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Mayrhofen Introduction

Mayrhofen lies amid the stunning scenery of the Ziller Valley in the heart of the Tyrol. Surrounded by pine clad hills and snow capped peaks, Mayrhofen offers great skiing for all levels of ability. Penken Plateau and Ahorn Plateau, connected by lifts from the resort centre, provide nursery slopes, red and blue runs and a wide choice of testing runs for the advanced skier, including the famed Harikari black run. Mayrhofen is also noted for snowboarding with the ever popular Vans Penken Park and great off piste opportunities. Ski schools provide tuition for adults and children from four years. Tuition for boarding is from eight years. Crèche facilities are available for children from the age of two and a number of hotels have facilities for babies from six months. Mayrhofen is a very family friendly resort with a good range of hotels, apartments and chalets catering for most budgets and restaurants providing for most tastes. Bars, pubs and the occasional club provide a lively nightlife. A Mayrhofen ski holiday offers fun filled days both on and off the slopes followed by party nights.

Why Go To Mayrhofen?

Mayrhofen, located in an area of great natural beauty, offers excellent skiing and boarding facilities for all the family. It is a charming, friendly resort that provides a range of recreational facilities off the slopes.

A Mayrhofen ski holiday is popular with a wide variety of holidaymakers, from families with young children to groups of young adults who are attracted, not only by excellent skiing but by the vibrant après ski scene.

When To Go To Mayrhofen

The Mayrhofen ski season lasts from mid December until early April. The resort is also popular in the summer months with walkers, climbers and mountain bikers.

Mayrhofen - The Place

Mayrhofen is a popular family ski resort in the striking Ziller Valley. Although the resort lies at a comparatively low altitude of six hundred and thirty metres, snow cover is generally good throughout the season. Snow cannons are available to supplement nature should the need arise. There are two plateaux above the resort and connected to it by lifts. These cater for all levels of expertise in skiing and snowboarding. A free bus connects the whole of the Zillertal ski area offering over six hundred kilometres of pisted runs.

At eighteen hundred metres there are many gentle nursery slopes where first timers can gain a little confidence before moving on to greater challenges. Intermediate skiers have a huge choice of pistes as over sixty percent of runs are blue and red. Although advanced skiers have only fifteen percent of the terrain, there are some very demanding runs both on and off piste that include the steepest black run in Austria, the Harikari. The Vans Penken Park is one of the largest snowboard parks in Europe and offers exciting challenges for snowboarders. Ski schools offer comprehensive tuition in skiing and boarding with children accepted for the age of four the former and eight in the latter. Crèche facilities are generally available for children from the age of two and some hotels offer facilities for babies from six months. Since places are limited, early booking is recommended.

Mayrhofen has a good range of hotels, apartments and chalets that accommodate most budgets. Its restaurants serve a varied menu from traditional mountain fare to international cuisine that caters for most tastes. Mayrhofen has a large number of shops providing everything from essential holiday provisions and sporting equipment for purchase or hire, to specialist shops selling arts and crafts and souvenirs and fashion boutiques. Mayrhofen’s bars, discos and clubs offer lively evenings that continue into the early hours of the morning.

Mayrhofen offers a range of recreational activities including sleigh rides, ice skating, bowling, tobogganing and skidooing, to name but a few.

A Mayrhofen ski holiday offers great skiing amid spectacular scenery, with hours of fun both on and off the slopes.

Mayrhofen Nightlife

Mayrhofen is considered to have one of the most vibrant après ski scenes in the Austrian Alps. Its bars and pubs, its discos and clubs continue to entertain holidaymakers into the early hours of the morning.

Mayrhofen Shopping

Mayrhofen has a good number of shops most of which are found in the high street. They supply all your holiday needs from essential provisions to sport's equipment and from fashionwear to gifts and souvenirs.

Mayrhofen Eating

Mayrhofen has a number of excellent restaurants providing a variety of menu that caters for most tastes. While many serve traditional Tyrolean fare, there are also those that serve international cuisine.