Mayrhofen is known as the great chameleon of all ski resorts: it can be exactly what you want it to be, depending on your style and mood. This rustic Austrian resort has long been one of the most popular in the Alps... and not just for its snowy slopes!
Along with skiing opportunities beyond your wildest dreams, there are plenty of thrills to be had off-piste. If you’re looking for some fun-filled adventures when night falls, why not check out the resort’s lively après ski scene? We’ve put together a list of the top five hangouts to see and to be seen in.
Europop blares out of this bar long before the ski runs close, so you can get a head start on your après-ski. For scrummy international cuisine and a cold beer on the sunny terrace, stop by this lively bar-cum-pub on your way down the slopes.
The White Lounge
The White Lounge is an ice hotel, and is literally the coolest place to be seen when the sun goes down. This candlelit igloo offers a surprisingly cosy atmosphere, which is perfect for sipping cocktails and chatting with fellow ski bunnies while you take in some spectacular views of the sunset. What’s more, you can get the evening off to a swinging start on the dance floor, where waiters skate around with drinks. Pretty cool, huh?
This serious party venue is always filled with skiing fanatics of all nationalities. Open from mid-afternoon to 2am, you’ll be able to party hard to the best live music and DJs. What are you waiting for?
What an apt name for a revamped police station! This venue has a very British, pub-like atmosphere. With a range of bar food on offer, ranging from pizzas to crisps to nuts, you're sure to find something to tempt you. When you're ready to hang up your skis, head down to this cosy venue and enjoy meeting the locals and other visitors.
For slick sophistication, the funky Harakiri Bar doesn't disappoint. This ultra-cool venue attracts a sophisticated crowd, so grab your cocktail and people watch while you chill out to the latest tunes under neon lights. For some late après-ski action, raise the roof and dance till you drop!
The Best Way to Relax
I don't want to be a kill-joy, but perhaps the most important way of preparing for your fun-filled trip is by taking out winter sports travel insurance. Yes, I know it's not the most enjoyable thing to think about before your holiday, but you don't want minor (or major) accidents spoiling your fun. So while you swish down the slopes James Bond style or table dance until you drop, make sure that your holiday is unforgettable for all the right reasons by investing in winter sports travel insurance before you jet off. Now all there’s left to say is: Prost!
Patrick Chong is the Managing Director of InsureMore, an award-winning team of specialists in global single trip, annual, family and winter sports travel insurance. Besides offering great deals on travel insurance, Patrick also collects and shares the best free travel competitions to help his clients get the most out of their holidays.