Ski Resort Penken & Ahorn

Die Penkenbahn bringt dich vom Ortszentrum Mayrhofen direkt ins Skigebiet Mayrhofen - Urlaub im Zillertal,  Österreich.
© Laurin Moser

Action Mount Penken

The extensive ski area on Mount Penken with the ski resorts of Finkenberg, Rastkogel and Eggalm is one of the largest and most diverse ski areas in Austria. The Harakiri Piste with its 78% gradient - Austria's steepest ski slope - is a special challenge for those that dare. Boarders and free skiers meet at Vans Penken Park, where 6 areas offer a wide choice of terrain for every level of ability, pros and rookies alike.

Traumhaftes Panorama am Genießerberg Ahorn genießen - egal ob beim Skifahren, Snowboarden oder Relaxen in der White Lounge - Winter Urlaub im Zillertal, Tirol.
© Ursula Aichner

Leisure Mount Ahorn

Perfect for beginners, novices and families. The challenging 5.5 kilometre long groomed downhill valley run to Mayrhofen promises unadulterated alpine pleasure to sporty skiers and boarders. The White Lounge is yet another highlight: a combination of igloo bar, igloo hotel and chill-out area. Days can be spent relaxing in lounge chairs to great music whilst drinking in stunning views of the Zillertal Mountains. At night, the White Lounge is transformed into one of Zillertal's most exclusive overnight accommodations.

New 3S Penkenbahn

from winter 2015/2016

This coming winter season, there will be a new, state of the art tricable gondola lift, the 3S Bahn in brief, operating on Action Mount Penken.

Construction work began at the end of the 2014/2015 winter season.

More information on the new Penkenbahn cable car

Ski Area

Vans Penken Park

Vans Penken Park

Whether you're a beginner or a pro, you will find just the right obstacles in our snow park on Action Mountain Penken. The park’s very own 4-person SunJet chairlift ensures that snowboarders and freeskiers can get in as many runs as possible in the six different areas.

Particularly beginners and younger freestyle acrobats get their money's worth here because the Kids Park - also equipped with its own lift -  offers perfect conditions to hone all of their tricks. Highlights include the huge Rainbow Box, the imposing Wallride at the foot of the park, and the massive "Beastbox" multi-jib.
Click here  to read more about Vans Penken Park

Take part in our professional photo shoots every Tuesday and Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm - the photos can be downloaded for free here.

Harakiri Piste

Harakiri Piste

... Austria's steepest piste
Harakiri touches 78 degrees at its most terrifying point. It is a relatively short run, dropping straight down the northern face of Action Mount Penken, but in icy conditions, it's a challenge for most skiers! As a souvenir for those who conquer the challenge, the "I survived Harakiri" shirt is for sale at all Mayrhofner Bergbahnen ticket counters. If you don't feel like testing your limits, you can watch the action from the chairlift that runs right next to the slope. Click here for more info on the Harakiri…

Tip: Every Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. a professional photographer will be on hand to shoot pictures of everyone going down the Harakiri Run. Photos can be downloaded for free here.

White Lounge

White Lounge

... the igloo hotel with bar
Have you ever spent a night in an igloo at 2,000 meters above sea level? The White Lounge, the original Igloo Hotel on Leisure Mountain Ahorn, allows you to do just that! The artfully designed suites are made entirely of snow and offer room for up to 28 guests. Whether you want to have some fun with friends or spend a romantic night with your partner, a night in an igloo is definitely an unforgettable experience.

During the day, the White Lounge is a great place to chill out and unwind after hitting the slopes: You can sit back in one of the cozy deck chairs on the sun terrace while enjoying cool drinks and the amazing views of the 3,000-meter peaks of Zillertal - what a way to end your ski day!

Event Location
Are you looking for a unique location for your exclusive event? The White Lounge is the perfect venue for all your needs Click here for more information on the White Lounge…

Après Ski

Après Ski

Down from the mountain and straight back to your hotel? No way!

Why not make your ski day last a little longer and enjoy a spot of aprés ski at one of the following bars in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday resort?

Mayrhofen & its surrounding area:

  • Sports Lounge - Tel.: +43 5285 6705
  • Ice Bar - Tel.: +43 5285 6705
  • Brückenstadl - Tel.: +43 5285 62232
  • Happy End - Tel.: +43 5285 62333
  • Harakiri Bar - Tel.: +43 664 1044019

Hippach & its surrounding area:

  • Yeti Bar - Tel.: +43 5285 63455
  • Ramba Zamba Bar - Tel.: +43 5282 4260
  • Hiatamadl - Tel.: +43 66401 8966

Places for Aprés Ski

Helmet Camera Hire

Helmet Camera Hire

... so you can relive your holiday all over again back home.

Capture the best time of the year on film: Everyone has the opportunity to film their holiday experiences in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region. No camera of your own? No problem! Helmet cams/GoPros can be hired easily:




... when, where and how far have I skied?

How far did you ski today and during your entire winter holiday? Now that can be easily found out:
Enter your ski pass number here and see all your runs and altitude levels covered, or even print them out.


professional photo shoot

Professional photo shoots are held every Tuesday and Saturday at Vans Penken Park from 13.00 to 15.00 hrs – you can then download the images free.
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Dinner on Mount Ahorn

Dinner on Mount Ahorn

Every Wednesday you have the opportunity to take a ride with the Ahornbahn Night Gondola up to the Freiraum located at 2,000 meters above sea level. Enjoy an unforgettable evening with a delicious Fondue and spectacular views over Mayrhofen by night.

Price: Euro 39.00 per person
Ascent with the Ahornbahn: 7:00 hrs.
Descent with the Ahornbahn: 10:15 hrs
17.12.2014, 07.01., 14.1., 21.1., 28.1., 4.2., 11.2., 18.2., 25.2., 4.3., 11.3., 18.3., 25.3. & 1.4.2015
Please book in advance. Reservations can be made every week by no later than Tuesday, 16 hrs under +43 5285 62277.

New Year's Eve Dinner

New Year's Eve Dinner

Experience New Year's Eve in the inimitable atmosphere of the Freiraum on Mount Ahorn at 2,000 metres above sea level. The Ahornbahn cable car will whisk you to your destination in under 7 minutes, where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Zillertal Valley at night and a delicious New Year's Eve dinner in the special ambience of Café-Bistro Freiraum.

Price: Euro 49.00 per person (*incl. salad buffet, soup, fondue, desert, a glass of sparkling wine, ascent and descent with the Ahornbahn cable car. Excludes drinks with your meal)
Ascent with the Ahornbahn: 19.30 hrs
Descent with the Ahornbahn: 23.00 hrs
Please make an advance reservation under or +43 5285 62277.