Pistes. Powder. Unlimited freedom.
Mayrhofen in the Zillertal is one of the most legendary ski and glacier areas of the Alps, and justifiably so. From the beginning of December to mid-April, winter sports enthusiasts can let off some steam on over 199 kilometres of perfectly prepared pistes. What’s more, both the Ahorn and the Penken ski mountains are directly next to Mayrhofen and your ElisabethHotel. With the latter, you have the chance to test out one of the steepest pistes in Austria: the Harikiri piste, with a gradient of 78%, is a real test of courage – even for professionals.
Of course, there are also more comfortable pistes for beginners and more advanced skiers, wide carving areas, pristine powder slopes, mogul slopes and a breath-taking fun park. In the nearby glacier ski area, you can conquer the Hintertux glacier and heights of up to 3,250 metres. In total, four extensive skiing regions in the Zillertal valley provide great excitement and endless winter sport fun. With the Zillertal Superskipass, you can gain access to all four ski destinations and 530 piste kilometres!
With the ElisabethHotel, not only are you in pole position for the Alpine experience, but you can also enjoy lots of winter sports-related treats. Enjoy a 15% reduction on rental equipment from our sports shop partners and benefit from one free, lockable ski-locker per room. In addition, you can skip the queues and buy your ski pass from our reception. The stop for the ski buses is located directly in front of the ElisabethHotel.
Here, even beginners can get their money’s worth. The wide pistes of the Ahorn leisure mountain allow for wide curves, and at the same time ensure free movement in most sections. Advanced and professional skiers will prefer the challenging 5.5-kilometre-long downhill run to Mayrhofen. Numerous stopping points invite you in with their welcoming atmosphere and excellent cuisine, and allow you to extend your day of skiing and spend a little more time on the mountain.
Varied pistes, excellent powder and stunning panoramas – the Penken action mountain brings together everything that makes skiing in the Zillertal valley so special. Particular highlights of the Penken include the 78% gradient Harikiri – one of the steepest pistes in Austria – and the Penken Park, with eight different areas that can be easily reached by the 4-person Sun-Jet chair lift.
Aside from excellent freeriding opportunities on powder snow days both above and below the tree line, the Mayrhofen Bergbahnen lift company also features the Vans Penken Park for freeskiers and snowboarders that completely outclasses all other fun parks in Tyrol with the quality and variation of its jumps.
You may wish skiing in more than only one skiing area. With the “Zillertaler Superskipass” ticket you can use from the second day on all cable cars and lift facilities throughout the “Zillertal” Valley. The local skiing areas include 180 lift facilities and 530 kilometres of ski slopes.
The glacier ski tour comprises 72 kilometres of descents. The total ascent and descent is 15,000 metres. At the highest point at an altitude of 3,250 metres you can savour wide views over the glacier. “Schwarze Pfanne” ski slope, having a length of 7 kilometres, provides the opportunity to test your physical fitness.
In less than ten minutes’ walk or two minutes by ski bus, you can reach both the Penken and Ahorn ski mountains. The latter is Mayrhofen’s local mountain and is known as a leisure mountain, not just by the residents of the Zillertal valley, but also by people from all over the world. Penken, on the other hand, is known as the action mountain – and quite rightly so. It is home to the Penken Park, one of the best fun parks in Europe, and one of the steepest pistes in Austria, the legendary Harikiri piste with a gradient of 78%. There is a combined total of 139 kilometres of smooth piste on both mountains which will bring a smile to the faces of people who love snow and winter sports enthusiasts alike.
“The Perfect Mountain” is a claim that certainly applies to the Hintertux glacier. 365 days a year, this attractive glacier skiing area offers uncompromising skiing pleasure at heights of up to 3,250 metres. Austria’s only year-round skiing area awaits with perfect piste conditions, descents with guaranteed snow and impressive natural spectacles made from everlasting ice. Our tip: discover the Hintertux glacier in autumn – high above the sea of colours during the most colourful time of the year in the Zillertal valley. You can reach the glacier area in just 30 minutes by car. Also part of the Ski-Connection Zillertal 3000 are the Eggalm, Rastkogel and the Finkenberger Alm cable cars, although they are only open in winter.
Top-level skiing pleasure on four outstanding winter sports mountains – you can glide endlessly through the largest ski area of the Zillertal valley. Over 143 excellent piste kilometres, which stretch across two of the federal states of Austria, offer plenty of variety and 52 highly modern cable cars transport you to a height of 2,500 metres above sea level in the blink of an eye. With an almost 100% guarantee of snow, the Zillertal Arena is a sure option for anyone who wants to go skiing and snowboarding in spring. Another highlight is the seven-kilometre-long toboggan run on the Gerlosstein, which is just eleven minutes away from your ElisabethHotel.
The ski region network for comfortable carvers and relaxed cruisers, with 89 kilometres of perfectly prepared pistes, goes up to 2,500 metres above sea level. The most modern lift systems and a wide variety of routes for powder fans, freestylers and pleasure skiers are there to ensure that the visitors have the best winter sport experience possible. Our tip: try the Stephan Eberharter Gold piste. It’s lit up at night and is just 20 minutes from the ElisabethHotel.