The most attractive winter activities in Zell am See

So the winter vacation in Zell am See is twice as much fun

Surrounded by mountains, such as the imposing Hohe Tauern and an incomparable alpine panorama, the village lies at an altitude of 750 m directly on the shores of Lake Zell and on the slopes of our local mountain, the Schmittenhöhe. Friends of water sports get their money’s worth here as well as the fans of the mountains. In addition, the city invites you to get to know the diverse range of cultural events and winter activities in Zell am See for the whole family.

As if under a thick sugar coating

The snow-covered Zell am See. Winter idyll in the European sports region. For Lovers of nature, recreation and sports. Ski and snowboard fun up to 3000 meters above sea level, ice skating on the lake or in the hall, sledding, cleared winter hiking trails up to 2000 meters, tennis and all the wellness pleasures.

130 kilometers of slopes glistening in the sun, connected by 57 cable cars and lifts:

  • Winter fun is guaranteed on the Kitzsteinhorn and the Schmittenhöhe.
  • Down in the valley, cross-country ski trails, winter hiking trails and the frozen lake await winter sports enthusiasts.
  • In Zell am See and Kaprun you can simply ‘experience more’.
  • Varied leisure activities make a vacation in the European sports region an unforgettable experience.
  • Here families with children, couples and singles of all ages will find their own personal recreational paradise.

You dream of velvety slopes, steep slopes and romantic cross-country trails?

Then you are welcome with us, because on and at the mountains around the Zeller See you will find everything you need for a perfect winter vacation. Great snow, super sports facilities, après-gaudi, a breathtaking panorama of the nearby snow giants and of course the proverbial ‘Austrian hospitality’. We are looking forward to your Request for a winter and ski vacation in Zell am See made to measure!


Especially in winter, the local mountain Schmittenhöhe See shows itself from an extremely advantageous side – the snow-white one. On 75 km of optimally groomed slopes, “professionals” and amateur athletes can enjoy the white splendor every day anew.


The nearby Kitzsteinhorn glacier area guarantees skiing fun all year round at 3000 meters with a fun park for snowboarders and freestylers.

Ski school

In the ski and snowboard school you can expect well-trained ski instructors for skiers of all levels. Whether in a group or privately, here you can learn and improve your technique.

Horse-drawn sleigh

Enjoy a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through one of the various nature reserves in the region.


The illuminated toboggan run with a length of 1.5 km passes close to our house. At the start of the toboggan run you will find the rustic forest inn “Köhlergraben”, which is also very inviting for a longer stay. The toboggan run is illuminated, so you can toboggan home in the dark without any worries.

Cross country skiing

As far as the eye can see, the 40 km of cross-country ski trails wind through Zell am See-Kaprun and the neighboring communities. On the Schmitten there is a wonderful high-altitude cross-country ski trail around the Plettsaukopf reservoir – with a view of the entire region!

To the interactive winter map

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