Winter activities in Lofer

Winter holidaymakers in Lofer can also enjoy a wide range of sports and leisure activities even off the slopes. The fairy-tale snow-covered mountains are a unique sight! And for sports enthusiasts in particular, the Saalachtal valley in the Salzburg region offers countless opportunities to experience some active and enjoyable times in winter. The choice of activities off-piste are as varied as the tastes and wishes of our guests.


Various toboggan runs in Lofer and the surrounding area offer some thrilling toboggan rides for the whole family in the right snow conditions. We recommend the trip to the valley on the 2.14 km-long toboggan run Maria Kirchental in St. Martin bei Lofer, which is also lit up with torches once a week to create a romantic atmosphere. Another popular toboggan run is next to the “Restaurant Knappenstadl” in Lofer. In any case, you should fortify yourself before the fast ride down the valley with some traditional Pinzgau delicacies.

Horse-drawn sleigh rides

You will be enchanted by the charm of our region on a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride. Dressed up warmly and wrapped in fluffy blankets, you can make your way through the dreamy, snow-covered natural landscape of the Saalachtal valley in Salzburg at the pace of the Haflinger horses. Whether as a couple or with family or friends, a horse-drawn sleigh ride is the perfect end to your action-packed winter day in Lofer.

Ice skating

Even if you are not able to perform many elegant pirouettes when you go ice skating in Lofer, it is a sport that will delight young and old alike. You can hire ice skates from the various local sports shops.

Snowshoeing and winter hiking

Those who have fallen under the spell of the magical snow-covered Saalachtal valley and the surrounding mountains know that hiking with or without snowshoes is a fabulous pastime. Glittering ice crystals, clear mountain air and the tranquil silence of winter guarantee that you will quickly forget the cares of everyday life and focus on the natural environment. You can also go on a guided snowshoe hike.

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