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There are two main mountains at Mayrhofen: the Penken and the Ahorn. The Penken is best suited to intermediates while the Ahorn is ideal for beginners.

Mayrhofen recently joined with the resorts of Hippach, Finkenberg, and Tux to form the Zillertal3000, an area that provides more than 146 kilometers (80 miles) of trails and is serviced by 46 lifts.

Shorter runs and long lift lines discourage some advanced skiers, but the conditions are reliable for Tyrolia. And nearby, the Hintertux glacier offers year-round winter recreation.

For a small village, Mayrhofen has an active après-ski scene. The Ice Bar at the base of the Penken Gondola is a popular destination for skiers at the end of the day. Bars and clubs offer music ranging from folk to disco.

A number of wintertime activities, however, don't require traipsing around in stiff boots attached to long, skinny planks. The tourist office can arrange a hot air balloon ride or a panoramic alpine flight, horseback riding, sleigh rides, ice skating, or tobogganing. In the rare case of inclement weather, indoor activities include swimming at the "adventure" pool (Waldbadstrasse); soaking in a hot tub, sauna, or Jacuzzi; playing squash, billiards, bowling, or chess; and of course, browsing the shops along Hauptstrasse.