Cross-country skiing

Landscape diversity

Cross-country skiing is the trend in Switzerland. Try your hand at cross-country skiing and explore the stunning landscape up close. Whether in the midst of 13,000 competitors in the Engadin Ski Marathon or on the romantic hills of the Jura, over 5,000 kilometres of cross-country ski trails cater to everyone’s tastes.

(Content partly provided by Switzerland Tourism)

Currently opened cross-country ski trails

Cross-country ski report presented by Switzerland Tourimus

Our cross-country skiing hostels

Many of our youth hostels are located in winter sports resorts with an attractive network of cross-country ski trails. In some cases the cross-country ski trail and the cross-country skiing center is right in front of the house or can be reached within a short distance. The cross-country skiing equipment can be stored in the ski room and there are spacious rooms available for training meetings. In many places, local partnerships with cross-country skiing centers and rentals exist.

Davos Youth Hostel

This youth hostel is located only a few minutes on foot from the Parsennbahn funicular (accessing vast skiing and hiking areas), and also directly in front of the ski runs and high-altitude hiking trail. 100 km of cross-country skiing trails.

Gstaad Saanenland Youth Hostel

You can enjoy a magnificent view of the mountains from the ultra-modern hostel and the multitude of skiing regions are within easy reach on the ski bus. 57 km of cross-country skiing trails.

Pontresina Youth Hostel

There is a cross-country skiing school next door to the hostel for our sporty guests, featuring a shop and rental service. 220 km of cross-country skiing trails.

Scuol Youth Hostel

The youth hostel is situated close to the ski station Motta Naluns and to the train station Scuol-Tarasp. 95 km of cross-country skiing trails.

St. Moritz Youth Hostel

You can have top-class holidays in St. Moritz even without all the frills. Twice a setting for the Winter Olympics, St. Moritz has a huge network of slopes. 230 km of cross-country skiing trails.

Sta. Maria Youth Hostel

There are numerous cross-country skiing trails to enjoy around Sta. Maria, and in Minschuns, four ski lifts connect you to a family-friendly skiing area.

Valbella-Lenzerheide Youth Hostel

This family-friendly hostel is situated right next to the ski lift and has its own ski and bike cellar. The view across Lake Heid, the mountainous landscape and the ski piste located directly adjacent to the building is grandiose. 56 km of cross-country skiing trails.

Cross-country & Yoga Camp in St. Moritz (3-days)

Book your cross-country training weekend with Yoga lessons.

Other selected cross-country ski trails

Here you will find cross-crountry ski trails for everyone - presented by Switzerland Tourism.

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