The stunning ski resort of Zell am See is located in the Austrian Alps in the state of Salzburg. Nestled between Schmittenhöhe and picturesque Lake Zell, Zell am See is a rustic and welcoming Austrian village. The area has some of the most exquisite scenery the country has to offer, making the lakeside town a popular holiday destination year round.
Skiing facilities in the region make Zell am See one of the most visited ski resorts in Austria. The area has 130km of attractive, tree-lined pistes and 54 ski lifts. There are a wide range of cross-country trails and varied terrain, including a few steep black runs. There is a Zell/Kaprun Ski Pass available that includes both Zell am See and nearby Kaprun ski runs.
There is a lot to do off the slopes, making Zell am See in summer just as popular as it is in winter. Summer activities include sailing or windsurfing on Lake Zell, paragliding, hot air ballooning, horse riding, golf, cycling, walking as well as concerts and festivals. Whatever activity you enjoy, if you want a relaxing holiday where you can enjoy the superb scenery and fresh mountain air, then Zell am See is the place to rent self-catering accommodation.
The old town center has fascinating old buildings such as the Romanesque St. Hippolytes Church and the 16th Century Rosenburg Castle. There are also plenty of shops, restaurants and banks in the town center, all within walking distance from self-catering Zell am See accommodation.
From Zell am See self-catering ski chalets you can easily reach towns such as Kufstein, Salzburg and Innsbruck. In Salzburg visitors can visit the birthplace of Mozart and take a tour of locations used in “The Sound of Music” film. About 40km south of Salzburg is Hohenwerfen Castle, a stunning fortress built high on a hill overlooking the Salzach valley.
You can also make a day trip to Werfen from Zell am See chalets, where you can take a guided tour of the Werfen castle and visit the Ice Caves.
In summer, temperatures in Zell am See are high. Temperatures in July and August can reach a hot 28˚C but cool breezes make walks along the lake pleasant. In winter temperatures drop to below 0˚C, perfect for the long ski season.
The easiest way to reach self-catering Zell am See apartments is to fly to Salzburg Airport (SZG). Ryanair, Flybe and ThomsonFly all offer cheap flights from various UK airports. From Salzburg you can take a train and travel the 50 miles between the airport and Zell am See chalets.