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Styria - "Cross-country-trail Quality Seal of Styria"

Guaranteed cross-country skiing quality awaits winter sports fans in Styria under the "Steiermärkische Loipengütesiegel" (Cross-country-trail Quality Seal Styria). The seal can only be awarded with regards to the state-specific criteria and only from the state government of Styria. These criteria include e.g. reliability for snow, perfectly prepared trails including skating-style tracks, security measures and a respective infrastructure.

The Styrian Quality Seal is awarded to the trail operator for a duration of 3 years, once the criteria are fulfilled. The operator therefore ensures that the meeting of the criteria is upheld for the entire duration of the seal period. Should massive changes occur, an annual inspection evaluates if all criteria are still correctly met.

Criteria for Cross-country Quality Seal

Which criteria have to be fulfilled to be awarded the seal?

  • At least one classic- and one skating-style trail
  • Total trail coverage of at least 5 km and at least 4-6 m wide
  • Sign-posting with km notifiers, running direction, skill markings (easy - intermediate - difficult)
  • Secured areas around pistes and danger zones, danger notifiers and padded crash areas
  • Permanent, or immediate preparation upon weather change
  • Track setting machine requires a mill
  • Respective infrastructure at the start and end points of the trails
  • Panorama view board with complete track network (prepared and closed trails), levels of difficulty, trail and altitude profiles, temperature notifier, ski hire along the trails or in the resort, sufficient parking spaces
  • Medical facilities
  • Reliability for snow for at least 60 days

Overview of resort with Cross-country Quality Seal

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resort Cross-country track km Nights from
18 km 3 - 7 £176
26 km 3 - 10 £250
220 km 3 - 10 £352
73 km fully booked