The development of Mayrhofen from quiet Austrian village into a modern ski resort has not occurred at the cost of the traditional feel, and the resort blends nicely into surrounding countryside. As with many Austrian resorts, a ski holiday in Mayrhofen manages to successfully appeal to both young people looking to party and to families looking for a more peaceful holiday. The resort is located in the flat-bottomed, steep-sided Zillertal valley and is close to Finkenberg. Getting to Mayrhofen is easy from a number of major airports: Innsbruck is just 1hr15mins away, Salzburg 2hr15mins away and Munich is 2hr45mins away (all by road). Read more...
Skiing and snowboarding in Mayrhofen has the great advantage that it is one of Austria’s highest-altitude resort – most of its slopes are above 1500m and the highest is at 3250m. And this is backed up by an impressive snowmaking setup that covers 75% of runs: so skiing in Mayrhofen comes with a snow sure guarantee. The lift pass covers a number of areas, including the Hintertux glacier, and in total there’s 640km of piste to ski served by 170 lifts. Experienced skiers have off-piste and challenging blacks to ski, while those looking to learn to ski in Mayrhofen have extensive, sunny and crowd-free nursery slopes with a number of ski schools to choose from!
- Hintertux glacier is one of the best going
- Some difficult runs including Austria’s steepest piste, the Harakiri
- Vans Penken Park is one of best in Alps, and there’s also a 360m World Cup Half Pipe at Hintertux
- Snowbombing skiing and music festival is held in Mayrhofen every year
A great range of accommodation, including chalets and apartments, in Mayrhofen, Austria
Accommodation in Mayrhofen covers everything you might wish for and has something to suit every budget. Catered chalets provide total relaxation once you’ve taken off your boots at the end of the day, and most are in the beautiful traditional style. Self-catered accommodation in Mayrhofen is plentiful too, and gives you flexibility to explore the resort’s great range of restaurants on offer, serving traditional specialities but also more exotic cuisine. There are also lodges and hotels in Mayrhofen with luxury facilities, such as saunas and fitness rooms. The town also has some great après-ski entertainment, but the seediness of some resorts is thankfully absent. Childcare in Mayrhofen is amongst the best on offer, with great facilities on offer that make the resort perfect for a family ski holiday in Austria.
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Mayrhofen, Tyrol, Austria
Stoanerhof offers guests a traditional Austrian chalet with a range of facilities & ski convenience