Neighbouring popular ski resort Kaprun and settled on the gorgeous Lake Zell, Zell am See is a beautiful town in Austria which captures the magic of everything you associate with Alpine Austria.
A small town with a characterful skyline with its Romanesque St. Hippolyte Church tower, Zell am See is just as well-known for its stunning scenery as its fabulous skiing. The diverse views of the lake surrounded by mountains is truly unique, and access to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ensures good skiing conditions well into the springtime.
Just one hour and twenty minutes by car from Salzburg airport, Zell am See is a great destination option if you are planning to pass through Salzburg on the way, or even go for a day trip. It’s a simply spectacular city at all times of the year. The old town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, and as the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, you will find world class musical and cultural events in the city of Salzburg. Less than 30 minutes’ drive from the German border, you could even tick off another country on your trip and go explore the nearby Berchtesgaden National Park in Germany.
The ski resort itself has a lot to offer, with skiing, snowshoeing, snow hiking and ski touring making up just some of the activities available in Zell am See during the Winter season. You will also find an abundance of restaurants, wellness spas, shopping and much more, to ensure that you can have just as much fun both on and off the slopes!
The Zell am See/Kaprun ski area has 408 kilometres of perfectly maintained slopes, and after a day’s skiing you can capitalise on the atmospheric and diverse après ski culture.
In February they even have an international Winter Balloon Week, which not only peppers the sky with brightly coloured balloons, it gives you the opportunity to see the Alps from above! With tickets for passenger rides available on the resort website, you can gain an all-new perspective of the mountains.