Mayrhofen Ski Holiday Resort

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.
 

Overview

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.

 

At a glance

Pistes:
227km
Resort height:
630m
Top station:
3250m

Suitability

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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
Hotels, Chalets and Apartments in Mayrhofen, Austria
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The Foersterhaus zum Kramerwirt is a perfect pick if you’re looking for good value and comfortable accommodation along with the great facilities and service that a four star hotel offers....

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Hotel Pramstraller REF: CH324

Located just a short walk from the heart of Mayrhofen, the Hotel Pramstraller will welcome you with a personal service and family atmosphere. The hotel has a beautiful Vitality Oasis...

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Huber`s 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 combines chic décor with a family-run...

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Hotel Strolz REF: AI0093

Set back from the bustle of Mayrhofen resort centre, and yet only a short walk away with a ski bus stop close by. This traditional and typically Tyrolean hotel offers a home-from-home...

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Sporthotel Manni’s REF: AI0097

This superior hotel is proud of its good reputation for service and cuisine. One of the hotel highlights is the rooftop open-air pool with fantastic views of the Penken, Grünberg...

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Hotel Maria Theresia REF: SSB0146

The Hotel Maria Theresia is simply a great hotel. It may not be the swankiest all singing, all dancing luxury hotel. But what it does, it does well. The breakfast...

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Hotel Kristall REF: CH325

This traditional hotel offers a great spot for a winter holiday. With an excellent reputation for good food, friendly service and cosy surroundings, this family- run little gem of a...

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If you’re looking for a chocolate-box hotel, with great facilities and traditional features Neuhaus Zillertal Resort is ideal. You can’t get enough of the Zillertal valley views here. You’re at...

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Hotel Obermair REF: SSB0147

Starting out life as a simple guesthouse, the Garni Hotel Obermair has transformed into a popular, no frills hotel.  Over the years, they've added an annexe, an indoor pool and...

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Hotel Rose REF: CH675

Ideally situated close to the town centre, the Rose is a charming, popular hotel. The wellness facilities coupled with good food are a definite plus after a hard day’s skiing....

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