Austria can boast of an exceptionally wide skiing offer for families with children. One of the popular "family friendly" resorts is Almenwelt Lofer, located near the border with Germany.
Winter still cannot reach to Poland. It has lingered somewhere abroad, so everybody, who misses snow, has to look for it abroad. It certainly has arrived in Austria, where you can have fun on skis since good few weeks. If someone can’t wait for winter holiday, filled with all-day craze on the slopes, he should go to Almenwelt Lofer, the resort located about 42 km from Salzburg.
Family holiday in Lofer Almenwelt
The aforementioned resort is very popular especially among families with children. For them has been prepared a modern 6-seater chairlift Family Express - comfortable, with a roof and heated seats. And this is just one of the many attractions that have been attracting families from different countries to the resort since many years.
Almenwelt Lofer offers guests 46 km of ski runs, which consist of 32 km of trails for beginners (blue), 12 km of red and 2 km of black. They are operated by 6 lifts (3 training and 3 t-bars), 4-seater chair lift, 2 cable cabins, as well as the already mentioned Family Express.
Snowpark L.A. can indeed boast of a tempting offer. It has 18 ingenious obstacles, including rails and jumps. Everybody will have fun here, with a particular emphasis on beginners and intermediate snowboarders and freeride enthusiasts. In turn, on the sunny plateau of Loferer Alm is a high mountain trail for cross-country skiers.
And what else can you do here besides skiing? You can fall in love with strong wind, and using its gusts practice snowkiting. You can also wander for hours in the snow (snowshoe trekking), or indulge in classic hiking. As you can see, the resort has a lot to offer - no matter what kind of sport you prefer.
Ski pass prices in the season 2013/2014
The fact that Almenwelt Lofer is the family friendly resort is not only due to its offer, but also due to the ski pass prices. 1-day Family Ski Pass in high season costs 82 EUR and can be purchased by the family of 2 adults and 1-2 children up to 15 years. The more offspring we have, the more favorable the offer - other children can ride for free. Of course, you must first prove the relationship.
6-day ski pass for 2 adults and 2 children up to the age of 15 costs 472 EUR (high season). In the case of a family with one kid, the cost of the ticket drops to 412.5 EUR, while people interested in buying a ski pass for the whole season will pay 729 EUR.
Almenwelt Lofer offers a number of other equally great discounts, so it’s advisable to look for the information to find out what ticket will be the most suitable for us.
A hotel, a guesthouse, or maybe a campsite?
People who are considering where the holiday accommodation in Almenwelt Lofer, have a large selection of hotels and guesthouses. There’s also a campsite Grubhof - located in St. Martin bei Lofer, by the river Saalach, run by Maria and Robert Stainer. The price of the accommodation here ranges from 27 to 38 EUR, and includes the accommodation of 2 persons, the position for a motorhome or a car with a caravan and the entrance to Grubhof's Wellness Alm, where guests can enjoy sauna and solarium.
Lofer itself is a tourist center located in a beautiful region. Just behind the German border extends the national park Berchtesgaden, tempting nature lovers, a close vicinity to the mountain range Lofer Steinberge attracts thousands of hikers. The resort is also frequently visited by canoeists, cyclists and fans of Nordic walking. Everyone will find something suitable, regardless of the season.