Ski resort Mayrhofen - Zillertal
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Ski resort Mayrhofen - Zillertal
ONE LOCATION, TWO SKI MOUNTAINS, 1,000 POSSIBILITIES
Winter holidays can be truly diverse. For anyone who wants to experience everything, Mayrhofen in the Zillertal Valley is the perfect destination: from classic carvings through freeride and freestyle options to Austria’s steepest slope adventure; from Europe’s best snow park through to romantic nights in an igloo – for emotion-packed winter days. Visitors can also simply head out skiing in a relaxed, stress-free atmosphere or stay at cosy, rustic alpine huts.
FIRST-CLASS PISTES MEET PURE ROMANCE
With 133 kilometres of piste, the Ahorn and Penken mountains fulfil all skiers’ desires. These are also met by the services offered in Mayrhofen: in the winter season 2013/14, this will in part be ensured by the new Intersport Bründl ski shop at the Ahorn cable car, Austria’s largest gondola. Guests can ride high up onto the Ahorn within minutes, change to a leisure piste with magnificent views and continue on to the White Lounge, the relaxing igloo village at a height of 2,000 metres. The Ahorn is known as Mayrhofen’s leisure mountain. It has highly sporty genes, which anyone who has enjoyed the magnificent valley run will understand. A stop at the Freiraum is also a must – an almost free standing architectural masterpiece with breathtaking views from the café-bistro. As is pertinent for a top ski area, Mayrhofen offers first class pistes, the best snow conditions and ultra-modern cable cars. But the location in the Zillertal Valley still has more to offer: highlights such as an overnight stay at the igloo hotel, including the spectacular opportunity to take a torchlight hike on the Ahorn. The starry night ski and the sunrise at 2,000 metres are experiences that you will not quickly forget!
THE STEEPEST SLOPE ADVENTURE AND THE BEST SNOW PARK
Mayrhofen’s true diversity becomes clear when you move from the Ahorn to the Penken. The Penken cable car sets off from the centre of the valley. An alternative option is the Horberg cable car with the new, highly impressive and customer-friendly valley station. This is just one of many improvements to the quality offered by the ski area. Guests can travel up the Penken using the innovative Penken chair lift and cable car in one.
As fabulous as these are other great reasons for visiting the Penken include the Vans Penken Park, which was named Europe’s best snow park in 2010 and offers guests the opportunity to test their skills on boxes and kickers. Whether a beginner or a pro – the six areas with different levels of difficulty offer great pleasure for everyone. The Kids’ Park also offers a parkour area on flatter terrain with child-friendly obstacles.
Of course, the Penken is also a great place for normal skiing. But another Mayrhofen attraction is far from normal: the Harakiri is Austria’s steepest slope adventure and has offered an absolute cult experience for years. The 78 percent gradient challenges guests to take it on. In response, the lift at the bottom is filled with beaming faces and commemorative photos are taken every Friday. True fans treat themselves to an ‘I survived Harakiri’ T-shirt and join the Harakiri community.
Contact Ski resort Mayrhofen - Zillertal
Ahornstraße 853, A-6290 Mayrhofen
- Mountain railways Tourist association