With its large lake and medieval pedestrian centre, it’s not hard to see why Zell am See is one of the most attractive villages in Austria. With its country customs, traditional hospitality, breathtaking walks and mountain scenery, on top of the incredible skiing, Zell am See is the full package when it comes to ski holiday destinations.
When the sun goes down in Zell, the restaurants, bars and clubs come to life with a mixture of traditional Austrian atmosphere mixed with international guest flavours. It really is a great all-round resort.
Other than taking a stroll around the frozen lake, which promises to not disappoint, there are also many other activities available should you wish to have some time off the slopes.
Enjoy ice-skating, ice hockey, tobogganing, curling, indoor tennis and squash, bowling, sleigh rides or even a relaxing dip in the indoor swimming pool. Day excursions to Salzburg and Innsbruck are also possible due to the nearby train station.
Offering vast terrain and breathtaking views of the Schmittenhohe Mountain and Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, the Zell am See local area has access to 49 lifts and 136km of skiing. As of the 2019/20 winter season, Zell am See is connected by ski lift with Saalbach, Hinterglemm, Fieberbrunn, and Leogang upping the total ski area to 408km in total.
The beginner ski area in Zell am See is located at middle station and while the terrain is suitable for skiers and snowboarders of all levels, intermediate to advanced skiers will in particular enjoy the diverse terrain. Thanks to Kitzstienhorn Glacier, skiing is guaranteed throughout the year.
Zell am See was the second and definitely the prettiest lake-side ski resort we ever sold. With its close proximity to the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier in Kaprun, Zell offers snow-sure skiing. This historic medieval town, with its traffic free area offers a great night life. The 120km of ski slopes are ideally suited to most South African skiers with varied slopes that give easy access to mountain hut / restaurants and a good modern lift system. As a beginner your ski lessons will be held at the middle station so you get to experience the mountain atmosphere from day one.
A must for any Zell trip is an afternoon at Schnap- Hans Bar at the top of Schmittenhohe (2000m) where you can see your neighbours in Saalbach, or gaze across to wonderous Kitzsteinhorn glacier: (word on the street is that there might be a connection for Zell and Saalbach may be on the cards – let’s hold thumbs for this move.) When the sun goes down and the slopes empty the bars, restaurants and clubs come to life keeping with a ski Austrian atmosphere mixed with the international guest flavours, no trip to Zell is complete without a visit to Gin House and Crazy Daisy.
|Room Name||Date||Nights||Basis||Per Person (ZAR)||Flights||Contact to Book|
|Livigno||Standard Room||09 Dec – 16 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||27,847.00||No flights|
|Livigno||Standard Room||23 Dec – 30 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||38,106.65||No flights|
|Livigno||Standard Room||30 Dec – 06 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||41,211.65||No flights|
|Livigno||Standard Room||24 Feb – 02 Mar ’24||7||Land Only||31,519,40||No flights|
|Livigno||Standard Room||23 Mar – 30 Mar ’24||7||Land Only||30,514.91||No flights|
|Livigno||Standard Room||20 Apr – 27 Apr ’24||7||Land Only||26,404.65||No flights|
|Saalbach||Standard Room||16 Dec – 23 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||41,046.00||No flights|
|Saalbach||Standard Room||30 Dec – 06 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||46,764.58||No flights|
|Saalbach||Standard Room||06 Jan – 13 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||37,647.95||No flights|
|Saalbach||Standard Room||17 Feb – 24 Feb ’24||7||Land Only||38,566.35||No flights|
|Saalbach||Standard Room||23 Mar – 30 Mar ’23||7||Land Only||37,647.95||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||16 Dec – 23 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||29,631.00||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||23 Dec – 30 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||30,932.55||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||30 Dec – 06 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||31,931.29||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||06 Jan – 13 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||25,939.79||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||10 Feb – 17 Feb ’24||7||Land Only||27,877.04||No flights|
|St Johann||Standard Room||09 Mar – 16 Mar’ 24||7||Land Only||25,437.55||No flights|
|Val dIsere||Standard Room||23 Dec – 30 Dec ’23||7||Land Only||54,510.00||No flights|
|Val dIsere||Standard Room||20 Jan – 27 Jan ’24||7||Land Only||46,172.00||No flights|
|Val dIsere||Standard Room||10 Feb – 17 Feb ’23||7||Land Only||51,985.00||No flights|
|Val Thorens||Standard Room||December 2023||7||Land Only||Price on request||No flights|
|Zell am See||Standard Room||December 2023||7||Land Only||Price on request||No flights|
Boasting an incredible choice of over 90 restaurants, Zell am See is known for its exquisite food, with cuisines ranging from traditional Austrian to Chinese, Italian and French. Giuseppe, Lebzelter, Traubensturbel, Kupferkessel, Zum Caser and Einkehr are some local favourites. On the mountain, you can choose between 50 alpine huts for lunch.
Zell am See will not only keep you busy during the day, but is known to have an excellent nightlife, with over 35 traditional cafés, bars, discos and nightclubs. Be sure to try Diele, Insider Bar, Crazy Daisy’s, Gin House and Greens.