Minimum standards of the regions

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Apart from the many other criteria & recommendations, we have summarised the most important minimum standards for cross-country ski & ski touring regions required by Cross Country Ski Holidays.

Standards of the cross-country ski regions

  • The region’s cross-country skiing network must include at least 25 km of traditional parallel tracks and skating trails incl. complete cross-country ski trail signage.
  • At least 3 km of the cross-country ski tracks must be equipped with an artificial snowmaking facility. Or a high-altitude cross-country ski track (at least 3 km in 1,000 m above sea level) must be available as an alternative.
  • Grooming of the cross-country ski tracks must be guaranteed according to snow conditions.
  • All cross-country ski tracks must have signposts that include directions, kilometre indications and overview maps.
  • At least one cross-country ski school (or ski school with cross-country ski instructor) as well as hire of cross-country ski equipment must be available in the region.
  • At least one service station for waxing and grinding of cross-country skis (e.g. sports shop) must be available in the region.
  • The network of cross-country ski tracks must be available in digital form on the region’s website.
  • Excellent infrastructure along the cross-country ski tracks (toilets, parking spaces, etc.)
  • Extensive information about cross-country skiing and "Winter sport away from the ski pistes" on the region’s website.


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Touring ski check

Standards of the ski touring regions

  • At least 5 marked and well described suggestions for ski tours (incl. walking time, height difference, difficulty level, map and poss. GPS data)
  • At least 1 ski tour on regular pistes or in safe terrain (e.g. ski routes, secured paths, etc.)
  • Guided ski tours with professional mountain guides (for single persons or groups)
  • Relevant free information documents for guests
  • Rental of ski touring equipment


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