From Mayrhofen hotels, to summer hiking trails, this is seen by many as being one of Europe's leading ski and snowboarding resorts. However, the area attracts visitors not only for its winter sports but for its breathtaking scenery, Tirolean architecture and exciting nightlife.
With the ski season generally running from December - April, the area joins with the nearby ski resorts of Finkenberg, Rastkogel and Eggalm to create the famous Ski-Zillertal 3000, to offer visitors to the area a massive 500km of slopes to enjoy. The nearby Hintertux glacier also allows skiers to visit the area throughout the year.
Surrounded by picturesque villages and spectacular mountain backdrops, the town is littered with mountain chalets with timber balconies and fascinating shops and boutiques. Mayrhofen is a paradise for walking and cycling enthusiasts, with many trails and guided trips in the local vicinity. Other alternatives to the slopes are ice skating, curling, bowling and swimming. Accommodation in Mayrhofen can be found to suit any budget with the local area having hotels, b&b's and chalets.
The resort is renown for its exciting apres ski both on and off the mountain, with bars and discos going on into the small hours, the resort is also known for its welcoming approach to families. With in excess of 40 restaurants in the area, many of these cater to families needs with high chairs, child menus and changing facilities.
Where is Mayrhofen?
Mayrhofen is a beautiful town located in the upper Zillertal, which lies in the centre of the Tirol and Austria. Situated below the Hintertux glacier, the town is found between the Penken and Ahorn Mountains, making it the perfect location for ski and snowboard fanatics. Mayrhofen is within an hours reach from the Tyrolean capital of Innsbruck, making it a perfect destination for short breaks as well as full length holidays.
What's great about Mayrhofen?
One amazing thing about Mayrhofen is "Snowbomb", its end of season party. For over ten years the resort has been turned into the biggest party on the snow scene, with thousands of snowsport fanatics taking to the slopes in fancy dress. The "Snowbomb" team takes over virtually every venue in the area, filling them with some of the biggest DJ's and bands around, creating a party atmosphere both on and off the slopes throughout the day and night. Some of the biggest names to have entertained the crowds of late are Dizzee Rascal, Fatboy Slim and The Editors. For visitors looking to visit uring the "Snowbomb" season, its wise to book up accommodation as soon as possible as rooms are in high demand.