Lofer, Austria

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Lofer ski holidays

Established in ? the Austrian ski resort Lofer lies at 639 metres altitude in the Salzburgerland region of the Austrian Alps / Alpes. With the highest lifts and ski slopes at 1747m the area is not snow sure. Over 20 snow cannons ensure artificial snow making covers 7km of trails, which equates to around 15 of the slopes. The nearest airport transfer to Lofer is Salzburg at a distance of 45km or approximately 50 minutes driving time. Their season runs from December to April.

SNO-man says

A beautiful, fairy-tale village with a long tradition and one of the best snow records in Salzburgerland. Stunning views across Bavaria towards Carinthia. Lively après-ski and a car-free centre.

Alpine Downhill Runs

Beginner Trails
 1 runs 2.1km
7%  Intermediate Trails
 6 runs 30km
50%  Advanced Trails
 5 runs 12km
36%  Expert Trails
 2 runs 2km

Resort and Holiday Stats

Apres Ski
Family/child Friendly
Value for money
Lift Pass Prices (adult 6 day)€? - €?
Traditional Village / Purpose Built Resort
Resort OpensDec 2014
Resort ClosesApr 2015
(snow conditions often influence opening/closing)

Mountain and Slopes

Downhill Runs46km
total length of Lofer trails
Longest Lift-Served Run7km
longest piste or trail reachable by lift
Slope Orientation?
direction Lofer area faces
Top Altitude1747m
top station of highest lift
Bottom Altitude639m
bottom of lowest run
Resort Altitude639m
centre of Lofer ski resort
Vertical Drop1108m
total descent from top lift to bottom piste
Skiable Vertical^v 1108m
can include extra hike up above top lift

Skiing in Lofer

14 pistes and trails means approximately 46km of runs. 14 Lofer lifts have capacity to transport 13600 per hour. The longest run in the Austrian ski resort is over 7km.

SNO-man says

The mountain has 7% beginner runs or nursery slopes, 50% intermediate, 36% advanced slopes and 14% for experts - the most difficult piste is the ?km ? run, with a steepness/slope angle of ?%. There is no night skiing.

Rating for skiing gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Snowboarding in Lofer

Of the 14 ski lifts, 11 are surface lifts or "drag lifts" - this gives an indication of how modern the lift system is and how good Lofer is for snowboarding - especially for beginners learning to board. Facilities include 1 terrain parks and 0 half pipe (longest half pipe length is 0 metres), 0 quarter pipe and 0 boardercross courses.

SNO-man says

Rating for snowboarding gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Lofer Apres Ski

Off-Slope activities include:

6 apres ski bars 14 restaurants 1 bowling 2 night club 0 cinema 0 billiards / pool 0 games room 1 concert 1 indoor swimming 0 outdoor heated pools 1 saunas 1 hot tubs 0 solariums 0 masseurs 0 indoor ice skating 1 outdoor ice skating 0 indoor sports centre 0 indoor tennis 0 squash racquetball 2 sleigh rides 0 ballooning 1 horse riding 45 prepare winter walks 0 climbing 0 golf 0 fishing 0 museum 0 library Plus these additional apres ski facilities Curling, Folklore Evenings,.

SNO-man says


Rating for apres ski gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

"Lofer" by any other name

The Austrian resort is also known as and has common misspellings:

The direction which the various Lofer slopes face can make or break your ski holiday. To guarantee good snow conditions, choose a resort with piste which face the right way for the time of year you're travelling.

- In the coldest winter months of January and February pick a resort with sunny south facing slopes, so your days on the snow doesn't feel like a polar expedition. Conversely, in the warmest spring skiing months of March and especially April, a resort with cool and shady north facing trails will ensure you're not riding on slush, but benefitting from best late season snow. The best destinations have areas which face in all directions so that you're guaranteed greating conditions whatever the weather. Lofer has slopes facing ?.

Rating for snow gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Main Ski School in Lofer

Lofer ski school - snowboarding course & skiing lessons

The official ski/board school is called Skischule Herbst and has ? teachers teaching in Durtch, English, German and taking students from a minimum age of 4.? ? 7510

Lofer for beginners         gets 4 stars out of 5 overall    

Lofer for intermediates  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Lofer for expert skiers   gets 2 stars out of 5 overall    

Lofer for snowboarding  gets 3 stars out of 5 overall    

Mountain & Snow Sports in Lofer

Lofer snow sports - off slope winter mountain sports

Cross Country Skiing (langlaufen) in Lofer: 51km X C ski trails, Lessons available? Y

Easy XC Ski Trails: 35km     Intermediate XC Trails: 16km   Difficult XC Trails: 0km

Telemark Tuittion: N     Telemark Rental 0      Paragliding schools: 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0     Toboggan Run Length: 0km

Non Skiing Winter & Snow Activities in Lofer

Lofer snow fun - off slope winter activities

Outdoor Ice Rink: 1 Indoor Ice Rink: 0 Balloon Flights: 0

Prepared Winter Walks: 45 Snowshoeing: 1 Hang Gliding : 0

Snow mobile Rental: 0 Toboggan Run Length: 0km Paragliding schools: 0

Lofer non skiing facilities also include Curling, Folklore Evenings,.

Lofer reviews, 3 star rating and information is collated by SNO man from staff experience and customer feedback.
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