Mayr lives in Innsbruck, where he's part-owner at the concept store Hitt und Söhne. Not only that, the 27-year-old has also invested in the Schorsch Bar in Munich and the tattoo studio "Ich und meine Katze" by rapper Sido. When Mayr is on the piste, he uses skis by the brand "Melt," of which he's also a part-owner.
Bene Mayr began his career as a mogul skier, but at age 16 he tore his cruciate ligament. After that, he changed to the halfpipe in slopestyle. After participating for the German Ski Association in the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, he shifted to freeriding. Mayr says that several injuries had disrupted him and the physical strain of jumping had become too great. Besides participating in the Olympics, Mayr's greatest successes were the awards of European Rider of the Year 2010 and Freeskier of the Year 2008, 2010, and 2012.