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Penkenbahn - Mayrhofen Zillertal

Hauptstrasse 472, Mayrhofen 6290, Austria
+43 5285 62277
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Great ski area

We’ve returned to this area 6 times as it’s a lovely big area lots to do and the different... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chrissie022
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
via mobile
Brilliant efficient speedy gondola

I think this gondola has only been open around a year, it’s brilliant!! Located in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2018
Miles G
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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  • Average2%
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“cable car” (22 reviews)
“at peak times” (3 reviews)
“ski area” (9 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Hauptstrasse 472, Mayrhofen 6290, Austria
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+43 5285 62277
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"cable car"
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"at peak times"
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"ski area"
in 9 reviews
"no worries"
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"smooth ride"
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"ski lift"
in 4 reviews
"great cable"
in 2 reviews
"like clockwork"
in 2 reviews
"blue runs"
in 4 reviews
"spectacular views"
in 3 reviews
"restaurants and bars"
in 2 reviews
"intermediate skiers"
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"great snow"
in 2 reviews
"main lift"
in 2 reviews
"active card"
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"few days"
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"ski school"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve returned to this area 6 times as it’s a lovely big area lots to do and the different mountains are easy to get to and explore. Great mountain bars and apres up the mountain especially Pils bar at the end of the day.

Thank Chrissie022
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

I think this gondola has only been open around a year, it’s brilliant!! Located in the middle of the Main Street with ski lockers, hire & servicing at the top and bottom. 6 minutes 30 seconds to the top with amazing views. I’m not a...More

Thank Miles G
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Great system. Penkenbahn has gondolas that take up to 20 people. The queues were very short, even at peak times (around 9am) in Easter week. Staff very helpful. Lift stations spotless. Really impressive resort (not as many black runs as some other resorts). Per other...More

Thank Eimear C
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

WOW, can not believe the improvements made to the lift system at the Penken, I learned to ski here 30 years ago, back then there was a red cable car which only got you part way up then you had to hike up a steep...More

Thank Elaine J
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

The cable car is very modern and new. The view from the cable car is captivating. When you get to the top, the view is even better. Lots of nice runs for skiers of different experience levels. Very big area and you can easily ski...More

Thank Phi S
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic. Great skiing for all levels. Stunning views and fab selection of restaurants and bars. Buzzing, friendly atmosphere.

Thank Pamela W
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

This ski resort is amazing! Good for all ski levels, great views and restaurants.. we skied here for hours every day for a week and didn’t get bored..

Thank עוז א
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Modern lifts and great overall capacity. A lot of great places to eat or enjoy cold or warm drinks. Staff is always ready to help with kids or strollers in the gondolas.

Thank Morten T
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

If you are here at the peak season expect to queue up each morning, better to have a long breakfast in your hotel then head to the Penkenbahn after 09.30 as a lot of pushing and shoving which can be a problem if you have...More

1  Thank Gary D
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

On 01.march '18 up in the Penkenjoch skielevator there were very unpleasant and ignorant man working. I really needed some help finding my kids and to get down after I took a wrong ski elevator... But he just said you can only go down skiing....More

Thank liispfff
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MrWilks42
15 September 2017|
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Response from Moose507 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There, We had a double locker last year and it cost us 63 euros for six days from Intersport at the top of the Penken, nice modern heated lockers.
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Vimmy A
1 September 2017|
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Response from MadhouseEssex_ | Reviewed this property |
Don't know about parking because we were staying in Mayrhofen and walked but there was no snow at all in July, so I doubt there would be in October. The Hintertux Glacier has snow 365 days a year. We went there by bus from... More
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ASimpson186609
21 July 2017|
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Response from 229sallym | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I haven't walked it myself but would agree it would be a difficult walk down and it is a long way! Allow plenty of time.
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