When snowdrops and crocuses thrust their way through the earth and the world is slowly bathed again in a luscious green, when the "Grausausläuter" boys parade through the village ringing cowbells to bid farewell to winter and speed up crop growth in meadows and fields - then it's time to take a leap of faith yourself and try out things you've always wanted to do.
Springtime skiing, for example. Take the first early-bird lift to the top of the mountain, to weave down pristine slopes in the morning, before stripping down to short sleeves at lunchtime on one of the panorama terraces of the mountain restaurants to soak up the spring sunshine with a glass of prosecco. That's spring skiing at its best - it makes the heart sing.
Or how about a pleasure bike tour along the Zillertal Cycle Path - from Mayrhofen to Schlitters? Fresh air, warming rays of sunshine on your skin, a spring-like breeze and view of the valley's nature bursting into life - now that's an extraordinary experience. Keen cyclists will tackle the return journey home by bike. But the more leisurely inclined can simply jump on the train and savour an easier ride back with the legendary Zillertalbahn train.
And then there's the Gauder Fest, which takes place on the first weekend in May. If you've never been to Austria's biggest spring and traditional costume festival, you haven't seen the quintessential Zillertal. There is a spectacular programme from Thursday to Sunday that caters for every taste: A fairground with rides, marquee with music events and official beer tapping, livestock exhibition, Gauder outdoor games, wrestling and the traditional parade are all integral elements of this event. You simply must experience it at least once in your life!