The charming little town of Zell am See nestles at the heart of Austria, amidst the province of Salzburg, right on the shores of picture-book lake Zeller See. The region's three superb mountains are Schmittenhöhe, Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel – a true paradise for summer vacationers and winter sport fans. The glacier slopes on Kitzsteinhorn are accessible for skiers until late spring. Uninterrupted panoramic views and flower-strewn Alpine meadows await you on family-friendly walking paths, hiking trails and cycleways all summer long. The huge choice of hiking and mountain biking routes caters for all ages and skill levels. Zell am See also has also a lot to offer to all those in search of rest and relaxation: wellness treatments are scheduled in countless hotels and accommodations.
Winter holidays in Zell am See
The varied Zell am See-Kaprun ski area comprises the three ski mountains of Schmittenhöhe, Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel – all of them feature special characteristics, attracting winter sport fans from around the world. Maiskogel ski mountain is perfectly suitable for novice skiers, offering family-friendly ski slopes. More advanced and real experts get together on Schmittenhöhe and Kitzsteinhorn promising adventurous days in the snow. The wide open ski slopes on Kitzsteinhorn are renowned among powder skiers! A free skibus shuttle takes both alpine skiers and cross-country skiers to the areas winter sport regions and high-altitude tracks. What's best, skiing and snowboarding is possible not only in winter thanks to the glacier slopes on Kitzsteinhorn: the skiing seasons starts already in October and ends in early summer. At night varied highlights are scheduled, ranging from gourmet dinner menus at a hotel, fun-filled après-ski hours on a quaint mountain hut or both of them – everyone will find his favorite spot in Zell am See.
Hiking and cycling in Zell am See
Thanks to the glacier slopes on Kitzsteinhorn, year-round skiing is just normal. But Zell am See also has a lot to offer in the summer season. The entire region boasts an incredible network of walking and hiking trails or cycling and mountain biking routes. Lovely lake Zeller See always makes a wonderful backdrop. The summer mountain lifts at Schmittenhöhe, Maiskogel and Kitzsteinhorn take walkers on top of the mountains without any effort - where quaint Alpine huts serve mouth-watering delights from the Salzburg region. Cycling fans can choose from varied E-bike tours or challenging mountain bike trails: the splendid holiday region surrounding Zell am See promises endless adventures on two wheels. After an exciting day in the mountains you are warmly invited to wind down and restore new energy on the lakeside beach or at a fine hotel.