A picturesque location situated on the edge of glistening Lake Zell with a backdrop of the Schmittenhöhe Mountain lies the mesmerising Zell am See ski resort.
Zell am See rests in the centre of the Europa Sport Region, one of Austria’s most popular ski resorts. All levels of skiing are catered for with a wide range of challenging and courageous slopes, daring moguls, powder runs and some fabulous tree-lined routes. Equipped with a 130m half pipe and fun park for keen snowboarders Zell am See is a perfect location for any school ski trip.
Throughout the peak of the winter season Lake Zell is known to freeze over not only providing a breath-taking view but also allowing tourists and village residents to walk across the thick sheet of ice, whilst group activities are available such as curling and ice-skating on the Lake. The centre itself is renowned for its friendly and warm welcome making it an extremely tourist-friendly destination. It boasts authenticity with its local restaurants, attractive buildings, quaint shops and cafes and its pedestrianised traffic-free centre with narrow cobbled roads.
Zell am See provides tree lined skiing recommended for beginners and intermediates however there are several black pistes for the more experienced skiers. The resort supplies 55 lifts, so your day won’t be spent waiting in ques allowing you more time to enjoy the spectacular views from the peak. Once you are able to pry yourself away from the breath-taking sights which overlook the glimmering Lake Zell and the glaciers of Grossglockner the slopes await.
The smooth nursery slopes are perfect for beginners and there is an abundance of blue runs at the peak of the mountain with the option of taking the gondola back down to the village if you prefer. To the north of Zell am See lies stimulating red runs for more intermediate skiers where they can try out some more challenging routes including The Schutt which is a 4 mile trail.
Advanced skiers have several long, steep black routes many of which are mogulled and the vast area of Schmittenhöhe in equipped with 8km declines which descend through the tranquil forest and an exhilarating 1,200 vertical drop to test the braveries of any adventurous skiers. If all this isn’t enough then you can test your skills on the magnificent World Cup Downhill courses, including the 4km Trass run.
Along with all these amazing pistes Zell am See is also known for its great off-piste powder when conditions are permitting.
- Resort Height: 3029m
- No. of Lifts: 55
- No. of Trails: 59
- Easy Runs: 31
- Medium Runs: 19
- Difficult Runs: 9
- Skiable Area: 130km
- Longest Run: 6km
- Snow Making: 90%
- Lift Pass: Europa Snow-Sport Area
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Sports Centre
- Mountain Railway
- Fondue & Tyrolean Evenings
- Shops & Cafés