ROMANTIC WINTER HOLIDAY IN ZELL AM SEE
NEAR THE VALLEY STATION AND SLOPES


It sometimes feels like the Weather God is smiling on the Zell am See-Kaprun region, because a magnificent white blanket arrives bang on time every year and transforms the enchanting alpine region into a true winter wonderland that is full of opportunities for those seeking an active holiday.

You can already look forward to an active winter holiday in Zell am See that offers so much for romantics and those seeking a relaxing holiday. Besides the Schmittenhöhe mountain ski region and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski resort, the environment around Zell am See provides many other exciting activities that families with children will also enjoy.

Skiing, snowboarding, ski touring, cross-country skiing, winter and snow shoe hikes, tobogganing and ice skating at Lake Zell; the different snow activities are almost as extensive and varied as the region itself.


WINTER HIGHLIGHTS:

SKIING IN THE ZELL AM SEE-KAPRUN REGION

Our building is located directly on the slopes, and the Schmittenhöhebahn valley station on the Sonnalmbahn and trassXpress lifts are easily accessible. What would you expect from a successful skiing holiday in Zell am See-Kaprun? Expertly prepared and varied slopes, ultra-modern ascent aids, guaranteed snow and Salzburg hospitality in the many rustic huts and restaurants. We have all this in store for you in the Zell am See-Kaprun ski resort.

Our local mountain, the Schmittenhöhe, offers 77 km of slopes and dream routes for any level of ability, activity parks and children’s ski schools
Our local mountain, the Schmittenhöhe, offers 77 km of slopes and dream routes for any level of ability, activity parks and children’s ski schools
The Maiskogel family ski region has clear and easy slopes that are ideal for all beginners and enthusiasts returning to the sport Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski resort – frolic on 41 km of slopes on the eternal ice of this magnificent ski region for 10 months of the year! Snowboarders will get an adrenaline kick on the largest fun slope in the world, while freeriders seeking spectacular deep-snow routes won’t be disappointed.

Do you want to immerse yourself in the largest continuous ski resort in Austria? Then exploit the proximity to Saalbach-Hinterglemm (c. 20 km) to enter the ultimate Saalbach-Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn ski area.

Kitzbühel Alps ski resort – Ski enjoyment from Hollersbach, 170 km of expertly prepared slopes await carving lovers, alpine skiers and snowboarders.
CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING AND ICE SKATING IN ZELL AM SEE-KAPRUN

Some love a comfortable glide through the winter landscape, while others prefer speed as they skate and walk themselves to peak fitness – whatever you do, the cross-country skiing in Zell am See provides a range of opportunities for all! There is a 40-km cross-country skiing network right nearby which connects neighbouring Maishofen and Saalfelden.

Cross-country skiing is healthy, boosts the cardiovascular system and is a balm for the soul as you find your own rhythm and glide through the natural environment with gentle movements. Experience, enjoy and move as one with nature...

Dash around the 2-km long Schmitten high cross-country route or on the 3-km long glacier trail on the Kitzsteinhorn and experience how effective training at 2,900 metres can be! Cross-country enthusiasts can immerse themselves in their sport at this altitude, even when Spring or Autumn arrive in the valley.
WINTER HIKING AROUND LAKE ZELL

What could be nicer than hearing the crunch of the pure snow with every step on a winter hike to explore the region around Lake Zell? The snow crystals glitter in the winter sun and the landscape is like a magical, fairy tale world. Forget the stresses of everyday life and discover this unique and popular holiday destination as you hike around Lake Zell or on the many other cleared winter hiking trails.

The snow shoe hikes in Zell am See enable you to experience the pristine natural world in all its splendour. You use totally natural movements that are no different from a normal walking pace and require no previous knowledge, which makes this activity ideal for any age group. Discover this healthy and gentle sport for yourself as part of your active holiday in the Salzburg region.
SKI TOURS IN THE ZELL AM SEE REGION

The region around Zell am See-Kaprun is ideal terrain for ski mountaineers, and ski tourers can take advantage of the tributary valleys, extensive pastures and, of course, high alpine tours in the Kitzsteinhorn and Hohe Tauern region.

Trained guides can take you on a guided ski tour to the most beautiful peaks. Just don’t forget to take the appropriate safety equipment with you and observe the avalanche situation. Here are some of the most spectacular ski tours in the Zell am See region:

* Tristkogel ski tour – a magnificent route at 2,642 metres with sensational views
* Ronachkopf in Thumersbach – an easy ski tour with 500 metres elevation gain and rest and refreshment point at the Enzian hut
* “Schneekönigin” (snow queen) and “Eisbrecher” (ice breaker) route along the edge of the slope on the Kitzsteinhorn

WINTER SPORTS ACTIVITIES IN ZELL AM SEE

There is also a wide range of alternative winter sports activities for non-skiers away from the slopes in the Zell am See-Kaprun region. The Zell am See holiday destination can also provide the following activities besides the many opportunities to spend some sociable evenings in cosy restaurants to make new friends and chat about the events of the day:

* Natural toboggan runs, some of which are illuminated in the evening, provide some real toboggan thrills for the whole family
* Ice skating on Lake Zell: when the temperatures drop below 0° and stay there for a while, Lake Zell transforms into a smooth rink; a perfect time to go ice skating together!
* Ice stock sport: this fun sport is of course a tradition in the mountains around Salzburg!
* Outdoor fun sports including thrills such ask snow kiting, ice karting, snowmobiling and snow quad
* Horse-drawn sleigh ride – Warm and cosy wrapped in blankets, this romantic experience will even excite those who don’t like horses!
* Archery – many courses are also open in winter and all “Robin Hoods” can enjoy some exciting hours in the fresh air!