Mayrhofen offers a wide range of pistes for all levels of ability: from beginners through to advanced and expert - every skier is sure to find the right trail – with perfect conditions for a fantastic winter holiday on the slopes. Mayrhofen ski area encompasses the ski mountains Ahorn, Penken, Rastkogel and Eggalm, with a total of 139 kilometres of slopes (blue/easy = 40km, red/medium = 66km, black/difficult = 33km) and 58 state of the art cable car and lift systems. The Harakiri Piste presents a very different kind of challenge, with 78% gradient, it is one of Austria's steepest groomed slopes. Snowboarders are well catered for at Penken Park. After days spent on the slopes, our spacious Hotel Strass Wellness & Spa invites you to indulge in the essential pleasures of rest and relaxation.
The Penken ski resort is linked with the Finkenberger Penken, Horberg-Gerent area and Rastkogel/Tux resorts. There are 2 large lifts in operation: the Penkenbahn which runs directly from Mayrhofen and the new Horbergbahn (8 seater) in Schwendau. Pistes of all difficulty ratings are available and average to experienced skiers in particular will find varied ski terrains to suit their requirements here! Broad carving areas, steep challenging slopes, powder runs etc are all on offer. A particular highlight is the descent down the Harakiri, Austria’s steepest ski piste. And the 27 restaurants and mountain huts at the resort are the perfect place to enjoy a snack and a drink.
The ski resort of Ahorn lies opposite Penken and is ideal for families and beginners with its gentle slopes and clear layout. Ahorn also offers a special family-friendly feature: the ‘Sunkid’, a conveyor lift for children on the snow. Snow is guaranteed on the 5.5 km long Ahorn valley descent thanks to modern snow-making facilities, making this the most popular descent in the Zillertal valley among good skiers.
Zillertal is divided into 4 extensive ski resorts (Erste Ferienregion, Zillertal Arena, Mayrhofen, Ski- & Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000) with no less than 506 kilometres of slopes in total (39 km difficult runs / 253 km moderate runs / 170 km easy runs / 40 km ski routes / 4.8 km park). 181 state of the art cable car and lift systems ensure easy access to the slopes. 26 ski bus services transport you safely from your hotel to the ski resort of your choice in the Zillertal Valley.