Ahorn

January 22, 2024  |  Mayrhofen, Austria
Tristner (2767 m) towers above the Filzenstadl bar at the top of the Ahorn ski area above Mayrhofen.

Tristner (2767 m) towers above the Filzenstadl bar at the top of the Ahorn ski area above Mayrhofen.

This morning we skied at Ahorn, a tiny ski area accessed the gigantic Ahornbahn tram right out of Mayrhofen. The tram is supposedly the largest cable car in Austria; it's roughly the size of two busses stuck together side by side and holds up to 160 people! The ski area is situated on an arm of the Ahornspitze and has several nice wide groomers up top, as well as a single (treacherously icy) piste that runs almost 1,400 vertical meters (~4,500 vertical feet) all the way back down to Mayrhofen.