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Winter 2021 / 2022
We have reduced our Austria range for this winter, and that includes the accommodation in Mayrhofen. Whilst we pause the accommodation for this season, we're excited for Winter 2022.
For Winter 2022/2023 there will be much more choice and some exciting new hotel options, so do stay in touch and let us know what you want from the mountains around Mayrhofen.
Mayrhofen ski weekends overview
Mayrhofen ski weekends provide the perfect escape the heart of the Zillertal Valley. Essentially, Mayrhofen is part of one giant resort spread throughout the area and all on one lift pass, including the open-all-year Hintertux glacier. Ski weekends in Mayrhofen are a truly excellent snow sure option.
The resort is based around one central street packed full of cafes, restaurants, bars and shops. It’s a real mix here with boarders, skiers, young and old all just having a good time. Ski access is via a gondola at the top of town (Penkenbahn) and you get this back down to town at the end of the day, don’t worry it’s super quick so there’s never a big queue. The other option is the Ahorn slightly further uptown and you can actually ski back to the resort from here.
Mayrhofen has 134km of pistes mostly between 1,650m and 2,500m giving a long and reliably snowy season. So high altitude skiing and lively après and a short airport transfer combine to create one very sought after resort.
Skiing in Mayrhofen
There’s so much skiing in Mayrhofen. Not only do you have direct access to the two mountains of Ahorn and Penken either side of the village, there are also free buses to get to the rest of the Zillertal Valley which opens up a total of 489km of skiing, all covered on one lift pass.
The ski schools in Mayrhofen have a fantastic reputation so you’ll be snowplowing on the nursery slopes at Ahorn or Penken before you know it.
Intermediate skiers have a lot to choose from with plenty of blues and reds. These tend to be a little steeper than most resorts but will definitely get you pushing yourself. The Hintertux glacier also offers some really lovely runs for all levels of intermediates, and it’s particularly nice to get up there on a beautiful sunny day.
If you’re an expert skiing, you can’t go to Mayrhofen without trying what is said to be Austria’s steepest groomed piste, Harakiri, which can be incredibly challenging at times. There are varying black runs dotted around although you’ll mainly find them on Penken and as with most resorts, when the snows good the off piste is decent.
Whilst the resort is relatively low, snow isn’t an issue. It’s easy to access the high, snow-sure slopes of the Hintertux glacier via the bus and it’s open all year round, which means skiing in Mayrhofen is a good option for early and late season.
Après ski in Mayrhofen
Not a town to shy away from a party the après gets going not long after you’ve had lunch up on the mountain. The Pilzbar up on the Penken gets the Euro pop thumping, or catch the last of the sun on your way down from the Ahorn – the only run back into resort. The party carries on all over town and into the early hours.
It’s not hard to see why Mayrhofen seems to be king of the alpine festivals none bigger than ‘Snowbombing’ a week of skiing, boarding and constant music – Europe’s biggest snow-music festival. And let’s not forget the laughs of the ‘Altitude Comedy Festival’ in early December.
Vibrant and energetic Mayrhofen isn’t just about the party though there’s plenty of quieter bars and restaurants to enjoy a more low key profile away from the throbbing speakers.
- Short breaks
- Short transfer
Accommodation in Mayrhofen
We added Mayrhofen ski weekends to flexiski in 2016/2017 and since then its proved a huge hit. All of our hotels are based in fairly central positions and are within walking distance to the Penkenbahn (main resort gondola). All of the bars and restaurants the resort has to offer are also located close by.
The Elizabeth’s dreamy spa is more than welcome after a day on the slopes or get lost in the warren of facilities under the Neuhaus – you could be entertained for hours.
Resort height - 630m
Highest point - 3,250m
Ski areaZiller Valley ski area - 489km of piste
Blue runs 26%
Red runs 63%
Black runs 11%
Lifts - 177
Season length - December to April
Beginners - 2/5
Intermediates - 3/5
Experts - 2/5
Snowboarders - 4/5
Families - 2/5
Après - 4/5
Eating out - 3/5
Charm - 3/5
Scenery - 3/5
Cross-country skiing | tobogganing | snow shoeing | igloos | ski touring
Innsbruck - 1 hour
Ziller Valley area lift pass
3 day lift pass from £146
6 day lift pass from £254
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