The International Asthetiker Jam Contest will take place in Mayrhofen's Vans Penken Park this winter.

Skiers and snowboarders will try to outdo each other with perfectly styled jumps from March 14 to 29, 2009. The Mayrhofen Tourist Board says: "Ästhetikers are passionate snowboarders whose motto isn't just harder, faster, higher. It's their love of detail that makes their artistic snow-stunts look so striking. The Ästhetiker Jam is all about trying out new tricks and mastering the park's obstacles."

Mayrhofen is also a favourite for competitive skiers. The Austrian Freeski Open will be held in Mayrhofen from January 13 to 17, 2009. World-famous skiers will show off their freestyle moves before audiences at the Vans Penken Park.

Freestyle novices to Mayrhofen this winter can also take advantage of a completely redesigned kids' park, which will feature seven new challenges.

As the winter season draws to a close, Mayrhofen will host the largest music festival in the Alps. From April 12 to 19, 2009, the Snowbombing Festival in Mayrhofen will feature non-stop music from big-name DJs and live bands, attracting a wide cross section of visitors from all over Europe.

The Mayrhofen Tourist Board says: "In the last week of the Mayrhofen winter season, it is the contrasts between the different types of people here that make the Snowbombing Festival so special."