- Elevated between 2264 ft and 3937 ft, the Cross-Country Skiing Area is among the 10 highest elevated Cross-Country Skiing Areas in Germany.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 13 to Mar 15) is 39 " at summit elevation and 21 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during January, offering an average snow depth of 44 " at summit elevation and 24 " at the base. Therefore Reit im Winkl is among the 10 cross-Country Skiing Areas with best snow conditions in Germany.
- Reit im Winkl features 35 sunny days on average per season. The average for all cross-Country Skiing Areas in Germany is 24 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 15 sunny days.
The Cross-Country Area
Fun on the trails in Chiemgau
One of the most eye-catching trail networks in Bavaria nestles in the heart of beautiful Chiemgau. In the area around Reit im Winkl, numerous freshly groomed trails through the snowbound forests are the ideal venue for hours of cross-country and skate skiing fun. Several routes even extend out at an altitude of over 1,000 metres: On Winklmoos-Alm and the Hemmersuppenalm, the snowy high-level trails are absolute favourites for all Nordic winter sports fans. And to ensure that the trails in the valley-bound Reit im Winkl area can be enjoyed all winter long, the network is now also served by snowmaking.
Unlimited cross-country action
If the trail network in Reit im Winkl isn’t enough for you, you can link up with the trails in Ruhpolding and Inzell via a direct trail connection. The three towns are interconnected by the roughly 35 km Chiemgau-Marathon-Loipe. The town is also a great base for exploring neighbouring Tyrol. The Tyrolean resort of Kaiserwinkl is home to numerous additional trails which are worth checking out for any skiers staying in the area for longer lengths of time.
Both beginners and advanced skiers looking to work on their technique can get expert instruction from the local cross-country ski schools here. And don’t worry if you don’t have the right kit to hand, the local sports stores are ideally set up for renting out any equipment you might need. Various cross-country events throughout the winter like the Chiemgau Team Trophy round out the Nordic winter sports offering in Reit im Winkl.
The Most Beautiful Tracks
Cross-country through the valley around Reit im Winkl
In the valley, skiers can explore no less than 59 kilometres of classic and 16 kilometres of skate skiing trails. The cross-country stadium in Tiroler Straße is also floodlit after dark on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6 PM and 8:30 PM.
Trails on Winklmoos-Alm and Hemmersuppenalm
The two pastures above Reit im Winkel not only boast peaceful surrounding, crisp air and incredible panoramas, but also 61 kilometres of classic and 30 kilometres of skate skiing trails.
By car: Reit im Winkl is accessible from Salzburg or Munich via the A8. Exit the motorway at the Bernau junction and take the B305 via Marquartstein until you reach the town.
By public transport: There are also plenty of buses bound for Reit im Winkl departing in the region. The closest train station is in St. Johann in Tirol.