Mayrhofen – Austria
Mayrhofen is an Alpine hotspot for great skiing and a great nightlife. The resort features extensive terrain, some hedonisitic bars and clubs. It has a number of accomodation options making it a fantastic destination for skiers on a budget and is part of the massive Zillertal Super Ski area.
A party town with rural charm
Mayrhofen (My-er-hof-fen) is without doubt one of the best ski resorts we've ever had the good fortune to visit. It is a small resort town, set in the heart of the Ziller valley in Austria's Tyrol region. It is modern and lively all year round with plenty of facilities, and yet it manages to retain the traditional feel of a farming town! Time and time again we've been blown away by the potential to party, to relax, to ski easy and to ski hard; there truly is something for everyone.
Skiing on a budget
Thankfully Mayrhofen is also the perfect destination for skiers on a budget. Low-cost airlines serve nearby Innsbruck Airport and there is a large range of budget to mid-priced accommodation on offer. But don’t be fooled into thinking that all Mayrhofen has going for it is the price, this resort is not cheap!
If you crave extensive slopes and hearty nightlife you will be well set in Mayrhofen. The Mayrhofen ski area is spread over two sides of the valley. On one side, and a great spot on a powder day, lies on the Ahorn, serviced by the Ahornbahn. But for more extensive terrain head to Mayrhofen proper via the Penkenbahn or Horbergbahn where you can make your way to Eggalm in the north or the Horberg in the south. And don't forget the Ziller valley is littered with resorts, serviced by the Zillertalbahn train, access to which all of which is available on one mega pass: the Zillertal Super Ski.
Après-ski and nightlife
The town has numerous bars that reverberate with Euro-pop beats as skiers come off the mountain to drink schnapps and dance. Mayrhofen features a good spread of sophisticated bars and restaurants, rowdy pubs, banging discos and the pinnacle of après-ski madness: Nikki's Schrimbar.
- Visting the White Lounge on the top of the Ahorn
- Après-skiing Austrian style - chase every beer with either a Jaegermeister or Flugel whilst dancing around in ski boots to europop techno beats
- Spotting the pros stomping tricks over the huge kickers in the Vans Penken snowpark
- Relaxing after skiing with water slides and multiple saunas at Erlebnisbad
- Playing skittles in a at La Fontana – a traditional chalet that hasn’t changed in 30 years at Kegelbahn
At a glance
|Resort altitude||630 m|
|Highest lift||2500 m|
|Lowest lift||630 m|
|km of piste||662|
|Number of lifts||57|
|Lift pass price||€215 / 6 days Superski pass|
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