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Hot nordic ski tips for the nordic winter in Upper Austria


Where are the nicest trails in the country?

Winter sports yes, but piste no? The sound silence of the winter forest is what suits your nature, rather than cabin fun? Winter sports is what you want anyway? Then we guess easily that you probably have nordic skis sitting in your basement. You should hurry now to bring them up to daylight. Maybe apply some new film of wax. Because here are hot trail tips for the nordic winter in Upper Austria.

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The trails centre Panorama Nova in Bad Goisern

A must for every nordic skier: this panoramic view. Starting point is the parking lot of mountain Inn Predigstuhl to access a trails network in more than 1,000 metres above sea level with views of the Goiserer Valley and Lake Hallstättersee. Depending on what you prefer there are short beginner's trails like the two kilometre long flea meadow round or longer routes like the Kriemoss round with 7.5 kilometres or the Rossmoss round with its 5.5 kilometres. A tip for bon vivants and beginners: The "New Panorama Nova trail", two kilometres in length and designed flat.

The FIS cup challenge trail in Bad Goisern

Your technique is perfect, your fitness at its best. Then the FIS cup challenge trail in Bad Goiser-Ramsau is a top address for you. On five kilometers your body is challenged extremely with regard to fitness. And also the route demands a lot from the nordic skiers.

The fairy tale forest trail in Gosau

The Gosau valley in the Salzkammergut used to be an enclosed, hard to reach valleyside. Until today it has not lost its fairy tale magic and this trail across fields and meadows and through forests gives you a good overview of this unique mountainside.

nordic ski and biathlon centre Innerrosenau

Be a "Ski hunter" yourself. The nordic ski and biathlon centre in Innerrosenau at the Hengstpass, in the holiday region Pyhrn-Priel, makes it possible. Not only are there about 25 kilometres of trails, there is also the possibility to grab a rifle and give biathlon sports a try as a hobby sportsman.

The high trails in the holiday region Pyhrn-Priel

Up and away is an option also for nordic skiers. The Wurzeralm in Spital-Pyhrn and the Höss in Hinterstoder are mainly known for their alpine skiing areas. However it is worth while to discover these high plateaus with nordic skis. Including views of the Dead Mountains (Höss) and Walls of Hall (Wurzeralm).

Nordic Centre Bohemian Forest

Almost 80 kilometres of cross country trails in an almost Scandinavian landscape atmosphere with snow covered forests and winterly villages and yet all on more than 1,000 metres above sea level. The main entrance point to the Nordic Centre Bohemian Forest is in Schöneben, where the "Bohemian Forest Arena" offers the matching infra structure as well: nordic ski school and rental, changing facilities and showers. Highlights in the Bohemian Forest are the challenging Hochficht trail and the 13 kilometres long Christian Hoffmann trails.

On the high plateau of the Mühlviertel core land

The Mühlviertel in norther Upper Austria is a highland - which means, provided appropriate weather, usually good panoramic views. In this spirit the longest of the four high plateau trails in St. Oswald near Freistadt presents itself: The Oswald trail, a 15 kilometre long round route.

One trail for four Inns

The little town of Hirschbach in the Mühlviertler Kernland offers the ideal round trail for bon vivants. It is accordingly called "Inn trail" and could be actually managed in two and a half hours. If it wasn't for all of the four Inns along the route...

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