The large Mayrhofen ski area is a brilliant, sporty ski resort for intermediate skiers and snowboarders alike. Skiing here takes place on two separate mountains, Ahorn and Penken, the larger of...
- Offering 86 miles of slopes and terrain, Mayrhofen is among the 10 largest Ski Resorts in Austria.
- Mayrhofen is among the 10 best rated Ski Resorts in Austria.
- It is among the 5 most family-friendly ski Resorts in Austria.
- The vertical drop from summit to base is 6135 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in Austria is 2356 ft. Most runs are therefore relatively long. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 8202 ft.
- Season starts on Dec 7 and ends on Mar 15 (99 days). Average season duration in Austria is 180 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 7 to Mar 15) is 43 " at summit elevation and 2 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during January, offering an average snow depth of 45 " at summit elevation and 4 " at the base.
- Mayrhofen features 38 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in Austria is 44 sunny days. January is the sunniest month with an average of 17 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
The ski resort Mayrhofen is the gate to 139 kilometers skiing terrain and boasts 58 lifts. Definitely enough to even entertain athletic skiers for several days.
The action-packed Penken mountain features an area that is oriented to the needs of skiers and boarders that love to challenge themselves. It has Austria´s steepest trail for experts with pitches of up to 78 degrees. This is really nothing for the faint hearted! Find excellent features that will give you an adrenaline rush and six different areas that challenge every snowboarder and freestyler at Vans Penken terrain park. Hit the main attractions rainbow-box, the multi jib feature ´Bestbox´ and the wall ride. Thanks to the separate chairlift Sun-Jet just above the Pro-area, the terrain park is exceptionally easy accessible. Moreover, you can head towards the race slopes (Unterberg I, Unterberg II and speed run at Gerent) where you can measure your time and compete against other speed lovers.
The Ahorn is sure to serve up smiles with being THE mountain for skiing on the more leisurely side. The wide carving trails are great for families, beginners and skiers who´s first priority is enjoyment. The 5,5 kilometer (3,4 miles) long slope that descends into the valley should still not be underestimated. The Ahorn boasts a race slope as well. Even riding up Austria´s biggest gondola can be a special experience. The 40 square meter (430 square feet) gondola has a capacity for 160 guests to get a ride up to the peak.
The action and enjoyment circuits help to get to know every part of the ski resort: The high-altitude tour stretches from one summit to the next and is connected by black and red trails only. Hit the Harakiri run, show off your skills in Vans Penken terrain park and measure your speed on one of the race slopes during the fun & action circuit. If you are up for a longer tour, go and check out the XXL circuit that covers Penken, Horberg, Rastkogel, Eggalm, Harakiri slope and the breathtaking panorama slope. There is also one that is perfect for beginners by featuring only blue trails so that you can practice your first curves. The family circuit Ahorn has a race slope for beginners and you can rest in between at the Igloo village White Lounge.
Freeride skiers and snowboarders love the varied off-piste terrain, which includes powder-filled bowls and drops in the area of Wanlspitzes and Unterbergalm. At SAAC camps you are attended by specially instructors and mountain guides who will do everything to give you important background information and helpful insider tips to make your freeride experience a pleasant one.
Snow Safety & Snowmaking
On Mountain Dining
The 5,5 km (3,4 miles) long slope that descends in the valley is really challenging. It also gives you a unique view of the Zillertal.
Most Difficult Runs
For those willing to drive for a thrill head to the natural toboggan runs at mountain hut Gasthof Wienhof. Feel your heart race as you rush down the winding 3 km (1,8 miles) run at Tristenbachalm in Ginzling, it is well lit every night. The area´s longest night tobogganing run is located in Gerlossstein. It can be found at the top off gondola Gerlosssteinbahn and gives you access to 7 kilometers (4,3 miles) of fast-paced fun!
Adventure seekers can find their personal challenge by climbing the countless icy waterfalls in the region. Beginners may attend ice climbing lessons to expand on their abilities. Guided tours are available as well!
The artificial ice rink in Mayrhofen´s center is ideal for ice-skating and curling.
Après-Ski and Nightlife
Dining and Restaurants
Infrastructure & Rental
If you come by train, get out at train station Jenbach. From here, take the train Zillertalbahn or busses to Mayerhofen.
Take the Inntal freeway A 12 and exit at Zillertal. Continue on the main road B169 for about 30 kilometers to Mayrhofen.
Parking is available at the base stations of Ahornbahn or Horbergbahn in Mayrhofen and Schwendau/Hippach. Unfortunately there are no parking options at Penkenbahn.