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Mayrhofen: Austria's ultimate ski destination, offering diverse slopes and vibrant nightlife.

Welcome to  Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen, nestled in the Zillertal Valley, is one of Austria's premier ski destinations. Famous for its extensive ski terrain and the steep Harakiri run, Mayrhofen caters to all skill levels. The resort is also renowned for its lively après-ski scene and vibrant nightlife. With state-of-the-art facilities and various off-slope activities, Mayrhofen offers an unforgettable winter sports experience.

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Mayrhofen, located in the heart of the Zillertal Valley, is one of Austria's premier ski destinations, known for its extensive and varied ski terrain that caters to all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

The charming village of Mayrhofen combines traditional Tyrolean architecture with modern amenities, providing a perfect base for exploring the surrounding slopes. The ski area boasts over 140 kilometers of pistes, with everything from gentle beginner slopes to the challenging Harakiri run, the steepest groomed slope in Austria. This makes Mayrhofen a favorite among both families and thrill-seekers.

What truly sets Mayrhofen apart is its vibrant après-ski scene and lively nightlife. After a day on the slopes, visitors can relax and enjoy the numerous mountain huts, bars, and restaurants that offer delicious Tyrolean cuisine and a festive atmosphere. The resort's state-of-the-art lift system ensures quick and efficient access to the slopes, minimizing wait times and maximizing skiing time.

Mayrhofen also offers a wide range of off-slope activities, including the Snowbombing music festival, paragliding, and ice skating, ensuring there's something for everyone. The resort's close proximity to the Hintertux Glacier provides an added bonus for those looking for guaranteed snow and year-round skiing opportunities.

Whether you're looking for exhilarating runs, a lively après-ski experience, or a relaxing holiday in a picturesque setting, Mayrhofen promises an unforgettable winter sports adventure.

Apres Ski

Mayrhofen, in the Zillertal Valley, is not only known for its excellent skiing but also for its lively après ski scene. Start your evening at the Ice Bar at the base of the Penkenbahn lift, perfect for a drink and vibrant atmosphere. For a unique experience, visit White Lounge, an igloo bar on Ahorn Mountain.

In the village, Scotland Yard Pub offers a lively ambiance with a great selection of drinks, while Gasthof Perauer serves delicious Tyrolean cuisine. For a more upscale dining experience, try Restaurant Mo’s Esscafe and Music Room.

For those looking to dance the night away, Arena Nightclub features live DJ sets and a spacious dance floor. Mayrhofen’s après ski scene combines lively entertainment, great food, and unforgettable experiences.


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Mayrhofen Ski Terrain – Beginners

Mayrhofen offers excellent options for beginner skiers, with designated areas that provide a great learning environment. The best beginner terrain can be found at the Penken and Ahorn mountains. The Ahorn plateau, accessible via the Ahornbahn gondola, is especially suited for beginners, featuring wide, gentle slopes perfect for building confidence. Penken also has several blue runs that cater to those new to skiing, including the dedicated beginner zone at the top of the Penkenbahn gondola, equipped with magic carpets and easy slopes. Additionally, Mayrhofen boasts excellent ski schools that help beginners transition smoothly to more challenging terrain

Mayrhofen Ski Terrain – Intermediates

Mayrhofen is an excellent destination for intermediate skiers, offering a wide variety of runs to suit all skill levels. The Penken area is particularly popular, with numerous red runs that provide a good mix of challenges. The lengthy and scenic Harakiri run, one of the steepest in Austria, is ideal for intermediates seeking an adrenaline rush. The Ahorn area, while more beginner-friendly, also offers some enjoyable intermediate runs. Intermediate skiers will also appreciate the well-linked lift system, which ensures easy access to diverse slopes and the chance to explore the expansive Zillertal 3000 ski region. This makes Mayrhofen a great choice for those looking to improve their skills amidst stunning alpine scenery.

Mayrhofen Ski Terrain – Experts

Mayrhofen offers some of the most thrilling challenges for expert skiers in the Zillertal Valley. The Harakiri run, boasting a 78% gradient, is one of the steepest groomed slopes in Austria and a must-try for adrenaline seekers. The Penken area features numerous black runs, with the challenging Devils Run being a standout. Off-piste enthusiasts will find ample opportunities to explore untouched snow, especially around the Hintertux Glacier, which is accessible via a short bus ride. For a true adventure, experts can tackle the unmarked and ungroomed routes that wind through the vast backcountry, offering an exhilarating experience amidst breathtaking alpine scenery. With a well-developed lift system, accessing these advanced terrains is seamless, ensuring a memorable experience for expert skiers.

Mayrhofen Ski Terrain - Snowboarders

Mayrhofen is a prime destination for snowboarders, offering diverse terrain and excellent facilities. The Penken Park is a highlight, located at an altitude of 2,100 meters. This park is easily accessible via the Penkenbahn gondola and features a variety of obstacles, including jumps, rails, and boxes, catering to all levels of snowboarders. For those seeking more challenging runs, the slopes around the Ahorn mountain provide thrilling descents with natural features perfect for freestyle riding. Additionally, Mayrhofen’s Burton Park attracts top snowboarders from around the world, with its well-maintained halfpipe and diverse freestyle options. With its high-altitude pistes, varied terrain, and state-of-the-art snow park, Mayrhofen ensures an exciting experience for snowboarders in the stunning Zillertal Valley.



■ 136 km of slopes

■ Resort height: 630m

■ Elevation between 630m and 2,500m

■ 57 lifts

■ 40 km blue

■ 66 km red

■ 30 km black

■ Operates from December to mid-April

Mayrhofen Ski Pass Prices for the 2024-2025 Winter Season

■ Adults (born 2005 or earlier):

  • 1 day: €68
  • 2 days: €134
  • 3 days: €195

■ Youth (born 2006-2008):

  • 1 day: €54
  • 2 days: €106
  • 3 days: €155

■ Children (born 2009-2016):

  • 1 day: €34
  • 2 days: €68
  • 3 days: €102

 Nearest airports:
Innsbruck Airport: 73 km / ~1h by car

Munich Airport: 189 km / ~2h 15m by car

Salzburg Airport: 170 km / ~2h 15m by car

Towns worth visiting:

Innsbruck: 70 km / ~1h by car

Zell am Ziller: 8.2 km / ~15m by car

Gerlos: 26 km / ~30m by car

■ Penkenbahn and Ahornbahn Cable Cars

■ Mayrhofen Ice Palace

■ Hintertux Glacier

■ Erlebnisbad Mayrhofen

■ Zillertal Dairy


■ Skiing & Snowboarding

■ Cross-country skiing

■ Night Skiing

■ Winter hiking

■ Snowshoeing

■ Tobogganing

■ Ice Skating

■ Paragliding

■ Hintertux Glacier

■ Erlebnisbad Mayrhofen