Mayrhofen, located in the heart of the Tyrolean mountains and surrounded by impressive 3,000-meter peaks, not only spoils its guests with 142 kilometers of perfectly prepared pistes and 60 modern lifts, but also shows how sporty and versatile, stylish and relaxed, and surprising and exciting the winter season in Zillertal can be.
- If sporting challenges are what you are looking for, Mount Penken is the place for you. For example, the bravest of the brave can try to tackle the legendary Harakiri, Austria's steepest slope adventure with a gradient of 78 percent. It’s the most challenging slope in the Zillertal and should only be attempted by experts.
- Another action highlight is the PenkenPark, one of the best snowparks in Europe. In its six areas for different skill levels, beginners can try their first jumps, advanced riders can hone their style, and pros can get some serious airtime on huge kickers.
- Also, speed junkies will love the RacingParadise Unterberg and its three permanent timed race courses Gold, Silver and Bronze.
- But thanks to plenty of leisurely slopes, Penken also has a calm and cozy side.
- Mount Ahorn is a perfect winter wonderland for families and pleasure seekers. The wide pistes are ideal both for carving and for beginners to try out skiing and snowboarding.
- If action is what you're looking for, try the Ahorn FunRide, the AlbertAdler Tour or the demanding 5.5-km-long ValleyRun Ahorn to Mayrhofen.
- Ahorn also has plenty of free-time activities for non-skiers. For instance, you can go on a winter hike to the Filzenkogel, which offers breathtaking views.