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Hippach - Schwendau - Ramsau

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Resort 9.0
Ski area 9.5

Ski area Mayrhofen & Hippach

Information about the ski area
Highest point: 2,500 m Gondola lift: 10
Lowest point: 630 m Pistes in total: 142 km
Altitude ski resort: 608 m
44 km
Lifts in total: 44
66 km
Tow lifts: 17
32 km
Chair lifts: 17 Ski routes: 8 km

Ski area Mayrhofen & Hippach

With the "Zillertaler Superskipass" you can choose from 542 kilometres of piste in the Zillertal Arena, by the Mayrhofen lifts, in the Ski and Gletscherwelt Zillertal 3000, the ski area Hochzillertal – Hochfügen – Spieljoch, and the Wildkogel-Arena in Bramberg. The ski areas are all excellently linked to one another by a free train and bus shuttle (see ski region). Since a few years, the Zillertal Arena offers free-of-charge Wi-Fi in all of its ski areas! In other words, not only can you enjoy the white bliss and the sun, but also share your latest experiences and highlights directly with your loved ones at home.

The Horberg lift in Hippach brings you directly into the Zillertal 3000 ski region, which is also shared with Mayrhofen and consists of 142 kilometres of piste around Penken and Horberg, and is excellently connected with the areas at Rastkogel and Eggalm. The Zillertal ski area in Zell is easily reached with the free ski bus.

Wide carving slopes, challenging pistes, mogul slopes, enjoyable family runs, perfect fun-parks and pipes - every wish will be fulfilled! The Harakiri on the Penken is one of the steepest and most spectacular pistes in Austria, with its 78% gradient decline- a real rarity only to be dared by very experienced skiers. There is nothing more perfect than exploring the ski mountains around Hippach with circular cable cars: Experts can choose the High-Altitude-Eater round, which covers 13,000 m altitude in total. Or you can take the Fun & Action round, which does not go to the Harakiri, but rather to the beloved Penken Park and the ski area's race tracks. For leisurely and family skiers, the Beginner round at Penken and the Family round at Ahorn are recommended. The Genießerberg offers-apart from the demanding downhill runs- wide, sunny pistes, which are the perfect terrain for leisure carvers, beginners, and families. However, there are free ride possibilities on the Wanglspitz and on the Unterbergalm.

For a special treat, we recommend a day trip to the Hintertux Glacier, which due to its size and challenging pistes is one of the best skiing glaciers in the Alps. At 1,500 - 3,250 m altitude the only summer ski area in Austria offers 60 km of prepared pistes, 22 modern lift systems and, as a special highlight, a 12 km long valley descent.
Piste map Mayrhofen & Hippach
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Night skiing Hippach - Schwendau - Ramsau

The fact that Zillertal is known for its après ski does not need any further mentioning. However, the Austrian valley waits up with a few other possibilities to turn night into day, such as e.g. night skiing. After having enjoyed the day on the pistes in and around Hippach, Schwenda and Ramsau, you to not have to take off your skis just because it's getting dark. You would not be in Zillertal if there wasn't an option for night skiing. You can choose between the night ski areas Hochzillertal, Zillertal Arena, Tux and Hochfügen - everywhere freshly prepared pistes wait to be conquered by night. And even if you do not want to stay on skis yourself, make sure you do not enjoy the complementary shows and entertainment programme.

Après ski Hippach - Schwendau - Ramsau

The Zillertal is famous far beyond its borders for the lively après ski. Numerous huts and snow bars invite you to flirt and party. In the snack stations, mountain pubs and savage huts sociability is high on the priority list. The "White Lounge" in the ski area - an igloo hotel with bar and chill out area - is a special highlight.After the skiing day has ended, best take a visit to the "Yeti-Bar" at the Horberg lift, or pop by the "Ramba Zamba" or the "Hiatamadl" for après ski. After that you either can continue to the local "Disco Treff" in resort or turn night into day in neighbouring Mayrhofen's bars and discos. There you can find most night owls in the popular "Schlüsselalm", "Harakiri bar" or at "Brückenstadl"

Special fun and action can be found on the toboggan run at the nearby Hainzenberg, which is easily accessed via the Gerlosstin lift. The 7 km long descent us the longest illuminated, natural toboggan track in the Zillertal and promises a really adventurous downhill ride! You also won't be bored once you're off your skis: hikers will love a tour on the panorama round at Ahorn. In Mayrhofen you'll also find an indoor pool with sauna area, a boulder hall and an ice rink.

Snowpark: Snowpark PenkenPark Hippach - Schwendau - Ramsau

Those going on holiday in Hippach and searching for ideal freestyle locations are just right here. The legendary "PenkenPark" awaits you in Mayrhofen with its six different areas, which offer great facilities - including a Kids Park, a Medium Area, an Advanced area, and a Pro Line, which regularly attract the freestyle elite. Kickers, rails, tubes, boxes, and multi-jibs are suitable for everyone from beginner to pro. Special attractions include great lines, new rails and obstacles as well as a massive "Beastbox".

Further action can be found in the "Betterpark" at the Hintertux Glacier, where 5 different lines demand skill and creativity in a spacious area!

Snow park map Mayrhofen & Hippach
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Expert rating report Mayrhofen & Hippach

The rating report Mayrhofen & Hippach comprises the main groups "Top rating categories", "Categories for special interests" and "Further rating categories" which all influence the overall result with their own count.

Overall rating

(4.6 out of 5 stars)

Top rating categories
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Lifts & cable cars
Reliability for snow

Rating categories for special interests

Families & children
Experts & freeriders
Snow parks
Cross-country facilities & trails

Further rating categories

Après ski
Orientation (piste maps, info boards & sign posting)
Mountain restaurants, huts & gastronomy
Getting there & parking facilities

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