Langläufer auf dem Kahleberg, Skifahren
Schellerhau - Langlauf, Loipeneinstieg
Langlaufsport in der Loipe
Langläufer in der Loipe
Langlausport in der Urlaubsregion Altenberg
Langlaufgebiet Oberbärenburg, Loipe
Experience the winter idyll of the Ore Mountains
Our Cross-country skiing circular trails
Our Cross-country ski paths
What is the difference between a cross-country skiing trail and a cross-country skiing path?
Voluntary contribution to the grooming of cross-country skiing trails
At the tourist information office in Altenberg you can make a voluntary contribution to the maintenance of the cross-country skiing trails. In return, you will receive your own season pass. This contribution is used to offer you freshly groomed cross-country ski trails and paths every day. The fleet, which consists of 3 snow groomers, 8 snowmobiles and 2 Ranger UTVs, must of course also be serviced regularly. Approximately 600 hours must be covered per season.
Without all the volunteers who help us keep the trails in perfect condition year after year, cross-country skiing would not be possible. A huge thanks for this great work and of course thanks to the other helpers such as the volunteer firefighters and the colleagues from the biathlon Sparkassen Arena who are always on hand with help and advice.
Let's take a look behind the scenes of how cross-country ski trails are groomed...
In total, there are about 80 km of trails, including about 40 km of cross-country skiing trails and about 40 km of cross-country skiing paths. Of course, it can't be done by just one person. The hard-working team consists of 4 snow groomers drivers and 15 snowmobile drivers. If there is enough snow, their day starts early in the morning and they start grooming the trails at 5:00 am.
They start with five main trails to provide perfect conditions for all winter sports lovers, followed by feeder and connecting trails. Meanwhile, in other parts of the Altenberg recreational region, the first snowmobiles are setting off to prepare cross-country skiing paths and winter hiking trails.
Our tip for all winter sports fans
We wish you an unforgettable winter vacation in the recreational region of Altenberg.
1.Respect other sports people
Every cross-country skier must behave in such a way that he does not endanger or prejudice others.
2.Signs, signals, direction and technique
Signposts, marks and signals must be observed at any time. Both the running direction and Nordic skiing technique are explicitly defined for each cross-country skiing track.
3.Choice of the track
Always use the track furthest to the right on dual or triple tracks. Cross-country ski groups have to run behind one another on the right track. Freestyle Nordic skiers always have to use the right track.
You may overtake others either on the left or on the right. The Nordic skier in front of you is not obliged to sidestep but he should sidestep in order to avoid dangerous situations.
If you meet oncoming cross-country skiers you sidestep to the right.Nordic skiers on a downhill stretch have right of way.
6.Position of the Nordic ski poles
If you overtake someone else, if someone overtakes you or if you meet oncoming Nordic skiers you should keep your poles close to the body.
7.Adapt your speed to the conditions
Every cross-country skiers must choose his speed and behaviour according to his skills and ability level, the conditions of the terrain, the volume of skiers and the visibility. Skiers have to maintain adequate safety distance. In a case of emergency you should try to fall down (“emergency fall”) to avoid crashing into the other skier.
8.Keeping clear the track
Those who stop leave the track immediately. A fallen Nordic skier must leave the track as quickly as possible.
In case of an accident everyone is obliged to give first aid.
Everyone, no matter if being a witness of a person involved, is obliged to provide personal data.