After surviving the Harkiri run, the steepest marked run in Austria, you’ll need a few stiff drinks and an enthusiastic audience to tell your war stories to. That’s just what you can enjoy in Mayrhofen, where the après-ski and thriving nightlife is renowned amongst British skiers.
For many winter sports enthusiasts (or even casuals), après-ski is a crucial element of a successful skiing holiday. It is then you will soak up the atmosphere, have a laugh, make new friends and enjoy a few beverages.
Located in the Tyrolean Alps (a hotspot for winter sports), Mayrhofen is a never-ending party on and off the slopes, making it a popular destination for those who like to burn the candle at both ends.
Where to Go
These are a handful of the must-visit bars and nightclubs, which are the best spots to revel in the electric evening atmosphere under the stars, surrounded by stunning mountains.
A great starting spot for the evening’s entertainment, the Pilzbar is slope-side and it’s pumping long before the runs have closed for the day. Situated at the top of the Penkenbahn gondola, you’ll be able to hear the Euro-pop blasting before you arrive to get into the spirit at the umbrella bar and terrace.
A serious party venue that’s rocking from mid-afternoon to 2am, Bruck’n Stadl has DJs, live music and dancing, and is a must for those looking to enjoy some tunes and drinks after a day riding the slopes.
If pubs-over-clubs is more your style, you’ll want to head to Scotland Yard. This is a loud, pub-style establishment that serves British beer. Located near the village, it was formerly the Mayrhofen Police Station and has a lively atmosphere every night.
Speak Easy Arena
Found in Hotel Strass next to Penkenbahn, the Speak Easy Arena blasts music into the early hours of the morning, with an eclectic mix to suit many tastes. This makes it one of the most popular and fun nightspots in the resort.
For those still going in the early hours of the morning, Schlusselalm proudly stays open till dawn. Residents DJ Jacky and DJ Jason delight the crowds with soul, R&B, house and 80’s music.
If you’re searching for a quieter place for a drink and perhaps a snack, Harakiri Bar is a fantastic place on the main street that provides a welcome change of pace.
Relaxation and sophistication are found at the White Lounge, which serves cocktails and is the perfect place for a laid-back drink in the afternoon before a night of mayhem.
You’re sure to have an incredible time partying at any of these hotspots, but there are plenty of other fantastic places to try out as well. For more info about the parties on the slopes of Mayrhofen, including the incredible annual Snowbombing Festival, read this article.
How to Get to Mayrhofen
Although it is not the closest, Munich Airport is a popular choice for UK travellers. The average flight time is 1h 45m and there are 148 flights a week from London airports to Munich, with return prices as low as £62.
To reach the resort from the airport, a Shuttle Direct airport transfer is the quickest and easiest way to make the journey. You won’t have to worry about public transportation, and you can sit back and relax as you whisked away into the Tyrolean Alps.
Where to Stay:
Hotel Der Siegelerhof – Located a minute’s walk from the cable cars and right in the centre of Mayrhofen, Hotel Der Siegelerhof is in the heart of the action and has many great features. Rooms (3 person maximum) have a balcony with incredible views of the mountains, as well as free Wi-Fi. A buffet breakfast is available to guests, whilst snacks are served in the on-site bar, where there’s a fireplace and televisions showing sports.
Hotel Garni Jennewein – Hotel Garni Jennewein has spacious rooms (maximum 4 person occupancy), which come with a TV, private bathroom, kitchenette and seating area. It also has a wellness area complete with a Finnish sauna, bio sauna, massage showers and a relaxation room. There is a daily breakfast buffet and an on-site restaurant, as well as a grocery store next door. Additionally, it has a central location just 150 yards from the Penken Ski Area and cable cars. Wi-Fi is free in all areas.
Hotel Jagerhof Und Jagdhaus – Located 250 yards from the Penkenbahn cable cars, Hotel Jagerhof Und Jagdhaus is in the heart of Mayrhofen. The rooms (3 person maximum) have wooden furniture, TV, a seating area, a private bathroom, balcony and free Wi-Fi. There is also a spa complete with relaxation room, steam bath, infrared cabin and sun bed. A daily breakfast buffet is available and there’s a brilliant restaurant next to the hotel serving traditional Tyrolean specialities.
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