Froschsee-Loipe, Ruhpolding

The Cross-Country Skiing Mecca

Froschsee: cross-country skiing trail in Ruhpolding

Ruhpolding and Inzell are only a few kilometres apart. Both neighbours can’t see each other due to the hilly countryside, which sprawls out here in the heart of the Chiemgau. And this is exactly what cross-country skiers love, as the trails here are varied and the views very impressive. You can start here in Ruhpolding and ski towards Inzell via the Grashof cross-country ski trail. But the real start is at the edge of the village near the hamlet of Widdmoos. The Froschsee cross-country ski trail starts with an S-bend and then takes a short but steep ascent route. It’s best to start this slowly and save your energy for the really attractive part higher up. Shortly after this the trail leads over wide open meadows and undulates up and down within view of the German Alpine road.

Beautiful views and snow-guaranteed trails

In the high valley cross-country skiers have beautiful views of the summits surrounding Ruhpolding and Inzell. At a height of between 700 and 800 metres the cross-country ski trails are guaranteed more snow than down in the valley below. Up at the Froschsee it’s often still possible to go cross-country skiing when it’s already spring down in Ruhpolding below. The trail leads past the Aschauer Hof and heads towards the lake, Froschsee, which lies in a hollow. The area around Ruhpolding and Inzell offers a dense network of cross-country ski trails. You could continue the tour north-eastwards, turn towards Inzell and then head back to the starting point or take the bus towards Ruhpolding. Whoever skis back has a downhill section until just before the finish. Afterwards why not stop for a bite to eat at the Fischerwirt in the Rauschbergstraße or at the Gasthof beim Häusler in an old farmhouse?

 

Froschsee-Loipe, Ruhpolding

Start / Finish: Weiler Widdmoos bei Ruhpolding

Length: 8.5 km

Difference in altitude: 160 metres

Style: Classic and Skating

Website: www.ruhpolding.de

Places to eat: Fischerwirt, Gasthof Beim Häusler

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