Zell am See Ski Resort

Zell am See is a beautiful lakeside ski resort that combines family facilities with lively nightlife and a skiable glacier. The skiing in Zell am See is mostly suited for beginner and intermediate level skiers. There are a few challenging black runs for advanced skiers. On a powder day, there are good off-piste opportunities too, but it’s mostly tree skiing.

K-onnection and zellamseeXpress lifts transform the ski resort’s skiing into one of the most diverse ski areas in Austria. Enjoy 408km of pistes and 121 lift facilities spanning three ski resorts, all of which can be accessed by the Ski Alpin card.

Zell am See is a pretty town on the shores of Lake Zell, surrounded by towering mountains. Its pedestrianised centre dates back to the 13th century and positively buzzes in the evenings. The resort is popular in summer and winter, meaning the tourist infrastructure is excellent. It is so family-friendly that it has won various awards, while the lively nightlife appeals to the party crowd.

There are plenty of bars and restaurants to enjoy in the main town of the Zell am See ski resort. Families can enjoy a low-key restaurant meal in the village. Visitors can also enjoy the many lively bars with live music and happy hours. In addition, you can also go curling, Nordic walking and ice skating.

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Zell am See Transfer Time
Map Marker 1h 30m

Best For...

  • Après ski
  • Families
  • Glacier skiing

Resort Statistics

  • Resort Altitude 757m
  • Skiing Altitude 2,000m
  • Total Ski Area 138km
  • Lifts 57
  • Blue Runs 57km
  • Red Runs 55km
  • Black Runs 26km

Ski Accommodation in Zell am See, Austria

Our collection of Zell am See ski accommodation has been hand-picked by our ski experts. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, a boutique hotel or something suitable for the whole family, our experts would be delighted to help you find the perfect accommodation for your ski holiday.

Ski accommodation
Ski Areas in Zell am See

Ski Areas in Zell am See

Zell am See ski resort is located on the shores of Lake Zeller See, and has direct access to the glacier in Kaprun. Many of the pistes are tree-lined, making it a very picturesque ski resort. From the top of the resort, you can see more than 30 3,000m+ mountain peaks, giving one of the best views in Austria. Whatever level of skiing ability, the resort gives the perfect opportunity to practice all manner of skills and build confidence.

Skiing in Zell am See

Skiing in Zell am See

Intermediates will be in their element in Zell am See ski resort thanks to the abundance of long easy-going runs, including a fabulous 8km blue decent down the Schmittenhöhe mountain. However, there is much for beginners and advanced skiers to enjoy too, with plenty of blue runs for beginners to progress onto and a fair few exhilarating blacks to keep the daredevils happy too, including the tough 2km long Skiroute Streif Rennstrecke which pitches at a dizzying 45°.

Snowboarding in Zell am See

Snowboarding in Zell am See

Snowboarders are well looked after in Zell am See as the ski resort has been improving its facilities in recent years and now has a number of well-regarded parks for boarders to enjoy. Most of the lifts are chairs and cable cars, leading up to a lot of good freeriding on the upper slopes of the mountain and great runs through the trees at the lower end of the hill.

Children learning to ski in Zell Am See

Ski Schools in Zell am See

With many ski schools and instructors to choose between, there really is something for everybody.

We’ve partnered with New Generation and Oxygène and highly recommend their services. All of our partners offer fantastic lessons for all ability levels.

Book your ski lessons with our recommended suppliers. If you’re traveling during a peak week be sure to book these well in advance.

Fondue making at a restaurant in Zell Am See

Restaurants in Zell am See

You will be well-fed in Zell am See ski resort. Up the mountain, many of the lunch spots are small traditional establishments, where you can enjoy some hearty mountain meals. In town, there is no shortage of quality eateries, ranging from simple cafes to fine dining gourmet restaurants. The Eichenhof enjoys great views over Lake Zell from its dining room, and for an exciting menu balancing both French and Italian influences, head to The Erlhof.

Best Restaurants in Zell Am See
Après Ski in Zell am See

Après Ski in Zell am See

Zell am See’s après ski scene is lively enough to keep those that want it thoroughly entertained, yet also maintains a more sophisticated side for those looking for something a little more refined. Villa Crazy Daisy has been a mainstay of the resort for years and is consistently busy once the ski day is over. The resort’s Irish bar is O’Flannigan’s, and Greens is worth a look in for their tasty cocktails.

Best Après Ski in Zell am See
Non-Skiers in Zell am See


There is a good amount to keep you entertained off the mountain in Zell am See ski resort, including shopping. Should you want a winter activity, curling, Nordic walking and ice skating are available too.

Map of Zell am See

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