Ski holidays in Mayrhofen

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

If you’re looking for a rustic traditional village with modern lifts and access to the largest ski area in Austria then Mayrhofen is the place for you. Unlike other ski resorts, you’ll find plenty in Mayrhofen – there is long a stretch with bars, restaurants and shops.

On the famous Zillertal ski area – you’ll have 535km of pistes. Be sure to explore Hintertux glacier – you can’t get enough of the powder skiing and sweeping views. You’re above the clouds here meaning you’ll avoid any of the poor weather further down the mountain.  

Mayrhofen is a heavyweight resort for skiers, boarders and freestylers. If you’re a freestyler you won’t want to miss a chance to practice your tricks one of Europe’s largest snow parks – Penken park. You’ll find it on the sunny side of the Hornberg mountain – split into six separate areas, it even has its own chairlift.

You can also try Austria’s steepest run – the Hara Kiri. If completed you’ll win a ‘I survived Hara Kiri’ t-shirt. There is plenty for beginners too – with learning areas, quality teaching and many blue runs.

Before heading down the mountain why not enjoy a drink inside the igloo village – all ages love it here. On your way down you won’t be able to resist a stop off at the lively Pilzbar – you’ll hear the party a mile off.

Once your back in town the fun continues - whether it’s a relaxed cocktail, friendly pub or wild party Mayrhofen has you covered. The night usually begins in the ice bar and ends in the early hours at Brück'n Stadl. You’ll quickly find out why Austrian après ski is famous. If you can’t hold out until dinner we recommend Gasser deli – serving traditional meats, it is the perfect pit stop before après ski.

Added value

50% off ski/snowboard hire or carriage when you pre-book your lift pass (must be booked 6 weeks before departure)

Free child helmet when booking skis and boots

  • from£809pp
Forsterhaus Zum Kramerwirt Annexe, Mayrhofen (2)

Good value and comfortable rooms located in the Foersterhaus annexe building, 50 metres from the Alpenhotel Kramerwirt.

  • from£1199pp
  • 60 rooms
MAY4786 Kramerwirt New

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

  • from£999pp
  • 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£1159pp
  • 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£1039pp
  • 130 rooms

Full of historic charm and modern spa facilities – you’ll have an in-house bowling alley, a movie bar and wine bar. Your minutes from the Penken lift and ski school for exploring Austria’s biggest ski area.

  • from£1209pp
  • 71 rooms

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

  • from£759pp
  • 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.

  • 48 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£1109pp
  • 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.

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
Area 515 km
Resort Altitude 630m
Ski Alt. From 580m
Ski Alt. To 3350m
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 DirectionN, 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.

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 W21/22 Days Adult
Before 2003
 Area Pass 6 £252 £201 £113

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. *Children born 2016 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
Information about Mayrhofen
Resort Code ATMA
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.167067
Longitude 11.862428
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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