Planned winter season opening 2021/22 with weekend operation on December 04/05 and 11/12, if snow conditions allow it!

New modern 8-seater Chairlift SenderExpress

NEW IN WINTER 2019/20:

                              Worldwide first ski lift company
                           with 2 childproof 8-seater chairlifts

The new 8-seater chairlift SenderExpress is the third investment into a new lift in the last 8 years and means a tremendous increase in quality. In addition to the already existing childproof 8-seater chairlift Almen 8er Schwarzeck and 6-seater chairlift Family Express, arrives with the new 8-seater chairlift SenderExpress another efficient, childproof and state-of-the-art chairlift with bubbles and seat heating.

The new valley station has been moved 70 meter further downhill. Therefore we could create a new piste and optimize and broaden the existing pistes. The mountain station stays as it was at Schönbühel, 1623 meter above sea level. The northwards located pistes at the new lift offer great quality, even in the afternoon or in spring. Additional benefits come with saving costs in snowmaking, since the northwards facing pistes require substantially less artificial snow.

With this state-of-the-art Doppelmayr lift, a top-modern D-Line, Almenwelt Lofer is worldwide the first ski lift company with 2 childproof 8-seater chairlifts. The lift shows attractive and futuristic designs and offers highest capacity with 3400 people/hour in the overall completion. Access will be much easier and comfortable, even for small children, with the leviable conveyor belt.


Current pictures of our new 8seater chairlift "SenderExpress":

 Technical data:
Length: 1200 meter
Capacity: 3400 P/h (now 1800 P/h)
Altitude difference: 290 Meter
Speed: 5,0 m/sec.


Construction progress mountain station -  pictures of June 26:

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 Construction progress valley station - pictures of June 26:

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Construction progress route / downhill extension -
Pictures of June 26:

Pillars 14 + 15 at mountain station already finished!

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Construction of  pillar number 8-
pictures of July 09:

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 Construction of  pillar number 8 and 13
 Pictures of July 17:

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Progress route and valley station:
Pictures of July 25:

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 Mountainstation and reservoir:



Pictures of August 20:
Setting up of the 8seater chair lift Doppelmayr D-line has started with large cranes. Currently working on the base plate of the garage for the 57 8-seater chairs. Below that you can see the new large storage room. You can also see the new downhill run on the left side - along the lift trace.

The mountain station (across of the 57 m large sender station) is already mounted. Currently working on the frontage. The exit area will be quite spacious.

View from mountain station toward the valley. All 15 pillars are mounted. Humus works have already started. 

 Construction trails towards the pillars are being sowed again and worked on.

View from valley station at 1337 meter up to mountain station at 1623 meter.  

Senderexpress mountain station next to the sender pole (57 meter high), built in 1955. 

Intensiv humus and sowing works - everything will be nice and green in summer 2020.


Panoramic view from mountain station
Pictures of September 11:


 Mountain station:

Valley station:

Up to date Video Senderexpress:


Rope delivery - September 17, 2019:


Pictures October 17, 2019:
Mountain station - view to valley station

Mountain station

View from valley to mountain station

New piste

First chairs in test run


Rescue training at the new chairlift SenderExpress:


Construction process and completion of SenderExpress 2019:

New large water reservoir 

Enough snow and well groomed slopes provide the best conditions for a great ski holiday. Almenwelt Lofer has built one of the largest water reservoirs in Salzburg with a capacity of 135.000 m³ for winter 2014/15, located near the mountain station of the 4-seater chairlift Schönbühel. This means 3 times as much water available for artificial snowmaking for Almenwelt Lofer in the future.

Impressions of the new water reservoir, summer and winter:


The „Almen 8er Schwarzeck“ is top!

After realization of the last big project, the new cable car Almbahn I in 2011/12, our ski resort expanded again in the season 2012/13 – with a new and modern 8-seater chairlift and investments into an artificial snow system. The “Almen 8er Schwarzeck” is the world’s first childproof 8-seater chairlift with weather protections hoods, heated seats and foot rests.

The most modern 8-seater chairlift is designed especially for families with children. 100% secure transportation can be assured to our skiers due to the security rail. The rail closes automatically after entry at the valley-station and re-opens only shortly before getting off at the mountain station, making falling off the lift during the ride impossible.

The additional capacity of the new lift increased to 2.400 people per hour, which reduces waiting time in Almenwelt to a minimum, even on highly frequented days. Furthermore it opens up to additional and especially wide downhill slopes. Besides the new and wider range of slopes, the expansion offers a stunning and breath taking 360°panoramic view from the mountain station of the chairlift at an altitude of 1565m. This panoramic view is spectacular, you can see the Kitzbühler Horn, the Chiemsee, the Berchtesgadner alps, the Leoganger and Loferer Steinberge as well as the city of Salzburg.

Facts of „Almen 8er Schwarzeck“:
// childproof security rail
// weather protection hoods
// heated seats and foot rests
// length: 950 meter
// vertical height: 210 meter 
// capacity: 2.400 p/hr at present
// final stage: 3.200 p/hr


Other important innovations!

New 140m „magic carpet“: 
One of the longest covered conveyer belts in the alps (called „magic carpet“) has been developed in winter 2012/13. This conveyer belt is perfect for children and beginners. For the first time, the belt has been equipped with an exit in the middle (this way, beginners can exit before entering the steeper part). It guarantees a wind and weather protected transport and replaces 3 old drag lifts.

Photovoltaics system:
 The south side of the „Almen 8er Schwarzeck“ valley-station has been rebuilt into an environmental-friendly solar panel system. This system, area of 240 m², produces enough electricity to enable operation of various T-bar lifts in Almenwelt Lofer.

Free Wireless LAN:
 Let’s get online! At 6 highly frequented areas, wireless LAN hotspots have been installed: Valley- and mountain station Almbahn I, valley- and mountain station Almbahn II, Family Express, 4er Schönbühelbahn mountain station as well as mountain station of Almen 8er Schwarzeck.




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