Mayrhofen Region

From the area's largest ski resort to the Zillertal Alps Nature Park, in the Mayrhofen Region the mountains are the star of the show.

With its many peaks over 3000m and 80 glaciers, the unique landscape of the Zillertal Alps Nature Park is without a doubt the highlight of the Mayrhofen region. It is particularly popular with hikers, rock climbers and mountaineers, who come to the end of the Zillertal Valley to enjoy absolute peace and quiet. Indeed, the landscape is so precious that there are no public roads and no cable cars – even helicopters are banned from flying over the area.

During the winter months, the village of Mayrhofen draws skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Cable cars take visitors to the Ahorn and Penken ski areas, which have joined forces with the other resorts in the region to form the largest interconnected ski region in the Zillertal Valley, the Arena Ski Zillertal 3000. Also nearby is the Hintertux Glacier, home to the only ski resort in Austria open all year round. A must-see attraction in Ahorn is the White Lounge, an igloo hotel made entirely of snow.

Wild rides in Penken and guided hikes with a mountaineering legend

The Zillertal Valley has several hundred kilometres of cycle paths and mountain bike trails catering for all abilities, from families with children to downhill experts. One of the more challenging areas is the Penken mountain, where the ominously titled singletrail “Himmelfahrt” (“Ascension”)  promise plenty of excitement. Hikers keen to learn more about the local fauna and flora can take part in a guided tour through the Zillertal Alps Nature Park. Among the pool of guides is a true legend of mountaineering, Peter Habeler, who together with Reinhold Messner was the first to climb Mount Everest without oxygen.

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Crystal-clear mountain lakes, narrow canyons, 80 glaciers, mountains up to 3,500m – hiking in the Zillertal Alps Nature Park is a truly unique experience. Visitors can learn all about the park and its history in the Nature Park House in Ginzling., © Naturpark Zillertal
Hiking in the Zillertal Alps Nature Park

Crystal-clear mountain lakes, narrow canyons, 80 glaciers, mountains up to 3,500m – hiking in the Zillertal Alps Nature Park is a truly unique experience. Visitors can learn all about the park and its history in the Nature Park House in Ginzling.



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This resort is not only the largest in the valley but also home to the steepest piste in Austria. With sections of up to 78%, the appropriately named Harakiri slope in the Arena Ski Zillertal 3000 is for advanced skiers only. Freestylers will find plenty of boxes, kickers and rails in the Vans Penken Park., © Mayrhofner Bergbahnen AG
Ski Zillertal 3000: Harakiri and snowpark action

This resort is not only the largest in the valley but also home to the steepest piste in Austria. With sections of up to 78%, the appropriately named Harakiri slope in the Arena Ski Zillertal 3000 is for advanced skiers only. Freestylers will find plenty of boxes, kickers and rails in the Vans Penken Park.



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The rock climbing and bouldering areas towards the end of the Zillertal Valley are among the most beautiful in the Alps, especially those around the village of Ginzling and on the Penken mountain. Some of the best climbing is to be found in the “Ewige Jagdgründe” area comprising two 60m high blocks of granite in the Zemmgrund side valley., © Tirol Werbung
Rock climbing and bouldering in Ginzling

The rock climbing and bouldering areas towards the end of the Zillertal Valley are among the most beautiful in the Alps, especially those around the village of Ginzling and on the Penken mountain. Some of the best climbing is to be found in the “Ewige Jagdgründe” area comprising two 60m high blocks of granite in the Zemmgrund side valley.



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The Adlerbühne Ahorn is a birds of prey centre at 2,000m where visitors can marvel at the flying and hunting skills of buzzards, golden eagles and eagle owls during a special demonstration led by trained experts., © Mayrhofner Bergbahnen AG
Adlerbühne Ahorn: birds of prey in action

The Adlerbühne Ahorn is a birds of prey centre at 2,000m where visitors can marvel at the flying and hunting skills of buzzards, golden eagles and eagle owls during a special demonstration led by trained experts.



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Children and adults alike can learn how fresh milk is turned into cheese, yoghurt and butter at the Erlebnis-Sennerei in Mayrhofen. In 2015 a working farm was added to teach visitors about rearing and looking after animals such as cows, sheep and chickens., © Erlebnissennerei Zillertal
From milk to cheese, step by step

Children and adults alike can learn how fresh milk is turned into cheese, yoghurt and butter at the Erlebnis-Sennerei in Mayrhofen. In 2015 a working farm was added to teach visitors about rearing and looking after animals such as cows, sheep and chickens.



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