Winter paradise

Winter program at Penken in Mayrhofen

The adventure mountain Penken offers numerous surprises and sporting opportunities waiting to be discovered!

Ski & Snowboard at Penken

The expansive ski resort of Mayrhofen thrills the hearts of skiers and snowboarders alike! Amidst an unforgettable mountain landscape, you will find yourself immersed in a unique skiing experience with 136 perfectly groomed slopes. 57 top-modern lift facilities - some equipped with seat heating and Wi-Fi - won't leave you waiting in the cold!

A ski area for young and old, professionals and beginners! 40 kilometers of slopes are perfectly suitable for beginners and newcomers and are located among others in the children's practice area right behind the GRANATALM. Another 66 kilometers are red slopes and offer a medium level of difficulty. The remaining 30 kilometers are marked black and are particularly suitable for experienced skiers and professionals.

TIP: With the Zillertal Superskipass you can even enjoy a total of 515 kilometers of slopes on 179 lifts!

Funpark at Penken

The Penken Park, at action mountain Penken, offers everything that makes the hearts of snowboarders and freeskiers beat faster! Eight permanently perfectly shaped lines and a fantastic crowd have given the park a reputation that it definitely honors. Pro Area, Advanced Area, Advanced Jib Area, Medium Area, Medium Jib Area, Fun Area, Beginner Area, Penken Fun Ride promise a grandiose time on the mountain for every skill level.

With the 4-seater chairlift Sun-Jet, shredheads have fast access to the park and the perfect overview to watch the pros shredding or to take photos and videos from a bird's eye view. For the Kids Area, there is also a separate lift, the tow lift Mittertrett.

By the way: From the Penkenpark, you can go directly with the Nordhang chairlift to Penkenjoch to the GRANATALM

Harakiri: Austria's steepest slope

On the first turns, most winter sports enthusiasts start brave and let their skis run. But soon they become more cautious, tentatively edging their way closer and closer to the legendary slope No. 34 with each swing. After all, it's not an ordinary downhill run.

It's the Harakiri - and it deserves respect, because with a gradient of up to 78 percent, it's only for absolute professionals. For most, it's the highlight of the day, if not the entire winter vacation.

Ready for the Harakiri? Doubting whether you can handle the Harakiri? Then try your hand at the not quite so extreme slope No. 12, the Devil’s Run. Its steep slope at the end is also considered the "Harakiri test" among locals. If you make it down here safely, you're ready for Austria's steepest slope experience!

Harakiri hardfacts

  • The Harakiri, slope No. 34, is located on Action Mountain Penken, more precisely in the Horberg Valley below the 6-seater chairlift Knorren.
  • Opened in the winter season 2003/2004
  • Total length of the Harakiri downhill run: 2 km
  • The actual steep slope extends over 400 meters.
  • Snowmaking: possible with advanced layering technique, otherwise the snow slides off.
  • Preparation only possible with a winch and a specially designed piste machine with 430 HP, 9 tons weight, and 4 tons pulling power.
  • The Harakiri, with a gradient of 78%, counts as Austria's steepest slope.


Experience the fascination of silent gliding and feel the unlimited freedom of floating weightlessly through the skies. Try it yourself or give away indescribable moments of happiness to your loved ones.

The Zillertal mountain world around the Granatalm offers a unique panorama. Here you can experience this grandiose scenery from a bird's eye view. Since 1995, FLUGTAXI MAYRHOFEN has been our partner, providing our passengers with unforgettable moments of joy!

By the way: Tandem flying is not only for action heroes. Even if you are a bit nervous before take-off - once you've lifted off, the joy is boundless!

Winter hiking at Penken

Experience the wonderfully snowy Zillertal Alps up close when winter hiking. The panoramic trail, right in the Mayrhofen - Finkenberg ski region, is not only one of the most beautiful winter hikes in all of Tyrol, but also a great alternative program when you're not in the mood for skiing.

From the mountain station of the Penkenbahn, over the best cleared and family-friendly path, you can reach the Granatalm after about an hour of winter hiking. Once there, let our team spoil you with culinary delights and watch the hustle and bustle in the snow and recover from your hike before you return to the mountain station of the Penkenbahn.

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