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Cross-country skiing & tobogganing

Cross-country skiing in the Murau region

Discover numerous cross-country ski trails around the picturesque town of Murau. While exercising in the fresh air and on the white glistening carpet, you strengthen your body holistically, from the upper body to torso to legs. The crunching snow under your skis, the shining sun from the sky and the rustling of the wind in the trees will let your heart skip a beat. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced cross-country skier, you have the choice between 21 different trails, either long and challenging or short and crisp, to glide silently over the snowy winter landscape. 180 km of groomed trails for skaters and classic skiers invite you to arrive, enjoy and recharge your batteries.

Winter special

Lercher’s winter specialfrom € 285,00

- 3 / 4 / 5 nights
- 2x rental equipment of your choice
- Half board
- bookable until 10.4.2023

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Winter holidays at the Hotel Lercher in Murau

When returning to the Hotel Gasthof Lercher in Murau after a long day in the snow, you are able to warm up with a visit to the sauna in the intimate wellness area. At dinner in the Lercher's Restaurant, you will be spoiled with Styrian cuisine and Austrian variety. Don't forget to enjoy a glass of wine from the wine cellar or a sip of Murauer beer at our wooden bar.

In summer, get active on your trails: breathe in the fresh mountain air on a hike in the Niedere Tauern and the Nockberge. Cast your fishing rod into a fish pond. Cycle along the Mur River on an e-bike and jet over the many passes around Murau on a motorcycle or convertible. Your visit to the Murau region is waiting for you, whether you enjoy the motor sports event at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, the important customs and traditional events in the region, or a culinary vacation.

Murau – Stadium-trail roundtrip

The access of the trail is located at the stadium and the outdoor pool in Murau. The more difficult training trail is approx. 2 km long, tracked both sides and is suitable for skating as well. There are parking possibilities at the ski-jumping grounds.

From Ranten to Seebach

Access- and parking possibilities are everywhere along the trail, for instance at the “Löwenwirt, the Trattenbauer or the Hornwirt” in Seebach. Fun is guaranteed on 6 km of cross-country trails with tracked trails on both sides. Level of difficulty: easy to intermediate.

Laßnitz – Laßnitz cross-country trail roundtrip

The roundtrip consists of 14,2 km of cross-country trails in total with 3 different stages. The trail is suitable for every skill level. Starting from the “Freizeit-Wirt” in Steinisch Laßnitz, the first stage leads to the crossing “Auen” and back and is 6,1 km long. The second stage leads you further from the crossing to the “Weirerteich” and is only 4 km long. The third stage starts at the snack station “Setz di nieder” at the “Weirerteich” to St. Lambrecht and back.

St. Lorenzen / St. Georgen – high altitude cross-country trail

The access to the high altitude trail is at the bottom terminal of the ski area Kreischberg. Before you are able to start, you have to use the cable car up the mountain. The cross-country trail is about 2,5 km long and has an intermediate level of difficulty.

Enjoy the breathtaking altitude 1.700 m above sea level and ski (in the classical way or skating-style) through the stone pine forests of the Kreischberg. Parking possibilities are available at the bottom station.

St. Lorenzen / St. Georgen – cross-country trail at the golf course

The access to the high altitude trail is at the bottom terminal of the ski area Kreischberg. Before you are able to start, you have to use the cable car up the mountain. The cross-country trail is about 2,5 km long and has an intermediate level of difficulty.

St. Lorenzen / St. Georgen – Murtal cross-country trail

The trail leads from the “Lutzmannsdorferbrücke” along the Mur-cycling path to Stadl an der Mur and is 10 km long. In addition, there are repeatedly small circuits in the field next to the trail. Parking is possible at the bridge next to the curling pitch and at the snack station “Bräuhauser Fam. Pichler Paul” in Stadl an der Mur.

The usage of cross-country trails depends on the snow conditions – the tourism association Murau-Kreischberg is happy to inform you about the trail conditions at any time.

Winter special

Lercher’s winter specialfrom € 285,00

- 3 / 4 / 5 nights
- 2x rental equipment of your choice
- Half board
- bookable until 10.4.2023

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Tobogganing in Ranten

There is a natural toboggan run in Ranten available for you. The toboggan run provides a great time for the whole family. The run leads 3 km downhill into the valley.


The world of sports in the region Murau-Kreischberg is also known for its numerous other winter activities. Skier and snowboarder can be found at the ski regions Kreischberg and Lachtal. In addition, there are countless winter hiking trails in the snow-covered landscape – for instance at the Frauenalpe. How about a ski tour or a snowshoe hike: The Hotel Gasthof Lercher offers you brilliant inclusive services, which perfectly round off your stay in the region.

Contact: Gemeinde Ranten

Tel.: 0043 3537 300, Fax: 0043 3537 300 13
Mail: gde (at) ranten.steiermark. at, Web: www.ranten.gv.at

Rodelverleih in Murau

Intersport Pintar

Bundesstraße 7a, 8850 Murau
Tel.: 0043 3532 239, Mail: office (at) sportpintar. at

Intersport Rent

Kreischbergstraße 1, 8861 St. Georgen / Murau
Tel: 0043 3537 22222, Mail: kreischberg (at) sportpintar. at

Sport Suli

St. Lorenzen 31, 8861 St. Georgen / Murau
Tel: 0043 3537 264, Mail: snowboardschule (at) suli. at

The team of the Hotel Gasthof Lercher is happy to assist you with the organisation of your tobogganing adventure and offers tips about the best toboggan runs in Murau.