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Schmittenhöhe – Zell am See ski resort

Salzburg, Austria

Zell am See ski resort is located in Salzburg, Austria. With a peak elevation of 2,000m, it offers skiers and snowboarders a 1,243m vertical drop.

Zell am See ski resort is a year-round resort town set between a large lake and the unusual, horseshoe-like mountain. The vast skiing area perfectly suits professional skiers, snowboarders and beginners alike. The terrain promises pure skiing enjoyment on diverse ski trails in the midst of snowy mountain landscapes. On the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, you can ski and snowboard on snow-covered slopes for ten months of the year.

In total, Zell am See ski resort offers 77 km of trails. 35% (27 km) of the total terrain ideal for beginners, 32% (25 km) suitable for intermediate skiers and 33% (25 km) for the more advanced and expert level skiers and snowboarders. This is all easily accessible with 26 ski lifts.

For experts, Zell am See ski resort has several black runs, with consistently brilliant grooming. The two main runs wind through the trees into the Schmittental, offering some choice of a gradient. For many intermediates, the most interesting sector is Sonnkogel. That's where you have varying runs of a genuine red gradient, and space for speeding. At Schüttdorf, beginners have lovely long easy runs to progress to.

An old city of stately buildings, Zell am See is a delightful place to stroll in, when you are not skiing. The town sits on a mini-peninsula that juts into a pretty alpine lake. Zell am See ski resort enjoys a pretty lakeside setting. Whereas, the mountain offers good views south to the high mountains, including Kaprun’s distinctive Kitzsteinhorn.

In Zell am See ski resort you can go skiing on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier and bathing in Lake Zell at the same day. Swimming, water sports and boating are fun in Lake Zell, the water of which is as clean as drinking water. Around the resort, you will find Mount Schmittenhöhe and many other mountains for your hiking tours. From there you can also enjoy the view of Austria’s highest summit – Mount Großglockner. The rangers of the Hohe Tauern National Park will show you all secrets in Austria’s most known and beautiful nature reserve.

The most expensive part of every ski trip is usually the accommodation costs. If you are looking to compare hotel prices and to book your accommodation for your next trip to Zell Am See ski resort please visit our STAY page. We invite you to book directly online through our website.

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Total Trails: 76.9 km 47.8 mi

  • Easiest 27 km 16.8 mi | 35%
  • More Difficult 25 km 15.5 mi | 33%
  • Most Difficult 24.9 km 15.5 mi | 32%
  • Terrain Park No
  • Half Pipes No

Resort Stats

Peak elevation:
2000 m 6561.7 ft
Base elevation:
760 m 2493.4 ft
Vertical Drop:
1240 m 4068.2 ft
Total Trails:
76.9 km 47.8 mi
Longest Run:
9.7 km 6 mi

Lift Tickets

  • Day PassEUR 43.5
  • Kids Day PassEUR 21
  • Season PassEUR 510
  • Kids Season PassEUR 380
Prices check with resort for specials and discounts

Total Ski Lifts 27

  • Cable Car / Tram2
  • Gondolas6
  • Chairlifts10
  • T-Bars4
  • Rope Tow 3
  • Sunkid Moving Carpet 2
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Snowmaking Yes

  • Mtn Snowmaking %100 %
  • No of Snow guns381

Snow Report

  • Last Snow:Apr 27, 2016
  • 24hrs Snow 20 cm 8 - 14 in
  • Base (natural):0 cm 0 in
19 °C
11 °C
W3 km/h W2 m/h


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