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Covid details

Get all the COVID-19 information you need to know before you go. All information is provided by the resort and updated regularly as processes and policies change.

Reservations

Resort policies and procedures.

Is a reservation required for lift access?
No

Is a reservation required for parking?
No

Base Lodge(s)

Are the base lodge(s) open?
No

Are there rules/restrictions at the base lodge(s)
No

Are masks required?
No

Lift Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lifts?
Yes

Lift Regulations

You have to wear a FFP2 mask (from 14 years) in the gondolas of the Horbergbahn as well as in selected chairlifts! Per gondola are maximal 4 people allowed (expect living in a common household)! 

Dining Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions for on-mountain dining
No

Dining Indoors
No

Ski School

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski school?
Yes

Ski School URL

More information on ski rental

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski rentals?
Yes

Ski Rental URL

Transportation

Are there rules/restrictions on public transportation?
Yes

Transportation regulations

It's obligatory to wear a mask in public transportations, at the stopping places as well as at the stopping places for all guests from 6 years. It's also necessary to keep distance. 

More information on lodging

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lodging?
No

Overview

Mayrhofen and its interlinked neighbours – LanersbachFinkenberg and Hippach – have some 55 lifts serving 135km of piste. And a lot more if you splash out on a Superskipass for the whole Zillertal (177 lifts and 489km of piste) too. Reds rule here: 23 of the 45 runs are red and a fair few of the 16 blues would easily pass for reds. Only six blacks but then one of them is the Harakiri, the steepest marked run in Austria.

Beginners: For starters take the Ahorn cable car for the resort’s best nursery slopes. Beginners will find plenty of wide gentle slopes that are likely to have a generous covering. The downside is it’s not so easy meet up with your more experienced friends as they’ll likely be skiing in the separate Penken area. If you can persuade them to join you they will at least avoid the peak-time queues on the Penken cable car and once they’ve limbered up on the flat stuff they’ll find some steeper advanced runs as they head down the mountain. There are also some starter slopes near the Penken cable car drop-off so some quid pro quo and all can find something to suit.

Intermediates: This is where the Hof really comes into its own. The Penken – above the treeline – offers acres of sweeping pistes and, while steepish, are broad enough to practise some speedy carving without fear of thumping a tree or plummeting off the peak. The Tuxer Glacier – while also steep – has similarly sweeping trails that provide a testing but satisfying ride for the not-quite-newbs.

Advanced/experts: Harakiri baby! Knock yourself out – or worse. At 78 per cent this is the steepest marked slope in Austria. To get steeper you’d have to jump out of a plane. Fortunately the Harakiri run is short, so genuflect, close your eyes and think of England or whatever place you come from. Elsewhere you’ll find plenty of piste for seasoned snowmen and women including some blues that would be reds if they were anywhere else in the Alps.

Off-piste: No shortage of OP opportunities but runs get tracked out by mid-morning so go early or go home, as they say. Best to wait for a good dump and then try the north side of the bowl near Penken Park. Obviously with good snow comes good chance of avalanche – not unusual in Mayrhofen – so go with a guide or go prepared. Try the run beneath the Tux 150 lift for a challenge or take a run down to the park from the back of the Schneekar lift.

Snowparks: For many freestylers the Vans Penken Park (2,100m) is up there with the best in the Alps. Six separate areas on the sunny side of the mountain provide for pros, beginners and everything.

Insider tips: Know your lifts. Queues for the main Penken area can be tiresome at peak times so it’s often best to branch out a little. Try the Ahorn cable car, especially if you have beginner buddies, for your early runs and head over to Penken when the traffic calms later in the morning. All are connected by prompt and frequent buses.

Do as the locals do and stop by the award-winning butchers, Gasser, to chow down on a sandwich or burger. You’ll not regret it.

Altitude

  • 2500m
    Summit
  • 1870m
    Vertical Drop
  • 630m
    Base

Lifts

  • 10
  • 3
  • 11
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 31
  • 58
    Total

Current Conditions: Mayrhofen

Latest Snowfall

24 HR

0cm

48 HR

0cm

72 HR

0cm
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Current Weather

31 Jul

12°C

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Terrain

  • Intermediate Runs

    28%

  • Advanced Runs

    49%

  • Expert Runs

    23%

  • Runs

    55

  • KM Pistes

    142 km

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    5.5 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    148 ha

  • KM Snow Making

    142 km

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski SeasonProjected Closing Ski Season24/12/202105/04/2021
  • Years Open
    68

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Mayrhofen Reviews

anonymous
14th January 20195
love this place, back for 5th visit this year and just can't go anywhere else!Full review
Gareth Dean
23rd March 20184
Visited in 16/12/17. Access to multiple ski resorts by train/bus giving huge area to ski. Lifts very good and great snow conditions...Full review
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