Mayrhofen ski resort lies at the end of the Ziller Valley where keen skiers and those seeking lively après-ski and nightlife are well catered for in a big, wide-open ski area which stretches out on both sides of the valley. One of Europe’s best summer-skiing resorts, Hintertux, is within fairly easy reach. The main street is predominantly pedestrianised –a mix of Tyrolean-style chalets, and four-star hotels. The main Mayrhofen skiing is high above the tree-line on the Penken, which rises way above the town and is reached by a large gondola in the centre of town. The Zillertal Superskipass covers the whole of the Ziller Valley, including the resorts of Fügen, Kaltenbach, Zell am Ziller, Gerlos, Finkenberg, Lanersbach and the glacier at Hintertux - an incredible total of over 515km of pistes and 200 lifts connected by a free bus or train. If you feel like an extra challenge, try what the resort markets as “the steepest groomed run in Austria” – called, predictably, Hara Kiri. It is indeed steep, but so short that even an intermediate could tackle it. The après-ski and nightlife is extensive with bars, pubs and clubs.
|Off Piste||Best up high|
Beginners in Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen enjoys an excellent reputation for its ski tuition and the Mount Everest ski school will guide beginners on the easy nursery slopes of the Penken. Due to the position of the slopes, a lift pass is essential for all skiers including beginners.
Intermediates in Mayrhofen
Skiers who enjoy wide open blue and red runs will revel in the abundance of well prepared, long runs and the modern lift system suiting all levels of intermediates.
Advanced in Mayrhofen
There is a wide variety of steep red and black runs in the Mayrhofen area and if you’re feeling adventurous try the ‘Hari Kiri’, the steepest prepared slope in Austria with its 78% gradient. There is also plenty of accessible off-piste.
Snowboarding in Mayrhofen
The Penken offers one of the best funparks in Europe sponsored by ‘Vans’ with a half-pipe, beginner and pro line kickers, rails, boxes and chill out area. Mayrhofen also offers, long open cruisy blues and red runs for beginners and intermediates.
40km of blue runs, 63km of red runs, 33km black runs (local area) / 167km of blue runs, 263km of red runs, 78km of black runs (whole area).
No but guide advised
Vans Penken Park on the Penken with various jumps and obstacles and its own chairlift. New park at Hintertux for beginners/intermediates.
Buses & trains Free with lift pass
Free ski hosting with your Inghams Rep.
WINTER 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition
LEARN TO SKI*
6days lift pass, 6 days 'Blue' ski & boot hire, 5 days tuition
Adult £445 Youth £383 Child £295**
LEARN TO BOARD*
6 days lift pass, 6 days board & boot hire, 3 days tuition
Adult from £371
6 day lift pass, 6 days 'Red' ski hire†, 3 days tuition
*For complete beginners only. Available 6 Jan- 6 Apr. †Does not include boots. **Child ‘Learn to Ski’ = 4-10yrs. All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.
Whole Area Pass
Includes Hintertux Glacier. H (16Dec-15 Apr). *Children born 2013 or later should purchase in resort for reduced prices.
|Snowboard & Boots||£103|
|Child (6-12yrs)+||Skis & Boots||£57|
|Snowboard & Boots||£49|
Please see here for a description of hire categories.
+Snowboard & boots = 8-12yrs.
|Ski||3/5||10am-12pm & 1-3pm||£151/£167||£151/£167|
|Snowboard||3||10am-12pm or 1-3pm (2h per day)||£109||£109 (8-12yrs)*|
Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking
Resort Code: ATMA
Languages spoken: German/English
Time difference: GMT+1
Flights depart Saturday
Transfer 1 hr by coach
Flight supplements may apply
Private transfers and Self-drive are available.
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: Yes
Ski bus info:
Buses & trains Free with lift pass