Zell Am See Ski Holidays
Austria

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The Austrian resort town of Zell am See sits by the Lake Zell in the Kitzbühel Alps, at an altitude of 775 metres above sea level, with slopes running up to an impressive 3,030m. With idyllic location, picturesque views and bags of Alpine charm, Zell am See attracts a broad range of visitors all year round for its diverse range of winter and summer activities.

During winter, the ski slopes offer a modest yet varied 138 kilometres of groomed runs to explore. Chairlifts and gondolas are by and large swift and modern, allowing for easy access to the terrain available. The slopes sweep down from the soaring peaks through wooden forest to the pretty lakeside — with 34% blue, 43% red and 23% black runs to explore — and the views are pretty spectacular.

Zell am See is perhaps best suited to intermediate skiers keen to push themselves from blue-level pistes to red or black. There’s good scope to cover a broad range of terrain and gradient to challenge keen improvers and seasoned skiers alike, but there’s not a great deal of terrain suited to complete beginners. For that, you’re better off in resorts like Obergurgl or St Anton’s Nasserein area. Experts can tackle Zell am See’s diverse black runs and, for high-altitude skiing and back-country exploring, there’s the mighty Kitzsteinhorn glacier in neighbouring Kaprun to enjoy (covered on the Zell am See lift pass).

This is a lively and vibrant mountain town, with little by way of learner slopes compared to many other Austrian resorts of this size. As such, it’s not a particularly strong resort choice for families. Ski access is generally easy though, and there’s a good range of activities to engage in away from the slopes.

Visitors to Zell am See coming in search of terrain parks, half pipes and rollers will not be disappointed, as across the valleys of Zell and Kaprun, there’s a great range of parks with jumps and hits to suit freestyle skiers and boarders of all levels. The Rome Fun Park on the Schmittenhöhe is a great place to practise, and the Glacier Park on the Kitzsteinhorn is ideal for advanced freestylers looking to push things up a notch. Set at an altitude of 2,900 metres, the park is home to Austria’s biggest super-pipe — 160 metres long and 6 metres high. If you don’t fancy taking the leap, you can simply sit in the stands and watch the brave riders doing their thing!

For freeride skiers and boarders in search of powder, Zell am See is a strong spot to be in. It’s high, snow-sure and steep, with plenty of challenging off-piste terrain to carve through. If the local slopes round Zell am Zee get a little samey, swing over to neighbouring Kaprun for double the fun.

On the accommodation front, Zell am See offers a broad range of accommodation options suted to a wide range of budgets and requirements. There are plenty of welcoming and traditional hotel to choose from, complemented by a small but well-rounded range of catered ski chalets with flights and transfers included from the UK.

Reaching Zell am See from the UK is easiest from Salzburg Airport, which lies 80 kilometres from the resort. The drive takes about 1.5 hours, depending on conditions and traffic on the day.
True to form for an Austrian ski resort, Zell am See is lively and offers plenty of welcoming and fun après ski. Whether you’re staying up the mountain and kicking off your skis, or coming back down to resort for a well-deserved drink, you’ll fnd what you’re looking for among the diverse bars and cafes of Zell am See. Venues such as Beachclub, Gin House, Dolls, Castle Bar, City Bar, Gallery Point and A Bit of Irish welcome thirsty visitors for friendly happy-hours, with drinking and dancing into the night.
Away from the groomed slopes, terrain parks and powder fields, Zell am See offers plenty of ways to keep you entertained. From leisure centres, spa and wellness facilities and ice-skating to cross-country skiing, curling and tobogganing, it’s hard to be bored here!

Indoor Pool

Steinergasse 3-5

Zell am See

 +43 6542 785 0

Spa & Wellness Centre

Platz 1

Kaprun

Zell am See

+43 6547 2040 0

Indoor Racket Sports

Zell am See

+43 6542 572 62

Zell am See offers a diverse range of eateries, cafes and restaurants to cater for a wide range of budgets and menu preferences.

Good for Couples

Seerestaurant

Thumersbacher Straße 34

Zell am See

+43 6542 7211511

Good for Couples

Hotel Traube

Seegasse 4

Zell am See

+43 6542 72368

Good for Couples

Ban Thai

Brucker Bundesstraße 39

Zell am See

+43 6542 21438

Good for Family

Giuseppe Pizzeria

Kirchengasse 1

Zell am See

+43 6542 723730

Good for Family

Deins & Meins

Schloßpl 5

Zell am See

+43 6542 47244

Good for Friends

Paletti

Wilhelm-Fazokas-Straße 219

Zell am See

+43 6547 7778

Good for Friends

Schnaps Hans Alm-Bar

Schmitten 20

Zell am See

+43 6542 72489

Parents in need of childcare in Zell am See can turn to the resort’s Ski & Snowboardschule Zell am See. They offer ski lessons and childcare for children aged two and upwards. Aside from this, there are a number of accommodation options in the resort where UK flights, transfers, food and accommodation can be rolled up into one tidy package, including free childcare services for children aged between 3 and 12.

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RESORT STATISTICS

  • ALTITUDE

    762m

  • LONGEST PISTE

    8km

  • HIGHEST SKI LIFT

    3029m

  • TOTAL LIFTS

    55

  • TOTAL PISTE

    138km