Cross-country skiing in Gosau

Cross county paradise for all

The nature of the Gosau valley is wrapped in a white blanket; warm cosy cabins invite you to stop and a crackling fire in the tiled stove offer welcomed warmth after a winters walk. Wrap yourself in warm, sporty clothes and, together with your family, enjoy the winter paradise of the Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region! Cross-country skiers will cherish the great variety of trails in Gosau. Enjoy perfectly groomed trails for the connoisseurs and sporty skiers alike. Gently glide through romantic forests, past snowy treetops, into the midst of the beautiful Alpine panorama of the Gosaukamms. Moments of pure happiness!

Large cross-country diversity

Relaxed gliding along the Gosaubach stream, solitary tours below the mighty peaks of the Gosaukamm, sprawling trails through Goau Vordertal: The Dachstein Salzkammergut holiday region provides 65 kilometres of perfectly groomed trails for winter sports enthusiasts.

For both skaters and for fans of the classic style, they vary not only in altitude and degree of difficulty, but also characterised by great diversity: the 10 km long “Märchenwaldloipe” (enchanted forest trail) is definitely one of the most beautiful. Those seeking a challenge, are best suited to the 5km “Sportloipe“ (sport trail). For first-timers and beginners we recommend the 5-km “Sonnenloipe” (sunny trail). At 15 kilometres, the intermediate “Dorfloipe“ (village trail) is the longest tour in the Gosau Valley. Whichever you decide to do: you are guaranteed an unforgettable day of cross-country skiing in Gosau!

Gosau Fairy Tale Trail in Gosau

Duration: 0,90 hours
Length: 3,75 km
Lowest point: 713m

» Gosau Fairy Tale Trail in Gosau

© Kraft | Wintersport im Salzkammergut: Langlaufen in Gosau | Märchenwaldloipe im Gosautal.

Gosau Village Trail in Gosau

Duration: 2,63 hours
Length: 10,88 km
Metres of altitude: 26m

» Gosau Village Trail in Gosau

© Kraft | Wintersport im Salzkammergut: Langlaufen in Gosau | Dorfloipe im Gosautal.

Sun Trail in Gosau

Duration: 1 hour
Length: 4 km
Metres of altitude: 100mrt

» Sun Trail in Gosau

© Kraft | Wintersport im Salzkammergut: Langlaufen in Gosau | Sonnenloipe im Gosautal.

Sports Trail in Gosau

Laufzeit: zirka 0,5 Stunde
Länge: 3,7 Kilometer
Höhenmeter: 76 hm
Anstieg / Abfahrt: sportliche Herausforderung für Könner.

» Sports Trail in Gosau

© Kraft | Wintersport im Salzkammergut: Langlaufen in Gosau | Sportloipe im Gosautal.

Gosau "Kohlstatt" Trail in Gosau

Destination: Sports Centre
Duration: 1,49 hours
Length: 5,73 km

» Gosau "Kohlstatt" Trail in Gosau

Meeting points for cross-country fun

Start and finish points of all trails is the sports centre (near the Paß-Gschütt- junction and Tourist Office). Beginners can take their first steps at the relatively easy entry points. All routes are prepared daily and are available free of charge. The starting points to the trails are within easy reach by foot, bus or on car.

Always well informed!

If you have any questions regarding cross-country skiing in Gosau, then simply contact the friendly and competent staff of Gosau Tourist Information office. Here you can obtain an up-to-date trail map and valuable tips for your unforgettable cross-country experience in Gosau. We look forward to seeing you on an active winter holiday with cross-country skiing pleasure in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut!  You want to learn cross-country skiing or simply just improve your technique?

Always well-informed

When is the next cable car to the Dachstein Plateau in Obertraun? When does the next sightseeing ship depart from Hallstatt? With the four tourism platforms of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut // www.hallstatt.net // www.bad-goisern.net // www.obertraun.net // www.gosautal.net // you will always stay up-to-date on current hours of operation, itineraries and more. If you’d like to use this information for during your stay in the holiday region of Dachstein Salzkammergut, then we would suggest that you save the appropriate website of your holiday destination in your favourites list on your smartphone or tablet. Then, you will always be informed during your holiday in the Salzkammergut. We hope to see you in Hallstatt, Gosau, Bad Goisern and Obertraun!

Information at a glance

  • Our advice: Conveniently download prices, opening times and other information for your holiday in the UNESCO World Heritage region of Hallstatt Dachstein Salzkammergut, as a PDF on your tablet or smartphone. So you are always well informed and have all important information at hand.
    Cross-country skiing map of Gosau / Gosau valley

  • Our ski school can help you:
  • Skischule (skischool) Gosau
    Phone : +43(0)6136/8559
    e-mail: ski@skigosau.at
    Homepage : www.skigosau.at
  • Rent Cross county skies:
    Gosauer Skiverleih
    Phone: + 43(0)6136/20058
    e-mail: verleih@skigosau.at
  • Verleih Sport Bertl
    Phone +43(0) 664-1326373
    Homepage: www.cafezeitlos.at

  • Tourist Office Gosau
    Ferienregion Dachstein Salzkammergut
    Tourismusverband Inneres Salzkammergut Geschäftsstelle Gosau
    Nr. 547
    4824 Gosau, Austria
    Phone: +43 (0) 5 95095 20
    Fax: +43 (0) 6136 / 8255
    E-Mail: gosau@dachstein-salzkammergut.at 
    More Information on www.gosautal.net

    Opening times
    Until 17th of April: Mon - Fri 8.00 - 17.00 hrs,  Sat/Sun/public holiday  9.00 to 15.00 hrs
    18th of April - June: Mon - Fri 8.00 - 17.00 hrs, Sat.- Son. and public holiday closed
    July - October: Mo-Fr 8.00-18.00 hrs, Sat/Sun/public holiday 8.00-13.00 hrs
    November - December: Mo-Fr 8.00-17.00 hrs