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The Elisabeth is a great value choice in the heart of Mayrhofen. There are no frills here, just a warm welcome and relaxed and cosy atmosphere. The rooms are all a good size and comfortable, while the breakfast will more than fuel you up for the day ahead.
Access to the resort shops, restaurants and bars is easy as you're just off the main high street. It's only a few minutes walk to both the Penken and Ahorn gondolas and equipment hire shop too.
Nearest lift: 500m
Tuition meeting point: 500m
Equipment hire shop: 100m
Bus stop: Outside the pension
Resort centre: You're in the centre
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 village 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 recommended it for families.
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
The bed & breakfast option here gives you a lovely continental style buffet in the cosy breakfast room. An upgrade to half board is available where the evening meal is taken at the four-star Hotel Rose (directly opposite) and a set menu is offered. Dining will be in a separate area from Hotel Rose customers.
The 12 rooms here are nice and simple yet very comfortable. Each has a cable TV‚ shower, wc and balcony with lovely views over the Penken and Ahorn mountains.
Official rating: **
Free Wi-Fi in the public areas
Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester
Departure day: Saturday
Arrival airport: Innsbruck
Flight duration: 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes
Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 20 minutes