There's plenty on offer in Mayrhofen for all types and abilities of skier and snowboarder. If you prefer a leisurely cruise down the piste, the Ahorn mountain is your mountain, while those who like to get the heart pumping will love north facing Penken's white-knuckle steeps, moguls, powder and terrain park.
Mayrhofen is recommended for beginners who can learn under the excellent tuition of local instructors on both the Ahorn and Penken mountains. The nursery areas are large, gentle and snow-sure, offering some fantastic views of the Ziller Valley.
Intermediate skiers and boarders will find excitingly varied terrain including some fantastic steeps and off-piste. Penken has tons of great reds including 'race pistes' where you can time your descent. Don't mistake the Ahorn for being merely "leisurely" – there are some challenges here too including the 5.5km Valley run.
Advanced and experts with a taste for adventure can find some memorable descents including Austria's steepest slope. The notorious Harakiri is 2 miles long with a thrilling 78% gradient, while another adrenaline pumping must is the infamous Devil's Run.
Snowboarding in Mayrhofen
Affectionately nicknamed the 'Big M' and with some of Europe's best freestyling terrain, Mayrhofen is a worldwide snowboarding destination. There's also freeriding galore and with only 16 drag lifts, the area is very snowboard friendly. The huge Vans Penken snowpark is one of the best you'll find in Europe and with 6 different areas and a brilliant halfpipe, it caters well for everyone from children to pro's. There's a kid's park, fun park and obstacle park as well as medium, advanced and pro' areas with kickers ranging from 5 – 20m, rails up to 12m long and tubes of all shapes and sizes.