Zell am See in Austria was voted the best ski resort for schools at this year's School Travel Awards and we can understand why......
Zell is one of our favourite Austrian resorts and is extremely popular with our groups. The charming town sits on the edge of Lake Zell and is one of the prettiest areas in the Salzburgerland Alps. The skiing is varied and there are plenty of mountain restaurants to take in the views and enjoy a well earned hot chocolate.
The ski area is split into two main zones, Zell am See has 27 lifts servicing 80km of skiing, and Kaprun, a short stones throw away and the home of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier has a further 23 lifts and 60km of skiing. The highest slopes reach an impressive 3030m (up on the Kitzsteinhorn glacier) and with all of the well-groomed pistes covered by snow cannons the snow is always good. This makes Zell the perfect choice for early and late season skiing. The resort has a very diverse ski area with plenty of slopes for beginners and more experienced skiers - ideal for school ski trips.
Over the last few years the area has benefitted from a huge amount of investment. In 2019 the ski lift link between Maiskogel (Kaprun centre) and the Kitzsteinhorn glacier was completed introducing an epic 12 km long cable car. On the other side of the mountain in Zell am See the Zell am See Xpres lift was completed linking the area to Saalbach Hinterglemm, Leogang and Fieberbrunn creating one of the world’s largest ski areas.
We have several hotel options in and around Zell Am See but the ‘stand out’ option has to be Club Kitzsteinhorn. This privately owned hotel is a short walk from the lifts and has to be seen to be believed. It has been designed specifically for groups and has unbelievable facilities including multiple sports halls, indoor climbing, indoor beach volleyball, trampoline park, high ropes, cinema and bowling alley. Groups are allocated their own areas and stay in modern en-suite rooms. This hotel is the perfect base for your ski trip to Zell Am See.
If you are interested in taking a group here please get in touch for a quote. It is suitable for travelling by coach or air.