Lofer is a village in the Pinzgau area of Salzburg and a popular ski town. It is situated in the very north of the region, in the Saalachtal Valley, and is well-accessible from Salzburg via Germany. The village has a population of approximately 2,000 and more than 2,500 beds for tourists.
From Lofer, you can access three mountain ranges: The Loferer Steinberge, the Reither Steinberge and the Chiemgauer Alpen. It is well-connected to the two biggest cities in the region, Zell am See and Saalfelden. Both are within easy reach from Lofer.
Lofer ski area
The Almenwelt Lofer ski resort is renowned for being one of the most family friendly, and there are 46km of slopes and 10 lifts to transport visitors.The local skiing area of Loferer Alm spans altitudes between relatively low 660 metres and 1750 metres.
The longest run available is the 9km Schoenbuehel-Loferer Alm-Loderbichl-Lofer and the most difficult run to try is the Hochwena Alpin at a length of 1.5km.
For the kids there is a 140-metre long, covered “magic carpet” (conveyor belt) and the “Almenwelt circular hiking trail”. For freeriders and boarders, the “Lofi FUNLINE” provides entertaining adventure rides along the Family Express lift. Another top tip for enjoying wide slopes and attractive panoramic views is to try the Schwarzeck run, and there is also a snow park for other fun activities.
From the mountain station you have a breath-taking view of the Loferer Steinberge, the Reitheralpe, the Leoganger Steinberge, the Wilder Kaiser and the Chiemgauer Alps. The Loferer Alm is accessible from the village itself; two other skiing areas, the Loferer Steinplatte and the Heutal are within reach if you are somewhat flexible in terms of transport.