/ Mayrhofen - Anyone been?
School Ski-ing trip around 1977. Had a great time. I even think I still have my medal somewhere. can't remember much more about it except that it was covered in snow.
Really nice place. If the snow's a bit iffy, you can ski on the Hintertux Glacier which is fun but makes you puff with the altitude.
And there's always the Zillertalbahn narrow gauge railway...
I have been twice, and I would recomend Nikki's Schirmbar, next to the Brucke hotel for apres. Had some very intresting nights in there. Also never had a bad meal in any restraunt we eat in. Tiroler Gröstl Has to be the ultimate hangover cure. As for the skiing or snowboarding it can get very busy so be prepared to queue for certain lifts. The Ahorn tends to a little quiter then the Penken, Anyway im sure you will have a great time.
Mayrhofen is the only place I've seen people still wearing ski boots at 3am. Scotland Yard Pub is good, but Schlussel really is an experience.
Use your liftpass to explore down the trainline a bit.
I know the feeling :) I'm going to Soll this Saturday which is my fist time to Austria. At least once a day for the last month or so I have a little dance.
Webcam watching has begun.
Really good place.
I have a friend who runs a chalet there.
There is some superb off piste if you have the inclination.
There is always something to ski on, especially if you have a car to get about.
You can take a train to some smaller, quieter areas just a few minutes down the valley that are covered by your lift pass:
Just got back on Sunday.
Definitely got to Ramsau (10 mins on train) - had almost 2 ft of fresh powder off piste on weds last week.
Also, up to the Glacier (via greenline bus) - cracking views and not too crowded.
Nighlife-wise - its decent - there is a good authentic restaurant at the top top of town weisnerHaus(?) or something like that. bars are cheep 3-4euro for a pint of local beer.
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