at lake Achensee
The vast landscape before you
Drawing loops or rounds through the velvety-soft landscape has never been so beautiful as around Pertisau. Whether sporty during skating or rather leisurely in classic style, the cross-country ski trails at lake Achensee will give wings to your desire to move. Cross-country skiing is one of the most rewarding winter endurance sports – a real pleasure that keeps you young and fit.
Lake Achensee is a true paradise for cross-country skiing and rightfully belongs to the best known and best cross-country ski centres in Tyrol. Whether beginner or pro, whether classic or skating – on more than 210 km of excellently prepared trails, every cross-country skier will find his perfect track.
Cross-country ski trails
Discover wonderful lake Achensee on the cross-country skis: Numerous cross-country ski trails in various levels of difficulty will lead you through diverse natural landscapes! And in the middle of the white paradise, you will be at home at the 4* hotel Wagnerhof in Pertisau. “In the middle” is no hollow phrase, but a fact. The “Dorfloipe” leads right past our hotel and connects you to the extensive cross-country ski trail network in the Achensee and Karwendel region in Austria.
No wonder that we also often seize the opportunity and enter the cross-country ski trail. Markus and Claudia prefer skating, Dad and Moni prefer classic. Therefore, our winter guests will benefit from personal tips around their ski adventure. And our hotel’s own waxing station will make your skis fit for the trail.
Quality-proof cross-country ski hotel
Our passion for cross-country skiing has paid off, and will pay off for you: For we are a quality-proof cross-country ski hotel.
means for you:
- Healthy breakfast (fruits, muesli…)
- Ski storage room with space for the cross-country skis (lockable and with theft insurance)
- Ski room with waxing station for your equipment: waxing table, iron, socket, repair pen, blade, brush, screwdriver
- Facility for washing and drying clothes/washing service
Cross-country skiing info corner with the following information:
- Route map of the region
- Route suggestions for all levels of difficulty incl. entry points
- List with cross-country ski rental, shops + opening hours/addresses
- List with cross-country ski schools + opening hours/addresses
- Timetable/opening hours of public transport/cable cars with high altitude cross-country ski trails
- Journals (e.g. nordic sports, active life…)
- Weather information: Current weather report + 3-5-day-forecast
Lake Achensee boasts diverse landscapes that reach from quite plane to gentle hills to challenging trails in the valleys of the Karwendel mountains, the perfect conditions with enough snow for your winter holidays in Tyrol. Everyone will get their money’s worth: The masters who regularly go cross-country skiing will be equally pleased as absolute beginners who just begin to love the sport. But all of them have one thing in common: the endless enthusiasm for the quality-proof cross-country ski region Achensee. On the diverse cross-country ski tracks in Pertisau and around lake Achensee, winter sportsmen will discover fabulous nature and great views of the lake. The excellent guidance system will help you find the perfect cross-country ski trail and always keep orientation.
Cross-country skiing at lake Achensee: Competence from A-Z
Lake Achensee is part of one of the biggest cross-country ski regions in Tyrol: the whole region is dedicated to this sport. Numerous ski schools not also offer courses for alpine skiing, but also cross-country ski courses, and the sports shops will advise you with competence when it comes to renting or buying the right equipment. The cross-country ski trails are maintained and refreshed everyday by the municipalities. Part of it can even be additionally covered with artificial snow in winter.
Village track Pertisau – Classic & skating:
Discover our village on the cross-country skis! The trail starts at the beginning of the Karwendel valleys and runs to the Fischergut farm at the shore of the lake (slight gradient). Over the snowy white meadows you will reach the village centre of Pertisau, past the church. From here on you will go back to the starting point. The village track is particularly popular to access the greater cross-country network.
Falzthurn – Gramai: Classic & skating:
Cross-country skiing in the wonderful natural surroundings of the Karwendel valleys: The average-difficulty track with 14 km length leads into the valley and runs through the forest until it reaches the serviced Falzthurn hut. On the way back you will have to master a descent. This cross-country ski track boasts a very beautiful landscape and requires strength, endurance and technique. It is recommended for well trained beginners and advanced skiers. These tracks are also suitable for adaptive cross-country skiing.
Pletzach – Gern: Classic & skating:
The medium trail to the Gerntal valley is mainly characterised by a wonderful change between several plane passages and short ascents. In the beginning, the cross-country ski track leads through the forest, then towards the Pletzachalm hut (serviced) and from here, slightly ascending, along the stream towards the Gern Alm hut (serviced). The cross-country ski trail has a slight gradient and is perfectly suitable for beginners and advanced athletes.
The black trails starts on the area of the golf club Achensee and then, always ascending through the forest to the end of the idyllic Tristenautal. For advanced and trained skiers.
Special cross-country ski trails around Pertisau and lake Achensee:
Dog trail in Pertisau:
You want to spend your winter holidays at lake Achensee with your dog and yet go cross-country skiing? No problem – in Pertisau, cross-country skiers will find an own dog trail where your four-legged friend can accompany you. The dog trail is about 2 km long and lies only a few minutes from our 4* hotel in Pertisau.
Adaptive cross-country skiing in Pertisau and at lake Achensee
In the top cross-country ski region Achensee, people with reduced mobility also have the possibility to go cross-country skiing. No less than 8 barrier-free cross-country ski trails will await you with a total of 46 kilometres. Specially trained instructors of the ski & cross-country ski school Pertisau will make the start easy. The easy trail in Pertisau will enable beginners to start their adventure.
- 5 km: classic and skating
- 111 km classic trails: 22.5 black; 41 km red; 47.5 km blue
- 5 km skating trails: 22.5 km black; 35 km red; 43 km blue
- 40 km with snow machines in Achenkirch, Maurach and Pertisau
- 45 km adaptive cross-country ski trails
- 2 km dog trail
- Partly equipped with snow machines
Fees for the cross-country ski trails at lake Achensee
A fee needs to be paid for the cross-country ski trails to the Karwendel valleys and on the training trail. Guests of our 4* hotel in Pertisau will receive the popular AchenseeCard. With the guest card, the use of the trails mentioned above will be free. On the virtual map of the region you can view the different trails in the region incl. information about classic/skating, level of difficulty, track as well as the kilometres.
In 2021, the Achensee 3-valley-run was cancelled due to corona. But already in 2022, at the end of February, cross-country ski experts and amateurs can proof their skills again in this event in Pertisau. 30 perfectly prepared kilometers for skating and 33 cross-country ski trails for friends of the classic version lead from Pertisau to the Falzthurntal valley, Gerntal valley and Tristenautal valley.
Achensee cross-country ski camp
Beginners and those who return to the sport must unfortunately wait until January 2022 to participate in the Achensee cross-country ski camp. Participants will receive rental equipment and tips by pros and will go on guided cross-country ski tours in the deeply snow-covered valleys of the nature park Karwendel.
You would like to spend your next winter holidays in one of the biggest cross-country ski regions in Tyrol? With the 4* Hotel Wagnerhof in Pertisau you choose an accommodation with a perfect location for cross-country skiing and wellness holidays with garden-SPA - simply to relax and enjoy through and through!