NEW 3S Penkenbahn

As from 2015/16 winter season, Mayrhofen will be home to the most modern cable car concept in the world.


It's on! The building permit for the new Penkenbahn cable car has been agreed. Construction work at the Penkenbahn base terminal can now begin on 13th April.
Highest wind stability, low energy consumption and an outstandingly smooth ride will be the benefits assured by the new 3S Bahn. Double construction of the key operational components guarantee that the cabins will always arrive safely at their next terminal and that a rescue and recovery system will be no longer necessary for the new cable car.


The first step in creating the new and highly modern tri-cable, 3S cable car in short, for Action Mount Penken began in autumn 2014, with the construction of a new bridge in front of the base terminal of the lifts. At the end of the current winter season on 13th April, construction works will commence on the present location of the base station of the lifts in the middle of Mayrhofen. At the same time, huge tower supports and the mountain terminal of the lifts will be built. The current dual cable car system will be replaced by the most modern cable car concept on the market in time for the 2015/16 winter season.

The new Penkenbahn cable car combines an outstandingly smooth ride with incomparable views of the magnificent Zillertal Alps surrounding Mayrhofen. The 33 comfortable gondolas of the new Penkenbahn can seat 24 persons and have a conveyance capacity of up to 2,880 person per hour, banishing queues into a thing of the past - for both ascents and descents. Because when the "evening rush hour" comes around, there is additional standing room for another 8 persons per cabin. This increases the conveyance capacity to 3,840 persons per hour, thereby guaranteeing a fast and convenient descent back down to the valley.

Above all, in the event of a system standstill (technical defect, emergency, power failure)  the new Penkenbahn concept ensures that lift operations continue with two independent emergency drives. For this reason, new 3S Bahn requires no rescue and recovery system. Ski gear can be stowed away in spacious and comfortable depots in the mountain and valley terminals. Equipment hire, a shop and service facilities all ensure a superb skiing experience. Unencumbered, visitors can stroll down the high street or indulge in a spot of après ski.


All technical enthusiasts can follow Penkenbahn developments from April onwards in a construction diary.


During the construction period for the new Penkenbahn in summer 2015, the Mayrhofner Bergbahnen Cable Car Co will continue to provide access to Action Mount Penken with the Horbergbahn, followed by the 4 seater Lärchwald chairlift. During the summer operating hours, a free shuttle service from Mayrhofen via Schwendau will provide convenient access to the Horbergbah, where free parking is also available.

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Ski Resort Mayrhofen-Hippach

Action Mount Penken & Leisure Mount Ahorn

Guests that have chosen a ski holiday in Mayrhofen-Hippach in Tirol will find an impressive 135 kilometres of pistes, 100% of which is equipped with artificial snow making facilities - just in case mother nature is sparing with the white stuff. 

The slopes of the Mayrhofen ski resort can be accessed using 55 modern lift system daily from 8.00 to 16.30 hrs.


Familiarize yourself with our diverse ski resort using our Interactive Piste Plan.


Information on the current snow conditions can be obtained via our HOTLINE: 0043 (0) 5285 6760 or online.

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Action Mount Penken

An exciting piste experience

The Penken ski region has been interlinked for some years now with the Finkenberg, Rastkogel and Eggalm resorts, resulting in one of the largest and most varied ski regions in Austria.


The Harakiri Piste is a particularly exciting highlight, with 78 % gradient - Austria`s steepest piste. The Vans Penken Park is ready and waiting for boarders and freeskiers with 6 areas available for every level of ability. 

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Leisure Mount Ahorn

An insider tip for beginners, novices and families.

Sporty skiers won`t be able to resist the 5.5 kilometre valley run down to Mayrhofen.


The White Lounge is yet another highlight: A combination of Igloo Bar, Igloo Hotel and Chill-out Area. Relaxing in deck chairs with fab views and great lounge music during the days. One of the most exclusive overnight experiences in Zillertal in the evening...

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