On a total of seven different trails extending out for 45 kilometers, cross-country fans and XC newbies have a wide variety of routes to choose from in each of Gastein's three communities. Along the banks of the Gasteiner Ache, through the town, deep into romantic valleys, and high on the mountains. The rhythmic motions of hands and feet, gliding smoothly through the snowy countryside, all leaves you with a sense of total serenity. Cross-country skiing isn't just a sport for older people anymore either. XCers of all ages have since discovered the joys of this sport for themselves. Understandable, not least because it improves your sense of balance, your coordination and endurance. "Skating" technique, above all, raises your pulse rate and burns calories. Cross-country is something you can do with your whole family, with your partner and with friends. So, how about taking a trip out to Gastein together, skiing one or more of the trails, then paying a visit to a hut afterwards for whatever form of refreshment you fancy?
Dorfgasteiner Loipe: 2.9 kilometers, easy to intermediate