Virgin snow, white-topped mountain peaks, snow-laden trees and sparkling icicles are all part of your winter vacation in Leutasch. Once this alpine backdrop carries its pristine winter gown, it becomes fascinating – inspiring – irresistible for all those seeking adventures and winter fun in the naturally beautiful surroundings of the Seefeld Plateau in Tyrol. When a thick, white blanket of snow decks the entirety of the Tyrolean alpine scenery, it’s time to commence with the manifold activities in, on and involving snow.
THE SEEFELD REGION GUARANTEES
Winter holidays in Leutasch come with a snow guarantee
The Seefeld region and Leutaschtal on the Seefeld Plateau are part of an area of Austria that can guarantee there’ll always be snow. The region is ideally located between the Wetterstein and Mieminger mountain ranges, so it’s a very attractive area for cross-country skiers, alpine skiers and snowboarders looking for less-crowded venues. Excellently groomed slopes and trails, modern cable cars and particularly the close proximity to several ski resorts are all factors that mean you’ll never complain of a lack of variety during your winter break in Tyrol. Active holidays in Leutasch, in the heart of the Tyrolean mountains, guarantee you’re close to Innsbruck and only a few kilometres away from Seefeld in Tyrol. Look forward to great descents and sophisticated skiing resorts, excellently groomed cross-country skiing trails and thrilling toboggan runs on your winter vacation in Tyrol.
Experience wintry variety!
Leutasch is well-known as a starting point in the largest area for cross-country skiers in central Europe. Guests are amazed by the seemingly endless network of multiple-award-winning cross-country trails. Dedicated cross-country skiers can’t wait to try some of the over 96 miles of ‘classical’, 69 miles of skating-style trails and the wonderful night-time trail – all right outside the front door of the hotel. A sporty skiing vacation in Leutasch is also guaranteed by the surrounding ski resorts with slopes suited to all ages and skill levels. From the slopes, alpine ski holidaymakers in the Seefeld Region enjoy fantastic views – and can travel with the free ski bus service from resort to resort.
Adventure-seekers in Leutasch will be delighted to discover 4 excellently groomed toboggan runs. If you’re aiming to enjoy a bit of everything on your winter vacation in Tyrol – the area, scenery and nature – winter hikes and snow-shoe tours are highly recommended. Indeed, Leutasch is known as a Shangri-La for winter treks and snow-shoe tours with numerous cleared hiking routes and rustic alpine restaurant huts nestled among the wonderful winter scenery.
The skiing areas truly come to life in the winter as cross-country skiers glide through the forests and valley basins in all directions on excellently groomed trails. Nature-lovers marvel at the idyllic winter landscapes on snow-shoe tours and children giggle and screech as they race down the toboggan runs. Family-friendly accommodators like Hotel Kristall, and the special winter sports options available to younger guests, ensure winter holidays in Tyrol are great fun for guests of all ages.
Visitors taking the Grubenbahn into the heart of the disused Silberbergwerk mine in Schwaz, originally excavated centuries ago, discover a world without seasons in which the temperature remains at a constant 53,6°F, far milder than on a normal winter’s day in Tyrol. A trip to a place like this historical show mine is an ideal way of balancing out the effects of winter sports like alpine and cross-country skiing activities that are tiring and cause muscles to ache.
In Leutasch, the winter’s sporting highlight is the annual international Euroloppet Ganghoferlauf – the oldest cross-country skiing event in Tyrol. The race is part of the European ski marathon Euroloppet and Austria Loppet race series. The younger members of families on holiday here can enter for the Mini-Ganghofer race – a cross-country race event with a strong fun factor.
Dreamy winter breaks in Tyrol
Cross-country skiing on the Seefeld Plateau
Cross-country skiing in Seefeld-Leutasch is enjoyed in a genuinely premium-class area compared with anywhere else in Austria. That’s not just our opinion. The ADAC ski atlas has declared the Seefeld to be the cross-country skiing area of the year many times. With its sensational cross-country skiing trails, Leutasch has long been recognised as a cross-country skiing heaven for fans and connoisseurs of Nordic winter sports.
Facts & figures
Enjoy variety on your cross-country skiing break in Seefeld-Leutasch
Guests arriving for a cross-country skiing break in Leutasch in Tyrol can look forward to more than 172 miles of perfectly groomed trails, 96 miles of which are cut for the classical style, and 69 miles for the skating technique. Furthermore, there’s a wonderful 1,8 mile night-time trail between Seefeld and Mösern, and a 1 mile night-time trail in Weidach in Leutasch. There’s also a special trail in Leutasch for skiers with dogs, so even (wo)man’s best friend feels welcome.
Cross-country ski training & international competitions
Unforgettable cross-country skiing breaks in Seefeld-Leutasch
Seefeld is one of the best regions for cross-country skiing in the whole of Austria, has the largest connected network of trails in Europe, and is a real magnet for cross-country skiing specialists. Numerous national teams and world-class cross-country skiers are regular visitors to one of the most beautiful high plateaus in the Alps. It’s a base for training camps and a venue for international competitions. That can be explained by the excellently-groomed trails, great infrastructure, and by the clear, cold and sunny weather in Leutasch and the entire Seefeld region.
Cross-country skiing in untouched nature
Cross-country skiing in Seefeld
The numerous cross-country skiing trails close the hotel guarantee guests a wide variety of trails and gradients for the pure joy of cross-country skiing on a winter vacation in Leutasch. The trails around this former Winter Olympic Games venue are a pleasure for every cross-country skier. Snow cover can be guaranteed here into April with trails for every skill level – cleared, cut and groomed every day. Many of the routes are prepared for both skiing styles with uniform and informative signage. Of course, our guests are welcome to use any of the trails in the network free of charge.
As well as checking out the quality of the cross-country skiing opportunities in the Seefeld region, some guests may be interested in trying out the very latest skiing equipment and clothing. If so, the cross-country ‘Opening’ in Leutasch is an unmissable event.
Pure winter pleasure in the ski arena Seefeld-Leutasch
Skiing right on your doorstep
Far away from the big ski circus, a small but very fine alpine ski slopes offer awaits you in the Seefeld region. 23 miles of slopes and around 30 cable cars and lifts are at your disposal in the ski area of Leutasch. Skiing in Leutasch means pure winter pleasure at an altitude of 1,200 to 2,064 m above sea level. Only a few metres away from Hotel Kristall is the Seefeld ski bus stop, which takes you free of charge to the nearby ski areas in the region.
The Katzenkopf Leutasch ski area is only 270 yards away from the Hotel Kristall. As a cosy family skiing area, it delights with a family downhill run for beginners, varied slopes for experts and also a great fun park for snowboarders.
The "Rosshütten-Express", a detachable 6-seater chairlift with heated seats, takes you comfortably up into the sunshine at over 2,000 m above sea level. In the largest skiing area in Seefeld, snowboarders and skiers can expect sporting challenges and cosy stops for refreshments. Four times a week you also have the opportunity to enjoy the downhill run from Härmelekopf/Hochanger at night.
The Gschwandtkopf ski area is easy to reach from Seefeld and Mösern and offers skiing fun with a view of Seefeld's landmark, the Seekirchl. Absolute ski stars such as Lindsay Vonn and Maria Resch also used to train here. The Geigenbühel drag lift, the Birkenlift in Seefeld, the Hinterfeld practice lift in Mösern or the drag lift in Neuleutasch and the Brandlift in Scharnitz are ideal for taking your first steps on the slopes.
Hämmermoosalm, Hoher Sattel, Gschwandtkopf and Katzenkopf - tobogganing is pure fun here at the Seefeld plateau. During a leisurely walk, you can first climb many toboggan runs on your own and then enjoy the downhill run after a short rest.
If you would rather just experience the rapid descent, lifts will take you to the starts of the toboggan runs. As our guest, you can use the free toboggan rental as part of the winter inclusive services or store your own toboggan free of charge in our garage.
Far away from stress and the daily hustle and bustle, every moment in the snow-covered winter world brings you one step closer to the stunning nature and at the same time also one step closer to inner peace and true happiness.
SNOWSHOEING & WINTER HIKING
Enjoy the white splendour and the absolute silence.
Do you like to go your own way? Experience the beauty of winter nature as a silent pleasure while snowshoeing. Whether on your own, on a guided snowshoe hike or on an extended snowshoe tour - snowshoe hiking in Leutasch-Seefeld is always a particularly close-to-nature experience
Hiking in the winter wonderland
There is great enthusiasm when you walk along the well-prepared paths through a freshly snow-covered landscape. With a little bit of luck, even under blue skies and bright sunshine. The 5 villages of the Seefeld region, Tyrol, Austria offer an exceptionally good winter hiking network and the best conditions for a winter hike or a leisurely walk on the wide and flat paths in an unspoilt winter landscape.
The Seefeld region is not only a true hiker's paradise in summer. The approximately 88 miles of cleared and prepared winter hiking trails on the Seefeld Plateau invite you to take long hikes or leisurely walks in the snow. How easy it is in the pure nature of the Leutasch Valley to take a liberating break from everyday life and simply enjoy the breathtaking landscape. And after a varied hike, a well-deserved rest awaits you in one of the rustic huts - dreamlike views included, of course!