Holiday in the Ziller Valley: Winter sports meet summer sports

Hiking in Autumn, ski touring in Winter: In Mayrhofen, in the Ziller Valley, there’s plenty of sports on offer whatever the season. Whilst summer guests refresh themselves in sparkling alpine lakes, skiiers are carving turns on the Hintertux glacier.

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From skiing in Mayrhofen to golfing in the Ziller Valley

Hiking in Autumn, ski touring in Winter: In Mayrhofen, in the Ziller Valley, there’s plenty of sports on offer whatever the season. Whilst summer guests refresh themselves in sparkling alpine lakes, skiiers are carving turns on the Hintertux glacier. Every season in Mayrhofen has its own charm – Let me tell you about the ‘must-dos’ of a holiday in the Ziller Valley.

A sports paradise throughout the year

Whatever time of year you visit Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley, you can choose from a huge range of sporting activities. In summer everything centers around enjoyment and culinary indulgence. In Winter most visitors spend their holidays exploring the ski areas of the surrounding mountains. Together with renowned down-to-earth and friendly Tyrolean hospitality, a holiday in the Ziller Valley is an unforgettable experience. It’s not for nothing that the resort has the reputation as a year-round holiday destination.

Spring feeling in Mayrhofen

Skiing the Hintertux Glacier

As a fair weather skier, when the snow starts to melt and the first flowers push their way through the blanket of frost, it marks the beginning of my favourite time on the mountain. The days get longer, the temperatures rise and the snow is softer. It’s the perfect weather to sun myself on the terrace of a hut at lunchtime. And, even after a day of skiing, the day is still not over. I enjoy the last of the sun’s rays jogging or biking in the valley whilst simultaneously checking out the village and its restaurants for my evening meal.

Tip for water lovers: Explore the wild rivers of the valley on a Canyoning or Rafting adventure.


In summer cycle tours are especially popular with holidaymakers

The Ziller Valley: A summer paradise

The words “pure enjoyment” and “culinary indulgence” perfectly sum up a summer holiday in Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley. My personal recommendation for your summer holiday is to take a relaxing bike ride along the Ziller Valley cycle path. Nestled between imposing mountains to your left and right, a well-signposted, 31km path leads along the whole valley, past outdoor swimming pools, playgrounds and visitor attractions. Refuel and reenergise with some delicious Tyrolean specialities such as Zillertaler Krapfen, Kasspatzn or Kaspressknödel at any one of the many guesthouses along the route.

On the mountain you can escape the heat of the valley. Taking a trip up the mountain – the Ahorn, for example – is another highlight of hot summer days. My tip: take the cable car up, enjoy the views walking around the plateau and finish with a Tiroler Gröstl at the Ahornhütte mountain restaurant. After all that exercise, you have earned a treat. I, personally, like to do some leisurely shopping in the centre of Mayrhofen, stopping off at one of the many inviting bars and cafés. I also particularly recommend the traditional festivals where you can enjoy typical Tyrolean food and traditional music. The whole valley has a special and unique vibe in summer.

Golden Autumn days in the Ziller Valley

Autumn is the best time to hike in the Ziller Valley

On a golden Autumn day, I have just one plan: put my hiking boots on and head off to the mountains! The trees are bright with autumnal hues and the cool alpine air tempts hikers and mountaineers to the mountain peaks. An autumn hike on the Ramsberg mountain is especially lovely. However, even in the Autumn months I don’t have to be without my skis. The Hintertux glacier offers year-round fun for skiers and snowboarders. And, if I want a break from the mountain, then I visit the 18-hole golf course in Uderns, which offers a welcome change from mountain sports. Whether on the mountain or in the valley, your autumn holiday in Mayrhofen is bound to be an adventure.

Explore the Ziller Valley on cross-country skis.

Mayrhofen: The winter sport destination in the Ziller Valley


A winter holiday in Mayrhofen without skis? It’s possible, but wouldn’t be for me. Its at this time of year that I feel especially drawn to the Ziller Valley. But why? Its quite simple: the variety of sports on offer is as diverse as the scenery of Mayrhofen.

Whilst I am flying down the steepest piste –the Harakiri -, cross-country skiers are making their tracks on the 200km of cross-country trails. The Ziller Valley doesn’t only cater for alpine and cross-country skiers, but is also a paradise for ski tourers. After all, there’s practically a mountain on the doorstep of every house. However, away from the pistes, there is even more to experience. In addition to the many tobogganing runs, some of which offer up to 7km of sledging fun, visitors can explore idyllic snow-shoe and winter walking trails. The perfect blend of activities for your holiday in the Ziller Valley!




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Ski+Board Facts

Skiing & Snowboarding on Leisure Mount Ahorn in Mayrhofen, Zillertal.
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Operating Hours & Piste Plan

Snow conditions permitting, the lifts in Mayrhofen ski area will operate daily from 02.12.2017 to 15.04.2018, from 8.00 to 16.30 hrs. The latest information on, for example, which of the 136 kilometres of pistes and 57 lift systems are open can be found on the interactive piste map.

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Ski Pass & Ski Bus

Did you know that you can use all the ski buses in the village free with a valid Mayrhofner ski pass? If you buy a Zillertaler Super-Ski-Passes (available for a minimum period of 2 days) you enjoy free use of the ski bus system in the entire Zillertal Valley.

DIGITAL SKI BUS TIMETABLE INFO for Mayrhofen-Hippach with real-time display of travel times.

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Snow Report & Live-Cams

The latest information on piste conditions and the weather in Mayrhofen-Hippach are provided by the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen Cable Car Co snow report. Check out the Live-Cams to get in the mood for your winter holiday in Zillertal.

Learn to ski at one of the many ski schools in Mayrhofen-Hippach with ski hire in town
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Ski Schools & Ski Hire

Book your ski or snowboard course with one of the many ski & snowboard schools in Mayrhofen-Hippach. You can also hire suitable ski equipment in town from one of the many ski hire shops.

Away from the busy slopes in Mayrhofen-Hippach: snowshoeing, winter walking, tobogganing, cross-country skiing ...
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Fun in the Snow

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Events in Mayrhofen-Hippach

There is always something going on in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region. Events, music, festivals, concerts and other great happenings are all part of that inimitable holiday feeling in the Zillertal Valley.


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