Mayrhofen

Ski Chalets & Apartments for sale, Austria

Expert's Opinion

"This pretty town is conveniently located between the Penken and Ahorn mountains, within easy reach of the Hintertux Glacier, Austria’s only year round ski resort at 3250m. This lively town offers a fantastic selection of shops and restaurants and is less than an hour’s drive from the famous, chocolate-box towns of Kitzbühel and Innsbruck." – Jessica Delaney

The Town

One of the largest towns in Austria, Mayrhofen is famous for its high altitude skiing and popular ski festivals. The town is traditionally Austrian, with chalet style buildings and a number of luxury shops, charming stubes and lively bars. The town is less than an hour from Innsbruck airport, and less than two hours from both Salzburg and Munich airports. 

Mayrhofen is surrounded by picturesque scenery, with wooded hills and beautiful Alpine lakes. Sitting within the Zillertal Alps National Park, this town boasts a spectacular backdrop. The town is nestled between the Penken and Ahorn mountains, only a short distance away from the Hintertux Glacier with its' year round skiing.

With the Altitude Comedy Festival and the Snowbombing end of season festival, Mayrhofen is a popular apres ski destination. The lively bars are always thriving at the end of the ski day, and there are a number of clubs open until late. 

The Skiing

With direct access to 133km of slopes, and the Hintertux Glacier within easy reach, Mayrhofen is the perfect place to enjoy snowsure skiing and stunning scenery. There are plenty of slopes for skiers of all ability levels in the area, with gentle slopes for beginners and steeper, narrower slopes for advanced and expert skiers. 

The Hintertux glacier is not connected to the main Mayrhofen ski area, but it is easy to get a bus across if you're interested in a day trip to the high, glacier skiing. The skiing is split into two main areas; Penken and Ahorn. Mayrhofen's steepest slope, the daunting Harakiri Run, is located on Mount Penken. This area also boasts three race courses, and a Vans snow park. 

The other side of Mayrhofen is Mount Ahorn, where the skiing is a little lower, and less crowded. The perfectly groomed blue and red runs are popular amongst intermediate skiers, and there is an igloo village at 2,000m on this side of the mountain. 

Summer

Mayrhofen is one of the most popular summer destinations in the Tyrol, and at only 800m it sits at the bottom of the beautiful Ziller Valley where an old fashioned steam train is the best way to explore the villages dotted around. The resort sits in the Zillertal Natural Park, where there are free guided walks during the summer months, with over 200km of trails in the area. 

Climbing, via ferrata and bouldering are a special experience in this area of the world, and the unusual rock formations and sharp faces provide enough excitement for keen climbers of any experience level. As in many Alpine resorts, this area is very popular amongst mountain bikers and paragliders, and the lifts are open during the summer months for reascent.

During the summer months, there are a number of local festivals and events celebrating local culture, music, and food. These range from the Festland Music Fesitval to Cheese and Music evenings and Food Festival Week. On the 30th June, the resort will hold the Zillertal Bike Challenge, which is an one off mountain bike race across an incredible course.

Properties

Mayrhofen is home to some of the best known and loved events in the Alps, and with the snow sure skiing and cute village, property is very rarely available. There are no chalets currently on the market, and very few apartments. Investment opportunities in this area are popular, as the resort has plenty of summer and winter tourism which gives it a year round market.