An enchanting winter in Zillertal

The snow for skiing dreams lay at your feet, the slopes are well-groomed and ready, and plans are set for the after ski, The Zillertal valley features a gigantic, attractive ski arena with limitless skiing variations. Yet aside from the wild skiing there is plenty of space to enjoy the serene side of winter. Explore the almost virgin winter landscapes on ski tours, on winter or snowshoe hikes.

Action Mountain Penken

Steepness defined! The Harakiri piste at Penken features an insane 78% grade, and you better bring all your skill and courage to go down this way. If you don't quite yet posses the skill for such adventures, there are plenty of friendlier pistes to choose from. The Penken skiing area is linked with the Finkenberg, Rastkogel and Eggalm skiing areas and is thereby among the largest and most varied skiing regions of Austria. Freestylers should check out Vans' Penken Park – six areas for all skill levels filled with fun kicks, rails, boxes and jumps.

Friendly Mountain Ahorn

Just how sparkling silver the snow can glitter, and the crunch of each step – those are things that can only be experienced when you hike far away from the main ski slopes. But the soft slopes are great for leisurely skiing. The friendly mountain Ahorn is the perfect destination for everybody who wants to spend his or her skiing holiday far away from the hustle and bustle. Families, beginners, and leisure skiers alike love it. Tip: Try the 5,5-km long run to Mayrhofen with White lounge: Combined igloo bar and chill-out area with relaxing lounge music.

Alternative winter fun

You can have lots of fun with snow, like having a snowball fight or building an entire family of snowmen – but it's also a great thing to become active. During the winter it's especially important to not get stuck in front of the fireplace, but to get out and enjoy the fresh air. So what if our nose turns a bit red?! At the Hotel Neuhaus you can always snuggle up next to the open fire to get warm again. So what are you waiting for? Put on hats and gloves and go sledding, winter hiking, or hit the cross-country trails. Your winter holiday in Mayrhofen will bring lots of fun moments playing in the snow.  

Sledding ... snowshoeing ... winter hikes ... cross-country skiing ... ice skating ... paragliding ... and so much more ... Yes, the winter season does indeed bring lots of opportunities to try out fun activities. You winter holiday in Zillertal is the perfect time to try out something new. The region surrounding Mayrhofen is particular blessed with beautiful hiking trails, varied cross-country runs, groomed sledding slopes and routes perfect for Nordic walking.

Snowshoeing is something we picked up from the trappers. Everybody learns quickly how to get around, because there is no complicated technique to master. With just a little bit of practice, you'll soon cross wide snow-covered winter landscapes. Zillertal is also a great destination fro cross-country skiers! Enjoy more than 30-km perfectly groomed trails for classic and free style in and around Mayrhofen – they start so to say at our front door!

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