Zell am See
Zell am See is a fabulous dual season resort with so much on offer right on its doorstep. During the winter months there is a total of 138km of skiing to enjoy, combined with its neighbouring resort of Kaprun which is also home to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, guaranteeing snow throughout the season. As of next season the Zell am See ski area will be linked with Saalbach-Hinterglemm giving the combined resorts a massive 380 km of connecting ski runs.
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Zell am See
Zell am See is one of Austria’s most popular holiday destinations. Situated on a beautiful lake and surrounded by dramatic glacial mountains Zell has the unique advantage of two excellent tourist seasons. A major ski resort during the Winter months with a fabulous range of pistes for all levels and with skiing on the 3000 meter high Kitzseinhorn glacier virtually year round snow!
And in summer, in addition to the traditional mountain activities of hill walking, mountain climbing, mountain biking on the endless trails etc, Zell am See also offers all water sports on the lake. It also boasts two 18 hole championship courses, set in the most stunning alpine surroundings. Zell am See also has a vast choice of restaurants, bars and mountain restaurants, ranging from internationally renowned gourmet restaurants or relaxed but stylish restaurant / bars through to rustic mountain huts serving local specialities in a cosy informal atmosphere.
Zell am See is extremely active in entertaining its guests with a varied programme of festivals, shows, events, ensuring there is never a dull moment for its visitors. This double season and innovative and highly professional tourist board ensures Zell’s growing popularity as a tourist resort with 1,357,000 guest nights in 2011.
Another contributing factor to this success is the proximity of two international airports; Salzburg is an hour’s drive away and Munich two hours fourty minutes, ensuring quick and easy access from all international airports. Further info please visit: www.zellamsee.at.
Zell am See
As one of the few areas in the Alps offers the large area around Zell am See and the suburb of Schüttdorf skiing on both regular slopes and glacier. With up to 3,029 meters altitude is snow security optimal, and the prospect to say the least amazing. In total, the area offers 130 km of slopes.
Zell am See is a charming town with narrow streets and old houses, quaint restaurants and great discos. The suburb of Schüttdorf is the starting point for most sports. Here is the opportunity to have a hearty meal and apres ski in the local surroundings
This will make the ski area the largest interconnecting resort in Austria. Other winter activities including snow shoeing, winter hikes, sledging, sleigh rides and ice skating either in the arena or, if you are lucky enough on the frozen lake. During the summer there are a range of mountain trails and hikes to suit all levels of hikers and the lake makes the perfect spot to cool off in. There are various lido s dotted around the lake too which all have swimming pools and there is also a yacht club. There are numerous tennis courts available and bikes for hire to explore the Salzach Valley. In nearby Zellermoos there are 2 championship golf courses which have breath taking views of the majestic Kitzsteinhorn.
There are also numerous day trips which are possible from Zell am See such as Werfen Castle, the ice caves, the Liechtenstein gorge and the infamous Gross Glockner high alpine road. Zell am See is a fantastic family resort with a whole host of hotels, restaurants, boutique shops and bars. Located on the main train line, Zell am See is well connected to the stunning city of Salzburg which is also the nearest airport and is an hour and 15 minutes drive away.