Mayrhofen (Zillertal SuperSki)

Great for partying and for good snowboarders. Large ski area with glacier

Mayrhofen skiing and boarding

Mayrhofen is the largest of the resorts covered by the 'Zillertal Superski' pass, with 101km of runs locally, and 227km when you include the Hintertux Glacier. There are two distinct ski areas connected to the town itself. The Ahorn mountain is the smaller of the two and caters very well to beginners and early intermediates, the perfect place to learn and improve in your own space. The resort has invested tens of millions in the infrastructure recently, including the replacement of the Pekenbahn. This has meant access to the extensive Penken slopes is quicker and much more comfortable. No more long queues firts thing in the morning! Skiing on the Penken has something for everyone, including Harakiri, Austria's steepest piste!

Further afield, you can travel along the valley to Hintertux and experience the glacier skiing, incuded on the area lift pass. With a year round snow guarantee, this tops off Mayrhofen as one of Austria's top 5 ski destinations.

Mayrhofen ski resort

As a fully fledged town, rather than a seasonal resort, Mayrhofen is large, vibrant and has the kind of extensive facilities that some smaller Austrian destinations can't match. A huge public leisure centre and excellent sports facilities, as well as a cahrming pedestrianised town centre with extensive shopping, eating and drinking options. All combined with excellent transport links and a Tirolean atmosphere that's hard to beat in winter! You're only an hour from Innsbruck which not only makes for a hassle free transfer, but also opens up day trip possibilities - direct trains depart from the station every hour at peak times.

It's easy to see why Mayrhofen is so highly rated, and attracts so many visitors year after year. A must-do for any serious skier.

Attributes

Family Friendly
Great Off-Piste
Choice of Restaurants
Good For Non-Skiers
Large Ski Area
Lively and Young
Alpine Charm
Scenic
Lively Night Life
Snow Park
Short Transfer
Good for Apres Ski

Facilities

Bowling Alley
Gym
Swimming Pool
Sauna
Hot Tub
Ice Rink
Paragliding
Hang Gliding
Walking Trails
Child Care

Activities

Off-Piste: Good
Off-Piste Guides
Off-Piste Equipment
Snow Cat Skiing
Cross-Country: 20.0
Cross-Country Equipment
Ski Doos
Sleigh Rides
Skiing & Boarding

Beginners

Intermediate

Advanced

Snowboarding

Off-Piste

Lifts & Slopes
Highest Lift:
2500m
Lowest Lift:
630m
No of lifts:
65
Total piste length:
227km
Longest run:
5km
Snow parks:
1
Snow cannons:
117
Glacier Skiing:
Off piste:
Cross country:
20km
Transfer Info:
Innsbruck - Coach - 1 hr 15 mins
Salzburg - Coach - 3 hrs

* All times are approximate

Accommodation