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Zell am Ziller - Ski Area Guide

Zell am Ziller, Austria

Ski Resort in Zillertal Arena, Austrian Alps - 47km29 miles of Piste (930m3,051ft to 2,410m7,907ft). Rated: 2/5 (from 6 ratings)

Delightful village in the spectacular Zillertal with a Super Zillertal lift pass giving access to virtually all the region's lifts and over 600km of terrain. In December 1999 the local skiing was linked to Gerlos, Wald and Gerlosplatte, creating the Zillertal Arena, the largest area in the Zillertal and one of Austria's largest ski areas. Wide range of off-slope activities include the more unusual, such as stamp-swapping for philatelists at the Cafe Rosengarten on the third Wednesday of every month, air-gun shooting and billiards.

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Intermediate Skiers

Zell am Ziller Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Zell am Ziller
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Number of runs
Total Length
47km29 miles
Cross Country
Total Length
45km28 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Zillertal Arena Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Zillertal Arena
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Number of runs
Total Length
322km200 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Zell am Ziller Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Zell am Ziller
Max Vertical1,840m6,037ft
Highest Lift2,410m7,907ft
Lowest Piste930m3,051ft
Resort Altitude (Zell am Ziller)570m1,870ft
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Zell am Ziller Summary

The Austrian Ski Resort of Zell am Ziller is part of the Zillertal Arena ski area with access to 322km200 miles of downhill skiing, with 143 individual pistes, served by 112 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Zell am Ziller itself (47km29 miles of pisted ski runs), the appropriate ski Lift Pass will allow you to ski or snowboard in the other Zillertal Arena ski resorts of Gerlos and Königsleiten.

With ski lifts as high as 2,410m7,907ft, snow cover is generally reliable.

There are three Airports within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Zell am Ziller are perfectly feasible. Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.

Skiing in Zell am Ziller

The Zillertal Arena is the fourth largest skiing area in the Austrian Tyrol with skiing all the way to neighbouring Gerlos which is the hot spot for boarders, Krimml, Konigsleiten and Wald. Lifts were linked up for the 1999/2000 season creating one of Austria's largest ski areas. With the Zillertal Superski Pass you can also ski at any of the surrounding resorts. Its possible to ski and board every day of the year on the Hintertux Glacier.

In summer, the skiing is at 3250m and includes 18km of prepared pistes. Lifts open at 8.30 and its best to ski early as the snow tends to get very soft after lunchtime. There is a ski shop at the top of the Gletscher Bus (the second bus-like gondola) with a locker service where you can leave your gear overnight. There are panoramic cameras at the top of the glacier so its possible to check out the weather on TV (ORF2) without even leaving your hotel room.

Zell am Ziller offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate and Beginner skiers.

Snowboarding in Zell am Ziller

The Zillertall Pass gives boarders access to all of the surrounding resorts including the Hintertux glacier. Hot-Zone Snow Park in Gerlos is the place to be - the hotspot for boarders in the Zillertal Arena. The terrain park has been designed with professional input from top snowboarders.

Hot-Zone Snowpark in Gerlos (Vorkogel lift); Snowpark at Gerlosplatte, 80m Halfpipe at Gerlosplatte; 100m Halpipe in Gerlos/FuBalm

Zell am Ziller Aprés Ski

Some of the hotels have their own entertainments programmes including Tyrolean evenings with traditional folk dancing as well as discos and live music.

Great fun in more than 30 huts and snowbars in the skiresort as well as in the 5 apres ski bars directly at the base station and in the village guaranteed.

Zell am Ziller in brief

Zell am Ziller Ski Resort is:
Ok for Expert Skiers.
Ok for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Good for Snowboarding.

Zell am Ziller Season Dates

 Open (since December 1, 2018)*
*Zillertal Arena.

 Closes : April 22, 2019*
*Zillertal Arena.

Usual opening - Early Dec.

Usual closing - Late April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Zell am Ziller.

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Where is Zell am Ziller?

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Zell am Ziller Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Zell am Ziller is able to augment natural snow, on 71km44 miles of ski runs, with 319 Snow Cannons.

Zell am Ziller Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 22 Ski Lifts of Zell am Ziller are able to uplift 23,800 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

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