Zell am See is situated at a mountain lake, with many quiet areas. The atmospheric centre is found between a busy road and the railway – connecting the village to Karinthië.
The ski area of Zell am See forms with the ski area of Kaprun the ‘Europa Skiregion’, with over 125 km of pistes. From the village there are three cable-cars that lead to the Schmittenhöhe (2000 metres): at the border of the centre, from the Schmittental and from the area Schüttdorf. At the top of the Schmittenhöhe there is a larger sun terrace available and on occasion there is live music!
The area is passing the tree line and is shaped as a horseshoe – with on the left part mainly blue runs and on the right mostly red pistes. In between there is one blue slope situated and three challenging black slopes. On your way downhill you will have a stunning view over the village and the lake in the valley. Both beginners and advanced skiers can truly enjoy themselves in this area.
From winter 2019/2020 there is one ski pass for the ski areas of Zell am See/Kaprun and Saalback/Hinterglemm/Leogang/Fieberbrunn, for a total of 408 km of slopes.
A number of nights in the week the Rennstrecke (slope nr. 17) will be lit, and will be open during the evenings offering a beautiful view over the romantic village of Zell am See!
In the ski area of Zell am See there is a fun park situated with a 110 metres long half pipe for both snowboarders and skiers. Cross-country skiers can enjoy in the months of January and February the ‘Zeller See’ lake, as there is a trail passing over the frozen lake. This lake is also suitable for ice skating. In the area of Schütdorf there are more trails departing and hikers can enjoy an amazing view from the Schmittenhöhe (2000 metres).
There are a number of après-ski possibilities available in Zell am See and there is a discotheque. In the centre of the village are several restaurants located and on a regular basis there are small events and activities organised in the village.