Skiing in Zell am See

Alpine experiences for everyone

Skiing vacations in Zell am See are unique! There is nowhere else in Salzburger Land where countless kilometers of slopes await you in sunshine, all this and you are also just a jump away from the mighty Kitzsteinhorn glacier and with a fascinating panorama around Lake Zell. Skiing in Zell am See means fun and enjoyment for skiers and snowboarders alike.

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On Zell’s local mountain, every winter day is magical. Over 77 kilometers of slopes are waiting to be discovered by passionate skiers and snowboarders. Almost endless sunny slopes, descents down to the valley, snow parks for XXL fun, “Schmidolin” Kinderland and varied routes combine unforgettable experiences in the snow. In addition to the Schmittenhöhebahn gondola, 4 feeder lifts take you into the skiing fun: start directly at the city center at the valley station, zellamseeXpress and cityXpress or in Schüttdorf at areitXpress. You can even park there for free:


  • 77 kilometers of slopes in all levels of difficulty
  • 28 lifts – 4 feeder lifts from the center of Zell am See and surroundings
  • 7 off-piste ski routes
  • 5 long valley runs
  • Schmitten Trass, Snowpark and Funslope XXL
  • “Schmidolin” adventure hotspots for children


Sunshine galore on top-prepared slopes with varying levels of difficulty, that’s what awaits ski and snowboarding enthusiasts on Zell am See’s local mountain. In addition, there is a magnificent panorama of the 3,000-meter Hohe Tauern mountains. Those who love a challenge should take on the 4 km long “Trass Abfahrt” – the steepest slope in the area with a gradient of up to 70%. Curious? Learn more about Trass skiing in Zell am See at

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Family Ski Area.

How long have the kids been looking forward to their ski vacation in Zell am See? Not without reason because on the Schmittenhöhe there are fantastic downhill runs on the mountain and in the valley. Also, the Kidsslope, Kinder-Skiland and a varied winter program ensure absolute skiing fun and unforgettable family days in the snow.


Family specials:

  • Skiing on Saturday at a low youth and children’s fixed price.
  • Staggered ski pass prices for children and youths
  • Separate prices for valley lifts
  • Infants free of charge
  • Easter bonus


In addition to unrestricted fun on the slopes, skiing in Zell am See also means an absolute feeling of freedom – like gliding through glistening powder snow. Those who have already felt this sensation know what we are talking about. Both on the Schmittenhöhe and on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, just a few minutes’ drive away, secured off-piste routes are combined with the spectacular backdrop of this unique mountain world.

Opening Hours

Whether at Christmas time or in spring when temperatures are mild, the sun beams and winter vacations in Zell am See are always an experience. Depending on the current weather, snow and operating situation, Zell am See’s winter skiing/snowboarding season starts in December and lasts until April.


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Whether as a day trip or for a skiing vacation, different day and combination passes offer the right ticket for every intention, including staggered children’s and youth rates. Tip: Every Saturday, children, and young people up to the age of 19 pay EUR 13 – valid for the entire season.


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In only 7 minutes, the AreitXpress transports you into the pure skiing pleasure! It takes you from Schüttdorf up onto the mountain in a 10-seater cabin that includes WLAN and heated seating. Free parking is available all day at the bottom station. Once you are at the top, 77 kilometers of slopes awaits you.


After you have been transported by the AreitXpress on to the sun-drenched “Areit” in the Schmittenhöhe ski area, you have the choice: do you want to continue uphill, or do you want to race down the red Schütt slope toward the valley? 77 kilometers of slopes, almost all of which are sun-flooded, await beginners and passionate ski fans in this ski area of the Hohe Tauern. Slopes for every skill level, plus the fabulous view of the surrounding three-thousand-meter peaks and Lake Zell, that’s skiing vacations in Zell am See!

Family ski area

30 blue slope kilometers offer the ideal conditions for beginners and leisurely skiers on Zell’s local mountain. Conveniently accessible and only a few minutes’ walk from the parking lot, skiing in Zell am See is pure pleasure. In addition to perfectly groomed slopes, even the youngest skiers will enjoy highlights for eventful skiing days that they will tell stories about for a long time to come.


  • Kidsslope Glocknerbahn
  • “Schmidolins” kite park & kids land
  • Snowpark and Funslope XXL
  • Skimovie track and Audi Ski Run for racing feeling


In Zell am See, ski tickets are also family friendly. Whether you want a one-day pass, a several days pass or a combination pass with access to the three premium regions. Different day and multi-day ski passes offer the right ticket for every intention.


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Frequently asked questions

Yes, there are 30 kilometers of blue slopes. The valley lifts are also ideal for beginners.

Yes, there are 7 marked off-piste ski routes on the Schmittenhöhe.

With the zellamseeXpress from Viehhofen.