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Mayrhofen Easter 2019

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I am on the verge of booking a trip for the second week of Easter school holidays (going out on the 13th April) to Mayrhofen. Searching on here looks like it should be a relatively good shout for That time of year (we already have flights to Salzburg we can take any time in April).

Obviously there is no crystal ball but on the whole is it a reasonably safe shout?

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Hmm getting a little concerned that in trying to get ski hire prices for my youngest and all the shops I have tried so far are closing on the 14th April.
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As long as all flights aren't grounded you should be fine. If nothing else the glacier will be open. Looks like the main ski areas are planning to remain open until 22nd April, same as here. Hopefully the weather plays along with that!
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What is the glacier like? How much actual skiing is on it?

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@NickyJ, I've never been up there. Definitely on my to do list. It's open year round, up to 60km of pistes. Around 60% of that is open today!
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@NickyJ, I've never been up there. Definitely on my to do list. It's open year round, up to 60km of pistes. Around 60% of that is open today!


Excellent. Mayrhofen is where I skied for the very first time as a child but that was as a beginner and we had beginner lessons on the Ahorn so don’t know what the main skiing is liked, but it certainly started my life long love of skiing Happy
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So the lifts opening dates are caveated by May close early blah de blah. How likely is that to happen? Especially give there is the glacier?
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@NickyJ, I would expect Mayrhofen to be very typical “spring” skiing.....likely warm afternoon slush by then. However you can never predict the weather gods!

The glacier area will be great though. It is 30 mins drive from Mayrhofen btw.
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The Snowbombing snowboard week is usually around 4th + of April so there should still be reasonable snow, if 'spring' conditions. I've been at the end of March to 1st week in April and conditions were well useable in all the areas, in an average snow year.
The glacier (Hintertux) should be fine at the very least. Some long enough wide reds near the top, gondola served, and further short straight pistes right at the top with drag lifts. Lower stuff also, not sure how good nick that'll be in, but probably will be OK - basically quite enough to go at.
There's usually a free ski bus and also a pay bus from central Mayrhofen to Hintertux, but I don't know how late into the season they run. The pay one possibly all year as the glacier is popular for walking I think. Maybe check with the tourist office or Google?
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@Bennyboy1, thanks hadn’t appreciated that.

@Grizzler, thanks as well.

We could go the week before but was liking the idea of it being quieter going after the snow bombing. Plan is to hire a car at the airport so we will be mobile? I presume plenty of parking at Hintertux?

The advantage of going the week later is only 4 days leave needed due to Good Friday and accommodation is significantly cheaper. This is a second Week for us so needing to keep the costs down.

There is a little part of me that wonders if we should book St Anton but that is going well over the 3hrs drive which hubby is very reluctant to do and I am keen to go back to the Mayrhofen as an adult.
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@NickyJ, yes parking very easy at a Hintertux. Right next to the lift.

If we are skiing that late in the season we always expect heavy conditions. It doesn’t seem to matter where you go except those very high French resorts. Hintertux will be amazing though.

Mayrhofen and other Zillertal villages will be quiet. To be honest even during snow bombing the slopes are quiet. The festival goers don’t get out of bed until lunch and then mostly head to the board park area where there are some acts on in the afternoon. Choose accommodation away from the high street.

A couple of years a go we were there during Snowbombing and as we had a car we took day trips to Zell, Hintertux and Fügen and then spent the rest of the time skiing in Mayrhofen. Was a great trip with lots of sun and plenty of Aperol or “Hugo” drinks in the sun Smile
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For hire, try Ian Kilgour (Sport 2000) right across the road from the Penken gondola.

As for the snow, it's late so will be a bit of a lottery, however we have had plenty powder days there at that time of the year.
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Don't know what you want from a holiday, but there are many hotels and guesthouses up at Tux and various places in between Hintertux and Mayrhofen itself, from the fairly isolated to smaller towns with a small supermarket and few eateries (Finkenberg springs to mind, on the bus route and at the bottom of its own gondola - with links to Rastkogel and Penken - if still open when you're there). If you have a car these could be good options if you'll be spending most days on the glacier.

This is one of my plans as and when I manage to find the time to get back to Hintertux once the Mayrhofen crowds have gone. Like the place, but don't want to cope with the on-piste idiots again. A week at the top of the glacier in late April/May has great appeal Very Happy I was told when last there that I could do it without a car, but of course it probably makes your options much easier ( tbh I hadn't though of the car option: thanks for planting it).
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Decided to go for it. All booked, fingers crossed for a good end of season but if not will drive over to the glacier.
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Went to Hintertux quite a few years ago - some glaciers can be a little ‘boring’ , not Hintertux, good variety of terrain.
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I’ve booked already for Snowbombing 2019 looking forward to it, going it as a solo bomber so if anyone is out there and wants to make friends or has any shouts of good places to meet people lmk. Hope everyone has sound times on there adventures
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@Adzskate, me and the mrs are going. Cant wait.
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What is the glacier like? How much actual skiing is on it?

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A reasonable amount. Went there for a day this year when in Mayrhofen. Not sure I'd want to do more than a couple of days. Lifts pretty good - some T bars on the actual glacier surface itself.
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