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Winter at its best – Mayrhofen in the Zillertal Tyrol – the quintessence of Austrian skiing adventures. At the heart of this region Mayrhofen boasts ground-breaking technology at your service! The pinnacle of modern ski lifts will start operating in time for the upcoming skiing season. At the doorstep of Mayrhofen, the Action Mountain Penken invites you to show off your skills at the Vans Penken Park. Also ready for you: Austria’s steepest slope adventure – the Harakiri. If you prefer to take your indulgence at a relishing pace, Leisure Mountain Ahorn is your destination. Sit back and enjoy the Alpine sun on the Ahorn plateau or at the chill out area at the White Lounge. Adventurers book their stay in the Igloo Hotel. Skiing richness in abundance provides for everybody’s needs – come and savour boundless winter fun! TEXT: BENEDIKT MEININGER | PHOTOS: MAYRHOFER BERGBAHNEN
Perfectly timed to the start of the new skiing season, the new 3S Penkenbahn gondola cableway will provide 24 comfy seats per gondola within just about eight minutes to and from the mountaintops. The gondolas have Wi-Fi and accessibility is a laid back and child-friendly procedure; nonetheless the cableway shifts up to 2,800
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people towards their skiing excitements per hour.The great opening of this service giant coincides with what can be assumed to be the most spectacular winter sport event. 60 teams with four team members each compete in the RISE&FALL decathlon of ski mountaineering, paragliding, mountain biking and skiing or snowboarding.
Best Snow Destinations
“The slopes in the holiday region of Mayrhofen-Hippach have an appealing thrill for people of every age. Beginners and pros, daredevils and luxury savourers, snowboarders and skiers, old and young,”Mayrhofner Bergbahnen’s Patricia Kröll says. There are 136 kilometres (85 miles) of primed slopes with guaranteed snow on the Penken and the Ahorn mountains.“In general, the Penken is associated with action skiing and the Ahorn is assumed to be more suitable for those who want to take it slow, but both of them share the qualities of the respective other!”Kröll explains. On the Ahorn there is the 5.5-kilometre (3.42 miles) slope right down into the valley – rich rides with splendid views and quite an attitude. Despite its generally more exciting reputation, the Penken is also quite fit for relaxed carving.
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