Apres Ski in Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen is a bustling and picturesque village, dotted with authentic Tyrolean chalets, and renowned for its après-ski.

Mayrhofen Village

Mayrhofen is a bustling and picturesque community, dotted with authentic Tyrolean chalets, some dating back centuries, near the end of Austria’s Ziller valley. It’s a small town as much as a resort, but attractive – with around 4,000 year-round inhabitants. The main street is predominantly pedestrianised. It has its busy times: queuing can be a problem at the Penken cablecar in high season, especially in the morning from 9 to 10am and in the afternoon from 4 to 5pm. The streets are busy with people too – in celebratory mood. Mayrhofen is big on après-ski!

Apres-Ski Bars & Nightlife in Mayrhofen

Mayrhofen is renowned for its après-ski – nowhere more so than next to the Penken cable-car top-station at the Pilzbar and the Elchbar at the Bergrast where the partying starts before you’ve left the slopes. Because the Penken cable car runs until 5.00pm (sometimes until 5.30pm) these bars enable skiers and boarders to make the most of some high-altitude festivity. In the valley, the après-ski is at usually at its busiest at the Sporthotel Strass, in the Ice Bar next to the Penken gondola and sometimes doesn’t end until the hotel’s cellar bar closes at dawn! The Scotland Yard pub (aka Scotti) is popular with snowboarders and serves British beer. Happy End (run by Uli Spiess) is a quieter alternative. The Speakeasy bar in the Hotel Strass has live music. The Garage (open late) and Schlusselalm are all popular. Apropos is another late night favourite. There are two main night-clubs: the Arena and the Schlussel. Away from the life behind and in front of bars, there is a three km toboggan run.

Restaurants in Mayrhofen

The Bar’n’Grill serves Mexican food, the pizzeria at Manni’s Hotel is popular, and Mo’s Diner has an American menu – including an array of cocktails. Grill Küchl is more up-market. The Café Rundum serves light meals – and hidden away in the cellar is the intimate Trödlkeller bar. The 17th century Hotel Neuhaus Restaurant has a delightful little dining stube, but booking is essential. The Neue Post next door also has a number of small dining areas. The ancient Wirtshaus Zum Griena, an authentic Tyrolean restaurant run by the Hotel Elisabeth, is an old farmhouse said to be 440 years old. It’s just out of town, so you might like the idea of hitching a ride there on a horse-drawn sleigh. Skiers in search of a good Chinese restaurant will head for the The Singapore.

Other Activities in Mayrhofen

Tobogganing, sleigh rides and paragliding are only a few of the many activities in Mayrhofen.

There are tobogganing, sleigh rides, bowling, cross country, winter walking, snowshoeing, ice skating, swimming, sauna, curling, squash and paragliding. Also in the pipeline and subject to permission, a new tobogganing run is planned from the Ahorn down to Mayrhofen.


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