Scheiber Sport’s wide selection of equipment for cross-country skiing, snowshoe hiking and tobogganing gives wintersports enthusiasts the chance to try out something new on holiday
More than just skiing
Our ski hire service in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl offers a huge range of skis, boots, poles, etc. But here at Scheiber Sport we also love many of the alternative winter activities and want to share this passion with our customers.
Cross-country skiing is a sport which trains all the muscles in the body but places only little strain on the joints. Strength and endurance play an important role, as well as balance and coordination. Cross-country skiing is also popular because it gives participants the chance to get out into the fresh air and escape the crowded pistes.
Obergurgl has one major advantage that other cross-country skiing destinations do not have: its high altitude. Thanks to its location at 1,930 metres above sea level, the resort offers snowsure conditions throughout the season. When it rains further down in the valley, up here in Obergurgl it snows. That means that even in the early months of the season the cross-country skiing trails are in excellent condition – and as the season draws to a close, cross-country skiing is still possible up here when the other resorts have closed.
Obergurgl-Hochgurgl has 12 km of cross-country skiing trails, 3 km of beginners‘ trails and a 1 km trail in Hochgurgl which is floodlit in the evenings.
All trails can be used for both the traditional “classic” technique and the modern, more dynamic “skating” technique. The cross-country skiing trails can be accessed free of charge.
Beginners and those wishing to improve their technique can book lessons at the Obergurgl Ski School. Cross-country skiing equipment can be hired from Scheiber Sport.
Hiking on snowshoes is one of the best ways to explore the region around Obergurgl in winter. Far from the busy slopes, you can enjoy absolute peace coupled with fresh mountain air. Visit Scheiber Sport to hire all the material you need for this alternative winter activity.
Tobogganing is a great sport for all the family. The 3 km toboggan run in the resort is open both during the day and in the evenings (floodlit). Toboggans can be hired from Scheiber Sport.