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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 Length30km
Highest Lift1,790m
Resort Height640m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Innsbruck Airport
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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.


The Austrian ski resort of Lofer is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 640m, with 30km of marked runs.

Lofer has direct access to 30km 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.

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 2km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
 5 12km
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 30km
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Lofer Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,790m
Lowest Piste640m
Resort Altitude (Lofer)640m
Max Vertical1,150m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Lofer
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Lofer Overview

 Notable Ski Runs

The longest possible descent in Lofer is 7km long.


Events organised each season.

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 7km 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.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Lofer, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Lofer Tourist Office for the latest.

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There is downhill mountain biking available and you can rent Mountain Bikes in Lofer.

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