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Zell am See

Zell am See Ski Resort Guide

Zell am See, Austria

Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForExpert Skiers, Intermediates, Beginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length80km
Highest Lift1,950m
Resort Height760m
 Nearest AirportsSalzburg and Innsbruck Airport
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Zell am See

The Austrian ski resort of Zell am See is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 760m, with 80km of marked runs.


Zell am See is part of the Europa Sport Region ski area with access to 130km of downhill skiing, with 81 marked pistes, served by a total of 53 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Zell am See itself (80km of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Europa Sport Region ski resorts of Kaprun and Kitzsteinhorn.


There are a variety of pistes to suit all levels of skier ability, from Beginner to Expert.


Zell am See is highly rated by Snowboarders and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Zell am See.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Trass'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Zell am See?

The next notable snow forecast is 3cm, expected on 10 December.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Zell am See

Ski Area Stats

Zell am See Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
 9 25km
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
 6 25km
Total Length
Cross Country
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Europa Sport Region Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Total Length
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Altitudes & Slopes

Zell am See Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,950m
Lowest Piste760m
Resort Altitude (Zell am See)760m
Max Vertical1,190m

Ski Slope Aspects

N, S

Zell am See has ski slopes facing both north and south, offering both sunny and sheltered skiing.

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Zell am See
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Ski Hire in Zell am See

Ski Hire Shops in Zell am See.

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Ski Lessons in Zell am See

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To choose a Ski School, and book Group Ski Lessons or a Private Instructor, see Zell am See Ski Schools and Zell am See Ski Instructors.

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Location and Map

Where is Zell am See?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Salzburg.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Zell am See is Salzburg, 90 minutes drive away.

Innsbruck Airport, Munich, Klagenfurt, Linz and Ljubljana airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 28 ski lifts are able to uplift 40,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 68km of ski runs, with 60 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Zell am See open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

Usual opening is late November, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

Piste Map

Zell am See Piste Map
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