Winter vacations in Lofer in the beauty of the Salzburg countryside

A fairy-tale in white: Your winter holiday with in Lofer!

What can you look forward to on your winter holiday at Pechtlgut in Lofer in the province of Salzburg? A charming village with an old centre that goes back centuries, magnificent panoramic views of the snow-covered summits of the Lofer Steinberge mountains, the Kitzbüheler Alps and the Berchtesgaden Alps, skiing fun for the whole family on the slopes of Almenwelt Lofer  up on Austria’s most beautiful mountain ski resort.

There are also perfectly prepared cross-country skiing trails, 100 km of cleared winter trekking routes, sledge runs, snow shoe tours, an ice rink, alpine curling alleys, horse-drawn sleigh rides and caves accessible to the public – all right outside your door.

So, whatever the age of our guests – there’s something for everyone.

Winter guests also benefit from Pechtlgut’s central location. Right next door there is a butcher’s shop and a bakery with a small café. There are also plenty of restaurants and supermarkets in the area.

Skiing in Lofer at Austria’s most attractive mountaintop skiing resort

Almenwelt Lofer has plenty to offer on a winter holiday in the Salzburg countryside. There are 46 km of on-piste fun at affordable prices, plus modern lift infrastructure, cosy mountain cabins and lodges, ski schools and ski lessons for children, ski rentals, ski depots and après ski opportunities. As well as the 4-km high-level cross country skiing trail, there are circuit paths that have been especially cleared for hikers to enjoy the enchanting winter scenery of Almenwelt Lofer. The lengths of the paths vary between 1.5 km and 4 km.

This family-friendly area has a well-earned reputation for being Austria’s most beautiful mountaintop skiing resort. Skiing here in Lofer is a delight for the whole family. Spend your skiing holiday at Pechtlgut apartments in Lofer and benefit from excellent conditions and facilities for guests of all ages.

The best thing is, the gondola lift up to Almenwelt Lofer is just three minutes’ walk from Pechtlgut guesthouse! 

Cross country skiing in Lofer and area

Salzburg’s Saalachtal valley has around 80 km of cross country skiing routes for all those looking to push themselves, while enjoying the scenery.

Count off your laps down in the valley, on the high-level cross country trails up on the Loferer Alm – where snow can be guaranteed, or in Heutal / Winkelmoosalm. If that’s still not enough, there’s also an illuminated cross country trail in St. Martin.

Picture Source: Bergbahn Lofer GmbH |

Winter trekking in the Salzburg mountains

Pechtlgut is also a great place to start a winter trek. Wander around in the deep pristine snow in boots or snow shoes. Enjoy the exercise of a hike in the magnificent countryside along some of the 100 kilometres of cleaned, cleared and cultivated winter hiking paths.

Rejoice at the crunch of the crispy snow underfoot. Ambitious winter trekkers can fasten up their touring skis as they respond to the wintery call of the Salzburg mountains.

Sledging in Lofer

After a wonderful afternoon or evening in a mountain lodge with friends, family or your partner, there’s nothing like a sledge ride back down into the village, in the daytime or under the stars, whether it’s a pleasurable glide or an all-action race. For couples there’s the romantic walk up to Maria Kirchental to see the fascinating baroque pilgrimage church. Guests with sporty ambitions will enjoy the hour’s march up to the Hochalm and the neighbouring Heutal valley. The cosy mountain hut restaurant at the top offers plenty of down-to-earth traditional cooking.

When there’s plenty of snow around we recommend a ride up with the gondola cable cars followed by the 7-km sledge ride back down from the Loferer Alm. For those who prefer to travel in style, wrapped up in cosy blankets, there’s even the chance to enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride.

Enjoy Lofer’s snow-covered mountain scenery from an apartment in Lofer

It would be our pleasure to compile a non-binding offer for a winter vacation at Pechtlgut in the countryside of Salzburg province. Ask now or book online. We have also put together several attractive packages and rates for your winter holiday in Lofer.

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