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Mayrhofen

Overview

Mayrhofen has one of the best snow records of an Austrian resort. The main ski area is accessed from the new and stunningly engineered Penkenbahn gondola. As you do not ski back into Mayrhofen from this mountain the gondola is also used to down load. The Ahorn is a smaller mountain which is also accessed by a gondola from the far end of the village. You can ski back off this mountain to the village via a red run. There is little lift-side accommodation in Mayrhofen, however, the resort bus is regular and extrememly efficient. 

Mayrhofen offers a varied ski terrain with some quite challenging reds and are mostly above the tree line. The steepest piste is the famous Harakiri, a short descent with a whopping 78% gradient. One fall here and it's a slide to the bottom!

With the Ziller Valley pass covers 640kms of pisted runs including one of the best glaciers in Europe; the Hintertux glacier is an extensive area with some excellent skiing and unusually for a glacier some really steep and challenging terrain.

There are better resorts for beginners with the nursery slopes a gondola ride up the mountain at the Penken, however, the plus side to this is that beginners start up on the mountain and truly get that Alpine atmosphere. The Ahorn area is probably a better bet with an excellent large nursery area on a high sunny plateau; perfect for a more gentle introduction with a lower skier density.

Experts will wish to tackle the aforementioned Harakiri plus other blacks and the off piste in the area is superb. 

 

 

   




Offslope/apres ski

This is a great area for non skiers and they can easily access the mountain to meet friends for lunch. There is an abundance of cleared walking paths and a day trip to historic Innsbruck is easily reachable by train. The village has a swimming pool complex and other sports amenities if you are looking to do something away from the slopes. There are great places to eat and no shortage of bars to enjoy and whilst lively the resort is never rowdy.
 

Our View

Attractive lively town with good reliable snow conditions.
Traditional skiing with the accommodation in the valley and the skiing up the mountain. If apres ski is a big part of your holiday then Mayrhofen is a must go to resort. For those wanting to party all week and dance the night away then the end of season "Snow Bombing" event is a must. Bars at the top of teh Penkenbahn are rammed at the close of teh ski day. The Bruck'n Stadl is an atmospheric apres ski bar in teh village that is rocking in teh 4-8pm slot. Others bars/clubs include Hara Kiri, Mo's, Movie bar, Scotland Yard, and the Speak Easy Arena.

 




Resort Results & Filters

At a glance

Chalets:
3
Hotel & Apartments:
24
Pistes:
227km
Resort height:
630m
Top station:
3250m

Suitability

Experts:
3 stars
Intermediates:
4 stars
Beginners:
3 stars
Non-Skiers:
4 stars
Scenery:
3 stars
Resort charm:
4 stars
Nightlife:
4 stars

Positives

  • Unusually good snow record for Austria
  • Access to glacier
  • Great intermediate area
  • Lively apres ski

Negatives

  • Crowded slopes
  • Queues for main gondola during peak season
  • No runs back to village from teh main ski area
  • Few long runs

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Alpenhotel Kramerwirt

Alpenhotel Kramerwirt REF: AI0092

This picturesque hotel, once a 17th century inn, has an excellent reputation for comfort, cuisine and friendly service. The Kramerwirt is owned by the...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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£809 PP
for 7 days
Chalet Stoanerhof

Chalet Stoanerhof REF: AS0171

The Chalet Stoanerhof offers guests a traditional Austrian chalet with a great range of facilities and enviable skiing convenience. Most bedrooms have...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : 30 - 43
Rating : 9 stars
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£900 PP
for 7 days
Chalet Tirol

Chalet Tirol REF: AIC101

We are delighted to introduce Chalet Tirol to our programme for the coming winter as, not only does it enjoy a prime location close to the main ski-li...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : 20 - 26
Rating : 7 stars
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£599 PP
for 7 days
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Elisabeth Hotel REF: AI0384

The Hotel Elisabeth combines an ideal position close to the resort centre with high standards of comfort, gourmet cuisine and exceptional service. The...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 10 stars
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£1159 PP
for 7 days
Gasthaus Pramstraller

Gasthaus Pramstraller REF: CN0113

The popular Gasthaus Pramstraller is a great value option on the high street and ideal for groups of friends wanting to make the most of Mayrhofen'...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Berghof REF: CN0115

The Berghof is a traditional Tyrolean style property offering a warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and some fantastic facilities including indoor...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Ferienhof

Hotel Ferienhof REF: CN0112

New for this winter is the small and welcoming Ferienhof which sits in a fantastic location within the resort. The hotel is full of the charm you woul...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Kristall

Hotel Kristall REF: AI0095

This traditional hotel offers a great spot for a winter holiday. With an excellent reputation for good food, friendly service and cosy surroundings, t...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Maria Theresia

Hotel Maria Theresia REF: SSB0146

Away from the bustling streets of Mayrhofen and framed by the lush green forests of the area sits Hotel Maria Theresia. With the impressive Zillertal ...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Neuhaus REF: AI0091

A wonderfully traditional old building full of charm and character, the Hotel Neuhaus and the Moigg family have been welcoming guests for years and ha...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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£789 PP
for 7 days
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Hotel Obermair REF: SSB0147

The family-run Hotel Obermair is in a nice location on the edge of the town centre. It offers great value bed and breakfast accommodation and consists...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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Hotel Rose REF: AI0415

Enjoying a central location, the Rose is a friendly, family-run hotel, popular with British guests. The Penkenbahn gondola is 800m away and the ski bu...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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£799 PP
for 7 days
Hotel Strass

Hotel Strass REF: AI0089

Adjoining the Sporthotel, the Hotel Strass enjoys an ideal, central position directly next to the Penken gondola, and is a good choice for those seeki...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Hotel Strolz REF: AI0093

The Strolz family provide a great welcome to guests with old-fashioned hospitality and good food. The Guesthouse is just a few metres away from the ho...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 6 stars
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£639 PP
for 7 days
Hubers Boutique Hotel

Hubers Boutique Hotel REF: SSB0145

Looking for a little mountain luxury? Then Huber’s Boutique Hotel is the one for you. The first boutique hotel in the Zillertal Alps, it comb...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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Mayrhofen Snow Houses

Mayrhofen Snow Houses REF: AI0096

The small and homely traditional snow housesoffer comfortable accommodation for those who wish to be on a bed and breakfast basis and are excellent va...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 4 stars
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Sporthotel Manni's REF: AI0097

Furnished to a high standard in an elegant country house style, this hotel is proud of it`s reoutation. Centrally situated on the main high street of ...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 9 stars
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£989 PP
for 7 days
Sporthotel Strass

Sporthotel Strass REF: AI0094

Run by the Roscher family, this modern and stylish hotel has been a firm favourite with guests for many years. Impressive and welcoming, they are a go...

Resort : Mayrhofen, Austria
Sleeps : N/A
Rating : 8 stars
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£849 PP
for 7 days