Liptov is the “Mecca” of Slovak downhill skiing. Nevertheless, more than 70 km of cross-country trails, under optimal snow conditions, are available under the Liptov hills. The locals have created a guide to these cross-country trails, which maps the 20 most interesting locations suitable for cross-country skiers. The individual routes are taken care of and modified by their municipalities or local cross-country ski clubs.
Cross-country skiing in Liptov
Capable cross-country skiers, but also families with children, will enjoy themselves. All you have to do is choose a route suitable for your abilities in terms of length and elevation. The longest route is on the northern side of Liptovský Mikuláš with a length of 10.7 km in the locality Háj – village Smrečany – Dolinky – village Žiar, with an ascent of 168 m and a descent of 192 m. Intermediate cross-country skiers can try the almost five-kilometer-long route near Ružomberok, which connects the Hrabovská and Čutkovská valleys. The Hrabovo – Vlkolínske lúky route reaches the highest elevation. Children could enjoy the easy route in the Malinô Brdo locality, which does not have a single kilometre and a minimum elevation gain.
The most interesting cross-country trails in Liptov
Cross-country skiing in the fresh air in the wild is an ideal sport for Liptov. In the region there are snowy meadows, forests and also 70 km of groomed cross-country tracks. The condition of their tracks depends almost exclusively on natural snow.
Crosscountry ski equipment rentals
Cross-country skiing in the fresh air in the wild is an ideal sport for Liptov. In the region there are snowy meadows, forests
and also 70 km of groomed cross-country tracks. The condition of their tracks depends almost exclusively on natural
snow. All routes are accessible for free, but you can make a voluntary contribution. The tracks in Jasná and Čertovica
have the best guarantee of snow, because they are located at a higher altitude. However, they have a more demanding
profile and beginners will have to walk some sections, especially in case of harder snow. For beginners and families
with children, tracks on flat meadows are more suitable – for example, Demänová, Liptovská Kokava, Liptovská Štiavnica
or near the Dolinky ski resort in Žiar, where cross-country skis can also be rented. The tracks in Závažná Poruba, which
were designed directly for the purpose of the race, have a more demanding profile. In each of the locations, however,
there will definitely be a less demanding section where you can take your first steps in the white track.