Zillertal Ski Area
Set in the mountainous heart of the Zillertal Valley, Mayrhofen is one of Austria’s leading resorts and long been a British favourite. The resort is ideal for confident intermediates with access to a wide variety of slopes and terrain that will keep everyone happy. The Zillertal Superski Pass is valid for all ski resorts in the Zillertal Valley including the Hintertux Glacier, an area totalling 625 kilometres. Mayrhofen itself has 142 kilometres of runs and 59 lifts and a reputation for reliable snow throughout a long season, with the runs mostly between 1,650 metres and 2,500 metres. There is always something going on in the bustling resort centre, while one of the most popular venues at the top-station of the cable car sets off the partying before you’ve even left the slopes! Essentially Mayrhofen has the capacity to be whatever you want it to be with a buzz of lively après-ski venues interspersed with more peaceful bars for those that prefer a more relaxed après scene and holiday. Those up for other activities can always have a go at tobogganing, sleigh rides, bowling, ice skating, curling or swimming! Many of the hotels have pools and spa areas or you could warm up and chill out in the Erlebnisbad Leisure Centre near the centre of town which has a pool, sauna and massage facilities.
The gradient of 78% tells you everything you need to know about the infamous Harakiri piste in Mayrhofen. Indeed, standing at the top, the run seems even more intimidating than numbers could ever suggest. It is quite simply the steepest ski run in Austria and the biggest attraction in Mayrhofen. However, this popular resort at the end of the Zillertal Valley has much more to offer than just adrenaline-pumping action. Its large network of pistes caters for all abilities and ambitions, including families, beginners and cruisers, and extends all the way up to 2,500m.
The extensive ski area on Mount Penken with the ski resorts of Finkenberg, Rastkogel and Eggalm is one of the largest and most diverse ski areas in Austria. The Harakiri Piste with its 78% gradient - Austria's steepest ski slope - is a special challenge for those that dare. Boarders and free skiers meet at Penken Park, where 6 areas offer a wide choice of terrain for every level of ability, pros and rookies alike.
Perfect for beginners, novices and families. The challenging 5.5 kilometre long groomed downhill valley run to Mayrhofen promises unadulterated alpine pleasure to sporty skiers and boarders. The White Lounge is yet another highlight: a combination of igloo bar, igloo hotel and chill-out area. Days can be spent relaxing in lounge chairs to great music whilst drinking in stunning views of the Zillertal Mountains.
The resort is also home to plenty of huts and restaurants serving excellent local food. And anyone who has energy left to burn after a long day on the slopes can hit the dance floor at one of the après-ski bars next to the slopes or in the village of Mayrhofen itself.
Mayrhofen Property Map
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