Zell am See is a stunning lakeside town with wooded ski runs above that show glimpses of the attractive frozen lake below. We love Zell am See because of its town like feel, rather than the traditional chalet buildings of many Austrian ski resorts. The lake simply enhances the feeling that you are staying somewhere quite different from the traditional Austrian ski resort.
The skiing has the added benefit of being a short bus ride from the glacier at Kaprun covered by the same ski pass.
The mountains are set in an unusual horseshoe shape, with lifts access from Schuttdorf and from the centre of Zell.
The skiing in Zell am See suits all levels of skiers, beginners need to head to Schuttdorf, where the best nursery slopes are located, another is at Schmittental, the progression slopes are excellent.
Intermediates skiers will probably get the most out of the skiing in Zell am See, the reds and some of the blacks will be easy to manage, we especially, love the Ladies downhill run, when the snow is good on this black, its one of the best for intermediates to take their first black. The snow of the glacier is always good, even in August when Europe’s race teams practice here.
Advanced skiers will enjoy some of the blacks which in good snow are a blast, in ice a lot more challenging. The off-piste skiing is limited but there some good variable gradients, of course the glacier at Kaprun means you will always have good snow.... Read more