The slopes

  • Extent 3 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 3 out of 5
  • Queues 1 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 5 out of 5
  • Expert 2 out of 5
  • Intermediate 3 out of 5
  • Beginner 2 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 2 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 4 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 3 out of 5
  • Convenience 1 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 3 out of 5
  • Apres ski 4 out of 5
  • Off-slope 4 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Ziller valley

Key facts

Resort630 m
Slopes630-3250 m
Lifts177
Pistes489 km
Price index90

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Mayrhofen

Austria

 Top of Penkenbahn

The upside

  • Attractive, traditional village with lively après-ski
  • High, snow-sure slopes by local standards – plus the Hintertux glacier nearby
  • Several other worthwhile resorts nearby and on the same lift pass
  • Good for confident intermediates who enjoy challenges, but ...

The downside

  • Not so good for timid intermediates and near-beginners
  • Queues for the main gondola can still arise
  • Buses are a key feature, and are often oversubscribed
  • Runs mostly short
  • Few steep pistes, although they do include Austria’s steepest (possibly)
  • No pistes to the valley from the Penken slopes
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    News – 2017/18

    The 4-seater gondola from Finkenberg to mid-mountain on Penken is being replaced by a new 10-seater with much increased capacity.

    Summary

    Mayrhofen is easy to like – a neat, polished, animated village in a pleasant rural setting – and we always enjoy our visits. In the past, we’ve been grateful that we’ve been able to dodge the Penken gondola queues by driving to other lifts; this is less necessary now, with the swanky new three-cable gondola in place.
    If what is attracting you is the relatively snow-sure slopes, bear in mind that you can access those slopes from quieter villages further up the valley, notably Lanersbach (which has its own web page) and Vorderlanersbach next door, which also have the merit of pistes back to the village – unlike Mayrhofen’s main mountain.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 3 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
    • Snow 3 out of 5
    • Queues 1 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 5 out of 5
    • Expert 2 out of 5
    • Intermediate 3 out of 5
    • Beginner 2 out of 5
    • Boarder 4 out of 5
    • X-country 2 out of 5
    • Restaurants 3 out of 5
    • Schools 4 out of 5
    • Families 2 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 3 out of 5
    • Convenience 1 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 3 out of 5
    • Apres ski 4 out of 5
    • Off-slope 4 out of 5

    Key facts covers:

    • Ziller valley

    Key facts

    Resort630 m
    Slopes630-3250 m
    Lifts177
    Pistes489 km
    Price index90

    Linked resorts