Mayrhofen is the showpiece of the Zillertal Arena, which covers 143km of slopes and 53 lifts (some pretty high-tech) in the highly scenic Zillertal, including the snow-sure pistes at the Hintertuxer Glacier. Ski buses connect the resorts. As well as being intermediate heaven, Mayrhofen has Austria’s steepest black run, the kamikaze-like Harakiri, and appeals to freestylers for its fantastic terrain park. Even if snow lies thin in the valley, it’s guaranteed at the nearby Hintertuxer Gletcsher.