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Cross-Country Skiing in Ramsau am Dachstein

In Ramsau am Dachstein, a center of Nordic skiing at elevations ranging from 1100 to 2700 meters above sea level, you are greeted by a trail network that extends some 220 kilometers. With something for all abilities and skill levels, no wish will go unfulfilled. Thanks to its favorable geographic location high above any fields of fog, on the Ramsau plateau you are accompanied by brilliant sunshine practically all day long.

Hardly surprising, then, that the international elite of Nordic skiing take full advantage of the perfect training conditions in Ramsau. There is simply no end to the variety here, while the ski trails are easy to reach by car.

Enjoy the silence and tranquility of the picturesque winter landscape, as you glide through the snow and collect unforgettable impressions of gloriously snowy nature!

Cross-country skiing

Ideal starting point

You can set out on cross-country ski trails right in front of our hotel, simply enjoying the tranquility of nature or challenging yourself physically in the same tracks left by world champions. In cross-country courses offered at our local ski schools, you will be able to learn the basics of this beautiful sport or refine or broaden the skills you already have. Here at the hotel, we provide you with cross-country information and insider tips updated daily. After a sporty day outdoors in the snow, our wellness area and cozy spots in front of the open fire invite you to unwind completely.

Cross-Country El Dorado Ramsau

  • 130 km of ski trails for classic technique, 70 km for "skating"
  • 13 trail loops
  • Different levels of difficulty, distances (up to 30 km) and elevations 
  • Floodlit night trail in the stadium
  • Children's cross-country park
  • Top cross-country schools

We will be happy to help you find the right cross-country school!

High-altitude cross-country ski trail

At 1,500 m, you can explore the 5.2 km long cross-country ski trail in the Ramsau am Dachstein adventure region. It can be reached with the Rittisberghan in one of the 10-seater gondo­las to the mountain station. There are both skating and classic tracks.

Culinary pleasure hiking is also possible on the mountain. Whether in warm boots or snowshoes, you can cross snow-covered forests and enjoy the view over the valley and the wintry mountain peaks.

Full moon cross-country skiing

Would you like to get to know the quiet and romantic side of winter? Then hit the trails in the natural light of the full moon - for connoisseurs, this is one of the most beautiful winter experiences. On selected evenings, the standard east and west trails are open until midnight.

Cross-country skiing on the Dachstein

Cross-country skiing on Dachstein glacier 

Is cross-country skiing in Ramsau and the high plateau not quite enough for you? No problem – ride the Dachstein gondola all the way up to Dachstein glacier. The Dachstein Panorama Trail - the world's longest glacier trail - is located at 2700 meters above sea level amid the unforgettable high-mountain scenery of Dachstein glacier.

The fact that this IS the longest glacier ski trail in the world tells you a lot about the Dachstein as a cross-country mecca. Top athletes constantly come to Ramsau and the Dachstein to prepare for upcoming competitions.

Now THAT's definitely a holiday that will take you to whole new heights!

Dogsitting possible at the Almfrieden


For safety reasons, your dog is not allowed on the ski trails. But while you are gone, he is welcome to stay in your room or take advantage of our dogsitting service. While you are gone, our doggie caregivers will look after your puppy, allowing you to glide through our beautiful countryside without a care in the world.

Skiing in Ramsau

alpine skiing

Ramsau is an Austrian cross-country skiing El Dorado. But it's also part of one of the country's biggest areas for alpine skiing - Ski amadé. With a single ski pass, you will be able to slice down the pistes of the most famous ski mountains. For example, the Planai in Schladming is just a few minutes' drive from us.
Tip: Take advantage of our dogsitting service!

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