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At a glance
Ski Holidays to Mayrhofen & The Ziller Valley, Austria
“Massive amount of skiing on offer, vibrant après-ski scene”
The Ziller Valley (Zillertal) offers a huge amount of skiing – over 530 kilometres on the Zillertal SuperSki pass – from Fügen at the top of the valley all the way to the snow-sure glacier slopes of Hintertux. At its heart lies Mayrhofen, the most popular resort in the valley with a legendary après-ski and nightlife scene.
Hi-tec snow-making is extensive so don’t be put off by the low altitude in the valley: Most of the skiing takes place higher up closer to 2,000 metres and the Ziller Valley enjoys a long winter season.
There are plenty of quality accommodation options in the Zillertal which, combined with traditional Tyrolean hospitality and the extensive skiing on offer, make this one of Austria’s most popular destinations.
On the Mountain
Mayrhofen’s ski area is split over the smaller Ahorn and main Penken Ski area and offers 139 kilometres of piste with snowmaking across all runs. The Ahornbahn is Austria’s largest gondola and one of its swiftest with a journey time of less than 7 minutes and the all-new 3S Penkenbahn from the centre of Mayrhofen makes for a speedy trip up and down the Penken mountain. Mayrhofen is lift-connected with Finkenberg and Lanersbach and is perfect for beginners through to strong intermediates with some decent off-piste too. Penken Park is one of the leading freestyle snowparks in Austria.
The other main Ski Areas in the valley are easily accessed via the free ski bus network and include HochZillertal (Hochfügen-Kaltenbach, 90 km, great freeriding, Wedelhutte and Kristallhutte both well worth a stop!), the Zillertal Arena (the largest Ski Area in the Zillertal linking Zell am Ziller, Gerlos and Koenigsleiten, 143 km of piste) and the snow-sure slopes of the Hintertux glacier (3250m, 60 km piste).
Off the Mountain
There is a vibrant après-ski scene in Mayrhofen which kicks off in the bars at the top of the Penkenbahn (Pilzbar) from early afternoon and rolls in to the Ice Bar in the resort centre. The Brück’n Stadl close to the Ahorn lift opens from 3pm and stays open until the early hours with other popular nightspots including the long-standing Scotland Yard Pub and Arena nightclub. If you’re after a quieter scene, there are plenty of cafes, shops and low-key bars to explore or head to one of the other quieter resorts in the Ziller Valley.
Other activities include tobogganing, winter walks, ice skating, tandem paragliding and the resort swimming and leisure centre.
Please note that we do not have local Resort Managers in Mayrhofen / Zillertal. Our guests enjoy the remote services (24/7 mobile) of our Resort Managers who are based in the Kitzbüheler Alps region.
Insider Guide :: Resort Highlights
- Take to the skies and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Zillertal with a Tandem-paraglide flight
- Challenge yourself on Austria’s steepest groomed run, the Harikiri (78% gradient!)
- Discover more of the Zillertal with the new myZillertal.app
- Treat yourself to an overnight at 2,150 metres at the Kristallhutte, Kaltenbach
- Ride the Arena Coaster at the Zillertal Arena base station
- Enjoy delicious Zillertal products : Cheese from the Sennerei (dairy) and Schnapps from the Brennerei (Distillery)!
- Explore the rest of the Ziller Valley’s Ski Areas – so much to discover!