Skiing in Zell am See

Country: Austria

In a nutshell: A gorgeous lakeside town with great intermediate skiing and a glacier for guaranteed snow

We like:

  • The lakeside location is magical, especially in mid-winter when the lake is frozen over
  • Zell is a decent sized town, so there’s lots on offer in addition to the skiing.
  • The skiing is varied and suited skiers of all abilities, especially intermediates
  • Kaprun’s excellent Kitzsteinhorn glacier is on the same lift pass for high altitude skiing

We don’t like:

  • The skiing in Zell am See is at a low altitude, and so snow can be variable outside of mid-winter
  • Many of the hotels are a bus ride away from the lifts

SKI INFORMATION

  • Resort altitude: 750m
  • Highest lift: 3,030m
  • Lowest piste: 750m
  • Transfer time from most convenient airport:
    • Salzburg: 1h15m
    • Innsbruck: 2h10m
    • Munich: 2h30m
  • Number of lifts: 49
  • Number of runs: 
      • Blue: 22
      • Red: 24
      • Black: 13
  • Ski area size: Moderate – 138km of piste

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

RESORT DESCRIPTION

Zell am See is a medieval town sat on the shores of one of Austria’s most beautiful lakes. The stunning location is matched by the town itself, the pedestrianised town centre is really lovely, with lots of shops, bars and restaurants. It’s a decent sized town with a lot to offer both skiers and non-skiers alike.

Most of the skiing takes place on the Schmittenhohe, a horseshoe shapes mountain that rises above Zell. It offers mainly intermediate cruising both above and below the treeline, with some beginner-friendly blues and more challenging black runs thrown in for good measure. The mountain is dotted with cosy restaurants to eat in, most of which serve great food at very reasonable prices.

Ten minutes up the road is Kaprun, which can be accessed by the regular bus. Kaprun is a traditional alpine village with high altitude skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier – one of Europe’s best glaciers for skiing. The two resorts are very different, so on a Zell am See ski holiday you can have two very different holiday experiences in one.

Zell am See is a good choice for beginners, providing they don’t mind a bit of faff getting to and from the ski lifts. There are good nursery slopes (although snow quality on them can be an issue from March onwards), and nice gentle runs to progress to higher up the mountain.

Intermediates will get the most out of the ski area. There’s some fantastic blue and red cruising to be had, along with some easy black runs for the more adventurous. Together with Kaprun the area is big enough to keep most happy for a week, especially given the variety of the skiing.

With the exception of the odd black run, there’s not a great deal to keep advanced skiers happy on piste. There is some fantastic off-piste skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn (a guide is essential), and Kaprun also has one of Austria’s best snowparks for freestylers.

Schloss Prielau

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-18
3 nights

FROM£490 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant

Hotel Glasererhaus

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-17
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£214 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Ski hire on site
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Hotel Feinschmeck

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£249 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Mini-market on site

Der Sonnberg Hotel Garni

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-16
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£551 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi

Hotel Heitzmann

Zell am See, Austria
2020-01-04
7 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£805 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Grand Hotel Zell Am See

Zell am See, Austria
2020-04-13
3 nights
Half board
FROM£360 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Kids' club

Pension Max

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-17
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£214 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Central location

Hotel Tirolerhof

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-14
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£261 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Hammam

AlpenParks Residence Zell am See

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-15
3 nights

FROM£544 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi

Living Schönwies

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-16
3 nights

FROM£484 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Swimming pool
  • Mini-market on site

Romantik Hotel Zell am See

Zell am See, Austria
2020-03-26
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£301 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Central location
  • Hammam
  • Mini-market on site

Two Timez Boutique Hotel

Zell am See, Austria
2020-01-04
7 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£805 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Zell Lake View & City Apartments

Zell am See, Austria
2020-04-07
3 nights

FROM£312 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Central location

MAVIDA Wellnesshotel & Sport Zell am See

Zell am See, Austria
2020-01-26
3 nights

FROM£326 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Hammam

Apartment Rohani

Zell am See, Austria
2020-01-13
4 nights

FROM£522 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi

SKI-N-LAKE City Apartments

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-14
3 nights

FROM£290 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Central location

Hotel Latini

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-17
3 nights

FROM£221 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Hammam
  • Mini-market on site

Chalet Struber

Zell am See, Austria
2020-03-28
4 nights

FROM£1087 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi

Apartments Tevini by we rent

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-17
3 nights

FROM£322 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi

Landhaus Gitti Hotel Garni

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-20
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£267 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Ski hire on site

AlpenParks Residence Zell am See Areitbahn

Zell am See, Austria
2020-04-15
3 nights

FROM£478 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi

Appartements Trinker

Zell am See, Austria

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Villa Klothilde

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-16
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£207 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Central location

Hotel Stadt Wien

Zell am See, Austria
2020-01-07
3 nights

FROM£681 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Hammam

Hotel Der Schütthof

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-16
3 nights

FROM£166 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Bar
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Ski hire on site
  • Mini-market on site

Apartmenthaus Seilergasse by we rent

Zell am See, Austria

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Ski hire on site
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location

Hotel Zum Hirschen

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-14
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£266 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Spa & wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Hotel Berner Zell am See

Zell am See, Austria
2020-04-11
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£967 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available

Apartment O'Hara

Zell am See, Austria
2020-04-14
4 nights

FROM£1095 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Haus Tipperary by we rent

Zell am See, Austria

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Lake View Suites Villa Julia by we rent

Zell am See, Austria

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

5 Seasons House Zell am See

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-18
3 nights

FROM£288 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Internet available

Appartement ANBLICK

Zell am See, Austria
2020-04-16
3 nights

FROM£424 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Alpine city living by we rent

Zell am See, Austria

nights

FROM£0 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Apartment Summer & Winter Fun

Zell am See, Austria
2020-04-14
3 nights

FROM£370 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Internet available

Hotel Grüner Baum

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-16
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£204 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Glocknerhof

Zell am See, Austria
2020-03-02
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£287 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Spa & wellness
  • Steam room
  • Swimming pool
  • Easy walk to slopes / lift
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Pension Margarete

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-15
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£321 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available

Hotel Fischerwirt

Zell am See, Austria
2019-12-14
3 nights
Breakfast included
FROM£266 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski hire on site
  • Central location
  • Internet available

Alpine Resort Zell am See

Zell am See, Austria
2020-03-15
4 nights
Half board
FROM£730 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Sauna
  • Ski hire on site
  • Swimming pool
  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Hammam
  • Internet available

Berhotel Schmittenhöhe

Zell am See, Austria
2020-03-08
3 nights
Half board
FROM£397 per person

Resort highlights

  • Short Transfer
  • Apres ski
  • Family friendly
  • High altitude
  • Traditional charm
  • Great for beginners
  • Great for intermediates
  • Great for snowboarders

Accommodation highlights

  • Ski in / ski out location
  • Internet available
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