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Zell am See

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, Manchester or Birmingham
  • 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

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 piste map

Zell am See resort stats

Resort altitude: 755m

Skiing altitude: 755m to 3030m

Ski area size: 138km in Europa Ski Region

Number of runs: 62

Range of runs: 40% blue, 44% red and 16% black

Lifts: 15 drags, 17 chairlifts and 15 cable cars

Night skiing: Yes

Cross country trails: 40km

Snowmaking: 100% runs covered

Resort bus: Yes

Zell am See travel info

Zell am See travel info

Departure airports: Gatwick, Manchester or Birmingham

Departure day: Saturday

Arrival airport: Salzburg

Flying time: approx. 2 hours 

Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes

Off the mountain

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...


Free lift pass for the group leader when 12+ people book and each pre-book a lift pass


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...

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. 

Hotel Stadt Wien

Hotel Stadt Wien

Zell am See , Austria

From £985pp
Hotel Neue Post

Hotel Neue Post

Zell am See , Austria

From £755pp
The bar area

Hotel Lebzelter

Zell am See , Austria

From £755pp
Hotel Der Waldhof

Hotel Der Waldhof

Zell am See , Austria

From £795pp
An Austrian twin

Hotel Traube

Zell am See , Austria

From £759pp