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Zell am See Resort Overview

Located in the state of Salzburg in Austria, Zell am See sits at an altitude of 755m, with its highest ski lift reaching up to 2,000m. This charming resort is a gateway to the Schmittenhöhe ski area, offering 77km of diverse, skiable terrain.

The resort brims with traditional Austrian charm, offering a mixture of hotel and apartment-style accommodations, many of which are ski-in-ski-out. Zell am See enjoys a long ski season typically running from late November to late April, with the snow-covered village creating a winter wonderland setting.

Skiing in Zell am See

Zell am See offers a rewarding skiing experience for all levels of skiers. The Schmittenhöhe ski pass provides access to the 28 lifts in Zell am See and over 77km of pistes.

For beginners, there are several gentle slopes including the Falleggweg and the Glocknerwiese. For intermediate skiers, Zell am See boasts a plethora of exciting slopes such as the Trassabfahrt and the Schüttabfahrt. 

The resort is also a paradise for advanced skiers, offering challenging slopes like the Direttissima and the Trass, with its 70% gradient. Not forgetting the snowboarders, Zell am See has a vast snowpark with numerous kickers, rails and boxes.

Is Zell am See Family-Friendly?

Zell am See is an excellent choice for families, with its pedestrian-friendly centre and an array of ski-in-ski-out accommodation. It also offers numerous family-friendly facilities, including dedicated children’s areas, a toboggan run and an ice rink. The resort also provides family pass deals and discounts for children under the age of 16.

Après-Ski Scene in Zell am See

The après-ski scene in Zell am See is buzzing with a mix of traditional pubs, stylish bars, and energetic nightclubs. The Crazy Daisy is a popular après-ski spot offering live music and a lively atmosphere. Other notable venues include the Villa Crazy Daisy, Greens XL and the Ginhouse.

Dining in Zell am See

Zell am See offers a gastronomic delight with restaurants serving both local and international cuisine. For traditional Austrian fare, Restaurant Kupferkessel is a must-visit. Deins & Meins offers a more modern dining experience, while for those looking for Italian cuisine, Villa Crazy Daisy is the place to go. 

How to Get To Zell am See

The most convenient way to reach Zell am See from the UK is by flying to Salzburg Airport (1h40m transfer), Munich Airport (2h30m), or Innsbruck Airport (2h30m). If you prefer to travel by train, Zell am See has its own train station. If you decide to drive, there are several car parks in and around the resort.

Zell am See Insider Tips

  • For a unique après-ski experience, head to the Off Piste Bar. 
  • Enjoy a magical evening ride on the Ebenbergbahn, taking in the stunning views of the Zeller See.
  • Treat your palate to a wine tasting session at the Wine Factory.
  • Experience the thrill of night skiing on the Ebenbergbahn slope every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.


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