The slopes

  • Extent 2 out of 5
  • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
  • Snow 2 out of 5
  • Queues 3 out of 5
  • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
  • Expert 2 out of 5
  • Intermediate 3 out of 5
  • Beginner 3 out of 5
  • Boarder 4 out of 5
  • X-country 4 out of 5
  • Restaurants 3 out of 5
  • Schools 3 out of 5
  • Families 2 out of 5

The resort

  • Resort charm 4 out of 5
  • Convenience 3 out of 5
  • Scenery 3 out of 5
  • Eating out 4 out of 5
  • Apres ski 4 out of 5
  • Off-slope 4 out of 5

Key facts covers:

  • Zell and Kaprun

Key facts

Resort755 m
Slopes755-3030 m
Lifts53
Pistes138 km
Price index100

Zell am See

Austria

Zell am See

The upside

  • Varied, wooded slopes with fine views down to the lake
  • Charming summer resort town with lots to do off the slopes
  • Excellent glacier nearby (on the lift pass) on Kaprun’s Kitzsteinhorn

The downside

  • Sunny, low-altitude slopes
  • Limited local slopes, especially when snow low down is poor
  • Some hotels are distant from the lifts; buses can be crowded
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    News – 2017/18

    The gondola up from Schüttdorf was upgraded, with much increased capacity.

    News – 2016/17

    The upper section of the new 10-person gondola in the Glemmtal, on the back of Schmittenhöhe, was opened along with a new 3.5km red piste. When the lower section up from Viehhofen is completed in 2018, a short bus-ride along the Glemmtal will link the Zell and Saalbach ski areas.

    Summary

    Like St Moritz, Zell is a town beside a lake (frozen if you’re lucky). The similarities end there; but Zell is a towny resort that makes a refreshing change from the Austrian norm of rustic chalet-style villages. From the skiing point of view, the appeal is greatly strengthened by having an excellent glacier just down the road at Kaprun, which gets its own web page.

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    The slopes

    • Extent 2 out of 5
    • Fast lifts 4 out of 5
    • Snow 2 out of 5
    • Queues 3 out of 5
    • Terrain p'ks 3 out of 5
    • Expert 2 out of 5
    • Intermediate 3 out of 5
    • Beginner 3 out of 5
    • Boarder 4 out of 5
    • X-country 4 out of 5
    • Restaurants 3 out of 5
    • Schools 3 out of 5
    • Families 2 out of 5

    The resort

    • Resort charm 4 out of 5
    • Convenience 3 out of 5
    • Scenery 3 out of 5
    • Eating out 4 out of 5
    • Apres ski 4 out of 5
    • Off-slope 4 out of 5

    Key facts covers:

    • Zell and Kaprun

    Key facts

    Resort755 m
    Slopes755-3030 m
    Lifts53
    Pistes138 km
    Price index100