Zell am See, Austria in summer

Hotels in Zell am See, Austria

Where to stay in Zell am See for fun on the slopes

Skiing and snowboarding on relatively un-icy land is a fantastic multi-activity holiday idea. Not many dedicated ski resorts can offer this, however Zell am See in Austria does exactly that.

Accommodation in Zell am See is plentiful, with choices to suit many different budgets. Where to stay in Zell am See? Well it depends entirely on what you’re looking for. You can choose large hotels, smaller B&Bs, or even apartments. Up on the slopes you’re looking more at ski chalets.

About Zell am See

Set on the Grobglockner High Alpine Road, Zell am See is a stopping point for many tourists heading off to seek fun on the slopes during winter season. Due to the altitude, the air in this part of the world is fresh and completely pure, and even the water running through Lake Zell has been deemed fit enough to drink. Mount Schmittenhohe literally emerges from the town centre, so this is your centre point, and the best hotels in Zell am See will have an uninterrupted view of this awesome sight.

Zell am See is a functioning town with shopping, markets and nightlife, so a stay here will be a pleasure in itself, and many choose to stay here whilst wandering off on one of the many walking trails beginning in the town centre in the summer months.

There are plentiful restaurants, pubs, cafes and inns for evening and day time entertainment, as well as great nightlife up on the mountain for skiers.

Skiing and snowboarding in Zell am See

Schmittenhohe and Kitzsteinhorn offer fantastic slopes for all levels of expertise, and are also a good choice for families too. It is possible to ski n Kitzsteinhorn for around 10 months of the year, so this opens up the time you can visit, as well as lowers the cost of flights out of the general ski season. Alternatively, Maiskogel is another one for families, with 20km of slopes. 

Whichever area you choose, there is a shuttle that takes you around the different mountains, and those who have a ski pass will get this service for free, so this is certainly worth looking into.

If you’re not so au-fait with skiing, and simply want to try before you buy, then it is possible to rent ski gear, and there are several ski schools where you can build your confidence under the watchful eye of an instructor, before heading off to the beginners’ slopes if you feel the need.

It’s not all skiing and snowboarding however, as there is tobogganing, snow shoeing, and Nordic walking on offer.

Following a tiring day on the slopes, hit some of the on offer après ski to wind down, or maybe head for a romantic meal in one of the ski huts in the mountains.

As you can see, it’s more than skiing, and a holiday in Zell am See will tick many boxes, and with cheap hotels in Zell am See on offer too, your visit won’t break the bank!