If you like four-star service at three-star prices then the Landhaus Mayrhofen might be able to help. The Alpendomizil Neuhaus Hotel is a self contained mini-village at the bottom of Mayrhofen with everything you need for a five star holiday. It's about a 10-minute walk up to the Penken gondola, however the bus and train stations are just a snowball's throw away for easy exploration of the whole Ziller valley covered by your Zillertal area lift pass.
At a glance
- Central location, 8-10 minutes' walk to Penken gondola or 1-minute walk to ski bus stop.
- Annexe to the Hotel Neuhaus with use of many of their facilities including indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool.
- Extra charge for 'Kamillen-Dörfl' spa area at the Hotel Neuhaus, including 5 further saunas, massage and beauty treatments.
- Comfortable lounge and bar with occasional live music,
- 'Movie Bar'- popular après ski meeting place, in the main hotel 50m away.
The Neuhaus' main hotel is made up of two interconnected wings - the original Neuhaus and St Josef. The 3 star Landhaus Mayrhofen annexe is about 50 metres away and is a great way of experiencing one of Mayrhofen’s best hotels for less. In the Landhaus Mayrhofen you'll still get the same great Neuhaus service, but the rooms are just a little more simple.
You'll even eat all your meals in the main hotel. The list of foods available on the breakfast buffet is longer than your arm - but you should definitely pay the 'Eierkoch' a visit to get your eggs and omelettes cooked how you like them. In the evenings you'll be treated to a hearty selection of international and local dishes.
The Neuhaus complex has all you might need while away, right on your doorstep. There's the popular après 'Movie Bar', the Village gymnasium and an indoor pool with saunas. If you’re skiing with the kids too, there’s a play area, games room and Austrian skittle alley. For serious 'me time' off the slopes, you may want to splash out at the Kamillendörfl - spoil yourself in this modern luxury spa - with loads of saunas, steam rooms, relaxation areas and a wealth of massages and treatments to choose from.
- Central location
- 1-minute walk to ski bus stop
- 8-10 minutes' walk to Penken gondola
All rooms have cable TV and hairdryer.
Twin Room - sleeps 2: Austrian twin beds, private shower and WC.
Triple Room - sleeps 2-3: Austrian twin beds and extra single sofa bed, private shower and WC.
Quad Room - sleeps 2-4 (max 3 adults): Austrian twin beds and extra double sofa bed, private shower and WC..
Single Room - sleeps 1: Single bed, private shower and WC.
- Free WiFi
- Comfortable lounge and bar
- 'Movie Bar'- popular après ski meeting place
- Occasional live music
- Indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool
- Extra charge for massage, solarium and 'Kamillen-dörfl' spa area including 5 further saunas and steam room
- Weekly activity programme (Mon-Fri)
- Children's playroom with toys
- Extra charge for games room with pool table and bowling
- 25 bedrooms
- Lift to all floors
All facilities are located in the main Hotel Neuhaus.
- Buffet breakfast
- 4-course evening meals with a choice of main course
- Christmas and New Year's Eve gala dinners included
Many Austrian hotels do not serve free tap water with meals.
Good to know
Meals are taken in the main building of the Hotel Neuhaus.
"One of the world's most famous and popular ski resorts - and rightly so."
- Traditional yet diverse village that’s long been one of the most popular Austrian resorts for Brits.
- Hop between ski areas on the Zillertal Superski pass, with a vast 515km of piste to keep you busy.
- Known for it’s vibrant après scene, whether you want laid-back cocktails or dancing till dawn.
Sitting at the foot of the Penken and Ahorn mountains with 57 lifts, 136km of skiing and Austria’s steepest run, Harakiri, Mayrhofen is one of the most diverse Alpine resorts. All slopes are reached by gondola, so beginners will need a full lift pass from day one, although the ski schools are great and the range of easier runs make for fast progression. Mayrhofen has a wide variety of more challenging runs and, in the right conditions, some impressive off-piste. If you manage to defeat the 38 degree gradient of Harakiri, you get to wear the "I survived Harakiri" t-shirt, and get your 5 minutes' of fame at a free photo shoot every Friday. The Penken Park is also one of the leading freestyle parks in Europe, made up of eight areas. But don't worry, even if you're a beginner you can practice your skills in the Kids Park section.
At the Ahornbahn mountain station enjoy some regional food at Café-Bistro, or head over to the White Lounge, where the Ice Bar and Igloo Hotel sit atop of Ahorn with breathtaking views of the resort. It’s also worth exploring the wider Ziller Valley, as your pass covers 489km in total, including the guaranteed snow of the Hintertux glacier. Après often starts in Pilzbar at the Penken top station and continues until late in town. Some of the most popular choices include Brück’n Stadl, Movie Bar and Ice. Every April, the Snowbombing festival takes over Mayrhofen - bringing world-famous DJs, bands and plenty of revellers.
Mayrhofen is a large, traditional town, so some things will be closer than others depending on your accommodation. But whether you prefer skiing or boarding, partying or lazing about in the spa, Europop or rock, up-market or budget - you’ll find something to meet your needs.
The 3S Penkenbahn cable car has an impressive 33 24-seat gondolas, each complete with child-friendly access and WiFi. The large capacity has made queues a thing of the past. We suggest though, that if you are staying on the outskirts, you might want to use the free ski buses to nearby Finkenberg or Hippach to beat any crowds.
Mayrhofen is a particularly good choice if this is your first time on skis. Patient instructors and gentle nursery slopes will ensure you get the most out of your first ski trip and there are a variety of gentle beginner slopes at over 1800m at the top of the Penken mountain.
The Penken, Mayrhofen's intermediate mountain offers red runs galore. The lift pass also covers the blue motorways of Kaltenbach and the scenic tree lined reds of Zell am Ziller, not to mention the Hintertux Glacier. All areas are linked by ski buses or the valley train.
There are tricky routes down the Penken Mountains to Schwendau and through the trees from the Ahorn. The Horberg ski area also offers a number of exciting long runs like the challenging Schafskopf mogul run. Don't miss a run down 'Harakiri' - the steepest pisted black run in Austria. The Penken lift is a great way of getting up the mountain quickly with 33 gondolas carrying 24 people each.
From Mayrhofen you can access some of Austria's steepest and most challenging high-altitude skiing on the Hintertux Glacier. It's home to over 60km of slopes, ideal for confident intermediates and experts, and if you're into freestyling, there's the Betterpark Hintertux, located at 3,200m.
Some of the safest off-piste slopes in Mayrhofen are in the 300km of gorgeous backcountry. 80% of these runs can be accessed using lifts, while you can embark on a short hike to the access rest. If you don't fancy it on your own, hire a guide and they'll show you the best routes out there.
Mayrhofen is renowned as one of Europe's top snowboard resorts with it's broad slopes, fantastic off-piste and the hugely publicised Penken Park. The park has six different areas catering to different disciplines - intermediate, advanced, jib, professional, fun, advanced kickers and kids - and is even serviced by its own 4-seater Sunjet chairlift. And if you want a record of your flips and jumps, there are free photoshoots in the park every Tuesday and Thursday. Head to the FunSlope for boardercross-style fun for all levels. Watch out though, there are a few drag lifts about.