The Cross-Country Area
A good 10 km north of Bad Berleburg lies the DSV Nordic Active Centre Girkhausen between Girkhausen and Hoheleye. The 30 kilometres of cross-country ski runs can be accessed via the Albrechtsplatz hiking car park and the "Auf der Steinert" ski hut. All six cross-country trails as well as the Girkhausen-Albrechtsplatz connection are prepared for the classic and skating styles.
The range of trails extends from easy laps such as the Scheffelloipe to longer tours such as the Ruhplatzloipe to demanding FIS and competition trails. The individual trails can be easily combined and also offer a connection to the Rothaarloipe.
Just like the cross-country skiing areas Winterberg and Pastorenwiese Wunderthausen, the Nordic Active Centre Girkhausen also belongs to the Nordic Sports Arena Sauerland. In total, it offers more than 500 kilometres of cross-country ski trails that can be used with a single ticket.
The Most Beautiful Tracks
Beginner's trail: 2.1 km - easy - classic/skating
Scheffelloipe: 3.3 km - easy - classic/skating
Albrechtsplatzloipe: 5.9 km - medium - classic/skating
Relaxation trail: 7,7 km - medium - classic/skating
FIS cross-country ski run: 5.2 km - difficult - classic/skating
Competition distance: 5,2 km - difficult - classic/skating
- Nordic Center Girkhausen is among the 5 best rated Cross-Country Skiing Areas in Germany.
- The cross-Country skiing area takes you to an elevation of 2428 ft.
If you are coming from the direction of Siegen, take the B62 to Leimstruth and then turn left. At Hemschlar turn left onto the B480 and follow it to Bad Berleburg. If you want to go to the car park at the ski hut Auf der Steinert, turn right after about 6 km to Girkhausen. To get to the Albrechtsplatz car park, follow the B480 until you reach the B480/B236 junction, where the car park is on the left.