Cross-country skiing Lenzerheide

56 kilometre of freshly groomed slopes

The cross-country ski network in the Lenzerheide holiday region stretches from Lantsch/Lenz to Parpan and has been recognised as one of the best areas in Switzerland by the umbrella organization «Loipen Schweiz». Every day the cross-country skiers can find 56 km of freshly groomed slopes for classic and skating techniques as well as for all different levels.

In the region, you will find a variety of mostly flat cross-country ski slopes, as well as a highly technical and challenging terrain. In particular, the racing slope La Pala is regarded as a touchstone for every experienced cross-country skier.

Cross-country skiing trails and centres

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Cross-country skiing trails for every level

In the Lenzerheide holiday region there are trails for every level. Furthermore, you have the possibility to go cross-country skiing on the illuminated night trail in the Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide.

Trails for beginners
The blue trails are located between St. Cassian and the golf course, around the Heidsee lake, and between Parpan and Mittelberg. The starting points are easily accessible by sportbus and PostBus. The cross-country skiing centres fee-based parking are located nearby.

Trails for advanced skiers
With their altitude, the red trails call for advanced skiers, and are spread across the entire trail network. Both trails in the direction of Capfeders (from Parpan) and Bual (in Lantsch/Lenz) lead you to the most beautiful places in the high valley of Lenzerheide.

Trails for experienced skiers
The black racing trail, La Pala in Lenzerheide, is best for physically experienced and technically versed skiers. It is a real test for any cross-country skier.

Heart track
Together with the Swiss Heart Foundation, «Loipen Switzerland» is launching the «Heart cross-country» ski project. At eight different locations in Switzerland, short circular loops without gradients have been selected, which are especially suitable for cross-country beginners and those who want to do something for their heart health. Route in Lenzerheide: Canols cross country center - Hotel Seehof - Car park La Riva - lake route - Canols cross-country center.

> Follow the Heart tracks

Night trail
A 4 km long and illuminated night trail is waiting for night owls in the Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide. The night trail is open and lit daily between 05.00 and 09.00 pm.

Cross-country skiing centres

In the Lenzerheide holiday region you will find three cross-country centres which are well-equipped for optimal access to the extensive network of trails in the region. Fee-based parking is available at all centres.

Canols, Valbella
The cross-country skiing centre in Valbella, located by the lakeside, offers catering, lavatories, showers, changing rooms, lockers and a waxing room.

Nordic House, Biathlon Arena Lenzerheide, Lantsch/Lenz
The 2016 newly opened cross-country skiing centre is the most modern one of the region. It commands catering facilities in the bistro Bualino, lavatories and showers, changing rooms and a sport shop incl. rental, service and cross-country skiing lessons.

New cross-coutnry skiing centre Parpan
Since the winter season 2017/18 a new snow sports centre was emerged in Parpan, which also includes the cross-country skiing centre. It offers a cross-country skiing shop and rental, a selling point for cross-country skiing passes, an information point and a bistro.

Cross-Country Cross Skills Park

Cross-country skiing is a dynamic sport that requires not only physical but also versatile technical skills. These skills must be learned early and purposefully, trained and consolidated in tests or competitions. This is where the Cross-Country Cross Skills Park comes in. In the park, key movements and core competencies of modern cross-country skiing are addressed with specific exercises.

Cross-country skiing in this form is extremely popular with children and young people. The Cross-Country Cross Skills Park enhances the range of cross-country trails for families and is an attractive winter playground for children.

Cross-Country skiing Kids Camp

A varied weekly programme with lots of fun and great experiences awaits the children: from basic training, technical training and biathlon trial lessons to the Skills Park Challenge. The camp is aimed at children from 8 to 14 years and includes various inclusive services (cross-country skiing equipment, lessons, meals, etc.). 

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equipment rental, lessons and More

Cross-country skiing equipment

Suitable equipment for your cross-country skiing holiday is available in the sports shops in Lenzerheide. Expert advice, modern equipment and tips about the most beautiful trails in the region are included. 
Cross-country skiing shops

Cross-country skiing lessons

Could your cross-country skiing technique use a little improvement? Benefit from the skills of our professional cross-country skiing instructors and soon you'll be coasting over the ski runs with a dynamic skating motion or a perfected classic technique. 
Cross-country skiing schools

Regional cross-country skiing passes

Here you will find the various cross-country skiing passes of the Lenzerheide cross-country skiing area. Please note that cross-country skiing is only possible with a valid cross-country ski pass. With these passes the night trail in Lantsch/Lenz is included (*). 

Cross-country skiing passes Rates
Swiss cross-country skiing pass CHF 140.00 *
Refional pass for the season (pin) CHF 90.00 *
Weekly pass for the region CHF 40.00 *
Day pass for the region CHF 10.00 *
One time use night trail CHF 5.00 *

Note: Children up to 16 years don't need a cross-country skiing pass.
> Overview of all selling points for cross-country skiing passes (pdf)

Tour de Ski 2019/20 in Lenzerheide

Cross-country skiing festival at the beginning of the Tour de Ski

From 28 to 29 December 2019, the cross-country skiing elite will meet again in Lenzerheide to kick off the FIS Tour de Ski 2019/20.

The Lenzerheide holiday region is looking forward to the cross-country skiing festival with two racing days. Afterwards the athletes will continue to Vaduz, Toblach and Val di Fiemme. 
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34th Planoiras Folk Cross-Country Skiing Race

On Sunday, 13 January 2019, the traditional Planoiras cross-country race will take place for the 34th time in the Lenzerheide holiday region. Compete on 25 fantastic and interesting kilometres (or 12.5 km at the Planoirino) through the snow-covered winter landscape from the Biathlon Arena in Lantsch/Lenz via Lenzerheide and Valbella to Parpan and back to Lenzerheide with around 600 runners.
We are looking forward to the traditional cross-country skiing event!
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IBU Cup Lenzerheide

After the successful IBU Cup in December 2017, an IBU Cup will be held for the second time in Lenzerheide from 22 to 27 January 2019. Around 300 athletes from 40 nations are expected to take part in the IBU Cup. It is the second highest international competition series, which is located directly below the World Cup.
Interesting and thrilling biathlon competitions on a high level will be offered this weekend. For biathlon fans and other sports enthusiasts an opportunity to experience this fascinating sport up close. 
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Quality Seal

The cross-country skiing region Lenzerheide is awarded the «Quality Seal for Swiss Tourism». The employees at and next to the cross-country skiing slopes keep dealing with the issue of quality, especially with the quality of service.


Trails Switzerland

The umbrella organisation «Loipen Schweiz» provides important information about different cross-country skiing topics, such as cross-country skiing regions, passes, schools or mass sport events.

Further information