Skiing in Zell Am See
A bustling mountain town Zell am See is a traditional mountain resort with true Austrian charm. It offers a good range of shops, restaurants, bars and cafes; it even hosts one of the few mountain McDonalds! As well as the usual amenities you would expect to find - banks, supermarket, post office, chemist.
Skiing and boarding in Zell am See
The region offers something for everyone. The Schmittenhohe boasts 77km of terrain, much of it challenging and steep, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier is popular among freeriders. With Austria's biggest super pipe, situated in the Kitzsteinhorn snowpark (a gigantic 160 metres long and 6 metres high) even the best freeriders will be challenged. However the area is also a fantastic place for beginners and families - with the Maiskogel and Smittenhohe areas offering gentle slopes and even a family snowpark. With skiing on the glacier for 10 months of the year, you can be assured that Zell offers a good snow record, however it also has snow cannons on 94% of its slopes. It's easy to get around as there is a free bus service between Zell am See and Kaprun.
Doing More in Zell am See
There's plenty to do in Zell am See from the liveliest apres ski bars to swimming, iceskating, bowling, tobogganing, cross country skiing to nordic walking or perhaps take in an ice hockey match. For those who want to relax there is the fabulous Tauern Spa in Kaprun; Offering spa days with treatments, saunas, steam baths and pools. For the family the leisure centre in Zell am See offers a good pool complex with slide and toddler pool (complete with pirate ship!).
Zell makes an attractive base for holidaymakers who enjoy travelling around. Having a car makes it easy to visit numerous other resorts - including Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Bad Gastein-Bad Hofgastein, Wagrain, Schladming and Obertauern.
For the Non-Skier
The Tauern Spa is a fantastic place to unwind and relax and can be used by day visitors even if you aren't staying at the hotel there. The Top of Salzburg platform is also accessible to non skiers and offers a great view of the surrounding area.