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Cross-country skiing in the Mostviertel

Snow adventures right beside the ski runs.

Sun-drenched plateaus, excellent views of the Prealps and friendly hosts along the cross-country trails: Nordic sports fans will find a welcoming timeout in the silence of Mostviertel nature.

Thanks to a new orientation system of uniform design, cross-country fans will find their way through open countryside easily. The five quality-certified tracks in the Mostviertel stand out due to an operating time of at least 40 days a year and a network of varied cross-country skiing trails with a minimum of 15 kilometres. As the Mostviertel trails are all located near ski areas, winter sports enthusiasts can also experience adventures on ski runs.

Choose from one of the five quality-certified trails:

St. Aegyd am Neuwalde

At a glance:

  • 6 trails
  • 100 kilometres long

The nordic centre is lovely situated between the peaks of Gippel and Göller in St. Aegyd am Neuwalde. Both classic runners and skaters highly appreciate the network of six cross-country skiing trails with a length of about 100 kilometres.

Special training programs for absolute beginners as well as courses for ambitioned cross-country skiers are offered by the instructors of local Nordicsports Academy. Culinary delights are served in the inns Gasthof Gnedt, Gasthof Perthold, Gasthof „Zum Blumentritt“ and MAHO-Stub’n.


At a glance:

  • 2 trails
  • 18 kilometres long

A charming landscape and 18 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails are the highlights in the small alpine town Annaberg. The Annaberg-trail leads up about seven kilometres on demanding stages to a plateau offering grand views. More moderate cross-country skiers will prefer the Joachimsberg-trail (11 km long). From there, also a majestic outlook on landmark Ötscher is guaranteed. All trails offer classical as well as skating tracks.


At a glance:

  • 5 trails
  • 30 kilometres long

The nordic centre Turmkogel is located right beside the parking space of the small ski village Puchenstuben and offers shower and changing facilities. On mainly classical groomed trails, cross-country fans leave their tracks in romantically snow-covered woods. Special recommendation: the five-kilometres-long classical route Wastlloipe.


At a glance:

  • 6 trails
  • 29 kilometres long

The Hochreit-trails near Hochkar ski area are very popular for their typical snacks with farmer’s bacon and bread. Nordic sports enthusiasts of classical and skating discipline can choose between six cross-country skiing trails (each between 2-7 kilometres long) in all levels of difficulty. Embedded between the summits of Hochkar and Dürrenstein, the routes offer broad panoramas. Along the trails, one can make a stop-over on several farmyards. Take a delicious farmer’s snack either in the “Bauernstube”, a traditional dining room, or on a sundry wooden bench in front of the farmhouse.

Highlight: Beside a small farmstead near the village, there is a two-kilometres-long cross-country skiing trail with floodlights. By appointment, the trail (for classic & skating) can be illuminated from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


At a glance:

  • 6 trails
  • 21 kilometres long

About 21 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails lead around the ski village Lackenhof. The majority of routes is connected between each other, 7.5 kilometres of the trails are also tracked of skaters. Most recommendable is the five-kilometres-long Gmoa route offering an outstanding view of Mostviertel’s landmark Ötscher.

Tip: The hut Mandlboden is a cosy meetingpoint for all cross-country skiers and winter hikers.