14 November 2016 from Danielle in 'Ski areas''

With an endless variety of piste and off-piste skiing, renowned après-ski and internationally famous music and comedy festivals, the Mayrhofen ski resort in the Ziller Valley has it all. One of Britain’s favourite ski resorts in the Austrian Alps, Mayrhofen’s winter scene caters to everybody from young children to seasoned experts hoping to conquer the infamous Harakiri Piste. After skiing, enchanting Christmas scenes await you. No need to look further for ideas on what to do this holiday, Mayrhofen has you covered!

1. The Harakiri piste: Do you dare?

What better way to start this post than with one of Europe’s most famous pistes? Austria’s steepest piste, the aptly-named

The Harakiri piste

2. Exploring everything Mayrhofen has to offer

If it’s your first time at Mayrhofen, get the best out of your trip by following one of the five suggested

Exploring Mayrhofen

3. The Ziller Valley: Not just Mayrhofen

When you’re well-acquainted with the mountain, splurge on the


4. Off-piste exploring for those powder days at Wanglspitz and Unterbergalm

For the powder junkies out there, Wanglspitz and Unterbergalm offer some great

Freeriding at Mayrhofen

5. The Ahorn Funslope: Preparing tomorrow’s medal-winners

If you’re not quite ready to tackle the wilderness just yet, you can practice your ski or board cross skills on the

The Ahorn Funslope

6. Showing off your skills at the Vans Penken park

Whether you’re already nailing those 360s or just trying out the box rails for the first time, the

Snowboarding at the Vans Penken park

7. A roller coaster with spectacular views

A new twist on tobogganing is the

Arena Roller Coaster

8. Unbeatable bragging rights at the Igloo Village

At 2000m above sea level, the

Chill Out Iglu, Mayrhofen

9. World-famous event calendar

The annual Altitude Comedy Festival in Mayrhofen brings together some of the world’s best comedians; this year’s debut of the

Advent viilage

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Born and raised in the ski paradise of Vancouver, Canada, I learned to ski before I can remember, balancing precariously on my parents’ skis as they sailed down the hill. I started snowboarding in my teens and am now delighted to be exploring everything Europe’s ski scene has to offer!

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