Cross-country trail tips from Professional X-country skier Bernhard Tritscher
“The cross-country trails in Saalfelden Leogang are magnificent. For me as a professional cross-country skier the trail along Lake Ritzensee is a perfect training route. The Ritzensee trail is very demanding and highly recommended especially for ambitious skiers. In the winter I prefer to train on this trail, so I can perfectly prepare myself for World Cup races with comparable levels of difficulty. A special plus is that the trail is illuminated, so you can even train at night...“
Brandlhof is 10 km long, easy, in flat terrain and with connection from Lenzing to Brandlhof.
Dorfheim / Lenzing trail
7km, moderate. Varied and undulating terrain, entry directly on the edge of town (InterSpar car park), connection to Pabing, Marzon and Lenzing.
3km, easy to moderate, from the cross-country skiing centre, tennis hall. Pabing connection.
3.5 to 7 km, moderate, connection to Maishofen.
2-3 km, moderate, connecting trail to the Schneggen und the Pabing, Marzon and Lenzing trails.
Lake Ritzensee Floodlit Trail
1.9 to 2.5 km, easy to moderate, lit daily until 10:00 pm.
8km, easy, connecting trail Lenzing - Haid - Kollingwald and to the Maishofen connection. Mostly along the Saalach on flat terrain.
10 km, easy, with connection to Leogang. Open, flat terrain.
Pabing - Marzon – Lenzing Trail
6 km, moderate, dogs allowed. Slightly sloping from Bürgerau connection over open, undulating terrain with connection to the Lenzing Trail and to the Hotel Gut Brandlhof.
Bsuch Floodlit Trail
1 to 1.5 km, easy, lit daily until 10:00 pm.
Start 3 km, easy, then extension to Maishofen and Lenzing possible.
Lenzing Skating Trail
Lenzing skating trail, 4.2 km, easy, with no road crossings.
From Ritzensee Cross-Country Skiing Centre in open terrain to Unterhasling and Oberhasling and back. Varied, connection to Haid and Maishofen. 5 km, moderate.
The start is at the Leoganger Asitzbahnen or at Gasthof Hotel Grünwald. At some ascents this trail runs through the district of Rain and past the Hotel Krallerhof to the Leoganger Asitzenbahnen.
World-Class Racing Trails
Junior World Cup 88 and 99, 2000 Military World Championships, World Cups, 2.4 km, 5 km and 7.5 km, difficult, ever-changing, rugged terrain, partly in the forest.
Höhenloipe Grießen [Grießen High Trail]
9 km, moderately difficult. Fee required!
Start and finish is located in Ramseiden at the Bauhof Saalfelden and is the ideal area for beginners. The trail is also used by the cross-country skiing school.
Valley trail on flat terrain, very suitable, especially for cross-country skiing beginners, but also leads athletically demanding cross-country skiers to the Pinzgauer trail network.
Cross-country skiing - Bernhard Tritscher’s professional opinion
“... For beginners and recreational skiers, the Klingler Trail and the Lenzing Trail (with connection to Leogang) are highly recommended. The terrain is quite simple and always very well groomed. Both routes run through our beautiful countryside and are suitable for everyone. If you had an urge to experience what a long cross-country trek was like, there are plenty of connection options with up to 150 kilometres of trails available.”