My Favourite Ski Runs In Tirol III: The Harakiri in Mayrhofen

The Harakiri in Mayrhofen is the most demanding slope in the Zillertal and #mywinterintirol list could not fail to include this run, one of the best known in the Alps.


Mount Penken. Mayrhofen. Picture: Ski Paradise

Mayrhofen is a ski town in the Zillertal in the Austrian state of Tirol. Located approximately an hour by car from Innsbruck, near the Hintertux glacier, the ski domain is divided in two ski areas: Mount Ahorn and Mount Penken with the three ski resorts of Finkenberg, Rastkogel, and Eggalm. Thanks to 58 modern lifts and 142 kilometers of perfectly prepared pistes of all difficulty levels, everyone from beginners to pros will have a variety of ways to have fun skiing.


Last week I was in Mayrhofen to ride the piste which claims to be the steepest slope in Austria: 78 percent! With this slope, the Harakiri is even steeper than a ski jump and if you fall, for sure you are not going to stop until you reach the bottom of the piste.


The Harakiri Run in Mayrhofen. Picture: Ski Paradise.

The Harakiri Run is located in the Mount Penken ski area in the Horbergtal. To reach it you must take the 6-person Knorren Chairlift.

The legendary Piste 34 was opened in the 2003–2004 winter season. The overall length of the Harakiri is 2 kilometers but the steepest part is about 400 meters long.<