Mayrhofen

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Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen.jpg
Coat of arms of Mayrhofen
Coat of arms
Mayrhofen is located in Austria
Mayrhofen
Mayrhofen
Location within Austria
Coordinates: 47°10′N 11°52′E / 47.167°N 11.867°E / 47.167; 11.867Coordinates: 47°10′N 11°52′E / 47.167°N 11.867°E / 47.167; 11.867
CountryAustria
StateTyrol
DistrictSchwaz
Government
 • MayorMonika Wechselberger
Area
 • Total178.79 km2 (69.03 sq mi)
Elevation
633 m (2,077 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total3,858
 • Density22/km2 (56/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
6290
Area code05285
Vehicle registrationSZ
Websitewww.mayrhofen.at

Mayrhofen is a town in the Zillertal (Ziller river valley) in the Austrian state of Tyrol. It is located approximately an hour from the Tyrolean capital city of Innsbruck.

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±%
18691,172—    
18801,114−4.9%
18901,094−1.8%
19001,096+0.2%
19101,218+11.1%
19231,514+24.3%
19341,928+27.3%
19392,076+7.7%
19512,351+13.2%
19612,523+7.3%
19713,175+25.8%
19813,270+3.0%
19913,679+12.5%
20013,751+2.0%
20113,833+2.2%

Tourism[edit]

The town offers a variety of summer and winter sports including skiing, hiking, mountain biking and paragliding. Mayrhofen is situated near the Hintertux glacier, which, at 3,250 metres (10,660 feet) above sea level, is above the snowline.[3] Skiing is available all year round here. Mayrhofen sits between the Penken and the Ahorn mountains which provide ski runs in the winter and mountain biking, hiking and paragliding in the summer. The Ahorn offers mainly easy and intermediate runs, but also has a long, steep black run (formerly red) which was once on the World Cup Downhill circuit but was removed as it was deemed too dangerous. The Penken mountain offers Austria's steepest piste, named Harakiri, as well as a large range of ski runs at different levels of difficulty. It is connected by lifts with the villages of Finkenberg, Lanersbach and Schwendau.

tricable detachable gondola lift Penkenbahn and its stations

The Penken is reached by a Gondola system which is located on the main street next to the Sport Hotel Strass, in the centre of the village, while the Ahorn Cable car, which with a capacity of 160 passengers is the largest cable car in Austria,[4] is situated at the southern end of the town. Mayrhofen is a snowboard-minded village with a funpark sponsored by Vans, and the snowboardhotel Gasthof Zillertal owned by the Dutch organisation 'SAIKO expeditions'. Mountaineer Peter Habeler and Downhill Racer Uli Spiess both come from Mayrhofen.[5][6]

The town also provides an excellent base for walkers, as Mayrhofen is home to many trails touring the mountains and nearby Ziller valley.[7]

Events[edit]

Each spring (usually early April), Mayrhofen hosts the Snowbombing music festival. Since the initial event in 2000 (held in Risoul, France), snowbombing has gathered much notoriety and respect in the electronic dance music world as one of the major festivals. The event has been hosted by Mayrhofen since 2005.[8]

Snowbombing piste-side music venue

Climate[edit]

Mayrhofen
Climate chart (explanation)
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
 
 
55
 
 
1
−4
 
 
46
 
 
4
−3
 
 
63
 
 
10
0
 
 
74
 
 
14
3
 
 
97
 
 
20
8
 
 
131
 
 
22
11
 
 
149
 
 
24
13
 
 
131
 
 
23
12
 
 
97
 
 
19
9
 
 
65
 
 
14
5
 
 
75
 
 
6
0
 
 
62
 
 
1
−3
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: ZAMG
Climate data for Mayrhofen (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.0
(60.8)
17.0
(62.6)
24.0
(75.2)
27.0
(80.6)
31.0
(87.8)
32.6
(90.7)
36.0
(96.8)
35.0
(95.0)
31.2
(88.2)
26.0
(78.8)
21.6
(70.9)
19.0
(66.2)
36.0
(96.8)
Average high °C (°F) 1.1
(34.0)
4.3
(39.7)
9.6
(49.3)
14.1
(57.4)
19.7
(67.5)
21.7
(71.1)
23.8
(74.8)
23.2
(73.8)
19.3
(66.7)
13.9
(57.0)
6.0
(42.8)
1.4
(34.5)
13.2
(55.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.1
(28.2)
−0.4
(31.3)
3.6
(38.5)
7.6
(45.7)
12.7
(54.9)
15.2
(59.4)
17.1
(62.8)
16.5
(61.7)
12.9
(55.2)
8.3
(46.9)
2.3
(36.1)
−1.3
(29.7)
7.7
(45.9)
Average low °C (°F) −4.4
(24.1)
−3.4
(25.9)
0.0
(32.0)
3.3
(37.9)
7.8
(46.0)
10.6
(51.1)
12.5
(54.5)
12.3
(54.1)
9.2
(48.6)
4.9
(40.8)
−0.1
(31.8)
−3.4
(25.9)
4.1
(39.4)
Record low °C (°F) −22.0
(−7.6)
−16.4
(2.5)
−16.2
(2.8)
−5.0
(23.0)
−4.0
(24.8)
1.8
(35.2)
1.0
(33.8)
4.0
(39.2)
0.0
(32.0)
−5.7
(21.7)
−13.2
(8.2)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−22.0
(−7.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 54.7
(2.15)
46.4
(1.83)
63.2
(2.49)
74.0
(2.91)
96.9
(3.81)
130.9
(5.15)
148.9
(5.86)
130.7
(5.15)
97.0
(3.82)
64.7
(2.55)
74.6
(2.94)
61.7
(2.43)
1,043.7
(41.09)
Average snowfall cm (inches) 28.0
(11.0)
25.3
(10.0)
16.4
(6.5)
4.5
(1.8)
0.4
(0.2)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.0
(0.0)
0.8
(0.3)
10.2
(4.0)
20.8
(8.2)
106.4
(41.9)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 8.4 7.9 9.9 10.6 11.4 15.0 15.4 14.2 10.7 8.3 9.7 9.2 130.7
Average relative humidity (%) (at 14:00) 79.7 65.6 55.5 50.7 47.9 53.4 54.6 56.3 58.6 63.6 76.5 85.9 62.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 2.4 69.0 130.3 124.1 183.5 164.4 183.6 176.9 138.4 87.4 19.5 11.2 1,290.7
Source: Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics[9]

Transport[edit]

The railway station at Mayrhofen im Zillertal.

Mayrhofen has one railway station, which is located next to the Zillertaler Bundestrasse. The station is a terminus for all Train services operated by the Zillertalbahn, the valley's main public transport operator.[10] The railway runs between Jenbach and Mayrhofen itself, and there are several intermediate stations, which provide access to many of the valley's well known ski areas, namely Zell am Ziller (Zillertal 3000), Fügen (Spieljoch) and Uderns (for the Hochfügen and Kaltenbach ski areas). The railway operates year-round, although in summer additional 'special' services operate, such as a steam train service.

The Zillertalbahn also run bus routes in the valley, which are regular and cover an extensive area.[11] Additional services also operate during the winter, to cater for the skiing season.

Statistics[edit]

  • Elevation: Top: 2,500 metres (8,200 feet) (with ski-lift)[12]
  • Lifts: 48
  • Terrain: 157 kilometres (98 miles) of groomed slopes in the region

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dauersiedlungsraum der Gemeinden Politischen Bezirke und Bundesländer - Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Einwohnerzahl 1.1.2018 nach Gemeinden mit Status, Gebietsstand 1.1.2018". Statistics Austria. Retrieved 9 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Hintertux Glacier". www.tux.at. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  4. ^ "Cable Cars". www.mayrhofen.at. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  5. ^ "Peter Habeler". habeler.com.
  6. ^ "Uli Spiess". spiess.at.
  7. ^ "Hiking in Mayrhofen". tyrol.com.
  8. ^ projectsimply.com. "Snowbombing | 13-18 April 2020, Mayrhofen, Austria | The World's Greatest Show On Snow". Snowbombing. Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  9. ^ "Klimadaten von Österreich 1971–2000 – Tirol-Mayrhofen" (in German). Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics. Archived from the original on 12 October 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Zillertal erfahren!". Zillertaler Verkenrsbetriebe (in German). Retrieved 2020-04-04.
  11. ^ "The extensive bus service". Zillertaler Verkenrsbetriebe (in German).
  12. ^ "Mayrhofen mountain statistics". www.worldsnowboardguide.com. Retrieved 2020-04-04.

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