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- Amazing couple of lessons with Katrina, helped everyone progress and kept it challenging. Best way to learn.Written 26 March 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- In addition to a good basic supply of hiking maps, there are several ways to make information about hiking opportunities available. Tourist offices, hotel concierges but also numerous suppliers are happy to provide helpful tips. There are offers for every fitness level and individual needs.Written 2 August 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- On a lovely sunny day we went up the Penken Cable Car and had a good time enjoying the many attractions available including a lovely lunch at Larchwald HutteWritten 22 July 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- I resided in Finkenberg, a nice quiet alternative to Mayrhofen which is perfectly linked to the ski area. The gondolas take you right up to Penkenjoch. Arriving there at 8:15 (no lines) upon opening you can enjoy your first ski runs on the fresh groomed slopes 48, 49 (scenic view) and 55. The ski area can be divided into the main Penken/Mayrhofen area, Rastkogel, Eggalm, Hintertux and Ahorn.
All these areas are connected, only Ahorn and Hintertux are seperated from the main ski complex and you need a bus (for free every 10-15min) ride to get there. Navigation throughout the areas was easy. If you're there for 1 day I recommend doing the Gletscherrunde tour which goes through all areas. You'll find runs for every skill. The runs tend to get crowded (especially the connections) and start having moguls at 1pm
I had the 6 day super zillertalpass which was a great deal (~330€)
So first to note is, that there is no valley run leading back to town, so dont miss the last gondola down. Also the valley isnt snow covered that often. On the mountain though snow conditions are very good. The Penken area circles around a large bowl and you have easy to very steep runs like the Harakiri (avoid if you hate steep icy runs). You should definitely check the runs on Schneekar and the fun park in the bottom of the bowl.
Penken area is linked with Rastkogel via the large 150er Tux cable car, where you totally get packed in with 150 people and can be a bottleneck. The nice long 66 takes you back to Penken. Also Check out the viewpoint Wanglspitze. Else the Rastkogel area is a more gentle area with wide straight runs. A nice various valley run through the forest links you to Eggalm.
This very sun facing quieter area has a scenic view towards Finkenberg. It offers interesting long valley runs with variation down to Lanersbach (or back to a lift to Rastkogel). From Lanersbach you get a bis to Hintertux.
Here you ride the very spectacular Gletscherbus cable car up to 3200m. Next to skiing the mountain offers cool side attractions, like Nature Ice Palace, Spannagel cave, a view point and restaurants. The view up there is spectacular, especially towards the south, so definitely do the Schlegeis run. The Lärmstange runs are more gentle but tend to crowd. Here you also got many freeride routes. The nice long valley run Schwarze Pfanne with lots of variation leads you back down.
This is a rather small area with some beginner runs and a family run on top and a nice long forest run down to Mayrhofen. Sadly that one can be very icy (and slush in the afternoon). You can start your day here since it opens before all the other areas at 7:30am.
You find a good variation of restaurants. Some with self service, some with service. I recommend Spannagel Haus (very nice cosy interior and scenic), Tuxer Fernerhaus and Granatalm (beautiful inside and high quality food). Enjoy a Jagertee and their amazing Zillertal Beer. For après ski go to MayrhofenWritten 4 April 2023
- Gigantic dam with large reservoir in wonderful nature. Unfortunately, only relatively little water was dammed.Written 28 June 2023
- Thank you to Chris, Maria and the team for giving our daughters (14 and 16) such a fantastic first experience of skiing! A particular thanks for their understanding and flexibility in teaching our youngest, who has a medical condition. They made it safe and fun, enabling her to enjoy this wonderful sport - she loved it! We'll definitely be back.Written 22 February 2023
- The views up this mountain are incredible - I could of stayed up there all day and night - There is also a beautiful traditional mountain hutte just outside of the lift to the right - great food and drink and the views were AMAZING!Written 23 February 2023
- What a wonderful location, beautiful scenery and an easy walk through the valley. Excellent pathway with views across the valley path. Wherever you look the scenery is breathtaking with waterfalls, river, mountains, cattle grazing in the fields. One of the highlights of the trip to Mayrhofen.Written 4 July 2023
- Great views and walks if you can make the walk. Nice old building. My daughter and I stayed for 1 day only and made the mistake of booking the dorm . 7 people on mattress completely next to each other and mixed. Hard work if you have a snorer in the room and are prone to going to the loo in the night. That certainly was an eye opener.
Very good quality food and nice enough people . Preferred the Alpenrose which is about 1 hr lower down as more homelyWritten 19 June 2022
- Birds were nice and you can have exellent photos of them. If you don’t understand german it can be anyhow a bit boring. English commentary was short and spoken with heavy accent so you don’t get the same info... The commentary plays very big role on the show.Written 1 August 2018
- A nice place t go if you do not want to ski. The decor could do with modernising, but otherwise it was fine and good value.Written 3 March 2019
- Like virtually every Church we visited in Austria, this one is beautifully maintained but unusually had a canted seating arrangement ensuring the Congregation at the end of the pews face the altar as do those sat in the middleWritten 22 July 2023
- Throughout our holiday we’d been keen to sample authentic, ‘home made’ cake, surprisingly difficult to find in Mayrhofen town. However we were recommended by our tour rep to sample the cakes at Krell in nearby Hippach, a 10 minute train ride down the valley. What we found was an excellent selection of cakes that completely suited our need. Strongly recommendedWritten 22 July 2023
- Did the Hutterlaner klettersteig with our guide Willie from actionclub-zillertal.at. excellent day out. Highly recommendable. Challenging for beginners and a great adventure for the kids (11 & 13). Willie kept the kids focused and showed them how to successfully complete the route.Written 6 August 2020
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