Cross-country skiing at Lake Achensee
The Achensee region is one of the most popular and most significant cross-country skiing centres in Tirol. More than 200 kilometres of slopes around Tirol’s largest lake provide unlimited cross-country skiing fun.
The topography of the terrain surrounding Lake Achensee – from gently undulating landscapes along the lakeshore to challenging routes in the Karwendel valleys – and the excellent infrastructure offering separate tracks for classic cross-country skiers and skaters ensures skiing fun at the highest level.
A well-marked network of groomed cross-country skiing trails, handy trail maps, an interactive map with detailed route information, GPS data as well as a daily updated weather forecast and snow report complete the services. Modern snow-making systems cover about 40 kilometres of tracks, ensuring great conditions throughout the entire winter season.
Each of the five holiday villages is known far beyond the borders of Tirol for their special cross-country skiing offer.
Extensive additional range on offer
Pertisau has a designated practice slope where first time cross-country skiers can practice the technique in a safe terrain. Six cross country schools in the region offer support. The local authorities have also made every effort to provide barrier-free slopes over many years. In the meantime the communities of Pertisau, Maurach and Achenkirch provide specially designed adaptive cross-country routes for wheelchair users. Lake Achensee also offers a dog-friendly trail, where dogs can roam freely and accompany their owners unimpeded.
Cross-country skiing events at Achensee
Don’t miss the cross-country skiing opening on the 22nd December 2019 to mark the start of the cross-country skiing season. Near the Alpen Caravan Park in Achenkirch you can participate in technical courses and workshops for beginners and advanced skiers, and you can learn how to wax your own skis under professional supervision.
For the first time ever, the region offers the Achensee cross-country ski camp for beginners and returners on the following dates: 11th to 13th January and 18th to 20th January 2019. Participants receive rental equipment, tips from professionals, join guided tours into the scenic Karwendel valleys and have the possibility to choose between the classic and skating technique.
At the end of February the second largest cross-country skiing event will take place – the Achensee 3-Valleys-Run. 30 perfectly prepared kilometres for skaters and 33 kilometres of tracks for fans of the classic style lead from Pertisau into the three Karwendel valleys – Falzthurntal, Gerntal and Dristenau. Cross-country skiers are fascinated by the scenery and sporting charm of this event.