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Mayrhofen Ski Resort, Austria

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Key Features

  • Large ski area
  • Groups
  • Traditional village
  • Good for après
  • Short Transfers

Mayrhofen is a popular resort with the British thanks to some fantastic night-life and the superb skiing and snowboarding to be had. 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.

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Resort Facts

  • Resort height: 630m
  • Highest lift: 2,500m
  • No. of lifts: 180 (Super Zillertal area)
  • Guide lift pass price: £235
  • Total piste: 530km
  • Transfer times:

    Munich - Approx 2.30 hrs


Overview of Mayrhofen

Set in the beautiful Ziller Valley, the ski resort of Mayrhofen has long earned its place as one of the world's top ski and snowboard destinations. With lively, extensive nightlife and an attractive Tyrolean centre, the village has a tremendous reputation, fantastic skiing and an excellent English-speaking ski and snowboard school.

Mayrhofen is one of the most beautifully situated resorts in Austria. The buildings in the town are almost all of traditional Tyrolean chalet design giving the resort a natural ambience and a picturesque image.

The resort has also been a climbing and walking area for over 100 years. Its location in the wide and flat-bottomed Ziller Valley adds to its appeal. The Ziller Valley is famous for the classical and awesome beauty of the surrounding mountains. Mayrhofen has a well-deserved reputation amongst British skiers with the ski area being situated on two separate plateaux, the Penken and the Ahorn. The Super Zillertal ski area offers incredible skiing for all levels of skier.

Skiing in Mayrhofen offers a huge choice of pistes. There is a free ski bus service connecting a vast 625km of skiable terrain encompassing the ski resorts of Zell am Ziller, Gerlos, Königsleiten and the Hintertux glacier.

Mayrhofen has a thriving après ski scene. The bustling ski resort is full of shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and is famous for fun-packed après-ski, nightlife and live music. Surrounded by towering mountains, Mayrhofen is a fantastic resort for both skiers and non-skiers.


3 Things We Love About Mayrhofen

  1. Après scene - Well known for it’s fun après bars and restaurants, whether you enjoy a laid-back drink or all-night partying!
  2. Popular with British skiers - Traditional village that’s always been one of the most popular Austrian resorts for British skiers.
  3. Large ski area - Switch between top ski areas on the Zillertal Superski pass, with a massive 515km of piste to keep you exploring.
Learn more about Zillertal Ski area, or keep reading to learn more about this resort and why to go on a Mayrhofen ski holiday.



Skiing and Boarding in Mayrhofen

The skiing in Mayrhofen is superb. Beginners could start at the top of the Penken Mountains, which have a variety of gentle slopes.

Intermediate and advanced skiers will enjoy endless opportunities on the Penken, including long trails down to neighbouring Finkenberg. The Zillertal SuperSkiPass opens up over 530 km of trails with a great variety of challenging runs served by 180 lifts. Mayrhofen is renowned as one of the World’s top snowboard resorts with extensive and easily accessible off-piste.

Lift Passes in Mayrhofen

The lift pass we have available in Mayrhofen is known as the “SuperSkiPass” and not only does it cover Mayrhofen but the entirety of the Zillertal Valley.

Mayrhofen itself is large enough and offers a variety of terrain to keep most people content for at least a week. There are further ski areas a short ride away on the free bus service all covered by one lift pass meaning there is more than enough piste for everyone. Even if you don’t get around all of the areas we recommend the Hintertux glacier as one in particular that is well worth exploring.


Activities in Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen offers something for both skiers and non-skiers. Here are some suggestions:

  • Paragliding - For amazing scenery and views of the mountains. There are different price options and flight types.
  • Tobogganing - Enjoy a 7k long route through epic scenery. There is a 3-hour long evening event, with a free drink at the midway point.
  • Snowshoeing - Go on a private guided tour of the mountains surrounding the town. Lunch, snacks and schnapps are included!
  • Floodlit night skiing - Hintertux glacier, under the stars. Ski down the famous Hintertux route freshly pisted and make an evening of it in the bars afterwards.
  • Ice skating - A charming woodland ice rink surrounded by nature. This is very good value and has well-maintained facilities.
  • Sports Centre - Here you'll find a sauna, solarium, squash and various other activities available.


Après Ski in Mayrhofen

  • Mike's Sports Bar - A great place to watch sports and is run by friendly English staff. There's also good prices.
  • Scotland Yard - Offering a brilliant atmosphere, live music, late nights, darts and a large variety of draft beers.
  • Bruck n Stadl - A large capacity apres venue and late night bar great for big groups.
  • Ice Bar - Just outside the lift station and often the 1st stop after skiing.


Places to Eat in Mayrhofen

  • Perauer - Serving brilliant traditional food, with huge portions and good quality. You'll also find a friendly service and great Austrian wine list.
  • Wirtshaus zum Griena - Offering excellent traditional food in a beautifully converted old building. Romantic and charming, attentive service and relaxing atmosphere.
  • Gasser - A butcher's shop selling meats and cured meat products, brilliant for lunch. Good value and delicious meaty meals, ribs, hot dogs, schnitzel, roast pork baps, and a daily special.
  • Ciao e Piu - Great pizza and pasta, midtown location, good for large groups.

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Report last updated at: Sat 11th Sep 2021