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Hit the stunning slopes of Zell am See...
Enjoying a stunning location on the edge of glittering Lake Zell, the captivating village of Zell am See is one of Austria's premier ski destinations. Hidden amongst the soaring peaks of the Central Alps, Zell am See is around 90 minutes' drive south of Salzburg , and is surrounded by some of the most dramatic scenery in Austria, including the colossal 3,797m high Grossglockner, the nation's highest mountain. Steeped in history, the village was founded by monks in the 8th century, and skiers have been flocking here for over 100 years.
Ski holidays to Zell am See are best suited to intermediates, although there are numerous slopes for beginners and experts. Families and snowboarders are well catered for and the season runs from late November to mid-April.
The most famous skiing offered on a holiday to Zell am See is on the mighty glacier of Kitzsteinhorn, which stands 3,203 metres high and is skiable all year-round with the exception of peak summer. There are nearly 60 runs in total in the resort, with around 20 suitable for those just starting out, whilst the most challenging slopes for experienced skiers can be found in the winding 1,965m high SchmittenhÃ¶he region. Freestylers and boarders will find an impressive six terrain parks, as well as a thrilling half-pipe. There are several ski schools in the resort.
Other activities you can enjoy on a Zell am See holiday including mountain-trekking and hiking, tobogganing, Nordic walking and ice climbing, whilst ice skating is sometimes available on the lakes. A popular year-round destination, the lush, green beauty of Zell am See is revealed in the summer and activities such as water sports on the lake, mountain biking, golf, horse riding, tennis and mountain climbing are available. The resort is home to a fun park that kids will love and several relaxing spa centres.
Zell am See has a huge range of shops, from sporting outlets to traditional Austrian craft stores, via numerous fashionable clothing boutiques. There is a lively aprÃšs-ski scene in the resort with plenty of varied restaurants, authentic beer cellars, wine bars, glitzy cocktail bars and buzzing nightclubs.
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Zell am See Hotel
DER WALDHOF, Zell am See
Located ten minutes walk up the hill from the town centre up Schmittenstrasse.The restaurant is located on the ground floor across from the reception desk and serves a variety of Austrian and international dishes.This is a traditional building.Medium... See More InfoSee More Info
GASTHOF SCHUTTHOF, Zell am See
The hotel is located just outside Zell Am See in the small village of schuttdorf amidst the scenic countryside. It is 5 minutes from the closest cable car and is conveniently located for day trips to the grossglockner high alpine pass.The hotel has a... See More InfoSee More Info
Grand Hotel Zell am See, Zell am See
The impressive Grand Hotel is situated in the delightful village of Zell am See, one of Austria's best-loved resorts, on a private peninsula at the shore of Lake Zell, with stunning views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the shimmering lake.... See More InfoSee More Info
HEITZMANN, Zell am See
The hotel is a stones throw from the lake in the heart of Zell Am See.Located on the first floor, the restaurant has hand painted designs on the walls.The hotel is a modern with traditional features which blend in well with some of the surrounding... See More InfoSee More Info
LATINI, Zell am See
The hotel is located just outside Zell Am See in the small village of Schuttdorf.The restaurant is quite large and has a buffet in the centre of the room. The restaurant has large windows which make the room bright.The exterior of this hotel is... See More InfoSee More Info
Neue Post, Zell am See
The Neue Post is in the heart of Zell am See, walking distance from the station, bars and restaurants, and also a short walk away to the lake.The restaurant is located on the ground floor and serves a mixture of Austrian and international dishes. The... See More InfoSee More Info
Seehotel Freiberg, Zell am See
SATURDAY ARRIVALS ONLY - The Seehotel Freiberg occupies an attractive lake-side position just 400 metres from the centre of Zell am See and two thirds of a mile from the City Express ski lift. A free ski bus stops approximately 300 metres away and... See More InfoSee More Info