Zell Am See
Zell Am See is a charming medieval lakeside town, nestled between a large lake and a mountain, and whose slopes are part of the Europa-Sport Region, which offers a range of pistes to suit all abilities. Beginners will benefit from the excellent ski schools, whilst intermediates and experts will enjoy the long cruisers on the Kitzeinhorn Glacier. Within the town you can ice-skate on the lake and enjoy some après ski in one of the may bars or restaurants. The resort consists of 3 mountains; Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhöhe and the “family mountain” of Maiskogel. The 3 mountains of Zell Am See combine with the Kitzsteinhorn glacier to give a total of 136km of piste, ideal for skiers of all abilities from beginners to experts. Beginners are well served by either Maiskogel, or else the glacier itself, which boasts 21 green runs, whilst Intermediates enjoy 19 red runs on the glacier, and an extra 52km of reds and blues on Schmittenhöhe. Experts finally can either enjoy the 9 black runs (25km) on Schmittenhöhe, or try venturing out into the backcountry with one of the mountain and ski guides. Cross country skiers meanwhile can ski over 200km of backcountry, whilst those wishing to learn can take advantage of the cross country ski school.