|District||Zell am See|
|• Mayor||Bettina Mitterer (ÖVP)|
|• Total||55.63 km2 (21.48 sq mi)|
|Elevation||626 m (2,054 ft)|
|Population (1 January 2012)|
|• Density||35/km2 ( 90/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Lofer is a market town in the Pinzgau region of Salzburg (state) in Austria. With the roaring Saalach river running through the town it is a popular white water destination during the summer, and in the winter months its newly extended 58 km of groomed ski runs has made it a firm favourite with families seeking a taste of traditional unspoilt Austria.
It is located at an elevation of 626 m above sea level, in the valley of the Saalach river. As of 2001, Lofer had a population of 1,943. Although the valley's smallest community in terms of area (just 55 km²), its population of 2,000 actually makes it the most “heavily” populated of the Saalach valley's four towns.
The local businesses are agriculture and tourism. Lofer attracts many family oriented ski parties. The season is late December - early March. 37 km away is the large resort of Kitzbühel.
Parts of the film "Where Eagles Dare" were filmed in Lofer.
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