Cross-Country Skiing in Zurich
In winter, numerous cross-country ski trails around Lake Zurich invite outdoor lovers to engage in some sporting activity amidst snow-laden winter landscapes.

Cross-Country Skiing Near Zurich

Just outside the city boundaries, high above Lake Walen, or with a view of the magnificent Swiss Alps: all around Zurich and Lake Zurich, avid winter sports fans can find a wide variety of cross-country ski trails.

Cross-country skiing has long since become a trend sport. And everyone – whether novice, amateur or marathon skier – loves skiing in snow-covered landscapes. In Zurich and the region around Lake Zurich, too, there are many different cross-country ski trails to suit all levels of difficulty.


A fee is payable on many cross-country ski trails – but some are free of charge. Further information can be found on the relevant website. A Cross-Country Ski Pass is recommended for athletes who want to regularly pursue their sport throughout the winter and in different locations in Switzerland.


Cross-country skiers use the trail infrastructure at their own risk and responsibility. Generally, the trails are not checked. In contrast to many other winter activities, cross-country skiing is relatively strenuous. To enjoy the sport to the full, beginners in particular should initially choose short, easy trails.

Special Remarks

Some regions also offer night trails. While cross-country skiing at night along a floodlit trail has a very special appeal, it should not be undertaken alone or by beginners.



44 Minutes by Public Transportation/49 Minutes by Car

Cross-Country Skiing on the Bachtel

Awaiting winter sports enthusiasts on the nearby Bachtel mountain is a cross-country ski paradise with a total of 25 kilometers (15 miles) of trails.
55 Minutes by Public Transportation/37 Minutes by Car

Cross-Country Skiing in Einsiedeln

Einsiedeln is a wonderful cross-country skiing arena with 25 kilometers (16 miles) of trails and a 4 km (2.5 mile) long night trail.
56 Minutes by Public Transportation/50 Minutes by Car

Cross-Country Skiing on the Zugerberg

18 kilometers (11 miles) of ski trails, a night trail, and 4 restaurants en route guarantee an unforgettable cross-country skiing experience near Zug.
60 Minutes by Public Transportation/28 Minutes by Car

Cross-Country Skiing on the Pfannenstiel

The closest cross-country ski trail to the city of Zurich extends for an incredible 30 kilometers (19 miles) – providing that there is enough snow.
68 Minutes by Public Transportation/69 Minutes by Car

Cross-Country Skiing in Flumserberg

The popular recreational area of Flumserberg offers 18 kilometers (11 miles) of cross-country ski trails prepared for the classic and skating styles.
75 Minutes by Public Transportation/51 Minutes by Car

Cross-Country Skiing in Stoos

High above the fog in Stoos, at 1,300 meters (4,265ft), there are two trails totaling almost 10 kilometers (6 miles), plenty of sun and superb views.
77 Minutes by Public Transportation/50 Minutes by Car

Cross-Country Skiing in Ricken

On the Ricken Pass, winter sports lovers have at their disposal 24 kilometers (15 miles) of ski trails, as well as – on working days – a night trail.
84 Minutes by Public Transportation/56 Minutes by Car

Cross-Country Skiing in Amden

High above Lake Walen in Amden, two cross-country ski trails lead over a total of 7 kilometers (4 miles) through snow-laden woods.

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