Did you know that cross country skiing provides one of the best low-impact, total-body workouts you can find? Find wonderful trails that are especially suitable for beginners.
If you thought downhill skiing or snowboarding kept you in great shape, try a day on a pair of cross-country skis and you’ll understand why these athletes are so unbelievably fit. Gliding through beautiful snowy terrain, taking in the towering white pines and larch trees, crisp, clean air, the calm of the woods. That's what cross country skiing is about. Easy trails with virtually no elevation gains or drops wind through stunning valley-and-village scenery, gentle meadows, and neighboring woods, such as the short Sun Plateau XC Ski Track in Ötztal Valley. They are easily accessible and mostly designated for classic and skate skiing.