Nordic sports


Cross-country skiing, Biathlon, ski jumping, and Nordic Combined have one in common: we watch them all with great enthusiasm and delight in stadiums or on television and we also love to participate in sports. Biathlon is one of the sports that has been enjoying increasing popularity in recent years and that more and more people want to try at least once in their lives. But also the other Nordic sports, cross-country skiing, the Nordic combination and ski jumping, can´t complain about too little flow here in SalzburgerLand. It is no wonder as in many places here you find ideal conditions to practice these sports at a high level.

Fascinating Nordic sports

Discover this unique sport and share the enthusiasm. If you want to combine cross-country skiing with a second sporting challenge, you have two options here. Either biathlon or the Nordic combined. In the biathlon, you combine cross-country skiing with shooting at a target. Standing or lying down, the big challenge is to calm your pulse enough at the shooting range in order to hit the small target. Not easy at all!


Anybody can try their hand at biathlon on the Neuberger Sunshine Trail in Filzmoos surrounded by pristine unspoilt nature. Guided by a cross-country expert with over 20 years of experience, you’ll learn to hold a biathlon weapon in your hand and see what it’s like to shoot at a small black disc and be taught cross-country skiing techniques. Regardless of whether you’re a complete novice or ambitious amateur sportsman, an unforgettable experience awaits.

Ski jumping

Ski jumping is more than a spectator sport in Saalfelden, and you can learn to do it in both summer and winter month. The Felix-Gottwald-ski jump stadium in Uttenhofen offers unbridled winter fun for all ski-jump fans on their 4 winter and 3 summer jumps which range from 15-85 metres. Professional guidance ensures you’ll get the hang of this in no time.

Nordic Combined

In Nordic Combined contestants take part in both ski jumping and cross-country skiing.

Cross-Country Skiing and Skating

Scarcely any other sport offers so much variety of experience than cross-country skiing. From relaxed ski-hiking amidst beautiful unspoilt nature to powering through ambitious cross-country trails and participating in prestigious competitions, hardly any other sport lends itself so well to improving your cardiovascular system and aerobic fitness.   As you are exercising out in the fresh air, you work almost all of your muscle groups and, in the process, burn around 700 calories per hour! Cross-country skiers will find a paradise in SalzburgerLand with over 2,200 km of trails, all perfectly groomer for both the classic and skating technique.  Those participants wanting to go a little faster can also use the ‘skating’ technique. This has enjoyed ever-increasing popularity in the last few years and resembles the movements of speed or inline skating. It poses the ideal way to let off stress, get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life, to push yourself to the limits and increase your coordination.  

For both these Nordic sports variants, it’s no problem if you don’t have your own equipment as there are countless equipment hire outlets from which you can hire the most recent state-of-the-art equipment.

SalzburgerLand’s cross-country skiing trails

What could be better than being surrounded by impressive mountain peaks, breathing in Alpine-fresh air and pursuing your cross-country skiing passion? On SalzburgerLand’s cross-country skiing trails you can find all this and more on countless routes 1,000 m above sea level. The below cross-country trails are just a small example of the great quality and variety which await in the region.

The entire range of cross country trails in SalzburgerLand can be found here.


On the Rossbrand mountain at the altitude of 1,700m skiers are rewarded with breath-taking all-round panoramic views. The 14 km-long cross-country skiing trail is easily accessible with the “Papageno” cable car, and allows classic or skating-style cross-country skiing.


As almost all of Lungau in the south of SalzburgerLand is situated over 1,000 m above sea level, there are countless cross-country skiing trails to be found there. The Schönfeld cross-country skiing trail and the trail at Prebersee Lake are the most beautiful. The high-altitude trails in the region offer a cross-country skiing experience at over 1,000 metres above sea level.



Faistenau is the cross-country skiing centre of excellence in northern SalzburgerLand. Not far from Salzburg, over 60 kilometres of perfectly groomed trails are waiting to be conquered by classic cross-country skiers and skaters. A very special experience is the 5 kilometre-long night trail (skating & classic), which is illuminated daily until 9.00 pm. Plenty of parking spaces and many cosy places to stop for refreshments along the trails round off the offer and make cross-country skiers’ hearts beat faster.
Up-to-date information can be found on the homepage of the cross-country skiing village.


You can cross-country ski on the perfectly groomed trails in the high valley of Sportgastein well into spring. Many professional athletes use these wonderful trails at 1600 metres for their daily training. But leisurely cross-country skiers, beginners and amateur skaters will also find ideal conditions on leisurely laps.

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