1. A dream winter holiday in Mayrhofen-Hippach
For an avid winter sports fan or a person who just appreciates the romance of a white Christmas in the picturesque Tyrolean mountains, a holiday to the resort of Mayrhofen-Hippach is guaranteed to end their year on a high. Whether you choose to treat your loved one to a luxurious 5*, all-inclusive hotel experience, an authentic, friendly B&B, a mountain lodge with first access to the morning pistes or even an overnight stay in an igloo hotel, Mayrhofen-Hippach has accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. With activities such as skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, winter walks, tobogganing, ice-skating, sleigh rides, Christmas markets and much more on offer, this gift is sure to be the experience of a lifetime.
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2. A Ziller Valley Superski Pass
Give your skier or snowboarder the amazing gift of not just one ski area, but a whole valley of skiing – 506km of piste to be exact! Even the most motivated of skiers would struggle to cover the extent of the combined Ziller Valley ski areas in a week’s holiday. Including the ski areas of Fügen, Hochzillertal-Hochfügen, the Zillertal Arena, Gerlosstein, Mayrhofen (Penken & Ahorn), Finkenberg and Hintertux, this pass covers pistes over 3000m in altitude as well as home-runs to the valley, the chance to ski out of Tyrol into the neighbouring county of Salzburgerland and, of course, to be one of the first users of Mayrhofen’s brand new state-of-the-art Penken cable car. Don’t want driving to cramp your après-ski style? Don’t worry, regular buses and trains linking the ski areas are also included in the pass. If you plan to ski for 2 days or more, your ski pass will automatically be upgraded to the Zillertal Superskipass so stretch your ski legs and explore all that the Ziller Valley has to offer from your central base in Mayrhofen-Hippach.
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3. A private lesson or guide
Even the Austrian ski team still rely on coaches to keep them at the top of their game, and a private lesson will benefit the most experienced of skiers. Ski and snowboard instructors with the highest qualifications are available through any of Mayrhofen-Hippach’s ski schools. Of course, there is also no quicker way to learn than one-to-one and, for someone who is starting out or a bit nervous about hitting the slopes alone, private lessons can get you up to speed with plenty of time to still enjoy your ski holiday with your friends and family.
For those who want something a bit different and an insider’s guide to the mountain on and off piste, a ski guide is sure to deliver a day to remember. From the best powder fields to exhilarating ski-touring, let the local experts introduce you to the ski area as you’ve never experienced it before.
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4. An indulgent spa day
Who doesn’t like to be pampered? Treating someone to the full spa experience, a beauty treatment or a sensuous massage is a gift that will allow them to truly relax their body and mind and revitalise them for weeks afterwards. There are many wonderful spas in the hotels of Mayrhofen-Hippach as well as at the Erlebnisbad swimming pool and beauty therapies are available at the Rieser-Malzer beauticians on Mayrhofen high street , so show your loved one how much you care by spoiling them this Christmas.
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5. Local, homemade specialities – Weihnachtsmarkt
Of course, Mayrhofen-Hippach also offers a wide variety of shopping opportunities from fashion to specialist ski equipment to more unique, local specialities. Locally brewed schnapps in a wide variety of flavours must be sampled as part of your holiday and is a popular souvenir as well as unique gift idea. Café Kostner in Mayrhofen makes melt-in-the-mouth handmade chocolates which can be individually selected to suit the receiver’s tastes. However, for an authentic Christmas shopping experience don’t miss the Mayrhofen Christmas market. Nestled amongst the snow-laden pine trees in the forest by Mayrhofen with live music and the smell of roasted chestnuts and plenty of mulled wine flowing, you can’t help but get into the Christmas spirit. Handmade Christmas decorations, jewellery and local art are just some of the unique items on sale. Personally, I will be looking out for a pair of ‘doggln’ (extremely warm and sturdy felt slippers) for my dad this year and a hand decorated, personalised hip flask for my husband.
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