Mayrhofen ski resort guide Ski area, apres-ski, things to see & do in Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen is a very popular ski resort in the Zillertal Valley which is home to some 34,000 people spread over 25 villages. Sitting at 630m Mayrhofen is the largest ski resort in the valley and the hub of the region.
Probably one of the best apres-ski scenes in Austria and on a par with St Anton and Ischgl. The après-ski in Mayrhofen is fantastic with some great bars and restaurants. The action normally starts on the slopes in one of the mountain bars and continues in to the early hours of the morning - superb fun!
|Key information (local area)|
|Longest run||6 km|
|Cross country||30 km|
|Season||Dec - April|
|Apres ski||Lively & Fun|
Mayrhofen-Hippach in Tirol has 159 km of local pistes all of which are covered by artificial snow machines to guarantee snow cover. There are 2 main ski areas in Maryhofen - the Ahorn and Penken.
The Ahorn is called the Leisure Mountain and thats because its exactly that. Fantastic views, wide slopes, a Panorama Trail and the igloo hotel White Lounge. It is also the perfect location for beginners and children to try their first turns on skiers or snowboards.
The Penken ski region is the opposite - an action mountain. It is linked with the Finkenberg, Rastkogel and Eggalm resorts giving some of the largest and most varied ski terrain in Austria. At the end of the day, chill out at the White Lounge in one of the deck chairs, enjoy a drink and listen to relaxed lounge music - the perfect finish to a great days skiing.
The Ahorn mountain is considered the more easy-going and is great for beginners with its gentle slopes.
Mayrhofen providers the intermediaate skier with lots of varied terrain mostly on the Penken mountain but also at Ziller (bus) and on the Hintertx glacier (bus).
For expert skiers, try the Harakiri black - the steepest in Austria with a maximum gradient of 78 degrees!!!. There are plenty of varied challenging runs.
For snowboarders, Mayrhofen is well respected as one of the top resorts due to Vans Penken Park and incredible off-piste. The Vans Penken FunPark for Freeskiers & Snowboarders covers 5 different levels of difficulty and so caters from absolute beginners to expert.
|Top things to see and do around Mayrhofen|
|Relax in the superb Erlebnistherme spa & wellness resort in Zillertal||✔|
|Floodlit tobogganing down a 4km track||✔|
|Sport and climbing centre||✔|
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Our view on Mayrhofen ski resort
A well known international ski resort, Mayrhofen offers its visitors extensive skiing bith on the local Ahorn and Penken mountains but also to the other Zillertal resorts including the Hintertux glacier. Lively apres-ski, easy access from Innsbruck make this ski resort popular with families, friends and groups.