The pretty village of Mayrhofen is nestled in the Zillertal valley at an altitude of 633 m. Every winter, this charming town featuring typical architecture becomes one of the most picturesque ski resorts in the Tyrol.
This quiet little town is actually a very upmarket ski resort, and each winter it attracts a fashionable crowd who are drawn to its luxurious style. Its restaurants and hotels generally tend towards the more upscale end.
The absolutely charming compact town centre tempts visitors in for a stroll around its many shops and boutiques. Explorers or romantics may want to treat themselves to an overnight stay in the igloo village on the Ahorn mountain.
An array of sporting activities, events and culture is organised throughout the year. Don't leave without taking a classic tour of the Alpine cheese dairy, or riding the train into the heart of the Zillertal Valley.
Penken ski area
Skiers of all ability levels can be confident they have made the right choice to spend their holidays in Mayrhofen! The variety of pistes on offer here means that Mayrhofen can suit the needs of novices and cater to the wishes advanced skiers.
Indeed, 159 km of pistes await you across the Penken and Ahorn ski areas. For beginners and families, the wide, sunny slopes and fun trails offer a space for everyone to enjoy themselves.
A few noteworthy gems in this area are ... the inescapable and iconic Harakiri – Austria’s steepest black run with a 78% gradient: it should only be tackled with care by expert skiers. Another must is the Vans Penken Park – one of the best snowparks in the country which features several practice areas for all ability levels.