As winter slowly releases its hold on the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region, sun worshippers flock to the ski resorts!
Pure sunshine, warm temperatures – it doesn’t get better than this! Delicious sunshine coaxes the daffodils and crocuses down in the valley through the snow and the countryside springs to life. This does not mean an end to winter fun for ski sports enthusiasts, however, as this is when springtime skiing kicks off in the Zillertal Valley.
Sunshine skiing in the mountains
With 136 kilometres of pistes, Leisure Mount Ahorn and Action Mount Penken offer endless opportunities to savour springtime skiing to the fullest in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday resort. While Mount Ahorn entices pleasure skiers, beginners and families with its wide and sunny carving slopes, Mount Penken proves irresistible to action lovers with highlights such as the legendary Harakiri slope, Austria’s steepest groomed slope (78% gradient) and Penken Park The new 3S Penkenbahn cable car (the most advanced cable car concept in the world) whisks visitors up to 2,000 metres above sea level in no time at all, as does the Horbergbahn lift and Austria’s largest gondola, the Ahornbahn, which can comfortably accommodate up to 160 persons. Insider tip: Ski in the mornings and savour the sunshine in the afternoons!
Those looking for a little diversity on holiday are well catered for in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region. Because even when the ski season ends at lower lying ski resorts, it is by no means over here with us. Austria’s only year round ski resort, the Hintertux Glacier, where winter sports enthusiasts can ski 365 days of the year at altitudes of up to 3,250 metres above sea level, is only 20 kilometres away from Mayrhofen. The journey there can be completed easily and environmentally friendly without ever needing your car - the Greenline bus provides free transport to the Hintertux Glacier, where you can pursue your favourite winter pastime on the crunchy springtime slopes.
Away from the Slopes
When your legs demand a day off, you can indulge in the essential pleasures of rest and relaxation at the Erlebnisbad Mayrhofen Leisure Pool or window-shopping down Mayrhofen High Street. Over 60 restaurants, bars and pubs - with traditional fare to exclusive cuisine - offer the perfect setting for every kind of occasion and palate. Savour the relaxing effects of a romantic stroll amidst the springtime landscapes in and around Mayrhofen, with the warming sun on your face. Exercise in these pristine natural surroundings soothes your soul, and your body will thank you for it too!
Easter in Snow
Enjoy the very best slope and snow conditions. The ski and snowboard schools in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region offer courses for the whole family at Easter..