Zell am See

Ski resorts in Austria
Zell am See includes Kaprun/Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun/Maiskogel

Zell am Zee was once similar to Åre and Davos, a spa and health resort where people went to relax and heal with the help of the clean air. The resort, with more than 9,000 inhabitants, is located by the lake Zeller See and near Kaprun, which has the snow-proof Austrian glacier system called Kitzsteinhorn at 9,900 feet above sea level.

As always, when in Austria, you will realize how big and how many mountains there are. You can almost always expect to have a backdrop of steep, rugged rock formations that eagerly reach towards the sky. This is one of Austria's major strengths.

Another strength is that the same mountains tend to always pressure the surrounding clouds with immediate results and they release their load. In the wintertime this results in a lot of snow and beautiful days.

When combined with a lake, as in this case, you run the risk of being subjected to a breathtaking beautiful environment that will make you want to take photos wherever you go. Therefore, it may be good to prepare with an extra external hard drive before the trip.

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Simon Perstorper
Simon Perstorper (Guest)
21/09/2018
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- Wide skiing in Zell am See (Schmittenhöhe) and world-class pillows in Kaprun (Glacier Kitzsteinhorn). You can ski in both resorts with the same lift card, which makes the area particularly interesting. Since 2016, Zell am See is also joining Saalbach-Hinterglemm, which technically makes it Austria's largest ski system - bigger than St Anton.

- Afterskin is up and coming in both Zell am See and in Kaprun. OFF PISTE BAR offers a cruel party at La Fjällgården in both villages of live music every day in its two bars.

- The restaurants are overall high class. Can recommend Deins und Meins and Brasserie Traube in Zell am See. The Kitcsch & Bitter restaurant serves a good jaw in Kaprun.

- Easy transfer from both Salzburg (just over 1 hour by car) and Munich (just over 2 hours by car). It may be worth taking the train from especially Salzburg.


aaf
aaf (Guest)
06/02/2018
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Bets hard with new lifts every year. Kaprun is a very good alternative to staying in Zell.

Igel
20/03/2009
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Were there on the 10th of 2009. Very welcome, Dane! Zell offers complete skiing. One has a smaller park in the back. The punch is not in class with Italy's perfect manchester. Then you have a ski bus to Kitzsteinhorn and Kaprun's glacier skating on the lift pass. Half an hour by local bus.

The food out e cheap. A soup of today costs 3.5-4 Euro and one beer the same. The food outside tastes kalas. Bet on the little insects inside the slopes. There are plenty of pubs with prices below home. A bottle of vodka in the store costs 5-8 E and a Gordon's Gin 11 E.
In terms of shopping, I actually do not see anything to trade. Most of the same prices are at home and Mediamarkt has opened with here. They are actually more expensive than home on many products.
I'm happy at all. Went with Lion Alpin / Hojmark.

Crussoe
10/02/2009 (Modified: 09/03/2009)
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Kaprun! Unnecessary with a description, go there with your eyes - unbeatable!

bibop
14/02/2008
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Was there in Christmas 2007. Completely OK with snow, but the offpiste seemed to be properly harvested.

+ long slopes, beautiful black. nice blue. generally wide.
- Many people on some scratches. long queues to get up on the mountain if you are not early. busy with sunshine because it lies most to the north - but it may be good at times.

Wahlin88
13/02/2008
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Sailing: Where to go, the supply was not very big, the Zell am See system was good at the beginning of the week, but at the end they had taken a lot of people to go, very wet snow in the afternoons. However, Karprun had a lot better snow, and found some okay drive outside the slopes, they had their "natural halfpipe" (ravine) around there, where we went the most when we found some fun little drips. The park was okay but extremely poorly placed when you had to take two lifts to get to the first jump. The half pipe in the Zell am See system was safe when it was melting all week we were there, the park was turned off because they would be a race. However, feting lifts almost everywhere.

Party: They were actually really good a fairly large range of taverns. Be the most of the carambar and discot Viva. Other good bars were Rock Bar, B17.

The accommodation: Stayed at Haus Edelweis, really good and caring. The quality of the stuff was so good given the fact that the TV racket was loosened from the road the first day, but seemed to be aware of them when we believed in the story we were telling.

Travel agency: Traveled with Lion was not involved in any activities but they were okay.

The place: Pretty cheap found good eateries in the slopes and the like.

All in all: Okay, the place to go at once would not go back there again when the ride was not very good, maybe better any week than just week 8. Great place for beginners or people who just want to party.

mcn
13/12/2007
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Been there two, never minded about better skiing!
not so experienced but there were really fat parks when I stayed there
unbeatable on kaprun!

Alex
Alex (Guest)
21/11/2007
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Have been to zell am see twice on the sports act. Good skiing nice pistes and if it's nice weather, it's among the best places in Austria. They have also built new shipyards there, there was not the first time I was there.

even
even (Guest)
01/08/2005
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I was happy with Zell am see. I was there at week 8, and had no problems with the people, the only thing that was a bit hard was that it was a little crowded on the bus to kaprun, as iofs was free. the skiing in zell was good but the skiing kaprun was unbeatable. three and a half meters of snow and not a German as far as the eye could reach .. lovely weather. I hope to go downstairs and work there this year. very pleased.

fopp
05/01/2005
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Seriously, I was quite dissatisfied with zell am see..We stayed at a small ski resort called Rauris.
That was a lot better than Zell am See.
Smaller people, barely lift queues, cheaper etc.
Zell am see was crazy about people .. just went around oh was annoyed by all the people oh the lift queues..Right weather too..but it's not a bad ski resort! Mien my tip is to go to some smaller ski resort there not all people have found ... where there are pillows etc.Thank you.

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