Ski holidays in Mayrhofen

Fun, friendly, snow-sure skiing in one of Austria’s favourite resorts

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 four ski areas, including Hochzillertal-Hochfügen-Spieljoch, Zillertal Arena, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, Ski- & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000. It includes the glacier at Hintertux - and an incredible 535km of pistes and 180 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.

Added value

Groups - Up to 1 in 6 go Free 

Early Booking Offers at selected hotels

Inghams Rep based in the resort

Ski and Snowboard Information
Skiing levels
Cross country

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.

Mountain facts
Resort Altitude 630m
Ski Alt. From 630m
Ski Alt. To 3250m
Run Information

Local Area ; 40km of blue runs, 63km of red runs, 33km black runs

Whole Area ; 167km of blue runs, 263km of red runs, 78km of black runs 

Lifts , Chairlifts 63 , Baby drags 24 , Cable car 3 , Draglifts 77 , Gondolas 33
Lift Ski LockersNo
Local Pass Lifts57
Whole Area Pass Lifts200
Night Skiing IncludedNo
Mountain Restaurants32
Snow Cannon Coverage72%
Cross Country Trails

40km Mayrhofen/Hippach.

Off-piste OptionsYes
Off-piste Restrictions

No but guide advised

Slope Direction,N,E,S,W
Snowpark Info

Vans Penken Park on the Penken with various jumps and obstacles and its own chairlift. New park at Hintertux for beginners/intermediates.

  • from£847pp
  • Sleeps: 20-26 Guests

The Chalet Tirol enjoys a prime location close to the main Penkenbahn gondola in the very heart of vibrant Mayrhofen.

  • from£799pp
  • 60 rooms
Berghof Exterior Winter.jpg

Very popular with Inghams guests, the Berghof is a traditional hotel representing great value for money in the heart of the village, with a welcoming wood-panelled lounge and cosy bar with open fire.

  • from£1148pp
  • 70 rooms

Recently refurbished combining tradition with modern features, the superior Elisabeth Hotel has a superb modern spa and leisure area, restaurant, bar and many modern bedrooms.

  • from£799pp
  • 56 rooms

This picturesque hotel, once a 17th century inn, has an excellent reputation for comfort, cuisine and friendly service.

  • from£919pp
  • 130 rooms

A wonderfully traditional building full of charm and character, the Hotel Neuhaus and the Moigg family have been welcoming Inghams guests to Mayrhofen for years and have built up an excellent reputation for food, service and facilities.

  • from£878pp
  • 34 rooms

Just 4 minutes’ walk from the centre, this traditional four star hotel is known for its good service and food and its relaxed atmosphere.

  • from£899pp
  • 72 rooms

Adjoining the Sporthotel, the Hotel Strass enjoys an ideal, central position in Mayrhofen directly next to the Penken gondola, and is a good choice for those seeking a lively hotel offering a variety of entertainment.

  • from£688pp
  • 45 rooms

The Strolz family provide a great welcome to Inghams guests with hospitality and good food. Rooms are in the main hotel or guesthouse which is only a few metres away. All meals are taken in the main Hotel Strolz.

  • from£949pp
  • 47 rooms

This superior hotel is proud of its good reputation for service and cuisine. One of the hotel highlights is the rooftop open-air pool with fantastic views of the Penken, Grünberg and Ahorn mountains.

  • from£909pp
  • 66 rooms

Run by the Roscher family, the modern and stylish Sporthotel Strass has been a firm favourite with Inghams guests in Mayrhofen for many years.

  • from£1089pp
  • 24 rooms
Huber's Boutiquehotel Mayrhofen Austria (4)

Experience state of the art facilities, food and furnishings in a tranquil mountain location. 

Things To Do
  • A full programme of après ski events
  • Snowshoeing
  • Ice-skating
  • Horse-drawn sleigh rides
  • Tobogganing
  • Bowling
  • Casino
  • Excursions
  • Snowbombing (beg Apr)
  • Resort bus and trains free with lift pass
  • Car hire available
Ski Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £50 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details.

Zillertal Superski Pass W1920 Days Season Adult  Youth
 Area Pass 6 H £238 £190 £107

The Zillertal Superskipass covers four ski areas, including Hochzillertal-Hochfügen-Spieljoch, Zillertal Arena, Mayrhofner Bergbahnen, Ski- & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000. It includes the glacier at Hintertux - and 535km of pistes and 180 lifts connected by a free bus or train. H (16 Dec-19 Apr). *Children born 2015 or later should purchase in resort for reduced prices.

Equipment* Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis /Boots £69/£19 £84/£14 £102/£14
Snowboard & Boots - £98 £116
Skis & Boots - £46 -
Snowboard & Boots - £46 -
Crash Helmet - - £11
Skis & boots - £35 -

Please see here for a description of hire categories.  

+Snowboard & boots = 8-12yrs. 

Tuition Days Times Adult Child (4-12yrs)*
Ski 3 10am-12pm & 1-3pm  £152 £152
Snowboard 3 £113  £113 (8-12yrs)*

Snowboard tuition is 2 h per day and ski tuition is 4 h per day.

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.

Useful Information

Resort Code: ATMA

Languages spoken: German/English

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

Travel and Transportation

Flights depart Saturday

To Innsbruck

From Gatwick

Transfer 1 hr by coach

Flight supplements may apply
Private transfers and Self-drive are available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: Yes

Good to know

  • High altitude skiing & guaranteed snow
  • Hintertux glacier ski area on area pass
  • Short transfer from Innsbruck airport
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