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Harakiri Ski Slope, Austria

From series “Top 13 Furious Ski Resorts and Pistes”
The name of 'Harakiri' ski slope, located on the territory of the Austrian health resort Mayrhoven, speaks for itself and completely reflects the level of its complexity. 'Harakiri' is considered to be the steepest ski slope in Austria. On some of their routes the inclination forms 78 degrees. Not even all professional athletes manage to overcome such a difficult run, not to mention self-assured amateur athletes.

Harakiri Ski Slope, Austria Severe shocks, breaks and contortions - so only the most harmless consequences the inexperienced skiers can get after the impetuous and short descent. The world-famous sportsman Tobias Fankhauser was one of the first to take advantage of the 'black' course and to use it for regular training sessions. He held the successful descent to 'Harakiri' piste for the highest sports performance. Today, many coaches are working on the health resort, which prepare athletes and anyone interested in the descent on one of the most difficult ski runs.

The professionals think that literally every person with a proper level of preparation can overcome this piste. You just have to consider the right skiing technique. Today the special warning signs in different languages ​​are placed on one of the most dangerous slopes in the world. In addition to the ski slopes, the trainers and the doctors are always on duty. It is recommended to ski on the other 'black' ski slopes of the Mayrhoven in front of the 'Harakiri' slope. Next - Santa Caterina Valfurva

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Fuel station: 'IQ Tankstelle Mayrhofen' in 0.15 km
Supermarket: 'Spar Markt' in 0.51 km
Apotheek: 'Steinbock-Apotheke' in 0.4 km
Police station: 'Mayrhofen' in 0.48 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'WINWIN Mayrhofen' in 0.08 km
Railway station: 'Bahnhof Zillertalbahn' in 0.18 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Kranebitten Airport INN - in 40 km
 »  Bolzano Airport BZO - in 88 km
 »  Belluno Airport BLX - in 99 km
 »  W. A. Mozart Airport SZG - in 110 km
 »  Furstenfeldbruck Airport FEL - in 123 km
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Villa Thomas

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The Erlebniss Bad Mayrhofen Outdoor Pool is reachable in a 5-minute walk. Restaurants are in the vicinity of the property. Ski bus stop is right in … More: photo, rates and booking

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The house accommodates two, nearly identically decorated properties. The décor is modern, really warm and comfortable. The property has a balcony. … More: photo, rates and booking

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Hotel Zillerhof

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The Alpine-style rooms all come with a sofa bed, a flat-screen satellite TV, and a balcony or terrace with mountain views. Each bathroom is equipped … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Harakiri Ski Slope - Mayrhofen

Beautiful Mayrhofen is not deprived of some historical charm. Despite the size, there are many landmarks and symbolic places in this town. Some places are truly unique and it’s not possible to see something similar in any other place in the world. The White Lounge complex is one of such places. This landmark looks like a small village with houses made of snow. White Lounge is an unusual hotel complex, so it’s possible to stay in any of these houses. It’s important to mention that this place is incredibly popular, so, as a rule, the houses are booked for many days in advance. White Lounge is open in winter only as not only the houses but also all items inside them are made of snow and ice. Travelers, who prefer to stay in more comfortable places, can simply spend some time in the bar that is open in one of the houses. Everything in the bar is made of ice.

There are also some unusual and interesting architectural landmarks in the resort, such as Karg-Haus . This building is located in one of the central streets of the town – Scheulingstraße. Karg-Haus is the result of work of Patricia Karg, famous artist and designer. The building has an unusual round shaped façade painted in bright colors and has virtually nothing in similar to classic houses that surround it. Currently, Karg-Haus is home to numerous popular restaurants and bars, as well as famous shops that are very popular with shopaholics.
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