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Ski Holidays

Mayrhofen skiing is great for...

Apres ski
Big ski area
High altitude
Traditional charm

Welcome to Mayrhofen Ski Resort

Located at the end of the Ziller valley, Mayrhofen is one of Austria’s best known winter resorts, offering an ideal playground for anyone who enjoys perfectly groomed slopes. The skiing and boarding is split between the Ahorn and Penken ski areas. Ahorn appeals especially to beginners and families, with its wide, cruisy pistes while Penken entices the more adventurous, home to the legendary Harakiri slope, the steepest piste in Austria – it reaches an inclination of 78%. In total there’s 142km of pistes in the resort, but jump on the 30 minute glacier bus to the end of the valley, and a whole new world opens up with skiing up to 3,200m on the Hintertux glacier.
Mayrhofen ski map
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Resort Information

Resort Altitude
Total Piste KM
No. Skilifts
Snow Range
Mayrhofen ski runs & ratings
TOTAL: 142km
Beginner(Distance: 44km)
Intermediate(Distance: 66km)
Advanced(Distance: 32km)

Best time to ski in Mayrhofen

The resort officially opens in mid December and pre-Christmas is always a magical time to visit either with family or a partner. January and February offer reliable months for snow but it can be busier in February. March and April can be less predictable snow wise in the resort, but there’s always the option of the nearby Hintertux glacier, offering reliable conditions. Later in the season is when the après scene really kicks off. April also hosts the annual Snowbombing festival, when world-renowned DJs and bands take over the mountains of Mayrhofen for six days of non-stop music and partying.

Things to do in Mayrhofen

Tobogganing – or rodelbahn – is almost a national sport in Austria. Take a stroll to the Wiesenhof, have a warming Jagertee (hunter’s tea), which is a kind of herbal schnapps version of tea, then go for gold! If a wooden toboggan doesn’t do it for you, there’s also snow tubing. Other activities in Mayrhofen include cross-country skiing, snow-shoeing and off the snow there’s a strong tradition of saunas (German rules - no swimmers), loads of great places to eat and a lively nightlife to say the least, where you can enjoy traditional Austrian pub games such as hammering nails into a block of wood.
Festival goers enjoying snowbombing festival after day of skiing on slopes

Hotels & Apartments in Mayrhofen

Our top recommended hotels and apartments. To find the perfect one for you, speak to one of our specialists

Alpenhotel Kramerwirt

Mayrhofen, Austria
  6 minute bus

Alpenresort Thanner

Mayrhofen, Austria
  1 minute walk

Alpin Hotel Garni Eder - Private Living

Mayrhofen, Austria
  5 minute bus

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