Beginners will be well looked after by the local ski school, with the manageable pistes of the Areitalm, above Schuttdorf, and the slopes of the Schmittenhöhe bowl. If you are a beginner we would recommend joining ski school.
The widest range of intermediate runs can be found on the Schmittenhöhe, including one superb 8km descent involving a breathtaking 1,200m vertical drop. Just 25 minutes away by free ski bus, and included on the same lift pass, is Kaprun and the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, which at over 3000m offers guaranteed snow.
Advanced skiers can test themselves with a range of challenging runs. The Schmittenhöhe boasts 3 long black slopes through the trees and some fine mogul runs underneath the chairlifts and some superb powder skiing when conditions are favourable
Along with the linked resort of Kaprun, Zell am See has easy access to the fantastic skiing on the huge Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. At 3,030m altitude, the ski area has a variety of terrain, the Gletscher terrain park and, for a quick break, the Gipfelwelt 3000 summit station with spectacular views.
Rack up your mileage with a Ski Away-day to Saalbach. Just a 25-minute bus ride away from Zell am See, you’ll get to explore some of the humungous Ski Circus, try out over 200km of prepared slopes and eat at one of over stunning 40 mountain huts. Your Zell am See-Kaprun lift pass provides unlimited access to enjoy these fabulous mountains.
Zell am See has it all – classic and skating trails, floodlit tracks and high-altitude trails on Schmitten and Kitzsteinhorn. The trails have great snow and wonderfully intertwine with each other so you can experience varied
terrain without having to travel too far. For experts, there are connections to the Pinzgauer and Saalachter trails, while beginners will prefer routes like Schlossloipe and Brunnwiesloipe.
High above Zell am See on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Floodlight piste 18.30 – 21.30 at the Ebenbergalm lift.
Night ski show
Stunts, music and stunning light effects: the region’s skiers and snowboarders at their best. Both skiers and snowboarders present a daredevil multimedia freestyle show with music, laser, video and fire elements every Wednesday from end of December until March at the base of the CityXpress. Cool LED lights on skis, snowboards and outfits create the snow acrobats spectacular light effects in the night sky.