Ahornspitze, Mayrhofen, Austria, sunset

Ahornspitze Sunset : Prints Available

Sunset light on Ahornspitze (2973m) as seen from the Mayrhofen ski area - December. 
Mayrhofen, Austria, panorama, clouds

Mayrhofen Cloud Panorama : Prints Available

Lifting clouds swirl around the snowy peaks near Mayrhofen. 

This week we are chilling out for Christmas holidays in the Austrian ski town of Mayrhofen. I’ve spent a couple days exploring the Mayrhofen ski area, an expansive area with a somewhat illogical lift arrangement. This is the first real mega-resort I’ve visited yet in the Alps, along with mega-crowds (especially since everyone’s on vacation this week). It’s quite the ski production here, with big fast lifts, the hugest tram I’ve ever seen, and the thumping Austrian apre-ski bars! I am also looking forward to exploring some of the other ski areas in the Zillertal valley in the next few days (Mayrhofen is just one… there’s three other ones I want to see too!) Though the snow conditions aren’t the best right now, it’s still fun to cruise around, snap photos, and check out new mountains.

See lots more photos of Mayrhofen below!

Mayrhofen, Austria, winter, snow

Winter snow and shadows seen from Wanglspitz in the Mayrhofen ski area. 

Mayrhofen, Austria, December, snowy

Snowy trees in Mayrhofen - December. 
Mayrhofen, Austria, December

Blue sky and clouds over Mayrhofen - December. 
Mayrhofen, Austria, panorama, ski, 150-er Tux

Panoramic view at sunset of the 150-er Tux cable-car and the Mayrhofen ski area - December.