XC skiing out of Untertal valley - the Klafferkessel summits in the backdrop

Kristallloipe classic XC trail

easy open · Schladming

Current Conditions
Elevated on 08/01/20
XC Slopes in Untertal are open!

The cross country slopes in Untertal are open. Some sections through short forest passages have only minimum snow cover. Overall however, the XC tracks are in good condition and waiting for you!  This year we set up a new trail signage for the cross-country tracks as well, presenting you 3 different routes:

  • Kristallloipe (classic cross country trail) with a total of 13.6 kms
  • Tettermoor skating track with a total of 4 kms, providing you 2 repeatable loops
  • Almenrunde skating track with a total of 5.5 kms, providing you with 2 repeatable loops
Tour characteristics
Distance: 13.51 km
Duration: 1:45 h
Ascent: 103 m
Descent: 103 m
Best time of year
The tour

Wonderfully grommed classic cross-country trail along the Untertal valley, flanked by the impressive mountains of the Schladming Tauern range. Especially in the morning you get a taste from where the tracks got their name.

The track starts at Hinkerbrücke bridge where informattion displays for the XC tracks are located. From there the run takes you into Untertal valley and back to your starting point along 13.5 kms. There are also alternative starting points:

  • Starting point "Tettermoor" (at the wooden lookout tower "Wild Waters")
  • Starting point "Waldhäuslalm" inn
  • Starting point "Weisse Wand" inn
Turn-by-turn directions

From the trail start Hinkerbrücke bridge the trail climbs steeply up to Gasthof Tetter inn (closed on Mondays). After a short descent to the Tetter Moor the trail leads you along the scenic Tettermoor, past the alternative entry point at the wooden lookout tower of the summery theme trail "Wilde Wasser". In this area, the Tettermoor skating trail accompanies the Kristallloipe.

After a short forest passage you come to Waldhäuslalm (parking & entry point, in winter Sunday & Monday rest day). By another short forest passage you reach the beautiful meadows near the hunting lodge. From here, the Almenrunde skating trail accompanies the crystal trail. At the Sulzberg bridge after the Sondlalm begins the loop of the Kristallloipe track. Right (identical to the trail "Wild Water" in summer) through some forest passages, the trail leads you to the height of Angereralm (private hut), where the trail now ascends a little stronger.

After a short, steeper climb you run on towards Granglalm where the track takse a loope and now falls slightly until you reach the bridge to the summer parking lot Riesachfall-Seeleiten. Now along the Untertalbach out of the valley and past the bridge at the Angereralm. Shortly thereafter you reach the Gasthaus Weisse Wand (closed on Tuesdays) and a little further out of the valley you come to Sulzberg bridge again, where you cross over and arun back to the starting point along the known route.

Getting there

From Schladming take road L722 to Rohrmoos, at the roundabout in Rohrmoos turn left onto L723 into the direction of Untertal and follow the road for appr. 5 km to car park "Hinkerbrücke".

With the buses of Planai-Hochwurzen from Schladming or Rohrmoos to one of the following bus stops in Untertal valley:

  • Hinkerbrücke bridge - XC trailhead
  • Gasthof Tetter inn
  • Waldhäuslalm inn



Hinkerbrücke car park

Hinkerbrücke car park
Hinkerbrücke car park

In general, Kristallloipe XC track is an easy run. However, do take care at the steep downhill sections - towards Tetter Moor, in the area of Granglalm at the valley head and from Gasthof Tetter inn back to the starting point.


Available GPS data - just like hiking maps - is only a guidance for orientation and can never depict a trail exactly with all its details. Especially at dangerous spots it is essential to judge on site how to proceed.

In an emergency please call:

  • 140 - for Alpine emergencies (all over Austria)
  • 112 - European GSM emergency number

Weather forecast

in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Dry and partly sunny throughout the day, with cloudy periods from time to time.
in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Rather sunny weather during the day with clouds mainly in the morning and towards the evening
in the morning
at noon
in the evening
Snow showers in the morning and towards evening, some sunshine in between.

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