ZELL AM ZILLER, AUSTRIA
Ski Holidays in Zell am Ziller, Austria
In the heart of the Zillertal, Zell is an exciting gateway to the Zillertal Arena.
Located in the dramatic Ziller valley and not far from Innsbruck, Zell am Ziller offers extensive skiing across the Zillertal Ski Arena. The village of Zell am Ziller is located down on the Ziller valley and the lifts accessing the ski area are located on the western edge of the village. The village is a working village rather than a resort but its setting in the dramatic Ziller valley gives it a great feel.
Skiing in Zell am Ziller
The Zillertal Arena Ski Pass and the Zillertal Super Ski Pass are also valid for the Ski Arena Wildkogl in Neukirchen on the Grossvenediger. Transfer on the ski bus is free between Neukirchen, Wald, Krimml and Königsleiten, provided you hold a valid ski pass.
Within the neighbouring cluster of resorts are the ski villages of Gerlos, Hippach, Wald and Krimml. Mayrhofen and the Hintertux glacier are easily accessed by the trains and buses that run along the Ziller valley.
Ski and snowboard schools, a 7 km (4.5 miles) floodlit tobogganing run, the Zeller Leisure Park and romantic walks through the snow-covered countryside will make your heart beat faster.
Snow conditions in Zell am Ziller
Despite the low altitude, Zell am Ziller has a good snow record backed up by extensive snow making facilities. At the beginning or end of the season, the Hintertux Glacier offers a snow guarantee and other times a chance to explore high alpine terrain with dramatic views across into Italy.
Why ski in the Ziller Valley?
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Zell am Ziller
Skiing is not all there is to do. You might feel like getting some exercise by going sledding, playing ice hockey or going on winter walks through the snow-covered mountains of the Zillertal.
Eat & Drink:
Skiers can enjoy apres-ski entertainment in one of the local cozy inns, rustic lounges, small bistros and lovely cafes inviting guests in to stop by and sample traditional Zillertal specialties as well as international dishes.
Transfer time in Zell am Ziller
Munich, Innsbruck and Salzburg are the nearest airports to resort which are accessible via car or bus transfer within a few hours.
Zell am Ziller SKI PASS PRICES
The prices for the Zell am Ziller Zillertaler Superskipass lift pass, for the Winter 23/24 ski season can be found below.
|Number of days
Prices are normally based on a full area lift pass and child ages vary by resort. The above are guides, so please call one of the Iglu team for prices for your holiday.
Ski Hire in Zell am Ziller
There are normally a number of shops where you can pick up your pre-booked ski or snowboard equipment from. Which shop you go to will depend on where you are staying in Zell am Ziller. Here is a guide to ski or snowboard hire in Zell am Ziller:
|Ski Hire Type
|Adult 6 days
|Child 6 days
|Bronze - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Silver - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Gold - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
|Platinum - Skis and Boots or Snowboard and Boots
You can book your ski hire for your trip to Zell am Ziller here
Zell am Ziller Reviews
When you ski Zell am Ziller it is easy to think of just the resort on it's own. Having spent many days and even weeks skiing in the Zillertal I can say the Zell is always my safe bet. I don't mean Zell has only easy skiing...Not at all. From Zell am Ziller you can cover 4 mountains without getting on any other transport than a ski lift. The sense of achievement one gets from hacking along from Zell via the Krimml express to Gerlos, whizzing down black 8 to take the three chair ascent to the top of Konigsleiten, as you peer around the corner of the track your eyes are washed with the stunning views of the, often frozen, reservoir. Wide freeway skiing to the base of Sonnwendkopf brings you panting to face your final prime lift to the top of Hock Krimml for more wide carvelicious reds and blues. If you have time, you speed trialler you, then pop down black one for a rollercoaster of a knee swallower to take the T back up with plenty of height to traverse back over to the front face. Make sure you've got enough energy left in your legs. At the top of Konigsleiten for the return trip you have the awe inspiring 6km (don't quote me) descent to the base of Gerlos. A quick roll around in the half pipe and a few kickers of the sides of the runs keep you on your toes as the thigh burn kicks in as you pass the pumping Apres tunes at the umbrella bar. Don't stop now, you could cop out and do the Gerlos home run and party it up in Luiggi's and snooze on the long winding public transport home, or you can Man up and get the long return chair to Zell, and race your guys to the Sau'stadl. Last one get the Willy Birne!!(schnapps folks)!! I challenge thee! I grew up skiing in France, after spending one day in the Zillertal I knew it was heaven on earth! Happy skiing. EG
Apres Ski: 4/5