The Cross-Country Area
When it´s already spring everywhere else, you can still ski on perfectly groomed slopes in Obertauern: not only alpine skiers will find exactly what they´re looking for but also cross-country skiers such as Wolfgang Perner, bronze medal winner at the Olympic Games in Salt Lake City: on the 10 km World Cup trail for advanced cross-country skiers or the 6 km Hundsfeld trail for more leisurely X-C skiing. Cross-Country Skiing Trails Hundsfeld skiing trail Length: 6 km This wonderful and sunny cross-country trail begins north of the famous high-altitude centre. The most beautiful part of this trail crosses the nature reserve of the Hundsfeld moor and ends with an exhilarating and fast downhill run towards the sports centre. A further entry point to this trail is behind the Lürzer Alm in the immediate vicinity of the Hotel Leitner. World Cup skiing trail Length: 10 km The entry point to this beautiful 10 km trail prepared for the intermediate cross-country skier is at the base station of the Gamsleiten chairlift, oposite the post office. Gnadenalm skiing trail Length: 10 km www.gnadenalm.at The entry point is 4 km before Obertauern (coming from Radstadt). The Gnadenalm trail is one of the snow-reliable trails of the entire Alpen area. Twenger Au skiing trail This beautiful 23 km cross-country trail connects Tweng with Mauterndorf. The entries are at the "Franzenbauer" in Tweng, at the timber stockyard in Tweng, on the opposite of the "Purnbauer" in Tweng and at the bus stop "Maly". Taurach skiing trail This beautiful 13 km long cross-country trail connects Untertauern with Radstadt.
- Offering 43.5 miles cross-country trails, Obertauern is among the 10 largest Cross-Country Skiing Areas in Austria.
- Elevated between 4429 ft and 6070 ft, the Cross-Country Skiing Area is among the 3 highest elevated Cross-Country Skiing Areas in Salzburg.
- Average snow depth during the season is 64 " at summit elevation and 50 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 82 " at summit elevation and 67 " at the base. Therefore Obertauern is among the 3 cross-Country Skiing Areas with best snow conditions in Salzburg.
- Obertauern features 70 sunny days on average per season. The average for all cross-Country Skiing Areas in Austria is 63 sunny days. February is the sunniest month with an average of 16 sunny days.