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Almenwelt Lofer Ski Resort

Au, Sankt Martin bei Lofer, Unken, Weißbach

Trail Map Almenwelt Lofer

The Ski Resort

© Almenwelt Lofer

Almenwelt Lofer, idyllic situated in Salzburg´s Saalachtal is well-known among families. The ski resort comprises a total of 46 km (28,5 miles) of trails. 32 km (20 miles) of it are categorized blue. Easy to say it is ideally suited for families with young children. Right next to the base station you find a short training lift totally free of charge. Beginners don´t have to be worried that they are without runs because the Almbahn gondola brings them to the kids park at the middle station and to Loderbichl training lift. The mascots of the local ski schools, Bobo and Lofino, help youngsters to feel safe while their first attempts on trails. The resort is great if you ski blue trails. Many long slopes are blues like the family slope ´Grubhörndl´ (No.3) and ´Autobahn´ (No.5).

Even intermediate skiers and snowboarders are going to enjoy these trails. There are some amazing red runs here. Don´t miss to ski the black trail ´Hochwena´, serviced by the lift ´Grubhörndl´ if you count yourself among the best skiers. Please only ski it if you bring enough experience. For an other black trail grab the t-bar lift ´Postalmlift´. The courageous guests can test the off-pistes, including the fantastic deep snow.

Skialm Lofer provides two terrain parks for Freestylers at Schwarzeck and another one along ´Family Express´, Lofi Snowpark and Lofi Funcross.The Lofi snow park includes a funcross line. You will find easy to more difficult features, so actually even kids can practice and perfect their tricks.


Interesting facts

  • It is among the 10 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Austria.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 3665 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2362 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The ski resort takes you to an elevation of 5732 ft.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 48 " at summit elevation and 18 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during February, offering an average snow depth of 57 " at summit elevation and 22 " at the base.
  • Almenwelt Lofer features 49 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 47 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 14 sunny days.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 91
Snowphone+43 (0)6588 8450
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

© Almenwelt Lofer

Loferer Alm welcomes you with a wide variety of dining and restaurant options that cater to your appetite. Many restaurants are located on top of  Loferer Alm: ´Gasthaus Soderkaser´ or ´Schönblick´. Since 1932 you can stop and get amazing hearty meals at the charming hut ´Haus Gertraud in der Sonne´. And new this year: The ´Kechtalm´ at Schwarzeck or the Apres Skibar "Kuhbar" along Schwarzeck. On your way down to the valley, situated at the middlestation you will find ´Hasenstall´ and restaurant ´Loferbichl´ or for a quick snack you will love the lodge ´Jausenstation Faistau´ at the valley station.

Must-Ski Runs

Most Difficult Runs

Hochwena Alpin
Length: 1.2 km
Vertical Drop: 320 m

Longest Runs

Talabfahrt: Schönbühel-Loferer Alm-Loderbichl-Lofer
Length: km
Vertical Drop: 1,030 m


Almenwelt Lofer Winter
Almenwelt Lofer Winter 2017 ENGLISH
Pistencheck Lofi Funline Feb 2018
Almenwelt Lofer Winter 2016
Almenwelt Lofer 2018


© Almenwelt Lofer

Apart from great trails, there is a diverse range of activities at Salzburger Saalachtal and Lofer! Experience the circular route through the dreamy winter landscape of the ´Hochalm´, starting at the base station of ´Almbahn II´. You choose if you prefer the route that is 1,5 km (0,9 miles) or 4 km (2,5 miles) long. Along the way you will find 4 mountain huts that invite you for a break.

If you like snowshoe hiking use the chance to go far away from marked paths. Guided tours invite you to dive into a whole different world of snow, ice and sunshine. Get more information at ski school ´Herbst´.

You want to try something totally different? Test snow kiting! The ski resorts even provides a very own snow kiting school. Use the power of the wind to let yourself being pulled on the snow and those who are brave enough can try their first jumps.

Number toboggan runs: 1
Toboggan hire

Après-Ski and Nightlife

© TouriSpo GmbH

Alp world Lofer has a good selection of apres-ski bars to offer. The ´Kuh bar´ at Schwarzeck is perfect for all guests who prefer a half day on the trails and like to start partying right after lunch. More highlights at Skialm Lofer are ´Karussell´ at the base station and ´Hasenstall´ at Lärchgrabenabfahrt slope.

Number of Bars and Pubs: 5
Number of Clubs: 2

Dining and Restaurants

´Knappenstadl´ in Lofer doesn´t just give you a comfortable environment in all of the three guest areas but also a magnificent view of Lofer and the surrounding Lofer mountains. Game specialties can be found at the ´Knappenstadl´. The Alpine Inn ´Heutal´ in Unken serves fine traditional food and even the bread is homemade. It takes pride in its ´Heutalwirt house-beer´, so don´t forget to give it a shot. There is something for everyone at the restaurant ´Hochmoss´ in St. Martin with its local and international cuisine. This is also a great place to go for vegetarians and people with allergies.


Infrastructure & Rental


Number of Skischools: 2
Number of Snowboard Schools: 2
Cross Country Lessons
Carving Lessons
Freestyle Lessons

Number of Ski Rental

Ski Depot
Sports Store
Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental
Cross Country Ski Rental
Backcountry Ski Rental

Getting here

© Bergbahn Lofer GmbH

By car

Take A8 Munich towards Salzburg and exit at Siegsdorf


Current Offer

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Board as booked
  • 2 days or 3 days lift pass Almenwelt Lofer, 6 days pass Almwelt Lofer (value of lift pass up to €248) Exceptions see booking process
  • Use of the infrared cabin (upon availability)
  • New Year's Eve menu (as per description)
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last update on Dec 4, 2023
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Mountain Stats

Elevation2067 ft - 5732 ft
Opening DayDec 16, 2023
Closing DayApr 7, 2024
Capacity 16980 Persons/Hr.
Hours8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


Total 10

Skiable Terrain

28.6 miles
Overall Slope Length 28.6 miles
Number of Slopes 17

Weather (5741 ft)

Open Lifts & Trails


1 day adult €56
1 day youth €45
1 day child €28
All rates & fees