The Harakiri on Mount Penken in the Mayrhofen ski area is the most demanding slope in Zillertal. For the first few turns, most skiers are still feeling brave, so they try to go fast. But they quickly realize that in order to tackle the legendary Piste 34, they will need to slow down and be a lot more cautious. This is definitely not your average descent. It’s the Harakiri – and it demands respect. With a gradient of up to 78 percent, it’s for experts only, and for most of them, it’s the highlight of their day, if not of their entire winter holiday. Are you ready for the Harakiri? Still not sure if you can handle it? Then try out Piste 12, the not-so-extreme Devil’sRun, first. The steep part at the end is known among locals as the “Harakiri Test.” If you can make it down that slope, you are ready to tackle Austria's steepest slope adventure!
Please note: Because of the artificial snow and the steep gradient, you will often have to deal with icy riding conditions. Before you try to tackle the Harakiri, check the requirements below.