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Ahorn, Mayrhofen

Zillertal

Last skiing day in Zillertal valley did not praise us with sunny weather, it was cloudy and snowing. We have decided to visit the mountain we have not tried yet - Ahorn.

Ahorn is at the altitude of 670-1965 meters. Because of its easy to intermediate slopes, the friendly Ahorn ski area is well-suited for families. Beginners and children are attracted by the easy runs, but good skiers can also enjoy a variety of pistes. Also, here are the Austria’s steepest ski run and the 5,5km longest downhill valley run. In the Ahorn ski area there is a permanent free race course with a timer.

We tried all the options available at Ahorn. Children were especially happy with the racing option, it looked so real. Although the weather was not so good, we all were pleased with the day at Ahorn.

So our skiing vacation was going to end. We were all convinced that Mayrhofen is in winter an idyllic place nestling in a valley.

Numerous mountains with large ski areas and white shimmering mountaintops characterize this pristine and beautiful winter landscape in Zillertal valley. During our six days skiiing vacation in the Mayrhofen main area we visited Penken, Rastkogel, Eggalm and Horberg. The altitudes of those slopes were as follows:

• Penken 630-2095m
• Rastkogel 1300-2500m
• Horberg 650-2280m
• Finkenberg 840m

We did not ski the whole 157 kilometers of pistes nor did not we try all 50 lifts, therefore we plan to go back in some day. Zillertal valley is an excellent ski resort. Zillertal and especially Hintertux are hard to say goodbye to. You want to stay. We wanted to stay.

Our trip back took two days. We did dot have accommodation booked, as we thought that at that season there should be lot of availability in hotels-motels in Scandinavia. What we did not know is that most of hotels near Copenhagen are closed due to the lack of guests. Therefore finding the hotel is very challenging, but we found one in the suburb of Copenhagen.

Further our trip was just driving to Stockholm. We crossed Oresund Bridge and were in time in Stockholm Frihamn for going home with ferry Victoria. This was definitely excellent year-end for our family!