in the heart of the Salzkammergut
4 nights
  • overnight in 3*-inns and a 4*-hotel
  • Arrival daily possible
  • Cross-country skiing equipment including skis, poles and shoes

When you are out in the glittering white landscape, with the snow crunching beneath your shoes, when the lakes are steaming in the clear cold and the sun lights friendly lights, then the winter in the Salzkammergut makes really happy – a winter wonderland of unforgettable impressions. In harmony with nature, gliding instead of rushing – time to take a look around, to have a chat and to be active: that is what makes cross-country skiing such a pleasant experience. Plenty of time to rest in the traditional inns and huts beside the tracks, because fun should always be the focal point of your holiday plans. Let’s immerse in this "Winter Wonderland" for a fabulous vacation!


  1. Cross-country skiing paradise Gosau - part of the UNESCO World Heritage
  2. Rettenbachalm European Cup trail
  3. ‘Panorama Nova' - high-altitude trail above Bad Goisern


Day 1: Arrival in the spa town of Bad Ischl

Arrival by car or by train/public bus in Bad Ischl. Visit our service center to receive more information on the cross-country runs, the region and enjoy a welcome schnapps.

Overnight stay in Bad Ischl.

Day 2: ‚Snow hole‘ Rettenbachalm

Introduction to the region of Bad Ischl – visit the European Cup run at the Rettenbachalm (up to 10 kilometres of trails for all levels) in Bad Ischl. Taxi transfer forth and back to Rettenbachalm (or take your own car)
Rettenbachalm, home to the Bad Ischl Cross Country Skiing Centre, is one of the largest low alms (Alpine Pastures) in the Salzkammergut. The largely flat alm lies high above Bad Ischl surrounded by imposing mountain peaks, giving it a wonderful feeling of quiet stillness.
Afterwards relax at the Salzkammergut Thermal Spa at the Eurothermen Resort in Bad Ischl.
Overnight stay in Bad Ischl.

Day 3: ‚Panorama Nova’ - High-altitude trail over Bad Goisern

Bad Goisern „Panorama Nova“ run – slopes at Predigstuhl:
Transfer from Bad Ischl to Bad Goisern directly up to Predigstuhl (luggage transfer to hotel in Bad Goisern) or travel with your own car (you have to take your own luggage with you) in the morning.
Total of 27km of cross-country runs – 2 sections of this trail are easy, 2 sections are medium and 5km are challenging – the „World Cup Cross-Country Run“ is perfect for the experienced skiers! Taxi transfer from Predigstuhl to accommodation or take your own car.
Overnight stay in Bad Goisern.

Day 4: Cross-country skiing in the Gosau Valley:

Free ski bus to cross-country ski runs in Gosau.
There are cross-country runs in different levels of difficulty throughout the whole Gosau valley.   Beginners and advanced cross-county skiers will all find a suitable trail. Enjoy the sunny runs in the beautiful winter landscape off the ski slopes.
Overnight stay in Bad Goisern.

Day 5: Individual departure

or additional nights.


Overnight stays with breakfast buffet
2 nights Bad Ischl in 4* hotel, 2 nights Bad Goisern in 3*hotel
Information material and cross country trail map
Welcome schnapps
Taxi transfer to Rettenbachalm and back (incl. equipment) *
4 hours entrance to the Salzkammergut Thermal Spa Bad Ischl
Taxi transfer from Bad Ischl to Predigstuhl in Bad Goisern and back (incl. equipment) *
luggage transfer to hotel in Bad Goisern *
Daily service hotline from 08:00 – 18:00 (also on weekends)

Rates per person for the arrangement in €:

  06.01. – 31.01.2024
23.02. – 31.03.2024
31.01. – 23.02.2024
Double room with breakfast buffet 560,-- 579,--
Supplement for half board per stay 110,-- 110,--
Supplement for single room per stay 150,-- 150,--
*Discount for traveling with your own car – take your own car for routes signed with * 130,-- 130,--
Supplement for single travelers (when arriving by public transport) 130,-- 130,--
arrival daily daily

The local tax, also known as visitor's tax, is payable locally to the landlord; the amount depends on the resort and is between €1,00 and €4,00 per person per night. Children up to the age of 15 are usually exempt.

Reduction for children staying in parent’s room (2 full-paying adults):
0 – 5.9 years: 100%                6 – 15 years: 30%

Cross-country skiing equipment (incl. ski, sticks and shoes): € 99, -- per stay

The standard terms and conditions of the Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH apply in the current version.

Our recommendations:
Get a travel cancellation insurance.


For environmental reasons, we recommend arriving and departing by public transport (train/bus). We are happy to help you organise your train journey within Austria. Talk to us!

The UNESCO World Heritage List currently lists 1,154 natural and cultural sites from 167 countries worldwide. The excellent cultural and natural monuments have an extraordinary universal value that must be preserved in the long term. Austria is represented with 10 World Heritage Sites.

For questions we are available.

Salzkammergut Touristik GmbH

Götzstraße 12

4820 Bad Ischl

Tel.: 0043 (0)6132 24000-51