Leah Andrews - Marketing Executive"Mayrhofen is classic tyrolean beauty. You have glacier skiing with the Austrian beauty. Treeline runs, long pistes, scenery - who can tell why this is a firm favourite with the SkiWeekends team. Anyone from beginner to advance can enjoy this mountain. Take the morning gondola to reach the top where the views on the way up will whet your appetite for the stunning panoramic vista to come. Truly something for everyone here."
Mayrhofen itself is a beautiful village in the heart of the Austrian Alps. Holding a more traditional appearance to other large ski resorts, Mayrhofen attracts all sorts of groups. It is a family-friendly resort with a lot of styles but also accommodates the larger groups looking for a party on account of a great après ski scene.
Mayrhofen is home to the ‘White Lounge’ in the Ahorn area where you will be able to relax on a deck chair in the sun whilst sipping on a drink from the bar. There is also an opportunity to stay in one of the 7 igloo suites for an experience like no other! If you are looking for a different non-skiing activity though, then why not try out some tobogganing with the family or have a few drinks whilst bowling in the evening?
Mayrhofen has got a fantastic range of restaurants both on and off the mountain, so if you fancy a nice big pizza for lunch, try out ‘The Neue Post’ and then in the evening, you can take your palette to another part of the world at ‘The Singapore’ for some Chinese food. Who said you can never find your favourite food abroad?!
SKI AREA OVERVIEW
Located in the Zillertal Valley, Mayrhofen offers a wide range of skiing over its 54 slopes which are connected by a superb range of fasts lifts. Mayrhofen skiing is split into two main areas, the main area being Penken-Horberg where the vast majority of slopes can be accessed, as well as providing a link to Rastkogel.
The second of the 2 areas is Ahorn. Ahorn has some incredible beginner facilities and is a great area for first timers to find their feet, under the excellent tuition of the English speaking Austrian instructors. Due to the absence of nursery slopes down in the town though, it does mean you need to get the lift pass for the entire area in order to gain access to the facilities. The Ahorn area is slightly limited for intermediate and advanced skiers or snowboarders so you might want to head over to Penken where there is an abundance of challenging terrain on offer, including a superb terrain park!
Even though you have plenty of skiing around Mayrhofen, there is always the opportunity to get yourself a Zillertal Superskipass which will enable you to ski all the resorts in the valley and access them via the bus at no additional cost. This means that you can get your high altitude skiing fix with some glacier skiing up the road at Hintertux as well!
- Ski at the Hintertux Glacier - Glacier has open ski runs 365 days a year and is just 45 minutes away by public bus from Mayrhofen.
- Explore an Ice Cave - The Ice Palace is located a short walk away from the top cable car station (at an elevation of 3250m). The journey takes visitors through the crystal chamber with its sparkling ice crystals, along the bottom of a crevasse, past frozen waterfalls and across a glacier lake. The Natural Ice Palace can be visited all year round.
- The self-proclaimed greatest show on snow, Snowbombing Festival in early April is Mayrhofen’s biggest shindig. Some of the world’s top boarders compete on the slopes, but most people are just here for the party, six days of dancing to a cracking line-up of bands and DJs.
- Try the famous Hari Kiri run - Europe's steepest slope