Zell am See Ski Resort Review | 2018.

Riding a ski lift above Zell am See

Accommodation Zell am See.

Many of the Hotels and pensions in Zell am See are near the lifts.

Hotels Accommodation Zell am See.

Three Star.

Bernhofer: Direct access to cross country skiing.
Steinerwirt 1493: Boutique hotel, steinerwirt.com.
Grüner Baum: In the centre of Zell an See, with underground parking, gruener-baum.at.
Krone: hotel-krone.at.
Landhaus Zell am See: landhaus-zellamsee.at.

Four Star.

Seevilla Freiberg: Newly renovated hotel on the lake shore, seehotel-freiberg.at.
Der Sonnberg: Modern hotel with views over the lake and surrounding mountains, der-sonnberg.at.
Grand Hotel Zell Am See: Esplanade 4-6, Zell am See 5700, on the shores of Lake Zell.
Hotel Bradhaus: Loferer Bundesstraße 77, Zell am See 5700, 2km from the town centre, skibus stop, cross-country tracks nearby.
Neue Post: Stylish city hotel, in the heart of old Zell am See,, neuepost.at.

Five Star.

Hotel Salzburgerhof: Auerspergstrasse 11, Zell am See 5700,, a family run hotel offering the highest international standards with Austrian atmosphere.

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Ski Hire Zell am See.

Carve InAlfred Kubin Straße 2+43 (0) 6542-550731
EuroSportSchillerstraße 4+43 (0) 6542-47267
HervisSchmittenstraße 1+43 (0) 6542-47393
Intersport SchmittenhoheSchmittenstraße 7+43 (0) 6542-70350
Intersport ScholzBahnhofstraße 13+43 (0) 6542-72606
Ski ProDreifaltigkeitsgasse 6+43 (0) 6542-47330
Sport ArchleitnerPostplatz 2+43 (0) 6542-73581

Ski Hire In Kaprun.

Skischule HartwegeSigmud-Thun-Straße 12+43 (0) 6547-7766
Intersport BründlSteigenberger Alpenhotel,
Wilhelm-Fazokas-Straße 20
+43 (0) 6542-47267
Ski Pro KaprunNikolaus-Gassner-Straße 8+43 (0) 6542 8600
Intersport BründlKItzsteinhorn Alpincente+43 (0) 6547 8621 360

Apres Ski in Zell am See.

A Bit of Irish.

A the name suggests, an Irish pub in Austria. Sebastian Horl Strasse, Zell am See.


Serves ornate cocktails covered in streamers and fans of fruit.

O’ Flannigans.

Another Irish Pub!


The hugely popular Resi has two lively bars with an arrangement of peculiar games to keep everyone entertained.

Villa Crazy Daisy.

Salzmannstr 8. Tel: 6542 72526.


For a typically Austrian bar, head to the Sportstüberl in the Hotel Lebzelter, which was built in the 1700s and serves hot Jägertee.

The Bierstadl.

The Bierstadl features 33 different kinds of beer and is where the locals gather. Kirchengasse. Tel: +43(6542)72373


On the top floor of the Grand Hotel, overlooking Lake Zell, the place to go for quite elegance.

The Best Value Restaurants for Apres Ski in Zell am See.

Eating out in Zell am See can be surprisingly cheap, especially if you opt for the menu of the day, which is usually 2 courses for about 10 euros. However, alcohol, particularly wine can be expensive in restaurants.

Schloss Prielau.

Castle Prielau, Hofmannsthal Street. Tel: +43 6542 72 911 schloss-prielau.at. Acknowledged to be the top restaurant in the area. It serves internationally recognized award-winning continental cuisine.

The Bar ‘Einkehr’.

Schmittenstr. 12, Zell am See 72363. A chic bistro with a horseshoe bar complete with electric generator and the main dining room upstairs.

The Best Fine Dining Restaurants for Apres Ski in Zell am See.

These restaurants all serve excellent Austrian cuisine. For the best combination of fine dining in a comfortable atmosphere (lots of wood carvings and unusual wall lights), try the Steinerwirt (6542-72502) in Zell am See. It specializes in sirloin steak Vienna style (with onions and small dumplings), and the Salzburger Nockerl (a tasty soufflé) is not to be missed for dessert.

The Guggenbichl hut.

Tel: 6547-8578 features Kasnocken (noodles, cheese and butter) baked and served in a huge skillet. Scraping out the bottom of the pan for the crusted delicacy is fun for the whole table. The inn rises above Kaprun and diners are allowed to climb 5,280 feet above and slide down to the entrance in sleds provided for the thrill. It’s a good way to work up an appetite or work off the huge dinner.


Tel: 6547-8737 near Kaprun is a charming inn, owned and operated by Hans and Theresia Nindl, which provides an outstanding dining experience. Enjoy wild goat (Gamsgebraten) in mushroom sauce with black bread dumplings (Schwartzbrotknodel) and cranberries (Pieiselbeen) or a venison filet (Hirschrunckenfilet) cooked medium (Rosabebraten) with mushrooms (Steinpilen) in Burgundy sauce. Nindl is an avid hunter and the local game (venison, antelope, goat) often appears on the menu. Desserts include blueberries heated with flour and eggs with vanilla ice cream (Moosbeernocking) and Mandelecken, a light almond cake floating in blueberry and kiwi sauce. The inn is also a popular après-ski stop for skiers coming down from the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. African art and artifacts decorate the walls of the restaurant, attesting to the Nindls living in Rhodesia part time. Jagawirt is only open September through May.


Just outside Zell am See. This restaurant serves rich fried pork, veal and beef steaks on wooden planks. Tropfen Amelner, about 90 proof, is a perfect digestive.


Tel: 6547-7280. This is the locals’ favorite restaurant in the region. The setting is handhewn post-and-beam and the food is spectacular not only in taste but in presentation. Try the garlic soup for an appetizer and apple strudel for dessert. For a main course any selection will please.

Once you have had your fill of Austrian fare, try Italian or Tex-Mex.

Delicious cordon bleu and pepper steak top the fare at Traubenstube, tel: 6542-72368. For a light meal, sample Pizzeria Giuseppe tel: 6542 72373 and Zum Casar, tel: 6542 47257.

Crazy Restaurant.

Tel: 6542 72526, in the Villa Crazy Daisy, is a Scandinavian owned Mexican restaurant with an inexpensive menu featuring among other items ‘breath killer’ garlic bread.

The Café Konditorei Mosshammer and Café Feinschmeck.

These two are your best bets for a late afternoon snack, especially for mouth-watering pastries and chocolates. Vanini on Banhofstrasse has the best and largest variety of Austrian and other pastries.

Restaurants for Apres Ski in Kaprun.

In Kaprun, dining is good at the large hotels. Try Kaprunerhof and Hotel Zur Burg. The Cafe Konditorei has wonderful pastries in Kaprun.

Restaurants on the mountain.

At the top of the Schmittenhohe, Breiteckalm is the lunch choice. Here Peter Radcher, owner, chef, waiter, bartender and perfect Austrian host, serves a hearty traditional Austrian fare.


On the glacier is a good luncheon spot with its Tyrolean fare, spectacular views, huge deck and sun chairs for rent.

Non Skiing Activities in Zell am See.

  • Bowling: Schlossstrasse.
  • Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides.
  • Toboggan from Gasthof Köhlergraben.
  • Indoor Swimming: 25m swimming pool, 74m water slide plus saunas and steam bath. Zell am See Sports and Leisure Center.
  • Ice Skating & Ice Hockey: Zell am See Sports and Leisure Center.
  • If conditions allow, try skating on the frozen Lake Zell.

Non Skiing Activities in Kaprun.

  • Ice Skating: Kaprun Natural Ice Rink next to the fire department.
  • Tauern Spa Hotel: Spa & Waterworld. tauernspakaprun.com.
  • Ice Camp: 3 igloos, containing an ice bar and ice cinema area, at 2,500m up the Kitzsteinhorn.

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