Snowboarding in Mayrhofen, Austria | На сноуборд в Майерхофен, Австрия

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Riding in the Alps is a dream come true for every fan of skiing and snowboarding. This winter I was lucky enough to experience the magic of snowboarding the Alpine slopes. Here are some of the places we visited, as well as my impressions. 

Алпите са мечта на всеки скиор или сноубордист и тази зима бях късметлийка, защото ги посетих с тази цел. Къде карахме, къде сгрешихме и какво най-много ни хареса споделям в следващите редове.


Let me first begin with the route from Bulgaria to Mayrhofen. Our starting point was Sofia, then Belgrade. We were driving with 3 other cars and someone took the decision to go to Budapest, Vienna, then we drove almost to Munich in Germany and finally arrived in Mayrhofen. After 20 hours of driving during the night, we were exhausted. I would definitely not make the same mistake again. Find information about the fastest route from Sofia to Mayrhofen at the end of this article.

Започвам с пътуването до Майерхофен с кола. Тъй като си е бая път, препоръчвам да се избере най-краткия маршрут. На отиване направихме грешката да минем през Белград, Будапеща и Виена, като стигнахме почти до Мюнхен. Бяхме смазани от пътя и умората. В никакъв случай не бих повторила отново това пътешествие (или поне не и наведнъж). Повече информация за най-бързия маршрут между София и Майерхофен съм поставила в края на тази публикация.

One of the connections from Mayrhofen to the ski area | Една от връзките от Майерхофен със ски района

Mayrhofen is a town in the Zillertal valley in Tirol, Austria. We were staying at Mühlbach - a small village nearby. There was a gondola lift right next to our house.

Майерхофен е малък град в Цилерталските Алпи в Тирол, Австрия. Бяхме отседнали в Мюлбах (Mühlbach) – малко селище в близост. Точно до къщата имаше кабинков лифт, който на първия ден ни качи до района на Mayrhofen – Hippach. 

Mayrhofen – Hippach

On our first day, we tried the Mayrhofen – Hippach area. There were so many slopes to choose from, as well as perfect conditions for skiing. Austria’s steepest slope, called Harakiri with 78% gradient is situated here. Of course, I didn’t even dare to step on it. 

Тук пистите бяха доста на брой, а най-хубавото е, че имаше за всекиго по нещо. Не случайно тук се намира най-стръмната писта в Австрия със звучното име Харакири и 78% наклон. 


After a long day of snowboarding, we had a pint of beer at the Vans Penken Park lounge – a meeting place for the international freestyle skiers and snowboarders.

Естествено дори не посмях да стъпя на нея, но пък в края на първия ден след карането я гледах срещу мен във Vans Penken парка. Тук се събират freestyle сноубордисти и скиори от целия свят да показват уменията си.

Vanks Penken Park

On the 2nd and 3rd day we went to Hintertux glacier just 25km away from Mayrhofen. This area became our favourite not only because of the perfect conditions for freeriding but also because the views were fascinating and the snow was plenty enough for us to make our trails in the white powder. 

На втория и третия ден отидохме до глетчера Хинтертукс, който е на около 25км от Майерхофен. Мястото ни стана любимо, не само заради многото сняг, широките писти и места за каране извън тях, но и заради гледките и малкото хора.


To reach the top you get 3 gletscherbus gondolas that take you to a panorama in the middle of the Alps. Riding here was exciting and fun. I have never seen so much snow in my life before. At the attitude of 3500m, you get to see part of the glacier and even touch it – so cool!  

За да се изкачиш до най-високата точка тук, трябва да хванеш 3 кабинки, с които накрая се озоваваш на 360 градусова панорамна площадка в сърцето на Алпите. Само за снимка! Карането тук доста ни хареса.

Awesome Hintertux glacier | Впечатляващият глетчер Хинтертукс

I skipped snowboarding one of the days and took the opportunity to walk around Mayrhofen. My ski pass for 6 days allowed me to use the public transport there for free. Although the town’s attitude is 600m (just like Sofia), the weather was constantly changing from snowing, to sunny, to raining.

Един от дните почивах и се възползвах от това да разгледам Майерхофен. С картата ми за лифта се возех безплатно на междуградските автобуси. Въпреки че градът е на 600м надморска височина (колкото София), времето си беше планинско – постоянно се сменяше от дъжд, на слънце, на сняг.

Mayrhofen, Austria

The last day we went to the Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach ski area. It was fun, but not as fun as the Hintertux glacier which became our favourite spot. 

Последният ден карахме на Hochzillertal – Kaltenbach. Беше забавно, но не колкото глетчера, който остана в сърцата ни.

Hochzillertal-Kaltenbach

After a week of fun in the snow, it was time to go home. Our way back to Bulgaria went through the heart of the Alps towards Slovenia, following Croatia and Serbia. It was the best road trip ever. And way shorter (around 15 hours of driving).

И така неусетно изминаха шестте дни, в които проблемите ни се простираха от това къде ще караме на следващия ден до какво ще ядем вечерта. Беше време да се прибираме обратно към България. Този път от Майерхофен минахме през сърцето на Алпите посока Любляна, Загреб, Белград и София. Пътят на връщане беше 15 часа - доста по-добре от на отиване.


Fastest route from Sofia, Bulgaria to Mayrhofen, Austria | Най-бързият път от София, България до Майерхофен, Австрия

I strongly recommend Mayrhofen for skiing/snowboarding. Here are some of the things I think you should know about this place:
1. One of your feet must be fastened to your snowboard bindings when you take the lifts. Always.
2. All shops are closed on Sundays - I am always surprised with this fact, but if you just like me aren't used to it, then you should know it.
3. 1 ski pass covers the whole Mayrhofner Bergbahnen ski area - a very cool fact that allowed us to explore 3 mountain areas with 1 ski pass. 
4. The pistes cover 136km - they are numerous and there is something for everyone.
5. Don't forget to track your skiing performance online with the ski pass number analysis at https://www.zillertal.at

С две ръце препоръчвам Майерхофен за ски или сноуборд почивка. За финал ще спомена някои от нещата, които смятам, че е добре да се знаят:
1. Когато се возиш на лифтовете в Майерхофен, единият ти крак винаги трябва да е закопчан за дъската. Навсякъде има табели за това.
2. В неделя магазините не работят.
3. Ски картата ти осигурява достъп до всички писти в района.
4. Пистите покриват площ от 136км - много са и има място за всички.
5. Можеш да провериш къде си карал и на кои лифтове си се возил с номера, написан на ски картата в сайта на https://www.zillertal.at

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17 comments:

  1. You are living the life, Sany! And skiing looks so much fun! I have never tried though but we live really close to a mountain where it's a popular ski resort.

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  2. Hello Stanislava,
    Great post , love the photos!
    Amazing landscape .
    Hugs!
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    1. Thanks, Helena. Glad you like the photos!

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  3. And this is why I love your blog! I know I'll always find a great quality content and not just another blog that looks the same like thousands of others, if you know what I mean ;)
    Oh, I can only imagine how tiring the trip was but I can see that it was so worth it! Look at those views! I wish I could enter the screen and spend this weekend right there :) The Alps are truly incredible and all that snow, blue and white shades, nature, views... everyhing's breathtaking! I also love you blend with the landscape. You know I'm not a winter sport person but thanks to you, I wish I was! :)
    Enjoy your weekend, wherevere you are :)

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    1. Awww, thank you for your kind words, Tijana! I love your blog too! It's always so entertaining with great content and photos!
      Yes, the trip was tiring, but at least we made it to Mayrhofen :D I know you will be a great skier/snowboarder so go ahead! Thanks for your comment once again!

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  4. How amazing it must've been to fulfill your dream of riding in the Alps! Snow doesn't get any more beautiful then when it's covering some magnificent peaks. It really sounds like you had the time of life snowboarding there. Thanks for sharing your experience Sany! Love the pic of you and the Hintertux glacier!

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    1. I agree, Rowena! It was a dream come true :)

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  5. For someone who loves winter sports as much as you do, it must have been such an amazing experience. Thanks for sharing the beautiful views!

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    1. Yes, it was a wonderful experience indeed :)

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  6. Zdravei Sany!

    So awesome... як кеф! I can imagine how great of a time you had. It looks so magical, пистите страхотни. Cool photos.

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    1. Haha, беше супер! Thank you, Radi!

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  7. Lovely photos and such an amazing place :)

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  8. Гледките от планината са фантастични. Невероятна красота. А и градчето е доста живописно . Затова би се върнала там пак . Снимките са супер .

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  9. Hi Sany! I'm sure that this road trip from Sofia to Mayrhofen was exhausting and very, very tiring, but definitely it was worth, the views are breathtaking and glad to hear that it was your best road trip ever. You have to know that even though I'm not winter person at all, thanks to your photos I wish I visited this city in Austria too, white Alps look just terrific! <3
    Take care,dear Sany!

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  10. I could use a vacation in Austria right now. So hot in here right now!

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  11. I hope that you're having lovely evening, Sany and that you're doing fine, my dear :)

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