. It improves overall fitness and oxygenates the body with plenty of fresh air. That should be reason enough to enjoy this wonderful pastime on holiday, too! 

Cross-country skiers – whether they prefer classic or skate skiing – can find a true cross-country paradise in Ischgl. The region has been amongst the “cross-country specialists” for many years now. What does that mean for you? Plenty of advantages! That’s why the town of Ischgl and the surrounding area are one of the ten most popular cross-country skiing regions in Tyrol. 

What cross-country skiers get to look forward to in Ischgl: 

  • an extensive network of trails that spans more than 50 kilometres with guaranteed snow
  • professional support at the ski schools in Ischgl and Galtür
  • a comfortable infrastructure thanks to multiple entry points to the network of slopes
  • cross-country skiing courses for beginners, advanced and skilled skiers
  • quality-approved cross-country skiing accommodations
  • L1, ISCHGL LOIPE

    The Ischgl trail is ideal for a first-time cross-country skiing exploration tour, or for quiet winter holidays.

    With 5 km and a very flat trail profile, it is not overtly challenging, yet still rewards you with a feeling of accomplishment.

    Starting point
    Ischgl Silvrettaparkplatz
    Endpoint
    Ischgl Silvrettaparkplatz
    Route length
    5 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Overall increase
    40 hm
    Difficulty
    easy
    Status
    closed
    Style
    classic or skating
    career opportunities
    Mathon
    Connection trail
    L2
    Refreshments
    Restaurants in Ischgl & Mathon
  • L2, MATHON LOIPE

    With a length of 5,5 km, the Mathon trail leads through the snowy countryside, with romantic clearings and past the Mathon natural park.

    You’ll experience Paznaun in its most pristine form.

    Starting point
    Mathon
    Endpoint
    Wildpark
    Route length
    5.5 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Overall increase
    60 hm
    Difficulty
    easy
    Status
    closed
    Style
    classic or skating
    career opportunities
    Wildpark
    Connection trail
    L1, L3
    Refreshments
    Restaurants in Ischgl & Mathon
  • L3, WALD LOIPE

    Those looking for something more challenging are in good hands at the forest trail.

    At a length of 5 km with over 130 m difference of altitude you can go to your limits.

    Starting point
    Mathon Wildpark
    Endpoint
    Galtür Tschaffein
    Route length
    5 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Overall increase
    135 hm
    Difficulty
    medium
    Status
    closed
    Style
    classic or skating
    Connection trail
    L2, L4
    Refreshments
    Wildpark
  • L4, TSCHAFFEIN LOIPE

    Perfect views to the Ballunspitze, the local mountain in Galtür are included.

    The short Tschaffein trail with only 3,3 km length is perfect for your first tries on the trail and is not too demanding with an altitude difference of 50 metres.

    Starting point
    Galtür centre
    Endpoint
    Galtür Tschaffein
    Route length
    3.3 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Overall increase
    50 hm
    Difficulty
    easy
    Status
    closed
    Style
    classic or skating
    career opportunities
    Galtür Tschaffein
    Connection trail
    L5, L3
    Refreshments
    Restaurants in Galtür
  • L5, GALTÜR – WIRL LOIPE

    Experience cross-country skiing in Galtür, the highest place in Paznaun at close to 1,600 m elevation, protected by the massive mountains of the Silvretta massif.

    Galtür’s motto is “Experience alpine wintersports!” The Galtür Wirl Trail, at 6,5 km and minor elevation requires only medium stamina and coordination and is also suited for intermediate skiers.

    Starting point
    Galtür centre
    Endpoint
    Galtür Wirl
    Route length
    6.5 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Overall increase
    110 hm
    Difficulty
    medium
    Status
    closed
    Style
    classic or skating
    career opportunities
    Galtür Wirl
    Connection trail
    L4, R1, R2
    Refreshments
    Restaurants in Galtür & Wirl
  • L6, SILVAPARK LOIPE

    In the ski region Silvapark in Galtür, even cross-country skiiers will get their money’s worth.

    With the Alpkogelbahn cable car you can reach the mountain base easily – then you arrive at the Silvapark cross-country skiing track after only 5 minutes walk. The track has approximately 1,0 km in length and is perfectly suited for training runs.

    Starting point
    Galtür Alpkogelbahn
    Endpoint
    Galtür Alpkogelbahn
    Route length
    1 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Overall increase
    10 hm
    Difficulty
    easy
    Status
    closed
    Style
    Skating
    career opportunities
    -
    Connection trail
    keine
    Refreshments
    Mountain restaurants
  • R1, SILVRETTA – BIELERHÖHE ROUTE

    • closed
    • R cross-country route
    • Map

    The route of this 19 km mountain trail is demanding but rewards with an incredible panorama and a beautiful snowy scenery.

    On the sunny “Bielerhöhe” peak (2,040 m)with the impressive Silvretta reservoir lake, enjoyment and relaxation is guaranteed!

    Starting point
    Galtür Wirl
    Endpoint
    Bielerhöhe
    Route length
    19 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Difficulty
    cross-country route
    Status
    closed
    Style
    classic or skating
    career opportunities
    Bielerhöhe
    Connection trail
    R2, L5
    Refreshments
    Restaurant Piz Buin, restaurants in Wirl
  • R2, ZEINIS – KOPS ROUTE

    • closed
    • R cross-country route
    • Map

    The area surrounding the Zeinissee and Kops reservoir are certainly among the most idyllic places in Paznaun.

    At the border between Tyrol and Vorarlberg, a magnificent view of giant peaks of the Silvretta massif awaits you.

    Starting point
    Galtür Wirl
    Endpoint
    Zeinis - Kops
    Route length
    11.5 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Difficulty
    cross-country route
    Status
    closed
    Style
    classic or skating
    career opportunities
    Zeinis - Kops
    Connection trail
    R1, L5
    Refreshments
    Restaurants in Wirl
  • S-B 1, HÖHENLOIPE 1 (Bielerhöhe)

    • closed
    • e easy
    Route length
    2 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Difficulty
    easy
    Status
    closed
  • S-B 2, HÖHENLOIPE 2 (Bielerhöhe)

    • closed
    • e easy
    Route length
    4 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Difficulty
    easy
    Status
    closed
  • S-B 3, DAMMLOIPE (Bielerhöhe)

    • closed
    • e easy
    Route length
    2 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Difficulty
    easy
    Status
    closed
  • S-B 5, SEELOIPE 1 (Bielerhöhe)

    • closed
    • e easy
    Route length
    2 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Difficulty
    easy
    Status
    closed
  • S-B 6, SEELOIPE 2 (Bielerhöhe)

    • closed
    • e easy
    Route length
    4 km
    Currently open
    0 km
    Difficulty
    easy
    Status
    closed
  • Samnaun L1 , SAMNAUN-Dorf nach SAMNAUN-RAVAISCH

    • closed
    • m medium
    Difficulty
    medium
    Status
    closed
  • Samnaun L2, SAMNAUN-PLAN – SAMNAUN-LARET

    • closed
    • e easy
    Difficulty
    easy
    Status
    closed
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Trail-tip for altitude fans: the high-altitude trail to the Silvretta reservoir

18 kilometres of pure cross-country fun awaits winter sports enthusiasts at the high-altitude trail to the Silvretta reservoir. It’s perfect for those who love to cover some distance while skiing. Good to know: The trail has tracks for both “skaters” and “classics”. 

For night owls: the floodlight trail in Galtür

Exploring the 238 kilometres of slopes at the Silvretta Arena during the day and going cross-country skiing at night? A floodlit trail in Galtür makes it possible. For 2,2 kilometres, it leads you from Galtür to Wirl and is open daily until 10 pm. You’ll be in awe of how beautiful this high-mountain landscape is by night! 

Practice makes perfect: cross-country skiing courses in Ischgl

Whether you’d like to give cross-country skiing a try or want to perfect your skills, the ski schools in Ischgl and Galtür are the right place for you! Alone or in a group, cross-country experts are happy to provide advice.

Cross-country ski rentals in Ischgl

You couldn’t fit your equipment in the car anymore? You’re a classic cross-country skier and would like to finally try skating? Or you’re completely new to the sport and are looking forward to your first few attempts on the trails in Ischgl? You should go ahead and rent your equipment at one of the many sports shops in Ischgl and Galtür. 

You chose your bed, now sleep in it: accommodations in Ischgl

If you plan your entire holiday around this Nordic sport, you’re going to want an accommodation that offers every kind of service imaginable for cross-country skiers. Good thing that the region offers a variety of approved-quality accommodations to choose from. 

Are you ready for the best cross-country ski holiday of the year in Ischgl? Can’t wait to put on your skis and hit the trails? Then book your accommodation now and get excited for your stay in the region of one of the “Tyrolean cross-country specialists”!