Cross-Country Skiing in the Hochkönig
Is a beautiful activity to enjoy winter in the mountains to the fullest. The trails are perfectly prepared everyday. The magnificent mountain panorama of the Hochkönig can be seen with every step. Maria Alm has over 40 kilometers of cross-country trails, it also has a flood lit night cross-country course open until 22.00 every night.
High altitude training can be found at the Arthurhaus in Mühlbach and at the Dientner Sattel, both offer extraordinary views of the surrounding mountains, so you can fill your lungs with fresh alpine air.
Classic or skating? No matter, the trails are always prepared for both in the Hochkönig!
Journal of Applied Physiology, show that the skiers had approximately twice the cardiovascular and muscular fitness of the untrained group.Alex Hutchinson
Even compared to previous studies of lifelong endurance athletes in their 80s, the skiers were about 40-per-cent fitter, suggesting that the full-body workout provided by cross-country skiing is uniquely effective. In fact, their fitness "places them in the lowest all-cause mortality risk category for men of any age," the researchers point out.