Tips on Mayrhofen
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Me and HID moving out of our comfort zone and moving out of Italy and trying Mayrhofen B&B for the first time. Any tips on places to eat and drink, not necessarily the party ones would be appreciated and best areas to take a nervous Skier.
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There is a small bar opposite the entrance to the Penkenbahn which is owned by an ex ski racer, we used to end up stopping in there everyday on the way back down. Nice friendly bar. There is also a butcher next door to it that serves the most fantastic food.

Otherwise, there are loads of bars and restaurants, it really will be a case of whatever takes your fancy.

With a nervous skier, you may just need to see how busy the different areas are each day, but don't rule out the Ahorn side which is often quiter because it is smaller. Also, you can hop on the bus and pop up to the Hintertux galcier, nice big wide pistes and not usually as busy.

You will need to either ski down elsewhere and get the bus back or come down in the Penkenbahn at the end of the day. This can mean it gets really busy at this time, so bear that in mind with a nervous skier.

You should enjoy it though, I loved it and will deffo go back.

Remembered the name of the small bar, it is called the Happy End. We also went into Mo's a fair bit, the food looked pretty good in there, but we were eating in our hotel.
Edited 1 time. Last update at 16-Sep-2018
Thanks very useful
The "Neue Post Hotel" has a nice traditional/old fashioned menu at a very reasonable price, their schnitzels are superb - from about 5 visits I have never had a bad meal of either meat dishes or vegetarian.
Konditorei Kostner is great for cakes and hot drinks, not as great for meals.

Skiing - Mayrhofen is my favorite Zillertal resort for beginner or nervous skiers. There is a good variety of long and/or wide blue pistes that is with chair lifts (rather than T-bars)
The best blue piste on Penken is Blue 14 that is parallel to the Tappenalm chairlift. Other fine runs are Blue 28 & 29 but they are cat-tracks so not as wide as a regular piste.
Also the blue (67 & 63)/red runs on the plateau you get to with the 150'er Gondel are nice - just don't do the Red 66 back down with a nervous skier (moguls + ice) - take the 150'er back down.

Regarding Hintertux - there is lots of big wide pistes (mostly red) - but be warned the blue 17 has a steep red stretch (50 meter approx.) just after the Tuxerjoch restaurant and there is no way around it - other than zigzagging across the piste! Just warning as it can be scary for some people.

Topic last updated on 17-September-2018 at 12:36

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