Cross country skiing – what could be better? Woohoo!

The winter offers just about every type of sport imaginable in the snow and ice. In addition to the main sports of skiing and snowboarding, there are so many other possibilities. In the resort of Mayrhofen-Hippach you can try them all – from ice-skating to tobogganing, ski touring to ice climbing or snow shoe hiking to cross-country skiing.

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The winter offers just about every type of sport imaginable in the snow and ice. In addition to the main sports of skiing and snowboarding, there are so many other possibilities. In the resort of Mayrhofen-Hippach you can try them all – from ice-skating to tobogganing, ski touring to ice climbing or snow shoe hiking to cross-country skiing. And, that’s exactly what I want to write about today.

 

Marathon or leisure

 

Marathon trail of more than 4 kilometres
Image: Laurin Moser

 

Burgschrofen marathon circuit:

The circuit starts on a gentle downhill trail towards Mühlbach. This is followed by a steeper uphill section, approximately 200m, which leads to another nice downhill run. The trail starts back towards Mayrhofen on a gentle uphill gradient. After about 3.3km you’ll reach the (optional) “ski-cross” section. If you still have energy to spare, make sure to ski the “Kamelbuckel” (“camel hump”) section. A lovely circuit, especially recommended for those skiers who enjoy longer training sessions.

Distance: 4,230 metres

Duration: approx. 40 minutes

Difficulty: medium

Style: classic & skating

Altitude difference: 60 metres

 

 

A more leisurely option!
Image: Laurin Moser

 

Burgschrofen leisure circuit:

This circuit follows a classic route, firstly descending gently towards the mouth of the valley, then returning towards Mayrhofen on a gentle uphill gradient.

Distance: 1,400 metres

Duration: approx. 25 minutes

Difficulty: easy

Style: classic & skating

Altitude difference: 20 metres

 

Pro or sprint

 

The pro circuit is not only for pros!
Image: Laurin Moser

 

Burgschrofen Pro Circuit:

From the start, this track descends gradually towards the mouth of the valley to the “ski-cross” section, which should be skied like a ski racer. The gates force you to change direction quickly, improving your technique of asymmetrical leading hands as well as your coordination. The trail then ascends gently back towards Mayrhofen to the “camel hump” section which will give your arm, back, stomach, bum and leg muscles a good workout. Finally, the steep descent at the end of the circuit will test your balance.

Distance: 1,600 metres

Duration: approx. 25 minutes

Difficulty: easy

Style: classic & skating

Altitude difference: 20 metres

 

 

Cross-country skiing is fun!
Image: Laurin Moser

 

Burgschrofen Sprint Circuit:

Hansjörg Aschenwald, our Olympic bronze medalist in Nordic combined (ski jumping and cross-country skiing), has a suggestion for the ultimate training programme on this trail:

 

  • 15 to 20 minutes warm up skiing
  • Ski the marked section (200m) as fast as possible, then ski the remaining 700m at a gentle pace.
  • Complete a total of 10 circuits
  • 15 to 20 minutes of cool down skiing
  • Duration of training session: approx. 1 hour 15 minutes

 

Length: 900 Meter

Duration: approx. 1 Minute

Difficulty: easy

Style: classic & skating

Altitude difference: 10 metres

 

High altitude circuit and more

 

The cross-country circuits on the mountain and in the valley are perfectly groomed!
Image: Laurin Moser

 

High Altitude Circuit Schwendberg:

This trail is in Hoch-Schwendburg in Hippach, close to the skiing area. The high altitude track leads through the woods along a forest road. In places, through a gap in the trees, you can enjoy lovely views of the valley and the village of Schwendau below.

Length: 7,600 metres

Duration: approx. 1 hour

Difficulty: easy

Style: classic & skating

Altitude Difference: 50 metres

 

 

Nighttime cross-country skiing with friends – an alternative to toboganning
Image: Laurin Moser

 

Other circuits:

There are many more trails available in the area for fans of cross-country and skating skiing. When there is a minimum snowfall of 25cm, the following circuits are prepared: Durster trail, Strasser trail, Hochstegen trail, Edenlehen trail, Schwendau trail, Ramsau trail, Ginzling trail.

You can find all of these routes on our interactive map, just click on the link!

To hire cross-country skiing equipment, follow this link.

 

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