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Trails at your doorstep. Skating or classic.

Cross-country skiing in the Saalfelden | Leogang Region, Austria

The cross-country Hotel Ritzenhof in Saalfelden in Salzburger Land is ideal for a cross-country skiing holiday. Whether skating or classic: the Ritzensee trail starts outside the hotel and, since it is connected to the extensive network of cross-country trails in the Saalfelden Leogang holiday region, allows you to explore the whole area on skis.

The Ritzenhof highlights of your cross-country skiing holiday:

  • Cross-country ski run on the doorstep
  • Night run lit until 10pm
  • We can book and organise classes, one-to-one lessons, ski hire and service
  • Ski waxing station with waxing iron, scrapers, brushes and tools
  • Drinking bottle belt rental

  • Information about cross-country ski runs conditions, weather and snow
  • Ski room, drying room and laundry service
  • Superb SPA and wellness area for relaxing and unwinding
  • Free admission to a great gym next door!

Cross-country skiing with gusto at the Ritzenhof

The excellent selection of perfectly groomed cross-country ski runs is complemented by the RITZENHOF HOTEL UND SPA AM SEE’s cross-country skiing service and infrastructure.

Enjoy a vitality breakfast buffet before setting off on the adjacent cross-country ski run and choose your route to suit your mood. Glide through the snowy landscape, enjoy the sun and when you return to the hotel, tuck into the buffet: soup, salad and cakes – delicious! Then retire to the SPA for a sauna, a swim, rest and relaxation and start thinking about the evening’s culinary delights.

Cross-country skiing in the Saalfelden Leogang region plus access to Hochfilzen

Since the world’s first Biathlon World Championships in 1958, the Saalfelden Leogang region and Hochfilzen has become a top cross-country skiing destination.

The region’s broad and sunny valley basin offers 150km of cross-country ski runs for all abilities – from easy and leisurely to the challenging world championship trail. For even more variety, there are cross-country ski run connections to Maria Alm and Maishofen/Zell am See,
providing you with superb conditions for exploring SalzburgerLand on cross-country skis.

Cross-country skiing expertise

We love cross-country skiing, so we know what’s required. Our boss is therefore a great contact to have because, as a cross-country skiing expert, he has plenty of useful advice up his sleeve.

Cross-country skiing lessons can be booked at the hotel. We work with professionals in the field of cross-country ski rental and instruction.
Andrea Grossegger
is a multiple national champion and the only Austrian woman with a World Championship biathlon medal. Whether its classic or skating style, a taster or immersion course – cross-country skiing pro Andrea Grossegger is on hand with help and advice for both beginners and advanced enthusiasts.

You do not have your proper cross-country ski equipment? At Andrea's rental - just a few kilometres from the hotel - you may choose between high-quality brands, such as Fischer, Atomic, Salomon, Swix or Leki.

We’re also founder members of Cross Country Ski Holidays, submit to regular quality audits by Q-MTS and are DIN EN ISO 9001: 2008 certified by TÜV (Association for Technical Inspection) Austria.

Founder member of the cross-country skiing specialists

Cross Country Ski Holiday is a collaboration between cross-country skiing experts, uniting 30 hotels in 17 regions to offer the best possible quality cross-country skiing.

Cross-country skiing training and lessons – book directly at the hotel!

Whether it’s classic or skating style, a taster or immersion course – the cross-country skiing pro Andrea Grossegger is on hand with help and advice for both beginners and advanced enthusiasts. You can opt for group classes or individual private lessons. We will be delighted to organise your appointments.

Enjoy a relaxed cross-country skiing holiday at the spa hotel Ritzenhof!

 

Overview of the cross-country ski region and trails

The cross-country skiing network in the Saalfelden Leogang region stretches from Hochfilzen to Hinterthal. It offers varied circular runs and forms the annual cross-country skiing marathon.

Thanks to these top conditions, the region is able to foster local talent. As a result, we keep producing international cross-country skiing winners such as Felix Gottwald, Simon Eder, Bernhard Tritscher, Julian and Tobias Eberhard, Sven Grossegger and Christina Rieder.

Route selection and descriptions

Kollingwald cross-country ski run

Circular route, access at the Ritzensee cross-country skiing centre close to the Ritzenhof, then across open terrain to Unterhasling and Oberhasling and back. Varied, connects with Haid and Maishofen. Distance 5km, intermediate.

Floodlit run around Lake Ritzensee

Circular route, access in front of the Ritzenhof. Distance 2.5km, easy to intermediate.
Lit daily until 10pm.

World-class race track

Junior World Championships 88 and 99, Military World Championship 2000, World Cups, 2.4km, 5mm and 7.5km, challenging, constantly changing, copied terrain, partly in forest.
Circular route, access from the Ritzensee cross-country skiing centre.

Haid cross-country ski run

Starts at the connection to the Kollingwald cross-country ski run, overall distance 14.4km. The first 3km are easy, then intermediate.
Detours to Maishofen and Lenzing possible.

Gerling cross-country ski run

Starts at the connection to the Haid cross-country ski run, overall distance 6.4 km, intermediate.
Connection to Maishofen possible.

Ramseiden cross-country ski run

Circular route, starts and ends at the cross-country ski centre in Ramseiden. Ideal for beginners. Cross-country ski school’s base.
Overall distance 6.4km, easy.

Schneggen cross-country ski run

Circular route, starts and ends at the cross-country ski centre in Ramseiden. Easy to intermediate. Option to connect with the trail to Pabing.
Overall distance 3km.

Dorfheim cross-country ski run

Circular route, starts and ends at the Interspar car park. Connection to Pabing, Marzon and Lenzing possible.
Overall distance 7km, intermediate.

Euring/Lenzing cross-country skate ski run

Circular route, starts and ends at the Euring football ground.
Overall distance 4.2 km, easy, no road crossings.

Griessen high-altitude cross-country ski run

Circular route to Hochfilzen, subject to charge. At around 1,000m above sea level.
Overall distance 9.4km, intermediate.

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