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Covid details

Get all the COVID-19 information you need to know before you go. All information is provided by the resort and updated regularly as processes and policies change.

Reservations

Resort policies and procedures.

Is a reservation required for lift access?
No

Is a reservation required for parking?
No

Base Lodge(s)

Are the base lodge(s) open?
No

Are there rules/restrictions at the base lodge(s)
No

Are masks required?
Yes

Lift Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lifts?
Yes

If lift capacity is less than 100%, please specify amount
50%

Dining Regulations

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions for on-mountain dining
Yes

Dining Indoors
No

Ski School

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski school?
No

More information on ski rental

Are there COVID-19 rules/regulations for ski rentals?
No

Transportation

Are there rules/restrictions on public transportation?
No

More information on lodging

Are there COVID-19 rules/restrictions on lodging?
No

Overview

What's the skiing like? Zell's sunny slopes are beautifully groomed and served by fast, modern ifts. Its varied ski slopes are spread across three mountains. Since the gondola was built linking it to Saalbach, Zell now has access to nearly 350km of ski slopes as well as the snowsure glacier slopes of Kaprun's Kitzsteinhorn, just down the road. Zell's ski slopes offer fantastic views over the lake as well as some pretty wooded runs with hidden challenges. 

Best suited to? Beginners and intermediates.

The nursery slopes are best at Schuettdorf and from here there are some nice, long beginner slopes to progress to. Intermediate skiers should head to the Sonnkogel sector where they'll find varied red runs and long cruising blues. For the more advanced skiers and boarders, there are three black runs winding through the trees, very steep in places, and offering some great, fun skiing. Freeriding is limited but check out the open area near the Kettingbahn which is great on powder day. 

What's the resort like? The charming town of Zell enjoys a pretty setting next to a lake of the same name. It is larger than the average Austrian ski resort and its car-free medieval centre has a good selection of bars and restaurants. The Zell am See Casino is located in the Grand Hotel. Accommodation tends to be bunched around the the gondolas and there are also lodgings further away with some good, regular bus links.

Off the slopes? The pretty, pedestrianised town centre has a good selection of shops as well as the romantic Christmas market in the main square. The Zell am See Leisure Centre has an indoor pool, sauna and wellness area. For even more relaxation, Kaprun has the 20,000-square-metre Tauern Spa complete with 11 pools, 10 saunas and steam baths. Other options include toboganning and ice skating.

Downside? Many slopes get a lot of sun and, despite the serious snowmaking capabilities, there is still the chance of slushy runs at low altitude.

Nearest airport(s): Salzburg (80km), Munich (200km)

Altitude

  • 2000m
    Summit
  • 1240m
    Vertical Drop
  • 760m
    Base

Lifts

  • 9
  • 1
  • 3
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 9
  • 28
    Total
Latest Snowfall

24 HR

0cm

48 HR

0cm

72 HR

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Current Weather

18 Apr

-1°C

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Terrain

  • Intermediate Runs

    49%

  • Advanced Runs

    37%

  • Expert Runs

    15%

  • Runs

    41

  • KM Pistes

    77 km

  • Terrain Parks

    1

  • Longest Run

    6 km

  • Skiable Terrain

    81 ha

  • Snow Making

    81 ha

  • KM Snow Making

    77 km

Important Dates

  • Projected Opening Ski SeasonProjected Closing Ski Season24/12/202005/04/2021
  • Days Open Last Year
    130
  • Projected Days Open
    135
  • Years Open
    94

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Zell am See - Schmittenhöhe Reviews

Bob joslyn
30th November 20205
Lovely mountain areas and great skiing. Restaurants and Bars outstanding. Book a day at the Hohen Spa after a day of skiing....Full review
Simon Perstorper
31st August 20185
Been to Zell many times and I have to say I still love the place. The development in the aprés ski scene...Full review
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