Mayrhofen - Skiing ‘’Made in Austria!‘’
The Ziller Valley – or as it’s otherwise known, the ‘’most energetic valley in the world’’ – is in the heart of Tyrol, bordered to the south by the Zillertaler Alps directly at the border of South Tyrol. Arrival into the relatively flat valley is easy and comfortable via the Inntalautobahn, even with lots of snow.
Mayrhofen, the centre of the Ziller Valley, is not only the most celebrated après ski stronghold in Austria, but also one of the country’s greatest ski areas.
With 43 lifts and 160 km of pistes as well as snow security up to 2,590 m, the ski area is enormous and diverse. In connection with the Ziller Valley Superski lift pass, the ski region is counted among the absolute top ten ski areas in the Alps.
Here, the possibilities seem endless! 650 km of pistes, 170 lifts, and snow security up to 3,250 m are included in the Zillertaler lift pass, which is valid for the areas of the Ziller, Gerlos, and Tuxer Valleys, which are all connected by a free ski buss that allows you to take full advantage of the wide variety of pistes. Modern lifts with a capacity of 230,000 people per hour bring you to the pistes above tree-line. The 10 total ski areas and access to the Hintertuxer Glacier are included in the lift pass.
The gondola starts directly in the centre of Mayrhofen and brings you up to the ski area of many superlatives. Mayrhofen is known for the steepest prepared piste in Austria, which has an incline of 78%. It takes extra courage, stability, and technique to arrive at the bottom in one piece for your next ride in the 6-person chair lift Knorren for another descent on the ‘’Harakiri,’’ which bears such a name for a good reason.
The fun park at the Penken is what has given the region its reputation among boarders and free-skiers. Five different, separate lines and a half-pipe are there for skiers and boarders to pace themselves across the larger obstacles. In total, there are 30 boxes and rails, 10 jumps, and a half pipe ready to be enjoyed.
In addition to the broad network of pistes and lifts, you’ll also find rustic and cosy huts and mountain restaurants when it’s time to turn in for lunch. With music and Austrian specialties, a great day on the pistes will come wonderfully to an end.
At the valley stations, après ski carries on into the night.
Ziller Valley – the most energetic valley in the world!
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