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Zell am See, Austria

With picturesque scenery, a great nightlife scene and 55 runs across 138km of slopes suiting all levels of skier and snowboarder, Zell am See is one of Austria's best loved resorts.

 

It sits on the shores of Lake Zell with the surrounding mountains rising up to a peak of 3030m thanks to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier in neighbouring Kaprun (covered on your lift pass).

At a glance...
  • 138km ski area
  • Charming medieval old town
  • Lively nightlife
  • Glacier in neighbouring Kaprun
  • Stunning lakeside setting
  • Saturday flying from Gatwick or Manchester
  • 1 hour 30 minute transfer

Head into Zell's charming old town for a magical medieval setting. Wander through the cobbled streets admiring the ancient buildings, many of which have been transformed in to hotels.

 

The town comes alive at night and offers an evening of après as relaxed or up-beat as you like. There's plenty of choice so make sure you get out and explore this wonderful mountain town. 

On the mountain

Beginners will love the gentle slopes around the Scmittenhöhe, while intermediates and advanced discover the resort’s wide-open, tree-lined red and black runs.

 

The 3030m Kitzsteinhorn Glacier in nearby Kaprun has wonderful snowy slopes and is perfect for freeriding, plus it’s easily accessible via free ski bus. And just 15 minutes away you’ll find a further 270km of piste in Saalbach and Hinterglemm, just upgrade to the Salzburger Superski Pass for this.

Zell am See resort stats

Resort altitude: 755m

Skiing altitude: 755m to 3030m

Ski area size: 138km in Europa Ski Region

Number of runs: 55

Range of runs: 42% blue, 35% red and 23% black

Lifts: 20 drags, 17 chairlifts and 13 cable cars

Night skiing: No

Cross country trails: 40km

Snowmaking: 100% runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

Zell am See travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick or Manchester

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Salzburg

Flying time: approx. 2 hours 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Off the mountain

The centre of Zell am See is lively and picturesque due to its medieval history. There’s a great selection of shops, cafés and bars for breaking up all the skiing, and it becomes simply magical in the winter when Lake Zell freezes over!

 

The town and most hotels are just a five minutes’ walk from the City Express gondola.

Zell am See's offers

Save some money for après with our ski and board offers...

 

7 days equipment hire for the price of 6

 

Free helmet hire for kids aged 4-12 when pre-booking equipment and free equipment for kids aged 4-10 when 2 adults pre-book theirs

 

Free lift passes for under 6's available in resort

Don't miss...

Try winter classics like tobogganing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating or go watch an ice hockey match. Or why not take a day out and head in to Salzburg. It's a stunning place and well worth a visit.

 

Zell has some great shopping and plenty of dining options too. There are lively bars and clubs for the night owls, or quieter cafés, bars and cosy stüberls for those looking for something a bit more laid-back. 

Grand Hotel

Grand Hotel

Zell am See , Austria

From £705pp
Hotel Lebzelter

Hotel Lebzelter

Zell am See , Austria

From £419pp
Hotel Der Waldhof

Hotel Der Waldhof

Zell am See , Austria

From £629pp
Hotel Traube

Hotel Traube

Zell am See , Austria

From £375pp
Hotel Alpine Resort

Hotel Alpine Resort

Zell am See , Austria

From £609pp
Hotel St Georg

Hotel St Georg

Zell am See , Austria

From £659pp
Hotel Neue Post

Hotel Neue Post

Zell am See , Austria

From £565pp