Why not ski Mayrhofen this winter? One of Austria's most famous resorts, there's good slopes for all abilities and some great off-piste also. Enjoy a traditional Tyrolean village in the Zillertal this winter whether skiing or boarding.
Ski Mayrhofen and be in one of Austria's top resorts, one of the best teaching destinations and be in the beautiful Ziller Valley. Linked with Rastkogel, Finkenberg and Hintertux resorts, Mayrhofen is part of the Zillertal 3000 ski area. To get to Mayrhofen is relatively painless from Innsbruck as it's just an hour, or you can fly into Salzburg or Munich and face a much longer transfer.
Cheap package deals are available here making it far cheaper than going to France. And you have all the resorts of the Zillertal nearby.
Snow more reliable than usual in the Tirol, plus the snow guarantee of the Hintertux glacier nearby.
Good for beginners in particular and the off piste skiing is excellent.
WE DON'T LIKE
Often long queues for the gondola to Penken. Many hotels are also sited at the opposite end of town from the lifts.
Slopes can be crowded - especially lower down the mountain.
No runs back to the village from Penken, the main area of slopes - there is a red from Ahorn though.
SUITABILITY RATINGS 1-5
On the Slopes
Ski Mayrhofen and you will get access to two mountains: the Penken-Horberg, linked to the Rastkogel-Eggalm; and the smaller Ahorn mountain. Beginners will enjoy the Ahorn, which has plenty of gentle blue runs, or the Penken nursery slopes. Intermediates will find the long runs on Rastkogel and Eggalm to their tastes, while experts can attempt the suicidal Harakiri run, at 38 degrees (78%), the steepest in Austria or some of the more difficult red's like Red 7 at the back of the Horberg.
If you're a boarder or freestyler, head straight for the revamped Vans Penken Park with rails, jumps and a half-pipe to keep you busy. If you are not into jumps or you want to warm up, then the Penken offers some wide and open cruising terrain to get you started. If you like off-piste, then there's plenty of it. Finally, you always have the massive Zillertal Superski ski area to enjoy - with almost 500km of pistes - no one can do that in a week!
If you ski Mayrhofen you are also in the ski region of Zillertal.
Off the Slopes
It's not just the skiing and boarding that's great - when you're done for the day, you can choose from 74 restaurants and 18 cafes spread across this ski resort, serving a wide range of food, everything from traditional Tyrolean food to popular international dishes. The après-ski scene is lively, vibrant and world-renowned with 14 bars, 3 discos and even a casino to keep you busy until the wee small hours. There are also a range of ski and snowboard festivals here like Snowbombing - which says it all! You will have a great holiday here!
Who's it Best For?
Great for beginners and intermediates. If you love off piste you will also love it here.