Extending across pristine meadows and rolling hills in the easternmost part of Tirol, a hidden world of beauty and adventure invites winter enthusiasts to discover the joy of cross country skiing in Pillerseetal Valley. With its ideal location in a snow belt, it is endowed with some of the deepest snowfall in the Kitzbühel Alps. The 110-kilometer trail system includes immaculately groomed skating lanes and diagonal stride tracks, ranging from easiest to most difficult. Looking for a memorable night skiing experience? Sections of the village XC ski tracks in Waidring and in Hochfilzen are lit for night skiing.
Immerse yourself in pure cross country skiing culture in the winter with events like the annual BMW IBU Biathlon World Cup in Hochfilzen and the Pillerseetal Valley Folk Biathlon. Biathlon, the winter sport that combines cross country skiing and rifle shooting, is especially popular in the resort of Hochfilzen. Each winter, hundreds of biathlon enthusiasts (including many Olympic hopefuls) train and race here. In 2017, Hochfilzen will welcome the world to the 49th Biathlon World Championships.