Mayrhofen is the 5th busiest Austrian ski resort. Based in the Valley of Tyrol, it boasts beautifully picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and hills of the Penken and Ahorn Mountains.
This beautiful town has a population of less than 4,000. With records dating back to 1200, it was a fairly quiet town until hiking became popular in 1879. Following this new fashion, people came from Vienna and the surrounding areas to spend their holidays in this charming town. The town’s railway station opened in 1902, improving access to the village, which stands 3250 meters above sea level, and tourism began to develop. In more recent years, this ski village has built up a great reputation for medical conferences and conventions.
Reasons why skiers choose Mayrhofen
The resort is famous for hosting Austria’s steepest piste named Harakiri, on the Penken Mountain, as well as providing convenient access to some of the highest mountains in the region. Visitors come from all over the world to attempt this run, as well as the great choice of wider, more gently sloping runs within Mayrhofen, which offers skiing and snowboarding across all 671km of its ski area. The Ahorn Mountain also features the largest cable cars in Austria which, with a maximum capacity of 160 people, also allows it to be used as a floating cafe during periods of poor weather.
Facilities and activities
Besides the many ski slopes and runs available in this area, Mayrhofen also offers a wealth of bars, clubs and restaurants perfect for après-ski. Other enjoyable activities possibly suited to those on family ski holidays include horse riding, access to the leisure facilities, and tobogganing. A short journey will take you to the waterfalls of Krimmk and a nature park.
To make a booking for a winter holiday in Mayrhofen call 0800 652 8552.