The Harakiri Run on Action Mountain Penken in Mayrhofen is the most demanding slope in the Zillertal. For the first few turns, most skiers are still feeling brave so they try to go fast. But they quickly realize that in order to tackle the legendary Piste No. 34, they will need to slow down and be a lot more cautious. This is definitely not your average descent. It’s the Harakiri Run – and it demands respect. With a grade of up to 78 percent, it’s for experts only, and for most of them, it’s the highlight of their day, if not of their entire winter holiday.
Are you ready for the Harakiri Run? Still not sure if you can handle it? Then try out Piste No. 12, the not-so-extreme Devil’s Run, first. The steep part at the end is known among the locals as the “Harakiri Test.” If you can make it down that slope, you are ready to tackle Austria's steepest slope adventure!
Please note: Because of the artificial snow and the steep gradient, you will often have to deal with icy riding conditions. Before you try to tackle the Harakiri Run, check the requirements below.
Penken Park in Mayrhofen
Snowboarders and freeskiers alike rave about the Penken Park on Action Mountain Penken in Mayrhofen. The eight permanent, perfectly prepared jumps and obstacles along with the amazing crowds have given the park a reputation that it easily lives up to. The Pro Area, Advanced Area, Advanced Jib Area, Medium Area, Medium Jib Area, Fun Area, Beginner Area, and Fun Ride Penken promise riders of every age and skill level a fantastic time on the mountain. The 4-person Sun Jet chairlift provides shredheads with quick access to the park and a great view of the pros shredding below – you can even shoot photos or videos from your aerial perspective while going up for your next run! The Kids Park even has its own lift, the Mittertrett T-Bar Lift.
Racing Paradise Unterberg in Mayrhofen
Starting this winter season, speed demons, racers, and those who have always wanted to race down a slope will get their money’s worth at the new Racing Paradise Unterberg at Piste no. 15 thanks to its three permanent timed giant slalom courses. Even international ski stars train on the courses for their races. Two of the courses are about 450 meters long and one is about 200 meters long.
Training courses for ski teams
Fun Rides in Mayrhofen
Our three Fun Rides are all about fun! Separated off from the rest of the ski resort, these pistes combine specially developed elements with influences from boarder cross and ski cross to create a one-of-a-kind course. The Fun Rides are real highlight pistes and guarantee endless fun for riders of all ages!
Fun Ride Ahorn
What's so special about the Fun Ride Ahorn: The gradient is rather moderate and the wave runs, steep turns, and bowls are shaped so that skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels can try to tackle them. What’s more, the Funslope is the perfect place for children and beginners to acquire the coordination and motor skills necessary for successful skiing and snowboarding. The Ahorn Fun Ride is located right next to the beginners' lift and the Filzenalmlift and is prepared daily in order to ensure a perfect riding experience .
Fun Ride Penken
The Fun Ride Penken, which was newly added only last winter season, offers fun and action for skiers and snowboarders of all ages. It is 700 meters long and has steep turns, waves, jumps and S-turns. Whether you’re a freestyler or racer, the Fun Ride Penken at the Penken Park is guaranteed to be an exciting experience for everyone.
NEW: Fun Ride Gerent
You will love the new Fun Ride Gerent at piste no. 11 with its waves and steep turns. It's also a perfect warm-up for the more challenging Fun Ride Penken!
White Lounge Igloo Parties
Featuring great music as well as a unique atmosphere, the White Lounge Igloo Parties are the place to be. The fun will be flowing and the dance floor will be rocking in the igloos every Tuesday. With its impressive backdrop, the White Lounge in Mayrhofen, located at 2,000 meters above sea level, guarantees an unforgettable winter night under starry skies.
Facts White Lounge Iglu Parties
- The parties take place in the White Lounge every Tuesday from January to March
- Ascent to the parties is at 7:30 p.m. and the descent is at 11:00 p.m.
- You have to register for the party by 4:00 p.m. on Monday
- Music genre: Techno/House/Drum and Bass
- Please pick up your tickets at one of our ticket windows by at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday
- The price per person, including ascent and descent as well as a welcome drink, is € 25.00
Freeriding on Mount Penken in Mayrhofen
Can you think of anything better than leaving the first line in untouched snow? In the Mayrhofen Ski Resort, freeriders will be greeted by perfect conditions around the Wanglspitz and the Unterbergalm, which are both easily accessible via our lifts.
Before you venture into the backcountry, however, always remember that this is alpine terrain and that safety should be your number one priority. Therefore, freeriders should always check the weather and the avalanche conditions and take along the necessary equipment, including an avalanche beacon, a shovel, a probe, and a first-aid kit.
For all freeride enthusiasts we recommend the SAAC Camps, where experienced mountain guides and professionals will provide you with important information and valuable advice!
Going off-piste is always done at your own risk and no liability will be accepted by the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen.
Paragliding in Mayrhofen
Experience the feeling of freedom and the spectacular views on a tandem flight from the Action Mountain Penken to Mayrhofen in the Zillertal. Mayrhofen is bookmarked by paragliders for its outstanding thermals. Take off to the skies and enjoy the amazing feeling of flying!
Mount Penken offers two paragliding launch sites:
- Launch site east – right at the Kombibahn Summit Station
- Launch site south – at the Knorren
If the weather is not quite up to flying, pilots with their equipment get the gondola trip down to the valley for free.
Click here for a list of companies offering tandem flights in the Mayrhofen-Hippach holiday region.
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