Nordic Highlights in Saalfelden Leogang

It is really busy in Saalfelden Leogang: During the cross-country skiing season there area a few thrilling highlights for sports enthusiasts. The variety of offers ranges from the legendary skimarathon and the Nordic Park Experience to special camps, which improve your cross-country skiing skills.

Everything for cross-country skiers

What would the cross-country skiing season be without highlights you can look forward to? According to the event calendar from Saalfelden Leogang, cross-country skiers can mark a few important dates in their calendar, to which they can definitely look forward to. Every event is suited for another kind of cross-country skier. Therefore the three most important highlights are listed below and in detail. 

Cross-country skiing highlight #1: Skimarathon in Saalfelden

The skimarathon is a real classic event in the competition calendar and the event for all cross-country skiing enthusiasts, who want to experience the extraordinary atmosphere of a race. The starters of the race are international, there is a cheering croud and the next generation of cross-country skiers entertains the crowd and make the event unforgettable. All together there are five competitions, in which the competitors race across the perfectly groomed courses and soft hills: 

  • Charity business run: 5 Kilometers
  • Mini skimarathon skating for kids and pupils: 2, 4 or 6 km (depending on their ages)
  • Skimarathon light: 10,5 kilometers
  • Half marathon: 21 kilometers
  • Marathon: 42 kilometers

The competitions in context of the skimarathon take place at the 15th and 16th of February. 

Cross-country skiing highlight #2: Cross-country skiing camp

Every year Saalfelden Leogang offers cross-country skiing fans and those who want to get fans, an ideal opportunity to get to know the sport. You have the chance to participate in a cross-country skiing camp, which lasts several days, and where participants get to know every facet of cross-country skiing. The basic of the course is having fun together and learing the right technique. Both, skating and classic exercises are being teached by pros as well as locals. And it doesn't matter whether it is your first time on the cross-country skis or whether you want to improve you cross-country skiing technique and be able to ski 25 kilometres. 

The test equipment is being explained directly at the site and can be tested. At the same time you get to know the different cross-country skiing courses in Saalfelden Leogang. Furthermore, you get delicious food at a superb hotel and there are really many offers and fun after cross-country skiing. Long story cut short: it's the perfect opportunity to get to know or to improve your cross-country skiing. 

The next camp takes place from the 13th February to the 16th of February. Further details are found on our homepage. 

Cross-country skiing highlight #3: Nordic Park Experience

Cross-country skiing is connected with a certain nordic lifestyle, which has its roots in scandinavian countries. It's all about nature, delight and a slow pace of life: all these values are being suppressed today. That's the reason why at the lake Ritzensee in Saalfelden there is the possibility to enjoy life with music, good food and sport on two different dates in February from 12 o'clock midday until 4 pm. There is a cozy lounge, you can observe the frozen lake and moreover there is a pleasant smell of barbecue in the air. So an unique atmosphere is created, which broadens your horizon. What guests can expect: 

  • BBQ with ingredients from the region
  • Ice disco
  • DJ
  • Kids winter days
  • Deckchairs

The Nordic Park Experience dates for 2020:

  • 9th February 2020
  • 23rd February 2020

Text: Sportalpen

Pictures: Sportalpen, Michael Geißler