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Festive Finale to 2019

Torch-lit downhill run with the Schürzenjäger band

For years, the torch-lit downhill run by the ski schools of Mayrhofen has been a key feature of the pre New Year entertainment programme by the Mayrhofen-Hippach Holiday Region. Around 200 ski instructors from the ski schools of Mayrhofen will be organising the traditional downhill run by torchlight on 30th December 2019. This year, the Schürzenjäger band will be performing a LIVE concert directly at the Ahornbahn valley station.


Two Pistenbully snow groomers and snow cannons belonging to the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen cable car co. will be available for viewing in the event area on 30th December 2019 from 16.00 hrs onwards. Staff from the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen cable car co. will also be on hand and happy to explain the workings of the machines to those interested. The legendary Schürzenjäger band will take to the stage and perform live for the first time at this year’s event. The Schürzenjäger will always be an intrinsic part of the Zillertal Valley. They are an integral feature on the Zillertal music scene, so we are all the more delighted to welcome them to the torch relay. Visitors can look forward to an exclusive concert by the Schürzenjäger from 16.30 hrs. This impressive performance by the Mayrhofen ski school instructors starts at around 17.30 hrs. Led by mountaineering legend, Prof. Peter Habeler, the pro skiers will ski down from Gasthaus Wiesenhof to the event area on the Ahorn downhill valley run. Spectators will relish the inimitable sight of ski instructors illuminating the slope with their flares as they negotiate the downhill run in the dark. As soon as all ski schools have reached the festival site, visitors can enjoy a firework of sounds from 18.00 hrs and welcome the New Year in a little earlier than otherwise.

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