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Zell am Ziller, Austria

Rated: 3/5 (from 6 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForBeginners, Snowboarders, Snowfall and Apres-Ski!
Total Piste Length47km29 miles
Highest Lift2,410m7,907ft
Resort Height570m1,870ft
 Nearest AirportsInnsbruck Airport and Munich
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Zell am Ziller

The Austrian ski resort of Zell am Ziller is in the Austrian Alps at an altitude of 570m1,870ft, with 47km29 miles of marked runs.


Zell am Ziller is part of the Zillertal Arena ski area with access to 322km200 miles of downhill skiing, with 143 marked pistes, served by a total of 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.


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


Zell am Ziller offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Zell am Ziller.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Zell: NR.8A / Gerlos: NR.6/6A'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Zell am Ziller?

The next notable snow forecast is 14cm5in, expected on 5 March, with around 31cm12in forecast over the next 7 days.

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Ski Area Stats

Zell am Ziller Ski Area

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

Zillertal Arena Ski Area

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

Altitudes & Slopes

Zell am Ziller Ski Area Heights

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

Ski Slope Aspects


Zell am Ziller has ski slopes facing south (for sunny skiing).

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Zell am Ziller
Intermediate Skiers

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Ski Lessons in Zell am Ziller

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Location and Map

Where is Zell am Ziller?

This ski resort is in the Austrian Alps in Schwaz, Tyrol.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Zell am Ziller is Innsbruck Airport, 52 minutes drive away.

Munich, Salzburg, Bolzano, St. Gallen-Altenrhein, Memmingen and Friedrichshafen airports are all within three hours drive.

Innsbruck Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.


Ski Lift Capacity

The 22 ski lifts are able to uplift 23,800 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Snow Making

Snow-making is available, on 71km44 miles of ski runs, with 319 snow cannons.

Season Dates

When is Zell am Ziller open?

 Open (since December 7, 2023)*
*Zillertal Arena.

 Closes : April 14, 2024*
*Zillertal Arena.

Usual opening is early December, and usual closing is Late April.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

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