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.
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.
Ski holidays in Zell am See – Kaprun take place in one of the most beautiful ski areas in Austria. Skiing in Zell am See, will guarantee amazing views, loads of slopes and tonnes of fun in the snow. With 138km of slopes and being a snow-sure region, ski holidays in Zell am See – Kaprun have become very popular among holiday goers.
The Pingzau cross-country run is surrounded by impressive, natural scenery and the Schmittenhöhe boasts a charming view of the beautiful Zeller See and Kitzsteinhorn Glacier where the sun often glistens on the snow even on the cloudiest of days.
Three ski areas and the Kitzsteinhorn
Skiing in Zell am See – Kapruns, gives skiers the opportunity to ski in the Hausberg and the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See, the family-friendly Maiskogel in Kaprun and the glacier Kitzsteinhorn. You can reach the Schmittenhöhe with one of the three gondolas from Zell am See, or the Areit gondola from Schüttdorf. The top of the mountain reveals the best thing about skiing in Zell am See – Kaprun, the breath-taking panoramic views that form the thirty 3000m summits around the mountain.
Family-friendly areas are not hard to find on a Zell am See – Kaprun ski holiday. Schüttdorf has a Kid’s World which is perfect for children to learn how to manage the slopes and Maiskogel, with its extensive slopes and alpine roller coaster, is perfect for a family with younger children.
Above the glacier Kitzsteinhorn you have a wonderful view of the highest peaks of Austria. The slopes there are beautiful and the tops always capped with natural snow. In addition, a Zell am See - Kaprun ski holiday offers enough snow cannons, which together with the glacier, guarantee a snow-sure holiday throughout the entire area.
There is something for everyone
With a total of 138km of slopes including 32km of black runs and numerous red trails and blue slopes, skiing in Zell am See – Kaprun, offers something for everyone. Even from the summit station of the glacier at 3029m, both beginners and experienced skiers can descend at their own pace.
Aside from skiing on a Zell am See – Kaprun ski holiday, you also have a huge selection of other winter sports activities such as cross-country skiing, tubing, or a serene hike through a picturesque winter wonderland. Cross-country skiers can discover 230km of cross-country ski trails of the famous Pinzgau-Loipe. For snowboarders, the region offers both a halfpipe and a fun park. You can even choose to go ice skating on the lake to Thumersbach if the weather permits.
In the evening, Zell am See-Kaprun has lots to offer with a lively atmosphere. In the bars of Kaprun or on the lakeside promenade in Zell am See, you can relax after a busy day on the slopes with a refreshing après-ski drink.
Whether you are a beginner or experienced skier, cross-country skier or snowboarder, family or group of friends - a ski holiday in Zell am See - Kaprun promises a lot of snow fun.
The capital is Vienna.
The official language is German but English is widely spoken as well.
There is one hour time difference with the UK (GMT+1).
The official currency is the Euro.
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.
The voltage is 230 volt.
UK mobile phones work in Austria as well.
You need to be in the possession of a valid passport to travel to Austria.
You will fly with EasyJet or Jet2 to Salzburg. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.
Departures from regional airports
Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.
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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A Ski Alpin Card is included in the tour 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 1/1/2018 are free. Children born between 1/1/2005 and 31/12/2017 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.
The following equipment can be booked:
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.
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.
These are high performance skis and snowboards with the latest technology, and are suitable for the most experienced skiers.
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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