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Lofer Ski Resort Guide

Lofer, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length30km19 miles
Highest Lift1,790m5,873ft
Resort Height640m2,100ft
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Innsbruck Airport
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The ski area of Lofer is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 640m2,100ft, with 30km19 miles of marked runs.


Lofer has direct access to 30km19 miles of downhill skiing, with 14 marked pistes, served by a total of 18 ski lifts.


Lofer offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.


Lofer offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Lofer.

Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Lofer is 7km4 miles long.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Lofer?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Lofer.

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Snow Forecast by day for Lofer

Ski Area Stats

Lofer Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 2 2km1 miles
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 5 12km7 miles
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 30km19 miles
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
30km19 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
51km32 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Lofer Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,790m5,873ft
Lowest Piste640m2,100ft
Resort Altitude (Lofer)640m2,100ft
Max Vertical1,150m3,773ft

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Lofer
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

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Ski Lessons in Lofer

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Location and Map

Where is Lofer?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Zell am See, Salzburg.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Lofer is Salzburg, 50 minutes drive away.

Innsbruck Airport, Linz, Munich, Bolzano and Memmingen airports are all within three hours drive.

Salzburg is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 18 ski lifts are able to uplift 13,600 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 7km4 miles of ski runs, with 20 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Lofer open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Mid April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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