Vibrant resort, perched between an emerald lake and towering glaciers.


Home to the Porsche family, Zell am See enjoys a remarkable location on the edge of a shimmering alpine lake and with the biggest mountains in Austria on the horizon. There is style and charm running throughout the town and numerous options for corporate ski groups, on and off the snow.

The town centre of Zell am See is lively and atmospheric with narrow streets surrounding the 15th century church. There is skiing directly above Zell am See, on the slopes above Kaprun and on the nearby Kitzsteinhorn Glacier.


Facts & figures

  • Resort height: 750 m
  • Top lift height: 3029 m
  • Ski lifts: 55
  • Season dates: Oct - Jun
  • Inhabitants: 9700

Airport transfers

  • Salzburg | 46 miles
  • Innsbruck | 93 miles
  • Munich | 138 miles

Off the snow

  • Golf
  • Spa
  • Ballooning
  • Paragliding
  • Ice driving
  • Scenic flights
  • Après ski

On the snow

  • Ski region
  • Glacier skiing
  • Off-piste skiing


There are 3 distinct ski areas in the Zell am See - Kaprun ski region – the Schmittenhöhe, the Maiskogel and the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. The Schmittenhöhe is the ski area located directly above Zell am See and offers some gentle pistes high up and steep slopes just above the resort. The views from the Schmittenhöhe are magical with Lake Zeller in one direction and a glacial skyline in the other, with the highest peaks of Austria dotting the horizon. There have been recent lift upgrades in the Schmittenhöhe ski area, whilst the ski pistes reach right back to the resort. 2 main lift hubs serve the area from Schmitten and central Zell am See. There are plans to link Viehhofen in the Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski region with Zell am See to create a vast ski region, but dates for the construction are still pending.

The Maiskogel sector is located to the south of Zell am See and is served by the ski resort of Kaprun. It is a great beginner / lower intermediate ski area with tree-lined skiing and easy access from Kaprun. A connection from Kaprun to the Maiskogel and the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier (completed December 2019) allows clients to access the glacier directly from Kaprun. The Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is the highest ski area in the Salzburg region and offers snow-sure skiing from September through to early summer. Great lifts, varied skiing, fantastic off-piste and superb snow conditions create a superb ski area. Corporate ski events can take advantage of the excellent igloo complex and the precipitously high look-out platforms.



Toboggan evening

Board a tractor trailer and head up to a micro-brewery in the mountains, for music, food & drinks and an illuminated, snowy descent.

tauern spa kaprun

Spa days

Spend some hours floating in one of the best spa complexes in the Alps, whilst gazing over stunning, glaciated horizons.

igloo bar

Igloo bar

Spend the afternoon in one of the great igloo bars on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier with action indoor and on outdoor terraces.


Zell am See is a working town as well as a magical holiday resort. Located on the edge of Lake Zeller, Zell am See is sandwiched between open crystal waters and intimate steep mountains of the Schmittenhöhe. The town centre is focused around the historic church with waterside paths and intimate side streets, creating a wonderful atmosphere. There are numerous shops, bars and restaurants in the central area, as well as some high-end hotels toward the waterfront.

Strongly influenced by its Porsche legacy, Zell am See is very much a blend of old and new. There is history throughout the resort, whilst the Porsche Congress Centre and a number of hotels feature fantastic contemporary architecture. Zell am See is well connected by road and rail from Salzburg, whilst those wanting to arrive in style can do so via the local airfield.


Zell am See offers numerous ways to never see the queue for the first gondola. Action starts at the Schmittenhöhe top station at Schnaps Hans bar with revelry on the terrace overlooking the glaciers and lake. It is possible to download on the cable car for those looking for a bit of high-altitude over-indulgence. Down in the resort there are a number of legendary watering holes, none more famous than Villa Crazy Daisy with a terrace, restaurant and night club on the upper floors.

Murray’s Irish Bar welcomes many ski groups whilst the Off-piste bar often has a great atmosphere. To the south of the resort centre, the Areitbahn gondola base station has a great crowd of après skiers from mid-afternoon. On the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier, the Igloo complex is a great location to take in some afternoon sun, with drink in-hand, whilst Kaprun offers some excellent après ski bars.


Zell am See is one of the principal towns in the region, with a superb range of facilities for corporate ski events. The town hosts the Porsche – Zell am See Congress Centre with professional meeting spaces and services. In addition to this facility, corporate ski groups can access meeting & seminar facilities throughout the resort in the local hotels. Saalfelden, just down the valley also has a number of professional meeting venues. It is also possible for corporate groups to meet on the mountain or in the igloo complex on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier.

Complementing the excellent meeting & seminar venues in Zell am See, there are a number of fantastic activities on offer in and around Zell am See. Scenic flights can be taken over the local peaks and glaciers, the igloo bar on the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier is ideal for drinks amongst the ice, après ski is popular throughout the resort whilst tobogganing can be a fantastic evening activity with drinks, food and music in wonderful, mountain venues.

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