The beautiful thing about Mayrhofen is that it can mean something different to every kind of visitor. Some come here in search of powder and find gloriously accessible backcountry, some come for the legendary apres ski scene on and off the hill, while others use it as a place to let legions of kids lose to ride the Penkan Park. Mayrhofen has also recently opened up numerous walking trails and lots of new kid friendly accessible lifts and runs. It has the unique ability to be one of Europe's largest resorts whilst also feeling uniquely personal. That’s what makes it special.
The one thing that unites everyone is the ride up the valley either by car or, our personal favorite, the Zillertalbahn. This is an independent railway that winds its way (slowly) up the valley. It’s the preferred mode of transport, used by locals and tourists alike.