Autumn in the Zillertal

Almabtrieb in Mayrhofen/Zillertal

When the highest mountains of the Alps begin to hide their summits ever more frequently beneath a cloak of white, the deep forests put on an impressive display of color and the clear mountain air reveals breathtaking views of the surrounding  alpine giants, then we can rest assured that, even in the farthest corner of the Ziller Valley, the "gold" of autumn has well and truly arrived - for many outdoor enthusiasts, this is the most beautiful time of year.

Almabtrieb is a living tradition lovingly nurtured by the people of the Zillertal - and for their guests, especially, this is a particularly colorful spectacle: With the summer grazing season drawing to a close, the cows are festively adorned with flowers, ribbons, boards displaying goodwill messages and large cow bells, then driven from the high pastures back to their winter barns in the valley bottom.  And everyone comes to watch.

The animals come from the Zillergrund, the Stilluptal, Ginzling and the Tuxertal, making their way "home" to Mayrhofen. The so-called "Moarkuh" leads this decorative parade, followed in order by cows, calves, steers, young oxen and then small livestock such as sheep and goats.

During our autumn festivals, the bounty of culinary enjoyment is overflowing - a colorful selection of Zillertal specialties is offered to guests and locals alike.

Wintertime Fun in Mayrhofen - Zillertal

Penkenbahn in Mayrhofen, Zillertal
Winter fun in Mayrhofen
Magnificent ski areas in Zillertal/Mayrhofen

Exhilarating or relaxed – the variety-packed ski areas of the Zillertal...

The "Ahorn" - a mountain for those who appreciate the finer things, featuring the biggest ski lift of its kind in all of Austria.

"Penken" - the "active mountain", including the Hara-kiri Run, one of the steepest ski slopes (78% gradient) in Austria !

a winter world promising mountains of happiness...

"Hintertuxer Glacier" the snowy ski area in the Zillertal - skiing possible 365 days a year 

The biggest "Snow & Fun Arena" in the Zillertal - with 163 kilometers of slopes, the Arena Coaster - the NEW form of sledding fun,  7 km (nighttime) Gerlosstein toboggan run ... 

Cross-Country Skiing

Cross-country skiing in the Zillertal

In the Mayrhofen/Hippach tourism region, you will find - when snow conditions permit - a total of 30 kilometers of cross-country ski trails. All of the trails in the area of Mayrhofen and Hippach are classified as easy, since they all lie in relatively flat terrain.  At the start of every trail, you will find an info board which includes your current location. Displayed along the trail is also the distance to your next destination. Groomed both for classical and freestyle skiing! Access points are always close by.

If you would like to ski more challenging trails, you are just a few kilometers away from so-called "high trails".  These are more difficult due to their different terrain and promise ample variety for even the most skilled of skiers.

Experience Mayrhofen...

With all kinds of other winter attractions, there is no end to the variety: beautiful hiking paths in and around Mayrhofen, fun-filled toboggan runs, an ice-skating rink, paragliding, horseback riding and sleigh rides, Ski-doo rides, archery, snowbiking, snowshoeing and much, much more...

Winter Hiking on the Ziller Promenade
On both banks of the Ziller to Mayrhofen or Zell am Ziller, both towns are about 1 hour away.

Night-owls do, of course, find exactly what they've been looking for in Mayrhofen  as well: après-ski, English pubs, live music, discos or simply enjoying a quiet meal together - Mayrhofen is always a rewarding place to spend the evening.

Winter Hiking in Mayrhofen
Winter Hiking in Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen by night
Winter Hiking in Mayrhofen
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