Frequently asked questions

Is cross-country skiing in Faistenau subject to a fee?
Yes. The rates are: € 6 per day, € 20 for one week or € 50 for a season ticket. Guests are kindly asked to pay the fee at the starting points of the cross-country skiing runs. Access to the trails is free of charge for young guests under the age of 15. Included in the fee: parking facilities, changing rooms, showers and toilets.

Where you can buy the tickets for using the cross-country skiing runs?
The tickets you get in the tourist office in Faistenau and also directly at the starting points of the cross-country skiing runs. Or buy a ticket at the ticket machine, or at the sports store Auer.

Are there any special discounts?
There is a discount of 50% on all rates for handicapped people with a certificate of disability; chaperones for groups of pupils go free; discounts for groups of students on request.

Where are the starting points of the cross-country skiing runs?
At the sports ground of the elementary school (P1), at the car park opposite of the Sporthaus Auer sports outfitters (P2) and near the playschool (P3) and Loipenstüberl (P4) in the Tiefbrunnau district of Faistenau.

Where can I rent cross-country skiing equipment?
At the Sporthaus Auer sports outfitters on the outskirts of the village – open every day.

Where can I book a cross-country skiing course or trial lesson?
Cross-country skiing courses are available at the ski school Nordic Fun, Skischule Mösenbichler and Sport Franky.

When is the floodlit cross-country skiing run available at night?
Every day from the onset of dusk until 9pm (Bramsau Trail and Skating Trail, each 5-kilometres in length).

Are dogs permitted on the cross-country skiing runs?
No.

Am I allowed to choose in which direction to ski on a trail?
No. Skiing is only allowed in the designated direction. The wrong direction is marked on the signposts of the cross-country skiing runs.

Why is there no skating trail in Tiefbrunnau?
The effort would overshadow to maintain a skating trail would overwhelm the facilities in the village. Only one machine for the grooming of the cross-country skiing runs is available here and it would simply be impossible to keep the runs in prime condition.

Why can cross-country ski runs be found right in the district of Tiefbrunnau?
The garage of the machine for the grooming of the cross-country skiing runs is right in the middle of Tiefbrunnau, so why not groom a trail right from there? Very often sections leading to Tiefbrunnau do not permit the construction of a cross-country skiing trail due to the lack of snow or intervening roads and drainage ditches.

Are the cross-country skiing runs always at the same place?
Yes, as long as the snow situation permits it, the cross-country runs can exactly be found where they are displayed on the map. In the case of a shortage of snow it is possible that the course of the runs is changed slightly. Special cross-country skiing runs can be constructed for sports events on request.

Is there any parking fee for winter hikers?
Yes at the parking area opposite of sports store Auer. Ticket price: € 6
Please pay at the ticket machine.

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