Cross-country skiing/Nordic skiing in Ramsau am Dachstein
Spend your holiday in the favourite winter sports region of Ramsau am Dachstein. Set off straight away from us onto the well-groomed cross-country trails next to our Hotel Rösslhof and enjoy a network of 220 kilometres of cross-country trails at an altitude of 1,000 to 2,700 metres.
For a beginner to an advanced skier, from easy to challenging - everything is available for you here. The full body exercise outdoors in the fresh air brings all your sense to life and gives both the young and the young-at-heart a feeling of well-being and harmony like no other winter sport.
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|We are a member of “Cross Country Ski Holidays“|
As a member of "Cross Country Ski Holidays" we’re the experts for your cross-country skiing holiday!
Since 2014 we’ve been a member of "Cross Country Ski Holidays". We have specialised in meeting the requirements of active winter sports people away from the ski slopes: expert advice from our in-house cross-country experts, the right equipment and numerous extras ensure an unforgettable holiday.
We have been awarded the "Nordic Fit" allocation by "Cross Country Ski Holidays".
As a "Nordic Fit" hotel, special facilities and services are available to you as a cross-country skier.
Just as people are all different, so are their wishes and requirements of a winter holiday. Trained athletes and recreational pleasure seekers, whole families who are mad about cross-country skiing, not to forget the ladies on the trail whose numbers are constantly growing - they all come together in the "Cross Country Ski Holidays" hotels.
The facilities and services are checked regularly for compliance with the "Q-MTS" quality management system. "Q-MTS" is certified under DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 by TÜV Austria cert GmbH and has been specially designed for touristic product groups.
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Since 2014 our hotel has been a member of "Cross Country Ski Holidays". We offer you the best service for cross-country skiers and as well as the right equipment to kit you out. We also have a whole lot of valuable tips for you. Suggested tours, advice and personal recommendations from Reini, our cross-country skiing professional, will make your cross-country skiing holiday perfect.
|Reini Kaurzinek is the cross-country professional at our hotel.
Reini Kaurzinek in profile
Several times Austrian cross-country ski champion and Austrian relay champion in biathlon.
Head of the fit & fun cross-country ski school in Ramsau.
A mountain enthusiast since time began, on the cross-country trails I’m the person to contact for everything to do with your cross-country holiday, from simple weather information to technical questions about the condition of the cross-country trails, trail recommendations or suitable equipment. Plus, I know the most beautiful spots to take a breather and the best places to stop and eat or drink.
- My favourite hobby:
Cross-country skiing in winter and Nordic walking in summer. I know the cross-country skiing trails in the region like the back of my hand.
- My cross-country skiing equipment tip:
Waxless skis are definitely the best solution for those new to cross-country skiing. When buying/hiring skis, we recommend that you don’t just consider the length of the ski. Much more important is the ski’s camber - this is determined by an endurance test. We’ll gladly advise you, as will our specialist sports shop in the village.
- My favourite cross-country route:
The Kulmberg trail, has a very varied route that’s 14 kilometres long. Start the route directly from the Hotel Rösslhof. You can also find my personal favourites among the cross-country ski tour suggestions.
- My cross-country skiing motto:
“Without the correct technique, going uphill is a nightmare.“ Even on guided tours I’ll give out tips on the correct technique. Beginners in particular benefit from my many years’ experience as a local cross-country ski instructor.
- My favourite dish:
Pancakes with apricot jam.
You can enjoy this dessert, too, in the Rösslhof restaurant. Enjoy!
Hotel facilities for cross-country skiers
- Cross-country ski stands outside
- Lockable ski room with stands for cross-country skis
- Facilities for drying ski gear
- Laundry service
- Waxing area with wax stand
- Selection of waxes for cross-country skiing (classic and skating)
- Cross-country ski information area with maps of cross-country trails, up-to-date information on the condition of the trails, weather forecasts, length of cross-country trails and folder with tour suggestions
- Free cross-country ski trail maps, tour suggestions
- Cross-country ski equipment hire
- Meals suitable for athletes and afternoon snacks
- Alpine well-being in combination with our relaxation area at the Hotel Rösslhof
- A soothing quiet area, Finnish sauna, Turkish steam room, infrared cabin
- Indoor pool in our partner hotel, the Hotel Lärchenhof (about 80m away)
- Katharina is a qualified medical masseuse and massage therapist - she’ll be delighted to spoil you.
- Priceless and yet still included: Fresh mountain air, the peace and quiet of nature at its finest ...
- Expert advice and valuable tips available at the hotel on the trails and equipment for cross-country skiers
- Tickets for the cross-country ski trails are available from the hotel
Cross-country ski trail facilities
- The cross-country trail is prepared and maintained regularly
- At the start of the cross-country trail there are panoramic maps and information boards with details of elevation profiles, difficulty levels and refreshment stops
- Signposted cross-country trail network
- Cross-country ski school and equipment hire available in the resort
Equipment hire: Don’t fancy bringing your own equipment on holiday with you?
The rental equipment available can be hired simply and quickly.
Cross-country skis for adults - Nowax skis for recreational skiers:
Cross-country skis for adults - Skating ski silver:
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Easy cross-country ski trails
|14 Sonnenloipe (Sun trail)
14,350 m total length
195 m total elevation gain
|16 Standard trail
16,350 m total length
Moderately difficult cross-country ski trails
|4 Vorberg trail
4,300 m total length
44 m total elevation gain
|10 Halser trail
10,000 m total length
206 m total elevation gain
|12 Leiten trail
11,750 m total length
176 m total elevation gain
|14 Kulmberg trail
14,000 m total length
212 m total elevation gain
|4 Steirer trail
Classic and skating
4,200 m total length
104 m total elevation gain
|5 Tritscherhöhe trail
Classic and skating
5,000 m total length
96 m total elevation gain
Difficult cross-country ski trails
|8 Hierzegg trail
8,000 m total length
152 m total elevation gain
|11 Rössing trail
7,200 m total length
315 m total elevation gain
|17 Rittis trail
17,400 m total length
374 m total elevation gain
Skating cross country ski trails
Skating and classic
12,350 m total length
198 m total elevation gain
|30 Dachstein Skating
Skating and classic
29,700 m total length
382 m total elevation gain
Glacier cross country ski trailsAt 2,700 metres elevation you can go cross country skiing the whole year round on the Dachstein glacier on nearly 18 kilometres of glacier trails (classic and skating).
The new panoramic high elevation cross country ski trail on the Dachstein:
Enjoy the new Dachstein Panorama trail at an altitude of 2,700 m surrounded by an incomparable mountain landscape. The unique view from the 15 km maximum length panoramic trail represents pure cross-country skiing pleasure. The easy cross-country skiing route along the new Dachstein Panorama trail has been groomed in such a way that it is also within the capabilities of recreational cross-country skiers and the beauty of the landscape is shown to advantage.
|Cross-country ski trails incl. description available as pdf download|
Award-winning cross-country ski trails:The cross-country skiing resort of Ramsau am Dachstein was once again selected in 2012 by the ADAC SkiGuide as one of the TOP 3 cross-country ski regions in the entire Alps.
Furthermore, our cross-country ski trails have also received the Styrian seal of quality for cross-country ski trails, which stands for quality and safety.
|The cross-country ski trails in Ramsau am Dachstein thus demonstrably represent quality, safety and customer orientation.|
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You can even carry on cross-country skiing at night. The night trail in the cross-country ski stadium is illuminated for you every evening until 9.00pm.
For the more experienced cross-country skier staying with us in Ramsau, the biathlon is both a spectacular and a fun challenge. Put your shooting talent to the test with a laser or with a small calibre rifle, learn the correct technique for breathing and shooting, and get a taste of this fantastic sport. Our partners offer you extensive, expert training with an extra shot of adrenaline.
The new Nordic X-Park is located within the World Championship cross-country skiing stadium in Ramsau am Dachstein in a separate area.
|For winter sports athletes its elements make it seem similar to a snow park and it has wave runs, steep turns, slalom poles, jumps etc.
Perfect for the young and young-at-heart, for practising balance and above all for having fun.
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- 150 km classic cross-country ski trails
- 70 km skating cross country ski trails
- 18 km well-maintained cross-country ski trails on the Dachstein glacier
- Different levels of difficulty
- Children's cross-country park
- Illuminated night trails
- Top cross-country ski schools
- Awarded the Styrian Quality Seal for Cross-Country Ski Trails
- Snow-making system
- Winter hiking
- Snowshoe hiking
- Horse-drawn sleigh rides
- Ski touring
- Night-time tobogganing
- Water fun
- and many more