Activities in Mayrhofen

Overnight to the Very Top

I’m taking the plunge! Escaping the hectic urban jungle of the German big city, and into another world: Tyrol! With the ÖBB Nightjet, I sleep soundly...

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On a Mountain Adventure with the ÖBB Nightliner

I am fast asleep as I speed towards the Ziller Valley at 160 km/h: from Cologne to Mayrhofen, overnight. As a German city-girl, at home in the flat...

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Climbers with Mental Agility

I look up. My heart is racing. I’ve got butterflies in my stomach just from watching. Above me, several adrenaline junkies are hanging on harnesses...

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It’s a ‘run’derful life on the “Easy Trail”

The “Easy Trail” through Mayrhofen and Hippach offers a varied and enjoyable route: The 24 kilometres are a tough challenge, but also achievable for...

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By Nightjet in the mountains

Mit dem ÖBB Nightjet von der Metropole in Deutschland direkt ins Herz der Berge, nach Mayrhofen im Zillertal. Weil ich ausgeschlafen bin und das...

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Falling into Freedom

Are you a true high-flier? The Ziller Valley offers paragliding for everyone. It’s allure is freedom and a little adrenaline…

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Dogs, cows and the alms… is a peaceful coexistence possible?

Time and again stories of aggressive cows attacking and injuring hikers and their dogs are reported in the news. There were even articles written...

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49th Zillertal Steinbock March on Saturday, 19th August 2017

Preparations are in full swing at the mountaineering village of Ginzling!

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Schönbichlerhorn, the mystical mountain on the Berlin High Trail

We, we being my sister and I, set our sights on climbing a three thousand metre high peak every year. Last August we scaled the Schönbichlerhorn,...

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150 Years of the Olperer

It is the king of the rocky giants: with its majestic height of almost 3,500m, the Olperer towers above the other mountains of the Tuxer range.

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Sunrise Hikes

Until around a year ago, getting up at 3.00 hrs or even as early as 2.00 a.m. and then climbing a mountain to see the sunrise was not exactly my idea...

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Explore (your) nature in Mayrhofen, Zillertal

globeseekers founders Denise Dieling & Christian Mitterer travelled the world for years, completed several trainings in Asia, Central- and South...

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Ab in den Sommer mit den Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

Viele Neuigkeiten gibt es ab diesem Sommer auf Mayrhofens Bergen – am Genießerberg Ahorn und dem Actionberg Penken. Wir wollen euch diese neuen...

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Friendship-Trip Sieger am Schlegeis131

Auf die Gewinner des 1. Mayrhofner Friendship Trips wartete Ende Juni im letzten Jahr ein ganz besonderes Special: Für Vroni und Robert ging es kurz...

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Mit runden Reifen auf flachen Strecken rund um Mayrhofen

Es gibt ungefähr 77 Dinge, die ein Radsportler zu Saisonbeginn tun und wissen muss.

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Menschen im Portrait: Roman Rohrmoser und die neue Radsaison

Der Winter naht dem Ende. Der Frühling bahnt sich unaufhaltsam seinen Weg, das Schmelzwasser rauscht den Berg hinab und das Rad steht schon in den...

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Schlegeis131-Klettersteig: Interview mit dem Erbauer

Alfons Hörhager leitet den Salewa Mountain Store in Mayrhofen, ist Mitglied der Bergrettung und hat mehrere Klettersteige selbst angelegt. Warum jener...

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Auf Schatzsuche im Bergsteigerdorf Ginzling

Ginzling, am Anfang war das Bergsteigen. Das kleine Bergsteigerdorf Ginzling liegt auf 1.000 m Seehöhe inmitten des Naturparks Zillertaler Alpen...

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Ski School for Mini Skiers

This winter marked an exciting milestone for our family: our eldest daughter turned three in November and, with that, is generally considered old...

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Cross country skiing – what could be better? Woohoo!

The winter offers just about every type of sport imaginable in the snow and ice. In addition to the main sports of skiing and snowboarding, there are...

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A BIRTHDAY PRESENT WITH A DIFFERENCE – A DAY SKIING TOGETHER ON THE AHORN

The name “Leisure Mount Ahorn” inevitably conjures up an image of a ski area for families, slower skiers and generally laid-back people. And that’s...

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A tobogganing evening with friends in Mayrhofen

It’s 6pm on a clear, frosty evening as we gather on the bridge in Mayrhofen. The ski lifts have just closed and après-ski is in full swing on...

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OVERNIGHTING IN AN IGLOO ON THE LEISURE MOUNT AHORN

Overnighting in an igloo at an altitude of 2,000m? That’s something to tell the folks back home! Is it a romantic experience or more of an adventure,...

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Fly like a bird!

It’s a once in a lifetime experience; flying through the sky like a bird whist enjoying breathtaking views of Mayrhofen and the total tranquility of...

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Our first ski day on the Ahorn in Mayrhofen

Winter has finally arrived, and we’re heading up the mountain for our first ski day of the season. We got all of our ski gear ready yesterday, so that...

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What we love about Mayrhofen

Many of our visitors return to Mayrhofen year after year, but what is it that they like best about the resort? Do they have a favourite piste? How...

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Skiing in Autumn: Good times on the pistes of the Hintertux Glacier

Snow sports 365 days a year – in Austria, this is only possible in one location. Be it spring, summer, autumn or winter, the pistes of the Hintertux...

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PRESENTING THE ZILLER VALLEY: THE TUX VALLEY

The Tux Valley is renowned in the winter sports community as the home of Austria’s only year-round ski area; the Hintertux Glacier. Having worked in...

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Mayrhofen – the home of summer sports

The sad fact is, there are only two days in a weekend: Saturday and Sunday. However, by spending these precious 48 hours of freedom in the sports...

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What to pack for a mountain bike tour in the Ziller Valley

There’s so much stuff to pack, but your rucksack is just too small. Most keen mountain bikers will have experienced this dilemma. We men usually...

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Tips for running, tips for jogging!

Running and jogging have been hugely popular sports for several decades, with millions of dedicated enthusiasts around the world. Perhaps the biggest...

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Huts with heart in the Ziller Valley

There are many huts in the holiday region of Mayrhofen-Hippach, but only nine have been awarded the title of “Hütte mit Herz” (“hut with heart”)....

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THREE OF THE BEST LOVED AUTUMN HIKES AROUND MAYRHOFEN

When a beautiful summer in the Ziller Valley comes to an end, it marks the beginning of the best time for hiking in the mountains. Balmy temperatures...

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Hard work rewarded: Zillertal Beer on the alm

Spring has arrived, the flowers are starting to bloom, the temperature is getting warmer and it’s time to dig out your summer wardrobe. Most of us...

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THE NEUMARKT CIRCUIT – A UNIQUE ONE DAY HIKE IN THE ZILLERTAL ALPS NATURE PARK

For several years now, I have been planning to do an overnight tour of the Berliner High Alpine Path. However, my free time is limited and, when I...

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Presenting the Zillertal Valley: The Stillup Valley

Often described as “wildly romantic” or “the valley of waterfalls”, the Stillup valley is a subsidiary valley of the Ziller Valley. Personally, I...

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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...

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Harakiri Mayrhofen: A ski piste with an adrenaline kick!

Steep, steeper, Harakiri: with an incline of 78%, the Harakiri in Mayrhofen is the steepest ski piste in Austria. Anyone daring to descend this almost...

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Chris Ebenbichler – from the Austrian Ski Team to Personal Trainer

He’s made his passion his profession: Chris Ebenbichler from Mayrhofen trains top sportsmen and women, loves skiing and was once himself an athlete in...

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Pre-Ski Workout: Fit for the piste

What do you need for the perfect ski holiday? A first-class ski area, the necessary equipment and good ski buddies. However, all of this will be for...

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Why I have a ski instructor…

Gesa, of the travel blog Lilies Diary, loves to ski and snowboard. Yet, at the start of every ski season, it takes her a few days to find her feet...

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Tobogganing around Mayrhofen – part 3

I was, at this point, living in the small village of Ginzling, nestled deep in to the mountains. It was where our Track was that we operated. Ginzling...

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Tobogganing around Mayrhofen – part 2

In my previous blog I talked about my first experience of Rodeln/tobogganing in Mayrhofen. Here I would like to talk to you about how my participation...

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Tobogganing around Mayrhofen – part 1

Like many of you I had only ever seen snow in limited amounts, in fairly urbanized areas, like towns and cities and occasionally in the rolling fields...

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The Autumnal Delights of Mayrhofen- Hippach

In the autumn months Mayrhofen really proves itself as a true year-round holiday destination. The spectacular scenery that draws visitors to the...

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WINTER SPORT AWAY FROM THE PISTES

Winter sport equals downhill skiing, right? But that’s not quite true. Mayrhofen in the Ziller Valley offers sports fanatics much more than just...

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SKIING ON THE AHORN IN MAYRHOFEN

The Ahorn in Mayrhofen certainly lives up to its reputation as the mountain for winter sports connoisseurs. Representing all winter sports...

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GENTLE SKI TOURS IN THE ZILLER VALLEY

Ski touring is addictive; not only because of the enchanting ascents through fairytale forests covered in fresh, untouched snow but also because of...

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HARAKIRI PISTE: A TALL ORDER IN MAYRHOFEN

Every skier who has conquered the Harakiri is proud to call themselves “a survivor”. But what about those people whose job it is to make sure that...

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Family cycle paths in the Zillertal Valley: A great day out

It sometimes isn’t easy to find sport activities which are suitable for the whole family. Cycling is the perfect solution: it’s a sport which can be...

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Harakiri Piste: A tall order in Mayrhofen

Grooming with the Piste Bashers

Every skier who has conquered the Harakiri is proud to call themselves “a survivor”. But what about those people...

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