Zell am See Travel Information
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Great skiing with holidays in Zell Am See
Zell Am See is a perfect Austrian resort, a small picturesque town with a beautiful lake on one side and a stunning mountainous hinterland on the other. The capital of the Zell Am See district, it lies in the Austrian state of Salzburg and has a great reputation for skiing and hiking.
Zell Am See holidays: perfect all year round
Zell Am See holidays also give you easy access to Saalbach and Hinterglemm, Glemmtal resorts to the northwest. To the south, the village of Kaprun makes the ideal base for glacier skiing below the Kitzsteinhorn. Because of its altitude of over 3,000m, the glacier remains snowy even in the warm season, meaning that skiing is possible for ten months of the year. The glacier also offers wonderful hiking as well as the skiing for which it is famous. In July and August, the glacier plateau transforms and in addition to the hiking it plays host to slides, a snow beach and an ice bar.
The horseshoe of mountains lying to the west of town are accessible by three main lift systems, supported by a smaller network of lifts in the busy winter season, so skiers, hikers and sightseers enjoying holidays in Zell Am See have easy access to its winter sports and glorious scenery. The three mountains, the Schmittenhöhe, the Kitseinhorn and the Maiskogel offer a huge variety of slopes suitable for everyone from professional skiers to complete beginners and even children. There’s also 220km of cross-country skiing available for those who like their slopes a bit more thrilling.
Zell Am See holidays boast a vibrant après ski scene. Exuberant après ski pubs and bars offer drinks, dancing and live music to keep you entertained. If you’re exhausted from the slopes and looking for a quieter way to spend the evening, you can try an Alpine hut. These more laid-back establishments lie high up in the mountains, so there are spectacular views of the lights in the valley to enjoy. You can also try the delicious local specialities here, like mulled wine and Kasnocken, little dumplings covered covered in melted cheese.
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