Ski Lifts in Mayrhofen
Major investment in new lifts has opened up all kinds of new options in the Mayrhofen – Hentertux area.
Mayrhofen Ski Lifts
In recent years, major investment in new lifts, including gondolas, six-seater chairs and a 150-person cable car to Rastkogel, has opened up all kinds of new options at Lanersbach and Vorderlanersbach. Newly installed in 2004-05 was the Horberg “shuttle” – a magic-carpet lift for beginners who don’t want to take the four-person Lärchwald lift in order to ski down the tricky red run back to the top station of the Horberg cable-car.
Also new last year: the Eggalm Nord 6-seat chair connecting with the 150-person Tux cable car, which takes skiers and boarders from the Tappental to the highest point of the ski area, the Wanglspitz 2,500 m (8,200 ft). From here, with wonderful views of the Zillertal peaks, you can ski down to the Rastkogel and further on to the Eggalm – both part of the Tux ski area – and then down the 3.5 km (2.1 miles) long panoramic run back to the slopes on the Penken.
The Ahorn cable car, now more than 25 years old, is expected to be replaced by a new one for 2005/06. And a new six or eight seat lift is planned for the Gerent area – a place where there’s often good powder. The Knorrn double chair was recently replaced by a hooded six-seater chair and the Tappenalmlift double chairs have been replaced by eight-seaters. At Finkenberg, the double chairlift from the middle station to Penkenjoch (Finkenberg II) has been replaced by an eight-person gondola.
Mayrhofen & Zillertal Ski Lift Passes
Every ski area – Zillertal 3000, Zillertal Arena, Ski & Gletscher world (Hintertux) – has its own local pass, which is available from one to three and a half days. The “local” Zillertal 3000 pass includes Mayrhofen, Hippach, Finkenberg, Vorderlanersbach and Lanersbach. The Zillertaler Superskipass is valid on all the lifts in the Zillertal (including the Hintertux glacier). It is available from four to 21 days and there are also price reductions for teenagers and children. Travel on ski buses in the whole Zillertal is included.
Mayrhofen Ski Lift Company