Après-ski in Mayrhofen: it doesn’t get more cosmopolitan than this!

Après-ski has a similar reputation as the Oktoberfest. For those looking in from the outside: unfathomable behaviour based on the consumption of copious amounts of alcohol. Seen from within, however, it is great entertainment with a bunch of like-minded people.

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A bit of blues, a bit of rock - lots of English: Mo’s in Mayrhofen

The name Mo’s Esscafe and Musicroom describes this neat corner-based establishment rather aptly: post-ski-hunger pangs can be satisfied with burgers, first-class fries and co., while you get in the mood for a serious après-ski session with some great bluesy sounds. Selected beers and obligatory long drinks, served either in English of German all add to the atmosphere. Here, you can enjoy a little foretaste of what will be corroborated later on: Mayrhofen Market Town and the Commonwealth enjoy much more than just a mutual friendship. Because Mayrhofen is not only a fantastic place to go skiing, but a great place to work too. Many winter season staff speak English with good reason: they actually come from Britain! We are, in any case, a thriving community: our mountain spirit combined with the great British humour is definitely a win-win situation when it comes to celebrating après-ski!

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© Jakob Kraut
© Jakob Kraut

Harakiri - the steepest slope in the Alps needs an equally “awesome" club for afterwards

Everyone knows that the Harakiri Slope on Mount Penken is one of the steepest slopes in Austria. So we don’t expect the Harakiri Bar on the High Street in the centre of Mayrhofen to be any less spectacular when it comes to après-ski! Even before we even climb the stairs to the bar on the first floor, a friendly young woman presses a voucher for a schnapps into our hand. Why not, we think? The mood is already exuberant thanks to DJ sounds, but a little extra nudge in the right direction won’t hurt, will it?. The club delivers exactly what we expect: motivated staff, upbeat music and ample room for the Zillertalers and citizens of the world to mingle. You can feel with all your senses that this place knows how to party!

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© Jakob Kraut
© Jakob Kraut

Daily après-ski to go - in the Ice Bar!

The bear struts his funky stuff next to the Penken cable car... ok, to be honest it’s go-go girls. On the bar. The mood is exuberant, with much song and dance. Above all, this place is about drinking: beer and schnapps, as well as the obligatory G&T are the absolute best sellers between four o’clock in the afternoon and eight in the evening here. And it is quite amazing to see how the English speaking revellers can sing along to the German hits during these four special hours. This is language integration at its finest. Daily après-ski at the Ice Bar also impresses because, unlike most après-ski bars to be found at the base of any ski lift, it does not scream of “mountain hut kitsch”, but looks instead like a chic city nightclub. That inimitable mountain hut flair can still be found, however, in Mayrhofen: the so-called Brückenstadl at the base terminal of the Ahorn cable car perfectly embodies all these typical quality characteristics.


The bottom line

You can count on the fact that Mayrhofen’s various après-ski bars and clubs will serve up a veritable feast of jazz, rap, rock and disco beats. And all within easy walking distance, which makes après-ski antics a whole lot easier when wearing snowboard shoes and ski boots. However, if you fancy a bit of downtime in-between, you could visit the little Italian restaurant on the main street that serves excellent pasta and wines in intimate ambience. The “Bergladen” (mountain shop) next to the shuttle bus stop sells schnapps, which you can also sample (chocolate cherry brandy, mountain herbs schnapps and many more exciting varieties), or why not wind down at one of the many hotel bars? One thing’s for sure - it’s certainly never boring in Mayrhofen! Cheers!