Cross Country Ski Holidays

Cross-country skiingCross-country skiing (known as “langlauf” in Austria and “ski de fond” in France) is easy to learn and a great way to enjoy the scenery at your own pace. It is a gentler way to take in the fresh pine scents, the sparkle of a frozen lake and the tranquillity of winter in the mountains, and can be enjoyed whatever your fitness level.

Cross-country skiing in Saariselkä

Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing (known as “langlauf” in Austria and “ski de fond” in France) is easy to learn and a great way to enjoy the scenery at your own pace. It is a gentler way to take in the fresh pine scents, the sparkle of a frozen lake and the tranquillity of winter in the mountains, and can be enjoyed whatever your fitness level.

Learn to cross-country

Cross-country skiing is easy to learn as well as a great way to enjoy the scenery at your own pace. It's a gentler way to take in the fresh pine scents, the sparkle of frozen lakes and the sheer tranquility and beauty of winter in the mountains.

Our exciting 'Learn to Cross-country' beginner packages are available in Seefeld (Austria), Levi, Saariselkä and Ylläs (Lapland).

Smaller resorts include Austria - Mayrhofen (30km)  Andorra - Soldeu (5km) USA - Breckenridge (32km) & Jackson Hole (23km).

Top cross country skiing resorts are here.

Cross-country Skiing in Seefeld, Austria

Seefeld is Austria's leading resort and one of the largest cross-country areas in Europe, with 279km of trails. From nursery area to Olympic track Seefeld's trails offer something for everyone. With many trails snowsure due to the use of snow cannons and free use of the trails with the Seefeld guest card, it really is a cross country paradise.

  • The trails link 5 different villages: Seefeld, Leutasch, Mosern, Reith and Scharnitz
  • 154km of classic trails and 125km of skating trails
  • Grades: easy, medium, difficult
  • Height difference: 1180 - 1550 km
  • Specialised cross country ski school
  • Biathlon courses available
  • A 3km trail is floodlit Monday to Friday
  • Seefeld has twice hosted Winter Olympics

Cross-country Skiing in Lapland

Cross country in Levi - Simply the best for all ability levels with refreshment huts and unlimited trails.

Cross country in Saariselkä -  A cross-country enthusiast's paradise with mile after mile of well-marked trails through scenic Arctic wilderness. 34km are flood-lit.

Cross country in Ylläs - Excellent for all ability levels with refreshment huts and unlimited trails in wonderful scenery.

Cross-country skiing offer

For cross-country skiers, we offer FREE cross-country snowshoe and cross country equipment hire at many cabins in the resort of Ylläs in Lapland. See the Ylläs resort page for more information.

Top Cross-country skiing resorts

CountryResort
Austria

Ellmau (83km - linking to over 200km in St Johann area)

Filzmoos (40km & 160km in Ski Amade)

St Johann (275km)

Seefeld* (279km)

Zell am See (197km)

Switzerland

Davos (75km)

St Moritz (200km)

Lapland

Levi* (230km)

Saariselkä* (185km)

Ylläs* (330km)

*Look out for our "Learn to cross-country" beginner packages in the world's best cross-country resorts. Packages include: tuition and ski & boot hire, and are a great way to try out this popular sport. See resort pages for details

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