Neilson Chalet Hotel Ferienhof

Mayrhofen, Austria

What's included

  • Saturday flights from Birmingham, Gatwick or Manchester & Sunday flights from Stansted
  • 1 hour 30 minute resort transfers
  • Chalet hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast & afternoon tea daily
  • 6 evening meals with complimentary wine
  • Free guiding & coaching

  • Traditionally styled hotel
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Superb, laid-back bar
  • 23 rooms
  • Free minibus to kit hire shop
  • Quiet location
  • 400m to the lifts

  • 515km ski area
  • Resort altitude: 630m
  • Made for intermediates & advanced
  • Fantastic nightlife
  • Attractive large resort
  • Plenty for non-skiers

The Ferienhof is only a small chalet hotel (23 rooms) but it's instantly welcoming and has a distinct Austrian charm. The furniture is solid wood and often so are the walls and ceiling panels, all with beautifully carved, mountain-life inspired details.

Between the hotel's bar and small wellness area, you'll find yourself relaxing in no time. The après-ski gets going once the slopes empty and the atmosphere is fun yet laid-back. Being Austria, it calms down around dinner, just in time to enjoy a hearty evening meal in the dining room.

The hotel sits in a great location. You're close enough to the improved high-speed Penken gondola and lively nightlife (about a 5-8min walk), but tucked away on a quiet street ensuring a restful night's sleep.

From the chalet hotel to...

Nearest lift: 400m to the Penken gondola, 550m to the Ahorn gondola

Equipment hire shop: 650m. Free minibus to the equipment hire shop for kit booked through Neilson

Tuition meeting point: 400m (top of the Penken gondola)

Resort centre: 400m

Bus stop: 100m

About the resort...

Mayrhofen has a well-deserved reputation for being a great all-rounder. The slopes are seemingly endless (over 500kms in the area) as is the nightlife, the lift system is quick, the terrain is diverse and there really is something for everyone.

The resort is typically Austrian with multi-coloured buildings running along the largely car-free resort centre. You'll soon find a bar that suits your mood. The range goes from full on Jaeger-bombing to laid-back traditional oompah and everything in-between.

Don't miss a visit to the White Lounge ice bar on the Ahorn mountain. Pull up an ice seat at an ice table in the crazily lit bar, or head out to the sea of sun-loungers with your drink and work on removing your goggle tan.

The resort also plays host to some pretty big events. The Altitude Comedy Festival sees top comedy acts (John Bishop, Sean Lock, Marcus Brigstocke etc) fighting it out for laughs on and off the slopes. Snowbombing music festival is held in various venues and hotels in Mayrhofen. It can be quite full-on so we don't really recommend it for families.

Resort stats

Area size: 136km locally and 515km in the Zillertal Area, all covered on a standard lift pass

Linked resorts: Hintertux and Zillertal Arena

Resort altitude: 630m

Skiing altitude: 630m to 2500m (3250m on Hintertux glacier)

Number of runs: 109

Range of runs: 34% green/blue, 50% red and 16% black

Lifts: 18 drags, 17 chairs and 9 gondolas locally

Night skiing: No

Cross country trails: 20km

Snowmaking: 147 cannons

Resort bus: Yes

Rest and relaxation

The 500km+ ski area can take it's toll as it's such a fun, cruisy area. If you need some TLC to make sure you can get out on the slopes the next day, head to the sauna, steam room and cold room to get the blood pumping around any aching muscles.

There's even a small treatment room with a good choice of sports and beauty therapies. Take a look at the massage and body treatment menu for information and prices.

Food and drink

Our chalet board basis is designed for skiers and boarders. Breakfast is a fairly extensive affair with cooked and continental options every day. Your daily afternoon tea of freshly baked cakes and biscuits will be waiting for you when you come in from the slopes.

Evening meals are a three-course set-menu with regionally inspired dishes and served with complimentary wine, all followed by fresh coffee. We provide evening meals on six nights a week leaving you free to head out and explore the resort on one evening.


The 23 rooms are a really good size with plenty of natural light. There's a good choice of room sizes sleeping between two and six people, including two suites which have their own kitchen and dining area; perfect for larger families. Every room has a balcony, most of which have superb scenic views. You'll also find luxurious Temple Spa toiletries in each bathroom.

Most of the beds here are Austrian twins. These are two separate matresses and bed linen on one large bed frame with a common headboard.

Equipment hire service

When you pre-book equipment hire with us, the hire shop will provide a minibus to take you to the shop, get kitted out then they'll drop you back at the hotel with your rental gear. Nice and easy.

Neilson Mountain Experts

Don’t forget that you get free guiding and coaching throughout the week from fully qualified ski and board instructors with our Mountain Expert service.

Designed for confident blue and red-run skiers and snowboarders, they'll show you around the mountain on free guiding sessions, and even offer free coaching sessions to help you become a more confident skier or snowboarder.

There are at least three sessions a week and we guarantee each guest at least two sessions a week. Your hosts will explain how it works when you get there.

Extras and offers

Free lift pass for the group organiser when 12+ people pre-book a lift pass

Children under 15 can receive a discount when sharing a room with at least two adults

Free guiding and coaching from fully qualified Neilson Mountain Experts

Chalet hotel features

Neilson rating: ****

Includes wine with evening meal

Breakfast and dining room

Cosy bar

Free Wi-Fi in the public areas

Ski and boot room with heated boot warmers

Wellness area with sauna, steam room, cold room and relaxation area

Massage and beauty treatments including a hydro-massage bed

Daily housekeeping with towels provided

Travel info

Departure days & airports: Saturday flights from Birmingham, Gatwick or Manchester & Sunday flights from Stansted

Arrival airport: Innsbruck

Flying time: approx. 2 hours

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Are you a large group?

If you're a large group looking to book the entire chalet hotel, we'd love to help. Our call centre consultants are all trained groups specialists and love a challenge. Give them a call on 0330 134 6376 or email

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