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VAYA Zell am See

The luxury VAYA Zell am See is located on the slopes, next to the ski lifts on the Zell am See sun plateau. From the sunny terrace, you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the surrounding mountains and the Zeller See. The rooms are spacious and carefully furnished and all have a cosy seating area. The Tras Xpress, Sonnenalmbahn and Schmittenhöhebahn cable cars are right next to the hotel and no fewer than 3 runs directly to the hotel.

After a delightful day of skiing, you can completely relax in the wellness centre of VAYA Zell am See. You will find an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a Turkish steam bath and a hot tub to warm up here. Various massages and beauty treatments can also be booked for an additional fee. Austrian and international dishes are served in the restaurant with panoramic views of the ski slope. Half-board comprises a breakfast buffet and dinner with a choice of dishes and various buffets.

  • Directly by the slopes
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Panormic view

Room types

Double room Deluxe type
for 2 persons
  • surface approx. 25m²
  • 1 double bed
  • balcony
  • mini bar
  • television (flat screen)
  • radio
  • telephone
  • bathroom with: shower, toilet, hair dryer
Double room superior type
for 2 persons
  • surface approx. 25m²
  • 1 double bed
  • french balcony
  • mini bar
  • television (flat screen)
  • telephone
  • bathroom with: shower, toilet, hair dryer, bath robe

Board basis

The half board consists of:

- Weekly cocktail

- Extensive breakfast

- 4-course dinner (Menu or partly in buffet form)

- Vegetarian dishes are available on request

Halfboard

Tip!

* Half board includes breakfast buffet and 4-course dinner with salad bar (1x per week in buffet form)

* The swimming pool is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

* The spa is open from 3 p.m to 7 p.m

Location and surroundings

Distance to centre: distance: approx. 1,8 kilometres
Distance to airport salzburg approx. 78 kilometres
Distance to train station distance: approx. 2,5 kilometres
Distance to ski piste approx. 10 metres
Directly next to the ski piste.
Distance to ski bus stop approx. 100 metres ( ski bus free on showing your lift pass)
Distance to ski lift in sonnenalmbahn at approx. 50 meters: schmittenhöhebahn & trassxpress approx. 0,1 kilometres
Nearest shops distance: approx. 1,8 kilometres

Facilities

General Information
  • Official classification: 4 stars
  • total number of rooms: 66
  • class: luxurious
  • reception (open from 07:00 till 22:00 o'clock)
  • elevator
  • safe available (in the room; to use at reception)
  • lounge
  • breakfast area
  • food establishment: restaurant, à-la-carte restaurant (from december untill march)
  • drinking establishment: bar
  • television corner
  • library
  • accommodation not suitable for disabled persons
  • shuttle bus ( destination to zell am see & flughafen salzburg added costs)
  • parking
  • wireless internet in the room (free of charge), at the reception (free of charge)
  • bed linen included
  • bath towels included
  • cleaning room 7 times a week
  • pets not allowed
  • wireless internet available in the room: (free of charge)
  • baby cot: for all guests with age up to 1 (incl.) year (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
Optional facilities
  • place in car park: approx. 8,00 € per night (to be paid at resort)
  • pets, excl. food: on request approx. 30,00 € per piece per night (to be paid at resort)
  • pets deposit: approx. 100,00 € per stay (to be paid at resort)
Mandatory additional costs
  • tourist tax: for all guests with age up from 15 year approx. 2,05 € per person per night (to be paid at resort, obligated)
Restaurant/bar
  • food establishment: restaurant, à-la-carte restaurant (from december untill march)
  • drinking establishment: bar
Spa facilities
  • spa with:, open from 15:00 till 20:00 o'clock, (surface area: approx. 250 square metres) (free access): sauna, turkish steam bath, hot tub, relax area, massage (added costs), beauty treatments (added costs)
Swimming pools
  • indoor swimming pool (open from 08:00 till 20:00 o'clock, length: 11 meter, width 6 meter)(sunbeds)
Sports facilities
  • bike storage

Zell am See

Skiing in Zell am See

Ski holidays in the Zell am See take place in a lively and traditional town, right by the Zeller See, that offers the perfect combination of winter sports and Austrian culture. This combination makes skiing in Zell am See very popular among British winter holiday goers with thousands visiting every ski season.

A Zell am See ski holiday has lots to offer. The ski lifts depart directly from the centre of the town, there are 58km of trails in the valley perfect for cross-country skiing and there are loads of hiking routes that pass through the valley and over the pistes. For those who wish to have a day away from the slopes, you can go shopping in the car-free shopping streets, there are a number of terraces which have a fantastic view of the lake and on the top of Schmitten, you can enjoy a drink in one of the cosy mountain huts.

Schüttdorf

The neighbourhood of Schüttdorf is located around 2km from the old city centre in Zell am See. Schüttdorf is well-known for its lively après-ski options, adding even more fun to a Zell am See ski holiday. It is located around 2km from the old city centre and offers a shopping centre, bars with live music, famous bakeries and the largest nightclub within the region, Sunrise.

 

Zell am See

  • Very snow-sure
  • Versatile range of slopes
  • Practice lifts in the valley

Map

Zell am See - Kaprun

Zell am See - Kaprun is one of the most beautiful ski areas in Austria, offering over 140 kilometres of slopes that reach up to 3029 metres altitude. The area connects the popular ski resorts of Zell am See, Kaprun, Bruck, Piesendorf, and Maishofen. With the ZellamseeXpress, you can even expand your ski holiday into Viehhofen, giving you even more slopes to explore.

Skiing in Zell am See - Kaprun

The Zell am See - Kaprun ski area is situated like an amphitheatre around both villages. With its high-altitude slopes, glacier skiing, and efficient snow cannon system, it offers guaranteed snow. You can take the Gletscherjet I and II cable cars up to the impressive Kitzsteinhorn glacier in no time at all. The slopes there are mostly blue runs, ideal for beginner and intermediate skiers. The Kitzsteinhorn ski area opens early in the season, so you can enjoy its famous glacier slopes and snowboarding parks from autumn until spring.

The Maiskogel is an excellent place to ski for families and beginners, thanks to its gentle slopes. It features a free admission beginners’ area, The Maisi Line, where both children and adults can practice their freestyle tricks in a safe environment.

For a diverse ski area that offers both thrills and family fun, the Schmittenhöhe is ideal. Schmidolin the Dragon is ready to help kids master their skiing skills at the Drachenpark, whilst the more experienced adults can challenge themselves on the Trass black run. The views from Schmittenhöhe’s slopes are particularly breathtaking, as they overlook the impressive Lake Zell.

Endless slopes to explore

With the arrival of the ZellamseeXpress, which connects the Zell am See - Kaprun ski area with Viehhofen, a new larger ski area has been created: Ski Alpin. If you book a Sunweb ski holiday package, your ski lift pass will always be included. By choosing one of the destinations we offer in Zell am See – Kaprun, you can explore three ski regions with just the pass included in your package. This Ski Alpin Card will grant you access to the Kitzsteinhorn, the Schmittenhöhe, and Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. That means you’ll have 408 kilometres of slopes to enjoy using just one card! With its ideal location close to other ski areas, Zell am See – Kaprun is perfect for a holiday packed with adventure and variety.

Location and surroundings

Distance to centre: distance: approx. 1,8 kilometres
Distance to airport salzburg approx. 78 kilometres
Distance to train station distance: approx. 2,5 kilometres
Distance to ski piste approx. 10 metres
Directly next to the ski piste.
Distance to ski bus stop approx. 100 metres ( ski bus free on showing your lift pass)
Distance to ski lift in sonnenalmbahn at approx. 50 meters: schmittenhöhebahn & trassxpress approx. 0,1 kilometres
Nearest shops distance: approx. 1,8 kilometres

Practical information

Capital:

The capital is Vienna.

Language:

The official language is German but English is widely spoken as well.

Time:

There is one hour time difference with the UK (GMT+1).

Money:

The official currency is the Euro.

Tipping:

It is customary in Austria to tip between 5% and 10% in bars and restaurants.

Food & Drink:

Austria is known for its Vienna Schnitzels and Glühwein. Tap water is safe for drinking.

Opening times shops:

Shops are usually open from Monday until Friday from 09.00 AM to 18.00 PM (some shops close during the afternoon). Most shops are closed on Sunday.

Travelling by car:

Snow chains are obligatory in the Alps. You need a toll permit for the motorways in Austria. You can buy the permit at the AA in the UK or in Austria at the major border crossings. The European Commission advises you to wear a safety reflector jacket in the event of a break down or accident. This vest can be purchased from the AA in the UK as well.

Voltage:

The voltage is 230 volt.

Mobile telephone:

UK mobile phones work in Austria as well.

Travel documents:

You need to be in the possession of a valid passport to travel to Austria.

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Flight information

You will fly into Salzburg Airport (SZG). Flight times can be seen during the booking process, based on your choice of regional airport.

Transfer

In the booking steps it is possible to book a transfer. If you book a transfer via Sunweb, it will be a shared transfer to and from the resort. The average transfer time to Zell am See is approximately 1.5 hours. For additional information about the transfer, click here.

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To keep the rating score and review content relevant for your upcoming trip, we archive reviews older than 36 months.

Only a customer who has booked through Sunweb Group and stayed at the property in question can write a review. We invite these customers after they return home from their holiday via e-mail to write a review. If a customer wants to post a review anonymous, details are checked (like booking number, booking data) and known at Sunweb Group. 

Whether negative or positive, we'll post every comment in full, as quickly as possible, after being moderated to comply with Sunweb Group guidelines. 

Guidelines and standards for Reviews

These guidelines and standards aim to keep the content on brands of the Sunweb Group relevant and family-friendly without limiting expression of strong opinions. They are also applicable regardless of the sentiment of the comment. Reviews containing swear words or misinformation will not be posted. 

Contributions should be related to the accommodation. The most helpful contributions are detailed and help others make better decisions. Please don’t include political, ethical, or religious commentary. Promotional content will be removed.

All content should be genuine and unique to the guest.
Reviews are most valuable when they are original and unbiased. Your contribution should be yours.

Respect the privacy of others. Sunweb group will make an effort to obscure email addresses, telephone numbers, website addresses, social media accounts, and similar details.

The opinions expressed in contributions are those of Sunweb Group customers. Sunweb Group does not accept responsibility or liability for any reviews or responses. 

 

Lift pass, lessons and ski/board hire

A Ski Alpin Card is included in the holiday price.

You can see the surcharges and discounts for, for example, extending your lift pass or no lift pass in step 1 (preferences) of the booking process. If a child or senior discount applies, this will be shown in step 2 (price overview). Would you like to know more about the lift pass? View our FAQ here .

Ski passes for children born after 01/01/2019 are free. Children born between 01/01/2006 and 31/12/2018 will receive a discount on their ski pass. These discounts can be found in the calculation of your travel sum. Identification is required when collecting the ski pass.

Any surcharges and discounts are only valid upon booking. Other rates are applied locally. It is not possible to redeem your ski pass on another day onsite. An extension of your ski pass can often be booked as an extra; you will find the price for this further in the booking process. A discount for “no ski pass” can also be found during the booking process.

You can specify ski and snowboard rental directly when booking. Check out our FAQ  for more information.

The following equipment can be booked:

Silver

This is ideal equipment for intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The equipment is manoeuvrable and suitable for cutting corners sharply. Parallel skiing is also possible with these skis.

Gold

These skis and snowboards are made of high quality material, and are perfect for experienced skiers. They can also be used by skiers who have mastered parallel skiing. This comfortable equipment is suitable for all track types and snow conditions.

Diamond

These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.

TIP:
 Tell our rental partner your exact requirements (e.g. off-piste skiing) so that they can help you select the right equipment.
NOTE:
 a helmet is included in the ski equipment for children up to 11 years old. If you are older, you can bring your own helmet or rent one onsite, if available.
Lessons can be specified directly when booking. See our FAQ  for more information about classes.

It is not possible to book 2 hour ski lessons for beginners.

Ski and snow board lessons start on Sunday and take place in the morning and afternoon.

When booking ski lessons, you will be asked for your level of experience:

Beginners: Only opt for beginners lessons if you have never skied before.

Average: Can you already brake/make a turn? Then choose average and beginners.

Advanced: Can you already ski, but you want to develop your technique further? Then choose advanced.

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