Set in the vast Zillertal ski area, Mayrhofen is well established as one of the world's top snow sports resorts. It has the largest skiing area of any resort in the Zillertal group but has managed to retain the traditional ambiance of a Tyrolean village. The lively town of Mayrhofen warmly welcomes everyone, from parents with children to young energetic groups of friends.With 159km of pistes, over two mountains, catering for all levels of skiers and snowboarders Mayrhofen is great for mixed ability groups. The Ahorn mountain has loads of wide slopes to cruise down while enjoying the panoramic views - it's great for novices, beginners and families. Mount Penken, the other ski area, has a wide variety of slopes, and is renowned for the Harakiri - the steepest piste in Austria. From Mount Penken you can also explore the other Zillertal resorts of Finkenberg, Rastkogel and Eggalm.For a break from skiing or boarding there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the snow around Mayrhofen. The Zillertal Action Club and Mountain Sports Zillertal organise snow rafting, tubing, ice climbing and tobogganing. Paragliding is also a popular way to enjoy the area. After a day on the snow the Erlebnisbad leisure pool in Mayrhofen is a good place to relax. Here you can unwind in the saunas, solarium and steam room while the kids have fun in the pool with its giant slide and crazy river.The evenings in Mayrhofen are all about chilling out and relaxing. This can be done in the many bars and restaurants, or at the cinema, on the ice rink, or in the bowling alley - the choice is yours.A winter visit to Mayrhofen in the Zillertal area is an unforgettable experience and it couldn't be easier from the UK. With Salzburg and Munichs' airports just a couple of hours' drive away weekend breaks, short stays or longer holidays are all possible.