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Mayrhofen for non-skier (wife)

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I´m off to Mayrhofen with my wife, which is a non-skier, first week of March and was wondering if Mayrhofen is a good option for her. She usually like to stay at the hotel, read a book, walk around the town, do some shopping and if possible meet at the base (when it´s skiable) or at some restaurant up the mountain for lunch or apres ski.
My question is:
Is it possible for a non-skier to go up the mountain with the gondola (Penken and Ahorn) to have lunch or maybe a few drinks at the end of the day?
What are the best activities for a non-skier in Mayrhofen? I was reading their website and liked the tobogganing. Has anyone tried this at Mayrhofen?
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Hi, yes, all 3 areas have mountain restaurants that non- skiers can access .

There are some nice woodland tracks around the town that are kept "pisted" for walkers.
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In town there is also the swimming pool and the ice rink for other activities as well as a day trip to Innsbruck is easy to do.

As for mountain access, as said above there is easy access to the Penken and Ahorn areas where there are many restaurants and apri areas. A short bus ride will take you to the Horberg lift also.

In the village there is a range of apri available from hard core to relaxed. At the relaxed and of the spectrum would be the happy end at the bottom of the penken lift or at the cafe at bottom of the Ahorn run.
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Does anyone know if there is a curling rink in the area, by curling i mean the Olympic spott and not the Austrian version
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theres a nice walk along the river to zell am ziller
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@Koleoptero, just over a km from the outside of Mayrhofen on the way to Zell am Ziller is the Sennerei Zillertal (Dairy) which is open for public visits to see (and taste!) how the local cheeses are made.


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Alastair Pink wrote:
@Koleoptero, just over a km from the outside of Myrhofen on the way to Zell am Ziller is the Sennerei Zillertal (Dairy) which is open for public visits to see (and taste!) how the local cheeses are made.


On the back road, come past the fuel station and past the campsite. Or the ski bus to the Horberg gondala goes that way. Or walk through the woods and the track takes you above it, then shortly after drop down into the village (Laubichl) and back onto the ski bus route/road.
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The dairy also has a large shop and cafe, its a nice walk at Easter/Summer, could be challenging if the snow has not been cleared off the path.
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Just walked through the woods and can confirm the paths have been flattened, and sprinkled with shale to give extra grip.
There are undulations along the route so a walking or ski pole may be useful for the odd icy bit.
The amount of dog poo left is pretty annoying, there are plenty of bins along the route and although the free poobag dispensers were all empty expecting bags to be available is no excuse for not taking your own.
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Koleoptero wrote:
I´m off to Mayrhofen with my wife, which is a non-skier, first week of March and was wondering if Mayrhofen is a good option for her. She usually like to stay at the hotel, read a book, walk around the town, do some shopping and if possible meet at the base (when it´s skiable) or at some restaurant up the mountain for lunch or apres ski.
My question is:
Is it possible for a non-skier to go up the mountain with the gondola (Penken and Ahorn) to have lunch or maybe a few drinks at the end of the day?
What are the best activities for a non-skier in Mayrhofen? I was reading their website and liked the tobogganing. Has anyone tried this at Mayrhofen?


My partner went last March.

She mainly walked up and down the valley - very pleasant walks apparently there are some climby bits towards Finkenberg and part way up the Ahorn, but generally fairly flat. Visited a cheese factory one day on her walks - that seems to be mentioned above. Nice villages, lots of churches etc. There is no non-skier lift pass option, but she took a single return to the top of the Penken (and then the gondola/chair combi) to meet up. She also went on a snowshoe day - there's a place half way up the high street that organises day excursions in remote non-skied areas. Mayrhofen itself is a very pleasant Austrian small town/large village.
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Some info on walks that would enable you to meet on the mountain here.

https://www.mayrhofner-bergbahnen.com/en/mountain-experience-winter/activities/winter-hiking/

I found a couple of maps that may help too - your hotel ought to have them, if not, the tourist office.

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Mayrhofen is a beautiful Austrian town - fantastic location for the slopes & great for wandering around, with plenty of traditional craft shops, clothing, cake shops, etc.
Be sure to pop in to the metzgerei (butchers with a cafe) opposite the lift station for a cheap & tasty snack - it’s open all day & is a firm favourite; also the konditerei for coffee & cake.
Non-skiers can easily go up the mountain because the slopes are accessed by cable car - the Elk Bar at the top of the Penken was always buzzing (I think it closes at 5pm to tie in with the lift). Back in town you can tip straight into the Ice Bar if drunken Austrian techno is your thing
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hI I'm off with the family to Mayrhofen at christmas . My partner is a non skier so will be doing all the pampered stuff and shopping . We know she can access the ski lifts as a non skier, but having difficulty trying to find how much it would cost , can anybody help?
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@Nik B,

https://www.mayrhofner-bergbahnen.com/en/mayrhofner-bergbahnen/prices-opening-hours-winter/

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PEDESTRIAN TICKET
Ticket type Adults
Ascent and descent 21.50
Adults with guest card 20.00

5 x Ascent and descent 96.50
Adults with guest card 89.80
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