ALL FACTS ABOUT
THE ALMENWELT LOFER
Name/Ski- and hiking area:
Bergbahn Lofer GmbH
+43 (0)6588 8450*0
12 Live-webcam-pictures under
FN 46911 m, Handelsgericht Salzburg
Salzburger Sparkasse Lofer
Family ski area:
10 Seilbahnen und Liftanlagen
(+ Zubringerliftlift + Zauberteppich 140 m, überdacht)
Groomed pistes and slopes:
Cross country ski tracks:
8-seater cable car / Almbahn I (reconstruction in 2011)
Exit at 1000m / Loderbichl (middle station)
6-seater cable car / Almbahn II from Loderbichl to the top.
Both cable cars, Almbahn I and II operate during summer!
Lookout tower at Schwarzeck
Bike trails, see bike map
Adventure playground at mountain station Almbahn II
7 beautiful round trails with panoramic views
Music events Almenwelt: 4 x during summer music and fun in the sun!
New: Lofi treasure hunt for kids
1959:Construction of T-bar lift Faistau - by family Vitzthum
1960/61:The company Loferer Skilift GesmbH was launched by the former mayor and chairman of the board Mr. Josef Färbinger in conjunction with several locals.
1960/61:The first skilift was the Postalm T-bar lift.
1970/71:The company Bergbahn Lofer GesmbH was launched consisting of currently 380 sharholders, most of them are locals.
1970/71:Construction of the first 2-seater chairlift in the region of Salzburg (until then only 1-seater charilifts existed), it was called "Sonnegg-Bahn". Construction of T-bar lift "Nachbaralm" (from Loderbichl to "Nachbar" hut).
1973:Loferer Alm T-bar lift (built 1951) and Schönbichl-Nord-T-bar lift (built 1965) - both lifts purchased from Rother KG and reconstructed into electric drive.
1974:Schönbichl-Ost T-bar lift is being built. Township of Lofer built the so called "Großparkplatz" by the cemetery as well as parking lots by the Färbinger and Poschacher field.
1975:Construction of Loferer Alm Bahn II (2-seater chairlift). Mountain station was located above "Wena" (not by Haus Gertraud/Soderkaser).
1976:Construction of Grubhörndl T-bar lift.
1982:Reconstruction of the 2-seater chairlift Loferer Alm-Bahn I into a 4-seater cable car (10 year old, used cable car from Mellau/Vorarlberg)
1990:Construction of a new 4-seater chairlift instead of the Schönbichl T-bar lift (the T-bar valley station was reconstructed into a restaurant and the chairlift valley station was relocated 300m further down).
1993:Construction of children's lift valley station.
1996:The old 2-seater chairlift Bahn II was replaced by a new and modern 6-seater cable car (from Loderbichl up to Loferer Alm / Haus Gertraud).
1997:2 new comfortable children's lifts replace the old children's lift.
1999:Installation of a complete new ticket system - hands free.
1999:Begin of installation snow making system.
2000:Installation of second part of snow making (downhill run to valley).
2000:Reconstruction of Loderbichl T-bar lift.
2001:Construction of water reservoir lake "Wena" (40.000m³).
2001:Construction of Wena lift - rope lift.
2005:Construction of 6-seater chairlift "Family Express" (replaces Alm- and Ost T-bar lifts).
2006:"Family Express" gets weather protection hoods and seat heating.
2007/08:The snow making system is being extended from 9 to 50 snow making machines and lances, therefore the basic snow making for the skiarea (9 out of 10 lifts) and the downhill run is covered.
2009:Opening of Lofi Funline! Pistes- and slope corrections.
2010:NEW - 300 parking spaces (P3 parking lot) - located 250m above the valley station (initiated by Arno Stainer sen.). Extension of snowmaking Postalm, slope corrections, development of the FIS training slope.
2011:Reconstruction Almbahn I: The old 4-seater cable car is being replaced by a modern and comfortable 8-seater cable car! Capacity expansion (1400 p/h up to 2400 p/h).
2012:Ski area expansion: World wide state-of-the-art, child secure 8-seater chairlift to Schwarzeck, extension of snow making.
2012:Construction of 140 m conveyor belt, photovoltaics facility by Almen 8er Schwarzeck, 4 WLAN Hotspots, 360° camera mountain station of Almen 8er Schwarzeck.
2013/14:Construction of second water reservoir lake (135.000m³ capacity) including pump facility and extension of pipes towards Schönbichl valley station.
2016:Investment in further snow making machines.
2017:Entering ticket association "3 Länder Freizeit-Arena" with 7 ski areas.
2018/19:Investment into a new 8-seater chairlift "SenderExpress" - Worldwide first ski lift company with 2 childproof 8-seater chairlifts!
2019:Expansion of parking lot P3 from existing 300 to 450 parking spaces.
2020:Expansion of snowmaking and pumping capacity, compressor as well as expansion of pipes "Kamelbuckel", increasing number of snow making machines to 91.