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Cross-country skiing in the Oetztal Valley

Cross-country skiing trails in Soelden
Cross-country trails in Soelden

Cross-country ski trails in and around Niederthai

Sparkling snowy landscapes, fairytale snow-covered trees and majestic mountains. Niederthai is the cross-country centre of the Oetztal Valley and has been awarded the cross-country skiing quality seal by the state of Tyrol. The starting point for your cross-country tour is the Guesthouse Bichl in Niederthai, which has been renovated with great attention to detail.

According to sports medics, cross-country skiing is one of – if not THE – healthiest form of winter sport. 117 km of classic cross-country trails and 69 km of skating trails are just waiting to be explored!

Cross-country Mecca in Niederthai

Due to its location at an altitude of 1,600 m, the cross-country trails here are accessible from the beginning of December to the end of March. Four magical cross-country trails can be found in the small mountain village of Niederthai, adding to this positive feel. As the name suggests, the sunshine plateau trail leads along a plateau which is bathed in sunlight in good weather, offering magnificent views across the central Oetztal Valley. The Horlachtal trail runs along a short, yet gentle climb over the Horlachbach river and into the valley bearing the same name. From here, you reach the Sonnenplateau in Niederthai. The Matau and Tauferberg cross-country trails form part of the challenging routes on offer. There are climbs to overcome and short descents to master, but you will be compensated for your efforts by views of the magnificent mountains in the Oetztal Alps.

A biathlon takes place once a week in which anyone interested can take part. If you fancy trying this sports combination, your hosts in Bichl will be on hand to provide further information and assistance.

Cross country skiing in Oetztal Valley in Tyrol
Cross country skiing trails

Everything you need

The Guesthouse Bichl is ideally equipped for cross-country skiing in the Oetztal. The cross-country library offers route descriptions for routes of all difficulties as well as specialist magazines and daily reports about the latest weather conditions, trail conditions and cross-country offers. You can dry your sports clothing in the ski room or pay to have it cleaned and dried for you.

Give your tired legs a break from all these outdoor adventures and relax in the evening in the sauna or in the small indoor pool at the Guesthouse Bichl. Send us a non-binding enquiry or book your cross-country ski vacation directly.


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