RESORT DESCRIPTION FOR Mayrhofen-Penken/Ahorn/Rastkogel/Eggalm
The ski resort Mayrhofen – Penken/Ahorn/Rastkogel/Eggalm is located in the Mayrhofen-Hippach Holiday Region (Austria, Tyrol (Tirol), Tiroler Unterland, Schwaz, Zillertal) and in Tux-Finkenberg (Austria, Tyrol (Tirol), Tiroler Unterland, Schwaz, Zillertal). For skiing and snowboarding, there are 136 km of slopes and 10 km of ski routes available. 44 lifts transport the guests. The winter sports area is situated between the elevations of 630 and 2,500 m.
The Mayrhofen ski resort stretches across multiple mountains. The Penken is where the action is and the Ahorn is for enjoyment skiing. The Rastkogel and the Eggalm make up the rest of the winter sports area. As of the 2015/2016 season, the modern 3S Penken lift takes guests up from the center of Mayrhofen. The fully-equipped ski resort offers the right slopes for both beginners and professionals. Various children’s areas, sporty carving slopes, steep advanced slopes, freeride terrain and the Vans Penkenpark for freestylers leave no wish unanswered. Numerous huts and mountain restaurants with sun terraces are available for food and refreshments.
Europe, Austria, Tyrol (Tirol)
Season: December – April
Ski pass price: 52 €
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| MOUANTAIN TOP
| MOUANTAIN LOW
| T-BAR LIFT ETC.
| CHAIRLIFT ETC.
| GONDOLA ETC.
| NIGHT SKIING
| SNOW CANNONS
CURRENT SNOW REPORT
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| LIFTS OPEN
| LAST SNOWFALL
Thu 9 Apr
| CURRENT FRESH SNOW
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Snow history for Mayrhofen-Penken/Ahorn/Rastkogel/Eggalm
Has the climate crisis and the higher temperatures affected snow conditions in Mayrhofen-Penken/Ahorn/Rastkogel/Eggalm?
Look at the statistics and graph of historical snow depths for the ski resort.
For the last 5 years, week 9 has been the most insecure with 51,8 cm snow depth on average in Mayrhofen-Penken/Ahorn/Rastkogel/Eggalm.
The measurement is made as an average of the snow depth at the highest and lowest point of the mountain.
Best tips for Mayrhofen-Penken/Ahorn/Rastkogel/Eggalm
Mayrhofen is easy to like – a neat, polished, animated village in a pleasant rural setting – and we always enjoy our visits. In the past, we’ve been grateful that we’ve been able to dodge the Penken gondola queues by driving to other lifts; whether this will be necessary next season with the swanky new three-cable gondola in place, we shall see. If what is attracting you is the relatively snow-sure slopes, bear in mind that you can access those slopes from quieter villages further up the valley, covered in the Hintertux chapter. Two of them, Lanersbach and Vorderlanersbach next door, also have the merit of pistes back to the village – rare in these parts. Mayrhofen is a fairly large resort sitting in the flat-bottomed, steep-sided Zillertal. Most shops, bars and restaurants are on one long street, with hotels and pensions spread over a wider area. Free buses and trains link several different areas on the Ziller valley lift pass, including the excellent glacier at Hintertux (which has its own chapter). At the end of this chapter we cover the Zillertal Arena area, which starts at Zell am Ziller, not far away, and links to Gerlos and Königsleiten. The other major area is Hochfügen/ Hochzillertal above Kaltenbach, dealt with in the directory at the back of the book; it has a low profile in the UK, but is well worth exploring.
- Attractive, traditional village with lively après-ski
- High, snow-sure slopes by local standards – plus the Hintertux glacier nearby
- Several other worthwhile resorts nearby and on the same lift pass
- Good for confident intermediates who enjoy challenges, but …
- Not so good for timid intermediates and near-beginners
- Long queues for the main gondola
- Buses are a key feature, and are often oversubscribed
- Runs mostly short
Source: Ski Club of Great Britain
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