Ski Austria

Zell am See Ski Resort Guide

Ski Austria

Zell am See Ski Resort Guide

Zell am See Ski Resort Guide

Zell am See in the morning photo

Zell am See

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Run back to Zell, Zell am See photo

Zell am See

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Quiet Slope, Zell am See photo

Zell am See

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Black 13 "The Standard", Zell am See photo

Zell am See

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Zell am See photo

Zell am See

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Slope Stats

  • 2000m

  • 1242m

  • 758m

  • Acres of ski:-
  • Pistes:29
  • Snowmaking:100%
  • Halfpipes:1
  • Terrain Parks:1
  • X-Country:50 km
  • beginner42%
  • intermediate38%
  • advanced20%

An old city of stately buildings, Zell am See is a delightful place to stroll in, when you are not skiing. The town sits on a mini-peninsula that juts into a pretty alpine lake. Above the town of Zell am See is the Schmittenhöhe (Schmittenhoehe) ski area, with 46 miles (77 kms) of groomed slopes in open snowfields at the top and trails through the trees on lower sections. But this is only part of the attraction. Zell (Zell am See) is partnered with Kaprun and marketed with the smaller village as the Zell am See-Kaprun region. Kaprun (10 minutes away by bus) has vast snowfields on the glacier under the Kitzsteinhorn mountain. Statistics for the overall region include 80 miles of marked trails, 56 lifts, a highest vertical of more than 2270 metres and a longest run of six kilometres. The nearest airport for Zell am See is Salzburg.

Travel

  • Nearest Airport:Salzburg
  • Nearest Train Station:Zell am See
  • Tourist Office Phone:+43 0 6542 770 0
  • Tourist Office Website:www.zellamsee-kaprun.com
  • Slopeside accommodation:yes
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Lifts

  • Season opens:29 Nov 2019
  • Season closes:13 Apr 2020
  • Lifts:26 (7 cable cars, 10 chair lifts, 9 surface lifts)
  •   7
  •   10
  •   9

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Information supplied 2 Dec 2012

Latest Snow Reportview full snow report

  • Issued:24 Jan
  • Last Snowfall:20 January 2020
  • Snow Depth (upper):
    122
    cm
  • Snow Depth (lower):
    30
    cm
  • Piste:Packed powder or groomed snow
  • Off-piste:-

Today’s Weather (1379 m)view full snow forecast

night
partly cloudy
5 SSW5
3 °CF-Level
2000m
AM
partly cloudy
0 W0
3 °CF-Level
1750m
PM
cloudy
0 SSW0
2 °CF-Level
1800m

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Visitor Reviews of Zell am See

Richard from United Kingdom writes:

Zell is a massive compromise.
The town itself is lovely. Some genuinely interesting architecture and history, a great ice rink and ice hockey team, the swimming pool in the town is amazing with slides and boards as well as the best burgers and pizzas anywhere! The town has a 90 minute train ride from Salzburg for less than €15 at the best times.
However, the skiing is pretty poor on the Schmittenhoe. It's a days worth for an average intermediate, is badly laid out, has a couple of pointless cable cars and it takes 3 lifts to get to the summit from most entry points, bizarre. For a ‘bowl’ type hill it’s a mess due to a legacy of strange lift choices and designs. Most of the runs are pretty short and limited.
The SchnappsHans development on the summit is a gruesome eyesore now, which dwarfs the iconic Sisi Chapel, and drags the hill into the French domain of ugly buildings in incongruous places, a real shame.
The new 2019 link to Saalbach opens up your eyes to a far better skiing domain. The ZellExpress is a fine new gondola, quick and efficient. Again it doesn’t quite take you to the summit but leaves you needing more lifts to access the mountain. The new red slope off the back of the Schmittenhoe down to the Saalbach valley is steep in places and icy most of the time as it gets no sun. Once in Saalbach the valley provides a more extensive and simpler place to ski with endless linked blue and red runs providing opportunity for all. Alternatively, take the 680 bus from Zell for €5 and you’re there in 30 mins.
Kaprun and the Kitzsteinhorn provide great views and glacier skiing, but again it's a fair haul for limited skiing although some free-ride expanse can be found.
In all, its a great town with much to like; however, it's as complex and hard work to get around as Chamonix with far less ski domain and even more walking!

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Closest to Zell am See

  • Salzburg, Austria57km
  • Rosenheim, Germany78km
  • Innsbruck, Austria103km
  • Villach, Austria113km
  • Munich-Riem Airport, Germany122km

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  • Kitzsteinhorn, Austria16km
  • Grosses Wiesbachhorn, Austria18km
  • Hohe Dock, Austria21km
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  • Granatspitze, Austria26km

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