Mayrhofner Bergbahnen

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Nathalie P
6,474 contributions
Family
Ahorn ski tele cabin is one stop ahead of Penkenbahn. Great views up and down. Good snow and great slopes at the top. Be prepared to endure difficult times even on blue ones. Enjoy the snowpark if you do like fun.
Written February 29, 2020
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Irina S
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK25 contributions
Couples
What I love about staying in Mayrhofen is how much piste you get on one Zillertal ski pass, and sadly not all skiers are aware of it. Yes, you get to ski well linked and varied Penken+ with 159 km of piste area accessible straight from Mayrhofen. But do not limit yourself just to that, Your weekly lift pass covers so much more! Jump on a Glacier Express bus (free with lift pass), time table displayed at every bus stop. It's a 40 min most wonderful scenic drive higher up into the mountains which feels like a sightseeing excursion in itself. It takes you to the foot of Hintertux glacier with sizeable skiing area at high altitude (72 km) and views to die for, where professional skiers train all year round. Next day go to the Mayrhofen train station (all free ski busses go there)and jump on a cute diesel train (free with your lift pass, goes every 30 min), the journey feels again like a sightseeing trip along the floor of Zillertal Valley with it's steep wooded sides, and you get a sense of exploring the whole area. Get off a few stops later at Zell am Ziller. There will be a red ski bus waiting by the station (free, timed for train arrival) to take skiers to Zillertal Arena 5 min drive away with it's 169 km of linked pistes and huge variety of slopes. Return the same way. And next day venture further afield: jump on the train again at Mayrhofen and go a bit further past Zell to Kaltenbach. Get off and walk about 10 min (follow other skiers)past car parks to the lifts of Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach ski area with 181 km of linked pistes. Return the same way. So, you've just explored nearly 600 km of beautifully groomed, well linked pistes, all served by excellent new lift system, dotted with adorable huts to stop for lunch, fun areas for children, free ski movie of your exploits on mountain and record of your route (get info on www.zillertalarena.com, click on Ski Movie or Ski Line). Google piste maps of Zillertal Arena and Kaltenbach before you go, to see what pure jems thiese areas are. Hope you have a good time!
Written October 27, 2012
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AvinAgg
Hornchurch, UK206 contributions
Friends
A last minute place for me as one of the group had to pull out due to illness. His loss unfortunately was my gain. What a lovely place Mayrhofen is. A large mountain with plenty of pistes and off piste areas for even the most accomplished.
We stayed at the bottom of the village in a hotel called Hotel Obemair at 650m. I don't think the resort of mayrhofen has many ski in, ski out type accommodation unlike the three valleys. However, a short bus ride from right outside the hotel takes you right to the gondola and up the hill. Getting there early or slightly later, about 9.30am, means you avoid the stampede. Food and drink prices in the resort were reasonable and we managed to satisfy our thirst and hunger for a daily €50 pp including many beers.
A good marker of a trip is the "would I go back" question. Pleased to confirm a definite yes. We were lucky to have great conditions, 1st day white out with lots of powder then wall to wall sun...this helps of course as everything's better in the sunshine.
Written February 12, 2019
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884Dima884
Krakow, Poland44 contributions
Every even with covid they raise prices. Today I bought 59.5 euro ticket in Mayrhofen (Penkenbahn) with plans to ski in "Hintertuxer Gletscher", but when come to it they said that my ticket is not valid and i need buy other one (+ 59.5 euro). On their site, big lightbox near cashdesk, different printed material (=everywhere) Mayrhofner Bergbahnen AG puts "Hintertuxer Gletscher" in the left-up cornet so everyone could understand this is included, but in reallity NO and they do false advertising. Finally they refuse of moneyback, turning this case to the chargeback complaint for my bank.
Written January 19, 2022
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AlexWoo153uk
Taunton, UK246 contributions
This is the second time visit to Mayrhofren. There has been an upgrade to Penkenbahn to a 24 pax 3S unit. However, queuing at Penkenbahn is still extensive; especially during morning peak. Nevertheless, the queuing at Penken is a whole lot better.

There are bottlenecks elsewhere; particularly at the 150er Tux accessing Rastkogel and 6SB Schneekar for Horgerg.

On the slope, Harakiri piste remains extremely challenging. Finkengerg and Horberg areas are good for intermediates. Area above Penken could be busy with ski school classes. Rastkogel area is mainly above treeline, quite featureless; but worth visiting on a sunny day and let it rip. It is also worth spending a morning on Ahorn for easy rides, visit the White Lounge. Ski back down to the base station is via a black run, but not as steep as Harakiri.

Overall, Mayrhofren is an average resort in terms of infrastructure. Lifts are pretty much at capacity for most of the day. Ski slopes can be crowded. New hotels are emerging and putting more bling to the town.
Written March 2, 2020
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liam6913
Manchester, UK111 contributions
Family
The resort was lovely, busy and lively at night. Mayrhofen has something for everyone and generally is a good resort for all. Vast amount of slopes more or immediate and advance skiers to explore as predominantly red runs could do with more blues to link up lifts also slope markers never indicated how long slop was or at what stage you were going down it which was frustrating.

All in all I would definetely recommend Mayrhofen and Ahorn, the black run to the bottom is brilliant.
Written January 4, 2020
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ErnestFromBaltimore
Baltimore, MD209 contributions
Family
For the third year in a row, we are renting an appartment in Aschau,
right between the ski areas of Hochzillertal and Zell. We used to go
to either of them, and both are great. Yesterday, we decided to go to
Mayrhofen (Penkenbahn) for a change. BIG mistake!

When we got to the ticket 'Kassa,' my German brother in law bought an
adult ticket for himself and children's tickets for his 14 year old
son and 12 year old daughter (14 years is the age limit). The sales
person asked to see the children, asked them their age and then sold
him the tickets. I then asked for an adult ticket for myself and for a
children's ticket for my equally 14 year old son. The lady asked him
his age which he gave, in German, but obviously with an English
accent. She then asked for his ID and I told her that Americans don't
have the kind of IDs that Germans and Austrians are required to carry,
certainly not a 14 year old kid. She said he could not get a child
ticket without an ID (she asked for an insurance "Ausweis" which is
probably an Austrian thing but which we of course don't have). I told
her that the only proof of age would be his US passport but we sure
did not bring that to a ski slope.

I asked for her supervisor and she (Ms. Eder) said the same. She would
not sell me a child's ticket for my 14 year old son without some
stamped official document. I should also add that my nephew (whom she
sold the ticket) certainly does not appear younger than my son, he is
actually slightly taller and weighs at least 30 pounds more.

To say it politely, I was extremely annoyed to be implicitly called a
liar and I told them to forget about it, we would be going back to
Zell or Hochzillertal (where we NEVER had any problem, in 3 years). My German
brother in law told me he would take things in hand. He went back to
another agent, asked (in his accent-free German) for a children's
ticket for my son, and she sold him the ticket immediately!

There was certainly no question of misunderstanding. I am American but
born in Germany and I have lived there for MANY years, I speak the
language perfectly. But this was not enough: you (and your kids) have
to have just the right accent or something: the need for an ID
disappeared for my German brother in law with his German speaking kids
but not for me and my son. If you are identified as a foreigner they
try to squeeze the last Euro-cent out of you. With all the money it
costs to get there, the 20 Euros difference would have been nothing
but I resent being taken for an imbecile and called a liar. I have
strong opinions about racial/ethnic/national discrimination and I
refuse to support such behavior with my money.

I will never go back to Mayrhofen/Penkenbahn. People in Zell and
Kaltenbach are nice and friendly, and the ski areas (Zillertal Arena
and Fugen/Hochfugen respectively) are wonderful. This is where I
will be enjoying my time and surely not in Mayrhofen.
Written December 31, 2012
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Rebecca M
Craigellachie, UK35 contributions
Couples
Endless amounts of runs, great places to eat, awsum hot chocolate and jager tea! Vans park if you fancy a few jumps, the only scary bit is the ride up in the gondolas, if you dont like hights. I just stuck the tunes in my ears and closed my eyes lol
Written March 6, 2013
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krysiatennis
London, UK16 contributions
Friends
Great Ski area but the main lift is to slow to cope with crowds
To avoid you need to use Horbergerbahn lift use free ski bus to get there or take free train to Zell am Ziller great ski area and less crowded than Mayrhofen at peak times.
Written February 12, 2013
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Byron_Boi
Byron Bay, Australia81 contributions
Friends
First time in Austria and we’re very impressed with quality of runs and lifts. A whole range of cafes on the mountain from cheap and cheerful to smart. No queues mostly.
Written January 12, 2020
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