Why organise a School Ski Trip to Zell am See?

Anyone that has ever hit the slopes knows that there is no better feeling than standing at the top of a mountain, looking down at the beautiful white landscape below and preparing for the exhilarating ski down the mountain and the ski resort of Zell Am See is no exception to this. Boasting some of the most breath-taking views in all of Austria thanks in part to its unique location next to the sapphire blue waters of Lake Zell, Zell am See is a quaint historical town that certainly packs a punch in ski circles. 

What is the skiing like in Zell am See?

Directly above the town of Zell lies the hulking Schmittenhöhe Mountain which rises to around the 2000m mark and features 77 km of groomed slopes in open snowfields at the top and trails through the trees on lower sections. The mountain can be directly accessed from the town via the City Express Gondola making it the first stop for most groups staying in Zell am See.

The ski resort comprises of three different ski areas which are spread across multiple peaks. Along with access to Schmitten, your Europa Ski Region pass also allows access to the resort of Kaprun which includes the smaller, family-oriented Maiskogel Mountain and the ever-snowy Kitzsteinhorn Glacier.

For first timers who have never experienced the thrill of skiing before they will begin their journey at the Sonnenalm cable cars which will take them to some of the easier blue runs found at the Areitbahn near the top of the mountain

Higher sections of the Schmittenhohe Mountain offer above treeline skiing with spectacular views that rival and challenge some of the very best resorts in Europe. As you descend the mountain the trails offer a slightly different experience with long runs that cut through the trees, guiding you all the way back to the main ski lifts at the base of the mountain.

The Kaprun Glacier is easy to access with regular ski buses ascending the mountain as part of your lift pass; it is approximately a 30 minute journey to Austria First Glacier ski area which has been in operation for over 50 years.

What is the snow like in Zell am See?

Snow sure is a common word that is used for many high altitude ski resorts however it is a phrase that can definitely be applied to Zell am See due to the glacier of Kitzteinhorn in Kaprun which guarantees skiing from October until early Summer. The best snow can be found on Kaprun’s Kitzsteinhorn Glacier with its vast snowfields. Zell itself has an excellent snow record but for groups visiting later in the year there is the assurance of Kaprun which guarantees skiing and snowboarding for ten months of the year. 

What is the Apres Ski like in Zell am See?

Zell am See offers a wealth of apres-ski activities to keep the fun going after a long day on the slopes.

It is common in the winter months for Lake Zell to completely freeze over as the temperature drops making it possible for you to step onto the ice for some outdoor ice skating or take a hike across the lake. If conditions do not allow for this, fear not as Zell am See also has an excellent indoor ice rink which is home to the towns local hockey team, EKZ. Ski Adaptable are able to arrange tickets to the Ice Hockey Games (fixtures permitting) which make for a fun and exciting night out. Also available in town is an excellent indoor swimming facility with a slide and diving platforms to keep students entertained.

Other available Apres ski visits include bowling, curling and extensive cross country ski areas.

Be inspired and organise a school ski trip to Zell am See by contacting Ski Adaptable today!

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