Cross-Country Skiing Trails

The 54-kilometre network of cross-country skiing trails in Faistenau comprises 5 perfectly groomed cross-country skiing runs with difficulty levels ranging from easy to intermediate. Your cross-country skiing expedition starts at the sports ground (cross country skiing stadium) in the village. The trail will take you along the edge of the village to the beautiful Tiefbrunnauer Valley. The cross-country skiing runs are located in sunny areas and do not boast major differences in altitude.

In addition to the general cross country skiing runs a special night trail is available. The 5-kilometre Bramsau Trail comprises a classic cross-country skiing run and a skating trail and is illuminated by floodlights from the onset of dusk until 9pm every day. This trail originates at the sports ground of the local school.


Kugelberg Trail – 5 kilometres – cross-country skiing at night under floodlights
The perfectly groomed Bramsau Trail originates and ends at the school at the centre of the village. With only a few ascents it is perfectly suited for cross-country skiing beginners. The trail is sign posted by red signs and illuminated by floodlights until 9pm every day.
Opportunities to stop for a rest and a meal: Gasthof Alte Post, Bramsau Bräu
Village Trail – 5 kilometres
The perfectly groomed classic cross-country skiing run originates and ends either at the school at the village centre or at the Sport Auer sports outfitters. It is a diverse trail with several exciting ascents. The Village Trail is marked with orange signs and ideally suited for experienced cross-country skiing enthusiasts.
Opportunities to stop for a rest and a meal: Gasthof Botenwirt, Gasthof Alte Post
Tiefbrunnau Trail – 20 kilometres
The classic cross country skiing run, Tiefbrunnau Trail starts and ends either at the school at the village centre or at the parking spaces in Tiefrunnau and is very popular with lovers of nature who want to experience the pristine mountain environment of Austria. It is equally suited for beginners and, due to its length, as endurance training for experienced athletes. This trail is marked by green signs.
Opportunities to stop for a rest and a meal: Gasthof Alte Post, Gasthof Steinbraeu, Loipenstueberl
Skating Trail – 10 kilometres with 5 kilometres night cross-country skiing run
The Skating Trail with its starting and arrival points at the school at the village centre and the Sport Auer sports outfitters is the ideal training trail for experienced cross-country skiers. The trail is marked in blue and it is possible to take a shortcut to shorten the run to 5 kilometres. This section of the trail is illuminated at night until 9pm and is perfectly suited for beginners in the skating technique as there are only a few ascents.
Opportunities to stop for a rest and a meal: Gasthof Alte Post, Gasthof Botenwirt, Bramsau Braeu

Cross-country skiing information and rules of conduct

  • Skiers are requested to ski only in the designated direction of the cross-country skiing run
  • In the event of oncoming skiers please move to the left
  • Please overtake slower skiers on the left or right if a clear trail is available
  • Slower skiers are not required to make room for faster skiers (they have the right of way)
  • Skating is only permitted on the skating runs
  • Please adhere to the warning and information signs
  • Please do not litter on the cross-country skiing runs
  • Dogs are not permitted on the cross-country skiing runs
  • Please park only in designated parking areas
  • Access to the cross-country skiing runs is SUBJECT TO A FEE
  • Ticket for one season € 50,- / Ticket for one week € 20,- / Ticket for one day € 6,-
  • The ticket you get in the tourist office in Faistenau or at the starting points of the cross-country skiing runs.
  • Free access to the trail for youths under the age of 15
  • Please carry along the tickets, our staff ask for it
  • Use of the cross-country skiing runs is at your own risk
  • Cross-country skiing bus

Shower facilities, changing rooms, desk to prepare your skis, lockers and toilets are available for all cross-country skiers at the main entrance of the elementary school in Faistenau village centre.