There’s plenty to do in and around Mayrhofen, both on and off the piste. The extent of the ski terrain in the Ziller Valley is incredible, way more than you’ll have time to explore in just one trip.
The nearby city of Innsbruck makes for a good daytrip, with plenty of attractions, including the Zaha Hadid designed ski jump (Bergiselschanze), and the Golden Roof (which really is made of gold). The old town is bustling with traditional old European charm, and there are plenty of bars, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. If you don’t have a car, it’s a straightforward journey on the Zillertalbahn, changing trains at Jenbach for Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof.
In nearby Fuegen a guided tour of the Binderholz timber factory makes for an interesting visit for some. As industrial as it looks the plant is actually a model of sustainable energy production and uses all the leftover wood to power the production processes. If a timber factory visit is not your thing, consider a trip to the dairy at Sennerei Zillertal to see the local cheese being made.
Take a day of rest and relaxation at the Erlebnisbad outdoor swimming pool and spa complete with water slides, waterfalls and saunas. The SportHotel Strass also has a full spa and a small pool. For more active outdoor pursuits, tobogganing is a fun option.
The biggest event in the UK ski and snowboarders’ calendar has got to be Snowbombing. It is a hedonistic week featuring the finest electronic music in some unique venues. Another great festival in Mayrhofen is Altitude, a British comedy festival which runs for a whole week and sees some of the UK’s best acts performing in intimate venues. The festival takes place every spring with the likes of Eddie Izzard and Marcus Brigstocke taking to the stage.