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Nordic skiing in the Alps

Nordic skiing is the top and most popular spectator sport with a long tradition. It is an ideal option for active recreation and a lot of athletes from other industries is used for winter training. After the start of warmer winters in the Alps finally it started to freeze and snow. South Tyrol offers perfectly groomed cross-country trails and downhill slopes.

South Tyrol region offers ideal conditions for athletes, 1,800 km of cross-country tracks for classic and freestyle. Here you will find a simple and short trails for beginners
as well as hard and long for more experienced skiers. Among the favorite places are mainly Reschenpass, an upland valley Puster Valley Sarntal, Ridnaun and, Kronplatz, Antholz and Gseisertal. Now the latter two areas are known for the annual international competitions in Nordic skiing.

Race called Gseiser Tal Lauf most visited remote races and this year will be held its 23rd year. Enjoys the affection both athletes and spectators. At the starting line route length of 30 or 42 km regularly puts around 2,500 athletes from thirty countries. This year's event will be held the weekend of 20 and 21 February. Saturday day will include children's races and classic cross-country style on Sunday ratio of forces skaters.

As well as cross-country trails are hospitable farms scattered throughout the South Tyrol. More than 150 of them stands at the cross-country ski trails. Accommodation near Tal Lauf race Gseiser offers Mudlerhof farm, which is also a good place for holidays with children. Farmer's life can also be seen on the farm Aussermahrhof is situated right next to the toboggan runs.

Regular cross-country skiing warrants to obtain very good physical condition and strengthen the heart. When a ski run are involved all muscle groups of the body and is generally better for the joints that are not exposed to any shocks. In addition, moving a runner in nature and fresh air. With cross-country skiing can start at any age.

Source: tz, editorially modified

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