Christmas ski holidays in Mayrhofen are all about leaving everyday life behind you and entering a traditional winter wonderland. Set in the gorgeous Ziller Valley, Mayrhofen is charmingly decorated with lights and the work of local craftsmen throughout advent, to create an authentic Austrian mountain ambiance. The resort promises a traditional rather than commercial Christmas, full of age old Tyrolean customs and quality time with your loved ones.
You’ll find traditional festivities including carol singing, live music, ski events, a Christmas market and lots of seasonal food and drink. Mayrhofen is brilliant for Christmas holidays if you’re taking non-skiers with you too, with lovely winter routes for walking and snowshoeing including themed trails where you can discover live nativity scenes by candlelight.
At Christmas, Mayrhofen is Magical for children – Father Christmas appears in a procession, they can meet the elves and even send off Christmas lists at Father Christmas’ post office. Mayrhofen is also a Christmas ski destination for couples, with romantic setting, you can enjoy both peace and quiet and enjoy live music, with a blanket and warm Christmas punch by an open fire. Couples can take torch-lit walks and even a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride through the valley.
In terms of the skiing, you will find a fantastic ski area covering the Penken and Ahorn mountains. Even if snowfall is low (it’s usually pretty good in late December, but see recent years snow depth graph opposite), the snow-sure Hintertux Glacier is nearby and 100% of the ski area can be covered with artificial snow.
For a wide selection of catered chalets and hotels with facilities like spas and swimming pools - the perfect base for your holiday at Christmas skiing in Mayrhofen.
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