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.
Alpine Downhill Runs
1 runs 2.1km
6 runs 30km
5 runs 12km
2 runs 2km
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.
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.
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,.
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
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