One of the best in the huge Zillertal ski region.
Mayrhofen has an excellent ski area at the Penken, a separate beginner’s mountain at Ahorn, access to the mighty Hintertux Glacier (offering 365 days skiing each year) and is part of the Zillertal 3000 ski region with lift links into Finkenberg and Lanersbach.
The ski holiday resort of Mayrhofen is big, low rise, has a great range of facilities and the après ski is some of the best in the region. There is the Mayrhofen congress centre for meetings as well as some excellent spaces on the mountain. Mayrhofen offers a wide range of group activities on & off the snow and has some great dining options.
MAYRHOFEN AT A GLANCE
Facts & figures
- Resort: 630 m
- Top lift: 2473 m
- Lifts: 49
- Season: Year-round skiing
- Inhabitants: 6300
- Innsbruck | 46 miles
- Salzburg | 106 miles
- Munich | 122 miles
- Après ski
- Linked ski region
- Off-piste skiing
- Glacier & summer skiing
- Harakiri piste (steepest in Austria)
Mayrhofen is part of the superb Zillertal 3000 ski region and has a great variety of ski and snowboard terrain, including glacier skiing and a world class snow park. Summer skiing is possible on the Hintertux Glacier, just south of Mayrhofen. In Mayrhofen itself, the 2 lifts leaving the resort reach separate sides of the valley. The Ahornbahn accesses the Ahorn peak, ideal for beginners and families, whilst the redeveloped Penkenbahn accesses the Mayrhofen Penken ski area, with a huge variety of terrain, the Harakiri ski piste ( rated the steepest groomed ski piste in Austria) as well as a world famous Snow Park that has produced countless legends in the sport.
Beyond the Penken ski area it is possible to ski into the Finkenberg ski area and further to the Lanersbach ski area. Also included on the Zillertal 3000 ski pass is the Hintertux Glacier, offering an absolute snow guarantee and year round skiing, just south of Mayrhofen in the Zillertal valley. The glacier also has some great steep skiing and excellent snow quality throughout the winter. Modern lifts and the variety and extent of the terrain make Mayrhofen one of the very best in the region.
Comedy or music in the mountains - there are a number of special festivals on the Mayrhofen calendar.
As snow-sure as it gets, skiing 365 days a year on the Hintertux Glacier, just south of Mayrhofen & on the shared ski pass.
One of the original & best igloo bars in the Alps, the White Lounge offers very cool sounds in a great setting.
Mayrhofen is a reasonably upmarket ski resort with quality hotels and facilities. There are good quality restaurants and some cool, modern bars. The central area features the 2 ski lift base stations which are a couple of minutes’ walk apart, whilst ski hire and après action can also be found in this part of the resort.
There are a number of shops in this central area as well as bars and restaurants. Beyond the main street, Mayrhofen has a good range of hotels, many within easy reach of all the skiing & resort facilities and entertainment. Mayrhofen is a year-round resort and is one of the biggest towns in the valley.
MAYRHOFEN APRÈS SKI
Away from the skiing Mayrhofen boasts some of the best après ski in the region, with several bars and clubs serving up some great après ski. There are huge crowds at the top and bottom of the Penkenbahn from mid-afternoon. For a more chilled après ski scene, the White Lounge at the top of the Ahornbahn offers an igloo complex with a labyrinth of rooms, as well as deck chairs outside to take advantage of the south-facing aspect.
The main street in Mayrhofen is thronged around the base-station at lift-closing. The annual Snowbombing festival is a hugely popular, serving up music, comedy and some serious partying. There are comedy festivals during the winter and the season opening and closing periods can be lively affairs.
MAYRHOFEN MEETINGS & SEMINARS
There are a range of dedicated meeting spaces available in the Mayrhofen Congress centre with professional support services available. The White Lounge Igloo offers some excellent meeting options whether they be social or more formally arranged, both inside and outside the ice structure. The top station of the Ahorn cable car has some fantastic modern spaces, whilst there are a number of old, authentic locations on offer in the resort and on the mountain.
Mayrhofen is one of the biggest resorts in the region and offers a great range of activities for corporate group ski events. There are motorised activities on the snow, paragliding, snow Olympics, ice skating and glacial cave tours to name but a few of the options for groups and corporate events.
I haven’t had any negative feedback from anyone so far – skiing was great, weather was great, all the restaurants we ate at were great!
Events Manager, Executive Search, London, UK.
March 2016, 40 guests
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