Nordic Skiing at its Finest
High-altitude location, absolute snow reliability and varied cross-country skiing tracks that are even free of charge. Not without reason the sunny Alpine plateau of Niederthai is referred to as "Ötztal's Nordic Skiing Center". And on top of all that: hobby athletes can try their luck at the Taster Biathlon. And those who are still not tired enough, enjoy night-time Nordic skiing from Monday till Friday on the floodlit "Frühloipe" and "Tellerboden Night Trail" from 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday evening the Ötzidorf Loop Trail in Umhausen is floodlit from 6.00 pm till 10.00 pm lighted.
|Among true Nordic sport fans Niederthai is a class of its own. The mountain village has been awarded the Tirolean Nordic Ski Track Quality Seal. Beginners can choose from no less than 3 Nordic trail kilometers on varied routes. There is a tailor-made track for all skill levels and preferences, be it classic-style or skating. A nature exploration of a very special kind is the Nordic ski track leading into scenic Horlachtal side valley on a length of 3.3 kilometers, a quite sporty challenge offering also picture-book rest stop points. The three kilometer long Sonnenplateauloipe route makes a perfect warm-up track. What cross-country skiers appreciate most in Niederthai: the money stays in their pocket as the full variety of well-groomed routes is free of charge.|
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Every Sunday and Monday the Niederthai Umhausen ski school offers a cross country skiing course at 11.00 am.
Duration: 1 hour
1x per Niederthai Card included (without equipment)
Registration: at ski school Niederthai Umhausen T +43 (0) 5255 5420
Nordic Skiing Taster Lesson
- Classical Style: every Monday 09.00 am - 10.30 am
- Skating: every Wednesday 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Booking: latest by 5.00 pm the day before, T +43 (0) 650 900 3038
Biathlon for everyone
All fans of Nordic sports are invited to try the Biathlon in Niederthai.
Be it beginner or pro – everyone can join the fun-filled biathlon.
Every Thursday and Sunday from 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm you can learn more about biathlon shooting techniques from experts within the Biathlon at Nordic Sports Arena Niederthai (soccer field).
Cost: € 8, - per person, 1x included for holders of the Niederthai Card
The vouchers are available here:
Ski School Niederthai Umhausen, Josl's Skiverleih and on location.
A free bus shuttle for cross-country skiers is again available. Guests with valid ski pass and ski, snowboard or nordic skiing equipment can use the bus for free on their way to the winter sports area.
Niederthai: Car park Sennhof (chargeable), hamlet of Lehen (football field), hamlet of Tellerboden
Umhausen: Murplatz, Bischoffsplatz (chargeable)
Tumpen/Lehn-Platzl: at the car park of Engelswand climbing area (chargeable)
Köfels: car park Köfels (chargeable)
But there is much more...
Scenic Ötztal makes a true paradise for lovers of Nordic sports as the entire valley offers more than 195 kilometers of perfectly groomed cross-country skiing tracks. Especially the wide open basin of Längenfeld is a wonderful spot for endless Nordic loops. Great stamina and endurance training!
Other cross-country possibilities are in the near vicinity: