Mountain, lake & glacier - these are the extensive holiday themes of the region. The indisputable centre of your holiday, whether ski holiday in winter or family holiday in summer, is the town of Zell am See.
It is the centre of everything to do with lake, mountain and glacier. The town of Zell am See is located at the base of the mountain and at the shores of the lake in close proximity to the glacier.
The town has been bearing the name "Zell am See" since 1810 and is home to approx. 9.900 habitants today.
Many more "temporary" habitants are accommodated by the town during the touristic seasons in summer and in winter. For a long time, winter sport and especially ski holidays were the main reasons for travelling to Zell am See.
The clear air and in particular the crystal-clear water of Lake Zell and the quality of the drinking water made the town at Lake Zell more and more popular with summer holiday makers.
Zell am See is not only a natural region in the vicinity of the lake and the mountain, it is also stands for urban flair, sophisticated shopping experience and culinary highlights. The town has a long history. The many beautiful old houses tell about the town's history.
The occassional look up while strolling through the town is definitely worth it. The town is a real shopping and culinary experience. Modern shops alternate with traditional souvenir shops and department stores. Traditional hospitality and modern restaurants go hand in hand here.
International culinary delights meet traditional cuisine and local products here and will delight your senses. Après ski and nightlife introduce you to quaint huts at the mountain and you meet like-minded people in trendy bars in town. Good food, a drink in good company, drifting along and sampling the best the region offers; this is the motto for your holiday in Zell am See.
The Schmittenhöhe high above Zell am See offers much more than "normal" skiing. The world's longest fun slope provides 1.300 metres of pure fun for everyone. Do you remember the good old forest paths where we let off steam as children?
The Schmitten fun slope is just like that. The slope brings back the original form of skiing - with speed, fun and technique through natural terrain and across shaped obstacles. Mega fun for the entire family - you will feel your thighs quite a bit in the evening, so you sure will look forward to a sauna session.
Starting from October, you experience Salzburg's earliest start to the season in the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier ski resort. Top-modern mountain railways and Salzburg's highest-situated chairlift take you uphill to over 3.000 metres.
You carve your turns in the snow on wide, open glacier slopes, through pristine powder snow or across the region's steepest piste. Enjoy the first fresh snow of the skiing season and benefit from 100% snow-reliability between October and early summer on ski touring routes, in the first-class snow parks and on the glacier cross-country ski track in 2.900 m above sea level.
From Thursday, 23rd of November until Tuesday, 26th of December 2017, on all four weekends leading up to Christmas, the Magical Christmas Market opens its gates and welcomes you with its peaceful atmosphere.