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Cross-country skiing in Mariapfarr in the Lungau holiday region
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Cross-country skiing & biathlon in Mariapfarr

Nordic skiing in the Lungau holiday region

Located at 1,110 metres above sea level, the Lignitz cross-country skiing centre in Mariapfarr offers guaranteed snow and the best conditions for cross-country skiing. The fresh high-altitude climate adds another positive aspect to this already health-promoting sport. Glide on cross-country skis through the best-prepared ski runs at the Lignitz cross-country skiing centre or make use of their various skating tracks. And if you’ve not got enough of cross-country skiing during the day, there’s also an illuminated ski run available in the evening!
By the way: all guests in Mariapfarr can use the trails in the Lignitz cross-country skiing centre free of charge!
Cross-country skiing at the Lignitz cross-country skiing centre in Mariapfarr

Cross-country trails & skating tracks

Fans of Nordic skiing will find around 150 km of perfectly prepared cross-country trails and skating tracks in the Lungau holiday region. Cross-country fun is guaranteed on the 6 km snow-covered Lignitz Höhenloipe high-altitude trail in Mariapfarr, as well as on the snowy Petersbründlloipe, the Höhenloipe at Prebersee and in Schönfeld, when the snow is already thawing elsewhere. Mariapfarr also has a daily illuminated circuit that is 800 m long. And the best part: all Mariapfarr guests can use the cross-country ski runs free of charge!

Snapshot of the cross-country ski runs

Name Place / Starting point Difficultiy / Altitude Length
"Höhenloipe Lignitz"
(snow-covered! high-altitude circuit!)
Mariapfarr / Lignitz district easy-medium /
1.330-1.400 m
6 km classic & skating
"Weißpriachtalrunde" circuit Weißpriach / Parking 500 m before the St. Rupert district easy /
1.100-1.148 m
12 km classic, of which 8 km skating
Taurachloipe Mauterndorf / Airfield, Neusess-Moos district easy /
1.050-1.122 m
5 km classic & skating
"Winkel" track Göriach /  Wassering district Municipal Office easy-medium /
1.180-1.250 m
8 km classic & 2 skating circuits each 2 km
"Romantikloipe" romantic trail Lessach / Ski lift car park easy-medium /
1.208-1.241 m
7 km classic
Murtalloipe Muhr / Unterweißburg / St. Michael / St. Magarethen / Unterndorf easy-medium /
1.025-1.124 m

Total: 31 km
Muhr-St. Michael: 10 km
St. Michael-Unterweißburg: 6 km
St. Michael-St. Margarethen: 5,5 km
St. Magarethen-Unternberg: 6,5 km

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Lignitz cross-country skiing centre with laser biathlon
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Did you know...

... that the Mariapfarr-Lignitz cross-country skiing centre has also been offering laser biathlon since 2014? The professional laser rifle shooting is supervised on site and is completely safe. It is therefore suitable for every age group. Whether as a lone marksman or part of a team, we give you the chance to experience this fascinating and exciting sport for yourself. With modern, safe technology, it’s fun for the whole family. Who will prove to have the steadiest hand?
  • Laser biathlon Wednesday & Friday from 1:30pm to 3:30pm!
  • Rental of cross-country skiing equipment not possible in the cross-country center Lignitz
  • Under presentation of the Winter Bonus Card, 3x five shots are free at the Laser Biathlon
Perfectly maintained cross-country ski runs in Mariapfarr

Cross-country ski track rules

Please observe the markings and stipulated directions of travel. In the case of double lanes, the “right-hand” rule applies. Please overtake on the left (the skier in front doesn’t have to make way for the overtaking skier).  Groups - please ski in the right-hand lane, one behind the other. If you encounter other cross-country skiers, make sure you keep your poles close to your body and avoid oncoming traffic on the right. The ascending skier gives way to the descending skier. Please adjust your speed according to your skiing ability and the local conditions. As a general rule, always ensure that your skiing doesn’t endanger anyone. If you stop at any point, please clear the lane immediately. This also applies to falls, if it’s possible for you to do so. If you notice an accident, remember that you are obliged to help! Those involved in the accident must be able to prove their identity. Please do not leave the predefined trails.

Cross-country ski holidays in Mariapfarr

Gentle skiing pleasure in the Lungau holiday region

See for yourself the benefits that Mariapfarr and the Lungau holiday region can offer to cross-country skiers. You can expect varied cross-country ski runs and skating tracks in picturesque winter landscapes, side valleys covered in deep snow, and guaranteed snowfall until spring. Our warm and welcoming hosts look forward to making you an individual offer for your cross-country skiing holiday in Mariapfarr.
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