high-altitude cross-country skiing trail Krinnenalpe

Nesselwängle, Tirol, Österreich


Starting place: 6672 Nesselwängle
Destination: 6672 Nesselwängle

Duration: 1,31 hours
Length: 3,667 km
Altitude difference (uphill): 142 m
Altitude difference (downhill): 142 m

Lowest point: 1439 m
Highest point: 1508 m
Difficulty: medium
Panoramic view: Dreamtour

Paths covering:
Hiking trail
Download GPS data

Short description:
Enjoy the wonderful flair of this high-altitude cross-country ski run. A dreamlike view over the winterly Tannheimer Tal is waiting for you.

Technique: ***

Quality of experience: ******

Recommended season:

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • December


  • Round trip
  • Scenic
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
  • Geological highlights
  • Cableway ascent/descent


Tyrolean cross-country ski trail seal of approval

For two decades now, the Tyrolean provincial government has been awarding the Tyrolean cross-country ski trail seal of approval under certain conditions to those who apply for it.

The Tannheimer Tal is a "cross-country skiing paradise". Not only the ADAC Ski Guide 2008 finds this and nominated the region as one of the top 10 skiing areas in the category Nordic/Cross-country skiing. There was also a special award from the Federal State of Tyrol: the "Cross-country Seal of Quality of the Federal State of Tyrol". This is valid for three years and criteria such as number of tracks, preparation, orientation or marking are regularly checked.

The Tannheimer Tal has optimal cross-country skiing conditions with a 140-kilometre-long cross-country trail network and a maximum difference in altitude of 50 metres. The trails are suitable for classic style as well as for skating and offer cross-country skiers of all skill levels the appropriate challenges.


The trail begins at the top station of the Krinnenalpe double chair lift in Nesselwängle and runs in a westerly direction for a short distance parallel to the ski slope. From the valley station of the Almboden lift the cross-country ski run climbs slightly up to the turning point after about 1.5 km. You should definitely take your time to enjoy the magnificent view of Nesselwängle and the Haldensee. The Krinnenalpe not far from the mountain station is also open in winter.

Attention: The winter hiking trail also leads along this route!

A stop after sports in the Krinnenalpe or at the valley station in the Gasthof Schuster is highly recommended.

Safety guidelines:

Please note that the winter hiking trail also runs along the same route.

Please observe the FIS rules of conduct for cross-country skiers!

A secure control of the sports equipment even in bad snow conditions and good physical condition are basic requirements for cross-country skiing.Choosing the right speed - adapted to the skier's ability and degree of fatigue - reduces the risk of accidents and injuries enormously.

Stay on the route: All the tours described here are on groomed trails. So do not deviate from the route.

The cross-country skiing trail map of the Tannheimer Tal makes it easier for you to plan your tours, shows the distances and makes it easier to estimate the running time.

An up-to-date and well-kept/maintained equipment (skis, bindings, boots, poles and clothing) not only provides a considerable degree of safety but also makes cross-country skiing much easier. Sun protection (high protection factor and possibly sunglasses) as well as sufficient liquid should not be forgotten.

Additional information:

Tourism information Tannheimer Tal

Lift company Nesselwängle

Starting point: Krinnenalplift top station
Destination: Krinnenalplift top station
Details - Trail
  • Type of Nordic skiing run: Skating
Accessibility / arrival

Getting there
On the motorway A7 at the exit "Oy-Mittelberg" on the B310 towards Wertach and to Oberjoch. There follow the signposting "Tannheimer Tal" B199, exit lifts in Nesselwängle.From the Tyrolean side via Reutte on the B198 towards Lechtal to Weißenbach, over the Gaichtpass along the B199 to the exit Lifts Nesselwängle.

Public Transit
By train to Sonthofen, Pfronten/Ried or Reutte, then by bus to Nesselwängle.

Parking at the Nesselwängle ski lifts (subject to charge)

Most economical season:
  • Spring
  • Deep winter
high-altitude cross-country skiing trail Krinnenalpe
Informationsbüro Nesselwängle
Hnr. 74
6672 Nesselwängle