Mayrhofen Austria


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Sport: Skiing/Snowboarding
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Suited To:
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Time to Complete / Distance: 1 week +
Mayrhofen, Austria, Austria

                                      Mayrhofen Austria

Mayrhofen is a town in the Zillertal Valley, in the west Austrian province of Tyrol. Well known for its ski areas. Lifts provide access to the slopes of Ahorn Mountain to the south. To the west, Penken Mountain includes the steep piste known as the “Harakiri.” Trails lead to the Gasthof Zimmereben hut, with views of the valley and Ahorn. The Ahorn Eagle’s Stage is an observation point for alpine birds of prey.
Elevation633 m


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Mayrhofen is a British favourite, with an excellent reputation for ski schools and varied apres ski. For ski-in / ski-out convenience it is the wrong choice.

However, once there, the skiing options are actually far, far greater than in most ski resorts with the Zillertal full area lift pass area covering a staggering 671kms of pistes and 174 lifts - more than enough skiing for a week. The full area pass also covers the Hintertux Glacier ski region (less than 30 minutes away by free bus) which offers slopes at well over 3,000m in altitude - snow sure at any time of the season. A twenty minute bus ride in the other direction enables you to reach the high altitude ski area of Kaltenbach, called the Hochfugen ski area.

Mayhrhofen is one of the lowest resorts in Europe in terms of its resort altitude (and consequently runs down to resort can be closed) Much of the ski domain is above 1,600m in altitude. The Hintertux Glacier and Lannersbach ski areas can be accessed easily by a free and regular shuttle bus. Both of these areas are substantially higher and are worth investigating (especially if snow or visibility are poor on local slopes)

Mayrhofen , Austria is located in the heart of the Tyrolean mountains and surrounded by impressive 3,000-meter peaks. Not only spoils its guests with 136 kilometers of perfectly prepared pistes and 57 modern lifts.  Also shows how sporty and versatile, stylish and relaxed, and surprising and exciting the winter season in Zillertal can be.


Leisure mountain , On the Ahorn side of Mayrhofen there are some nice wide blues runs for beginners to find there feet , these lead on to some better , more difficult runs for the more confident rider. The Ahorn mountain has a run that takes you right into town for some apres ski BRUCK'N STADLE a busy bar  at the end of a nice black run 

So you will have earned that drink!!! 

If sporting challenges are what you are looking for, Mount Penken is the place for you.  The bravest of the brave can try  the legendary Harakiri , Austria's steepest slope adventure with a gradient of 78 percent.  The most challenging slope in the Zillertal and should only be attempted by experts . Another action highlight is the Penken Park one of the best snowparks in Europe. In its eight areas for different skill levels, beginners can try their first jumps. Advanced riders can hone their style, and pros can get some serious airtime on huge kickers. Speed junkies will love the new Racing Paradise Unterberg and its three permanent timed race courses.

Thanks to plenty of leisurely slopes the Penken mountain also has a calm and cozy side if your a group of mixed abilities

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