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Tauplitzalm is a high plateau in the Styrian Salzkammergut with two very nice snow cross-country ski trails for cross-country skiing.

The "Lärchenwald" (larch forest) cross-country ski trail (shown in blue) has a length of 5.4 km and 108m height difference. On the moderate cross-country ski trail, there are also some difficult slopes, narrow curves and is therefore recommended only for experienced skiers. The short but often steep climbs even hint at a serious cross country trail. Also in this level a bit thinner air shows. On the first kilometers, therefore it should be somewhat quieter than usual.

A little easier is the 5-kilometer long cross-country ski trail "Sturzhahnloipe" (shown in red in Google Map), but due to the 90 meters and some not so slight increases I would classify as moderate. Because of the wonderful panorama, the amateurs certainly insert some breaks on the cross-country trail to admire the winter landscape and maybe to make a few photos. With some breaks on the trail of Tauplitzalm is safe for all to overcome.

Both cross-country trails at the Tauplitzalm are either available on the Tauplitzalm Alpine Road or the 4-seater chairlift from Tauplitz. The Tauplitzalm Alpine Road is a toll road on which you can either go by car or by bus to the Tauplitzalm. From Bad Mitterndorf away the 10-kilometer toll road with hairpin bends over some already impressive panorama (e.g. Dachsteinblickkehre) to the large parking lot on the Tauplitzalm 1590Hm.

At the parking lot of the Tauplitzalm Alpine Road is the little inn "Almstüberl". There, you get next to the cross-country map, to eat and drink. A cell phone and a toilet is also available. 100m east, just over the ski slope up the hill then you get to the entrance to the larch forest trail. On a large table is again displayed the precise position of the larch forest trail and the trail Sturzhahn.

To the cross-country "Sturzhahn" leads either through the larch forest trail, or on the 4-seater chairlift from Tauplitz to Tauplitzalm. The larch forest cross-country ski trail can be shortened to about 300m by about 1.2 kilometers (Google Map located in red). From the parking lot at Tauplitzalm until the start of the "Sturzhahn" cross-country skiing there are about 1.7 km. From the top station of the 4-chair lift you reach the "Sturzhahn" trail in the east (about 200m) on that skirt just below the top station of "Lärchenwald" trail.

On the idyllic mountain village Tauplitzalm there are some restaurants and many quaint cottages. Overall, in the winter season are about 1000 beds available at 1650m. The Tauplitzalm is in winter car-free. The only means of transportation are Skidoos and groomers. Skiers are served by 25 huts and mountain restaurants.

The winter pastures on 1600Hm and the wonderful views of the surrounding mountains provide a beautiful backdrop for the two runs. North of the Tauplitzalm the prospect of cross-country skiing is limited right from the southern slope of the mountain Traweng, but the views to the east and south direction with the Ennstal Grimming and west to the Dachstein glacier is simply fantastic.

The ski area Tauplitzalm offers 40km sunny, ski slopes (17 easy, 17 medium, 6 heavy) are equipped with 18 lifts (4 chair lifts 14 surface lifts). The base station is located on 900m. The Tauplitzalm is between about 1600m and 1965m.


The cross-country trails on Tauplitzalm are awarded with the "Styrian track mark", for which the following criteria must be met:
  • At least one classical and one skating track
  • Runs - total - the minimum length of 5 km and minimum width of 4-6 m
  • Km-signs with information, direction, marking (light - medium - hard)
  • Protection of slopes and dangerous places with fall hazard warnings and padded rooms
  • Permanent and immediate grooming of the trails when weather changes - Trail device equipped with a milling machine must be. Appropriate infrastructure at the exit point or the entry point. Panorama Plate with complete network of trails (groomed trails and locked), difficulty levels, cross-country ski or height profiles, temperature display, ski rental at the track or in the city. Parking
  • Medical Equipment
  • Snow for at least 60 days

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