Mayrhofen is one of the largest interlinked ski resorts in the Tyrol. You can enjoy winter walks on well-maintained footpaths, cross-country skiing in glorious sunshine or fun sports including snow-tubing, skidoo and snowshoe trekking. Mayrhofen ski resort has 204km of stunning piste for you to explore on your winter ski getaway.
Located in the heart of the Zillertal ski area, Mayrhofen has something for everybody. Whether you’re on a family ski holiday or looking for lively après, you are bound to have fun. The ski area is impressive with access to nearby ski resorts Fügen, Kaltenbach, Zell am Ziller and the Hintertux Glacier. All the ski resorts are available to ski with a Zillertaler Superskipass.
Mayrhofen is home to the steepest piste in Austria, the black Harakiri. A great way for advanced skiers to test themselves on the mountain. The off-piste skiing opportunities are great too in the Zillertal area, above and below the treeline. Beginners have dedicated areas at the top of the mountain. The Pepis Kinderland on the Penken summit and the Übungsland Penken at the top of the Penkenbahn are both beginner ski areas. There are gentle blues on the Ahorn to progress from.
Families can enjoy the new Fun Ride Ahorn park which has child-friendly obstacles as well as a skicross course. There is a great selection of ski schools and childcare facilities to choose from. Restaurants also have a great welcoming atmosphere and kid’s menus in the village. Off the slopes, the Erlebnisbad swimming complex is very popular.
Mayrhofen ski resort has an excellent party reputation with the famous Snowbombing music festival staged every April. There is also great après-ski spots on and off the slopes to visit throughout the season.
The village itself still has a traditional alpine charm. Enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery from the bottom of the steep valley village location. The main road passing through the ski resort is mainly quiet, so it has a pedestrianised feel to it. A great place to relax or party depending on your preference.
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Resort Altitude: 630m
Resort Skiing: 3,250m
Total Ski Area: 204km
Blue Runs: 60km
Red Runs: 103km
Black Runs: 41km
Cross Country: 36 km
Sitting in the frame of beautiful mountains, Mayrhofen is one of the most well-loved ski resorts in Europe. Close to the main lifts are some beginner slopes with T-bars, as well as some red and some tree runs. With extensive pistes, there is plenty for every skiing ability, making it a great option for groups of mixed ability skiers.
204km of slopes await skiers and snowboarders in Mayrhofen. Snow quality is extremely important here, where 147 snow cannons guarantee 100% snow coverage on the slopes. From easy to medium to difficult - the choice of pistes for skiing is vast. The steepest piste is, without doubt, the black Harakiri - Austria's steepest groomed slope - with a gradient of up to 78%.
In addition to the extraordinary opportunities for freeriding on powder days both below and above the tree line, Mayrhofen ski resort has created the Vans Penken Park for snowboarders and freeskiers that completely outclasses all other fun parks in Tirol with the quality and diversity of its jumps. A team of professional Funpark shapers guarantee constant optimum conditions with daily grooming.
With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.
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There are plenty of restaurants in Mayrhofen, both on and off the mountain. Wirtshaus Zum Griena, rumoured to be Mayrhofen's oldest restaurant, serves traditional Austrian food and dirndl-clad waitresses bring steins of beer. Hotel Kramerwirt has an excellent restaurant within, where traditional dishes are mixed with international and produce is sourced from their own farm. For a more upmarket meal head to Hotel Elisabeth, where their Mamma Mia restaurant serves up delicious Italian specialities.
It all starts in the Pilzbar's umbrella bar, with Europop blaring, and moves down to the Ice Bar at the Hotel Strass. Scotland Yard, ironically Mayrhofen's old police station, is generally full of seasonnaires, whereas Bruck'n stadl is where you should head for nightclub-style après-ski - music and dancing continue until 2am here. Another popular nightspot is The Arena Club in the Hotel Strass, which plays every type of music under the sun. A quieter, more sophisticated drink can be enjoyed in the Harakiri Bar.
As all Mayrhofen lovers know, there are lots of hidden idyllic and quiet corners to be found for truly relaxing holidays. Whether snow shoe trekking in the vast winter landscapes, sleigh rides or a spot of retail therapy in the popular shoping mile: Mayrhofen offers a myriad of opportunities well away from the slopes too.