Cross-country skiing is a bit limited due to the narrow valley. However, the 25 km route from town to the end of the valley is absolutely enchanting and the tracks are perfectly prepared. Various restaurants and inns along the way invite you to take a break and enjoy a meal or a drink.
In addition to the classic track there are skating tracks (including the permanent track near the large car parks in the town center.
Garstnertal Valley features a total of 100 km of cross-country ski trails for skiers of all ages and ambitions, at altitudes of 600 m, 800 m and 1,400 m above seal level.
Thanks to the snow-making facilities at the Innerrosenau biathlon center cross-country skiing is possible until late in winter. Driving from Windischgarsten towards Hengstpass, you'll find the biathlon center on the outskirts of Rosenau.