Cross-country skiing is not only a fantastic way of staying fit but also one of the best sports to discover the beautiful alpine landscape in Tirol. It is easy to learn, meaning that even beginners will soon be out exploring the trails in the region.
Cross-country skiing is a sport often stands in the shadow of its bigger brother, alpine skiing, but is very popular in the Alps and Scandinavia. Why? We think it's about time you found out for yourself! Cross-country skiing is not only one of the healthiest winter sports out there but is also a fantastic way to glide through the snowy landscape and enjoy the absolute peace and quiet seldom found on ski pistes. Tirol is home to many cross-country skiing areas, from the Arlberg in the west to the Kitzbühel Alps in the east and the Dolomites of East Tirol in the south. Many of these resorts have special offers for beginners and those getting back into the sport after a while away. And one of the best things about cross-country skiing compared with alpine skiing is how quick and it is to get started. Most of the 4,000 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails in Tirol can be used free of charge.
We have put together a guide on how to get started with cross-country skiing. If you follow these simple steps then you will be out and about exploring the region on two skis before you know it!