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Cross-Country Skiing recommended route

Cross-Country Track Gries (classic) - Längenfeld

Cross-Country Skiing · Laengenfeld · closed
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GRIES -> Parking at the end of the village -> direction Sulztal -> turn in front of the Vögelasbrücke -> back to the beginning of the village -> back to the car park -> GRIES
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Classic
moderate
Distance 8.2 km
2:00 h
121 m
121 m
With its alpine ambience and its altitude of 1,600 m, the Gries high-altitude trail is a true cross-country attraction, especially for advanced runners. It leads once around the snow-sure village and allows beautiful views of the Sulztal. The entrance to the classic track is located at the parking lot at the end of Gries. At the beginning you drive further into the Sulztal. Most of the time the round runs along the Fischbach. The highest point of the trail is reached at the Vogelasbrücke. After crossing the river, the track on the left side of the stream is always slightly downhill. Only after crossing again you have to master the last meters in altitude around the place before you return to the starting point.

Author’s recommendation

After beeing active with cross-country skiing, spend a few hours in the Aqua Dome thermal spa and relax.
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Update: March 24, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,660 m
Lowest point
1,543 m
Best time of year
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Tips and hints

More details about cross-country skiing in Ötztal: https://www.oetztal.com/cross-country-skiing

Start

Gries (1,590 m)
Coordinates:
DD
47.069454, 11.026436
DMS
47°04'10.0"N 11°01'35.2"E
UTM
32T 653859 5214874
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Destination

Gries

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts after the bridge with a small climb. The course is adapted to the Fischbach. The highest point of the trail is reached at the bridge in the Sulztal. After crossing the Fischbach, the trail on the left side of the stream is always slightly downhill. Only after crossing again you have to master the last meters of altitude along the Fischbach before you return to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transportation

Travel comfortably and safely by train. Endstation or exit point is the station ÖTZTAL. Then you drive comfortably and quickly by public transport or the

local taxi company through the entire valley to your desired destination. The current bus timetable can be found at: http://fahrplan.vvt.at

Getting there

The drive to the ÖTZTAL

Arriving by car leads holidaymakers over the Inntal to the valley entrance and further along the Ötztal. In addition to the motorway can also be used on rural roads. With the route planner, your journey can be quickly and easily determined. To the route planner: https://www.google.at/maps

Parking

The following parking facilities are available:
  • at the outskirts of Gries - chargeable

Coordinates

DD
47.069454, 11.026436
DMS
47°04'10.0"N 11°01'35.2"E
UTM
32T 653859 5214874
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Maps from Längenfeld

Equipment

Cross-country skis - classic or skating skis
  • Cross country poles of suitable length
  • Cross country boots - precise fit, give a firm grip and fit snugly
  • Clothing - Functional underwear with long arms and legs, special running tights and tight pants, water repellent and breathable jacket recommended
  • Gloves should provide a firm grip and optimal stick guidance

Basic Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Lightweight rain and windproof ski jacket
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Sunglasses
  • Cross-country skiing gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap

Technical Equipment for Cross-Country Skiing

  • Cross-country skis
  • Cross country ski bindings
  • Cross-country boots
  • Cross-country poles
  • Waxes if required
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Similar routes nearby

  • High altitude trail Gries (skating) - Längenfeld
  • Nissalm
  • Winnebachrunde - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Sulztal Alm
  • Sulztalalm - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Nisslalm - Längenfeld/Gries
  • Winnebachseehütte - Längenfeld/Gries
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Status
closed
crosscountry skiing technique
Classic
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
121 m
Descent
121 m
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