Cross-country skiing in Ötztal: fun in the sun at 1,550 m

Join the trail right next to Hotel Tauferberg

You can find your cross-country skiing paradise in Ötztal in Niederthai at 1,550 m above sea level, very close to our hotel in Ötztal. Cross-country skiing fans choose here between trails of different levels of difficulty for skating and classic cross-country skiing. They are all awarded with the Tyrolean Seal of Quality for cross-country skiing trails. Whether you’re a beginner, leisurely cross-country skier or specialist: you experience deluxe cross-country skiing here in Austria!


The plateau’s high-altitude trails lead directly past our activity hotel in Ötztal. Guaranteed snow thanks to professional snow machines and superbly prepared trails (with skating track) guarantee you a winter adventure that does you the power of good. A grand cross-country skiing opening event in Niederthai awaits you in December.


The sunny plateau trail that leads directly past Hotel Tauferberg is also the night-time cross-country skiing trail at the same time. It is floodlit from 6.00 to 9.30 p.m. from Monday to Friday. Other sections of the trails are the Horlachtalloipe, Matau-Loipe, Frühloipe and Tauferbergloipe. All the trail sections are interlinked.


You are guaranteed free cross-country skiing fun in Niederthai thanks to the Niederthai Card: the use of the trails, a taster cross-country skiing course and biathlon session are included.

Taster cross-country skiing courses with pros and night-time trail

A taster cross-country skiing course takes place for beginners and advanced every week. They can improve their technique here with the help of pros.


An equipment and wax test is carried out once a month. The cross-country skiing schools in Ötztal offer cross-country skiing courses.

Taster biathlon in Niederthai

A taster biathlon takes place every Thursday and Sunday from 1.00 to 3.00 p.m. in Niederthai.


The Niederthai biathlon facility has been renovated and is now equipped with laser guns. The cross-country skiing instructors from Niederthai teach you this exciting sport. 

Niederthai cross-country skiing area in detail with altitude profile

Trail map of the Niederthai cross-country skiing area