Zell am Ziller - Ski Area Guide

Zell am Ziller, Austria

Ski Resort in Zillertal Arena, Austrian Alps - 47km of Piste (930m to 2,410m)

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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Piste and Lift Stats for Zell am Ziller
 7 Black Pistes
45Red Pistes
20Blue Pistes
47kmDownhill Pistes
45kmCross Country Pistes
22Ski Lifts

Zillertal Arena Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Zillertal Arena
14Black Pistes
89Red Pistes
40Blue Pistes
162kmDownhill Pistes
112Ski Lifts

Zell am Ziller Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Zell am Ziller
1840mMax Vertical
2410mHighest Lift
930mLowest Piste
570mResort Altitude (Zell am Ziller)

Zell am Ziller

The Austrian Ski Resort of Zell am Ziller is part of the Zillertal Arena ski area with access to 162km of downhill skiing, with 143 individual pistes, served by 112 ski lifts. In addition to the skiing in Zell am Ziller itself (47km 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 skiing above 2000 metres, 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.

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

We have no confirmed season dates for Zell am Ziller.


Usual opening - Early Dec.

Usual closing - Late April.

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

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Zell am Ziller Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Zell am Ziller is able to augment natural snow, on 71km 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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