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Mayrhofen Ski Resort Guide

Mayrhofen Ski Resort Guide

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Mayrhofen

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maryhofen, Mayrhofen photo

Mayrhofen

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View from the Ahornhutte, Mayrhofen. photo

Mayrhofen

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Ahorn, Mayrhofen photo

Mayrhofen

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Issued: 29 Aug

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Today’s Weather (1565 m)

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A winter of endless possibilities: fun, action and pleasure galore in the five-star Mayrhofen ski resort. At the end of November 2014, the time will once again have come: a new season with multiple superlatives will begin in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region. The best black piste, the best snow park and the largest cable car. It is with good reason that the testing portal skiresort.de rated the ‘capital of the Zillertal Valley’ as a five-star ski resort 2013. 133 kilometres of piste and 53 modern lifts offer winter sports adventures for all tastes and abilities. But great winter fun can also be enjoyed off the pistes: on cross-country skis, sled runners or snow shoes. And after an action-packed day outdoors, over 60 restaurants, bars and pubs invite you to drop in and relax. The Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region offers all the ingredients for the perfect winter holiday: impressive alpine views, unspoilt winter landscapes, perfectly prepared pistes, a diverse gastronomic infrastructure and plenty of options for families with children. There is something for every winter sports enthusiast: fun and action, well-being and relaxation, refreshments and culinary delights. Fun and thrills on the action mountain Penken: anyone looking for a sporty challenge need look no further than the Action Mountain Penken. Here, Austria’s steepest slope adventure awaits only the most courageous: the legendary Harakiri with a 78 percent gradient. This was named the best black piste by skiresort.de in 2012 and should only be challenged by absolute experts. Action-packed fun can also be found in the Vans Penken Park, one of the best snow parks in Europe. In six areas of varying difficulty, beginners can attempt their first jumps ever, experts can refine their style and absolute pros can go wild on the giant kickers. But even the Penken has a calmer side, with quite a number of more leisurely runs. Relaxed carving on the leisure mountain Ahorn. Out on the Ahorn, it is all about leisure. The Ahornbahn, Austria’s largest cable car, can transport up to 160 people at a time up to the Ahorn plateau at 2,000 metres. The wide, sunny carving pistes are particularly ideal for families and recreational carvers. But you will also find action on the Ahorn if you want it: if you have not already done so, you will notice this as you head down the crisp 5.5 kilometre valley run. The new six-seater Ebenwald chair lift is currently in the planning stages for anyone who only wants to descend part of this demanding run. Providing weather conditions are good, this lift will even be ready for the upcoming winter season. The detachable cable car will have bubbles, heated seats and self-locking overhead bars to make it particularly child and beginner friendly. After multiple descents, everyone will need to stock up their energy reserves at some point: the Café-Bistro Freiraum, in the Ahornbahn cable car summit station, is the perfect place to enjoy both culinary delights and spectacular alpine views. The comfortable deck chairs in the White Lounge Igloo Village offer the ideal end to a successful day of skiing while enjoying chilled lounge music and refreshing drinks. After sunset, the White Lounge transforms into a cosy igloo hotel, with seven suites for spending the night at 2,000 metres. Pleasure off the pistes: there is also plenty of enjoyment to be had down in the valley. Over 60 restaurants, bars and pubs entice you to stay a while in the Mayrhofen Hippach holiday region. From traditional to modern locations, there is something for every taste. Active holidaymakers can also find their ideal activity away from the pistes: a winter hike on the many well-prepared winter hiking trails or a guided snow shoe hike through the unspoilt winter landscape are both great ways to see the most beautiful side of the Zillertal Alps. The cross-country skiing trails in the Burgschrofen district, in Schwendau, near the Burgstallschrofen chapel are a real dream for cross country skiers: four routes offer winter sports lovers the opportunity to skate and sprint. Three of these are even illuminated after dark. The toboggan runs by the Wiesenhof and Tristenbachalm lodge, in Ginzling, offer fun for the whole family. The rustic alpine lodge at 1,117 metres is a great place to top up your energy with some tasty food before jumping onto a toboggan and heading down the three-kilometre illuminated run. Even in bad weather, there is plenty to stop kids from getting bored in Mayrhofen: the indoor swimming pool invites young and old alike to splash about or relax in a sauna. The opportunities in and around Mayrhofen are simply endless and can be found on the interactive map at www.mayrhofen.at. One holiday will simply not be enough. But do not worry; winter is certain to come again next year…

Resorts close to Mayrhofen include: Finkenberg (6 km), Zell am Ziller (9 km), Gerlos (13 km), Hintertux (16 km), Hochfügen (16 km),

Mayrhofen ski chalets, resort hotel accomodation and ski lodging Mayrhofen Chalets, Ski Hotels & Lodging


Mayrhofen Location Maps

Mayrhofen Location Map

All Mayrhofen Resort Stats

Piste info

  • Trails (Pistes): 45
  • Beginner: 31%
  • Intermediate: 47%
  • Advanced: 22%
  • Cross-country: 20 km
  • Snowmaking: 100%
  • Acres of ski: 369
  • Terrain Parks: 1
  • Halfpipes: 0

Social

  • Restaurants: 32
  • Bars: 11
  • Slopeside accommodation: Y

Mountain info

  • Vertical Drop: 1870 m

Lifts

  • Draglifts: 27
  • Gondolas / Cable Cars: 8
  • Toplift: m

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NEW! Announcements & News from the Mayrhofen ski resort manager

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  • Season opens: 29 Nov 2014
  • Season closes: 12 Apr 2015

Information supplied 20 May 2014




Visitor Reviews of Mayrhofen


m.chapple from United Kingdom writes:

Skied Mayrhofen this year and enjoyed most aspects of what it had to offer. It was a family event. Firstly, the accommodation was a 65m2 apartment; 3 bedrooms, for 5 people which was a joy. The town is indeed picture postcard with plenty going on off the slopes; swimming/water park is great. The skiing itself is not door step for sure, but away from the busy times this was not a problem. The runs are varied with excellent mountain cafes along the way. Yes, this resorts ticks plenty of the right boxes and it must be half the costs of its Swiss and French counterparts. Booked to go to Mayrhofen for Feb 2014.

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City Forecasts
Closest to Mayrhofen

city forecasts
Innsbruck, Austria 39 km
Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany 71 km
Rosenheim, Germany 80 km
Bolzano, Italy 83 km
Munich-Riem Airport, Germany 110 km

Surf Breaks
Closest to Mayrhofen

surf forecast
Lignano Pineta (Stephanie's), Italy 190 km
Punta Sabbioni, Italy 197 km
La Diga (Sottomarina), Italy 217 km
Marina Romea, Italy 289 km
Adria, Italy 290 km

Resorts and Mountain Peaks Surrounding Mayrhofen

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Mountain Peaks
Closest to Mayrhofen

mountain forecasts
Ahornspitze, Austria 4 km
Olperer, Austria 9 km
Wollbachspitze, Austria 13 km
Grosser Loffler, Austria 14 km
Schwarzenstein (Zillertal Alps), Austria 16 km