Cross-country trails don’t just snow down from the sky

Up to 500 km of prime-quality cross-country skiing trails in the higher altitudes. Given sufficient snow, the trails are groomed daily and they are well signposted based on DSV regulations (German Skiing Association). A comprehensive Nordic guide and an elaborate internet portal offer all info needed. But high quality comes at a high price, and while the use of all cross-country trails remains free of charge, this poses a significant financial burden for the local associations and communities. Please help us maintain the quality of our cross-country trails!

A few facts and figures:

A snowcat costs far more than 100,000 Euros,
not counting the running costs of insurance and fuel.
Per trail area, a grooming tour costs more than 100 Euros for fuel alone.
Given good snow conditions, the local associations groom the trails daily.
This amounts to 2,500 working hours per season
to prepare around 20,000 km of trails.
Furthermore, insurance for the machines and maintenance are additional costs.

Most of the work is done by volunteers from local ski clubs and tourist associations. This does not only include grooming the trails, but also setting up signs and keeping the machines and tracks in good condition all year round.

Despite the admirable dedication of the many volunteers, significant costs remain that in the long run exceed the means of the associations and communities. The trails should stay free of charge, which is why you can make a voluntary contribution to help the local community.



Day pass: 4 Euros
Week pass: 15 Euros
Season pass: 30 Euros
Children and teenagers younger than 15 use the trails free of charge

Cross-country skiers who support the ski clubs’ work are easy to recognize: season pass holders receive a card and a snap bracelet; week or day pass holders get their ticket and a colour snap or plastic bracelet in addition. All proceeds directly benefit the associations. Take part!