Summer holidays in Zell am See

Water – the source of all life

Water determines life and holidays in Zell am See.

From the deep blue lake over the powerful Krimml waterfalls up to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier.
The water as the (force)source of life is omnipresent in Zell am See.

In the morning a swim in the clear water of the lake, at noon a visit to the breathtaking waterfalls and in the afternoon with the gondola, to a snowball fight in the middle of summer, high on the glacier.

This is how your perfect holiday with us in the Aparthotel Zell am See could look like.

With its deep blue color and water in drinking quality, the lake rests in the middle of the breathtaking mountain panorama and invites you to all kinds of activities in, on and around the lake.

Infrastructure Zeller See

  • 3 beach pools with adventure pool with giant slide, toddler pool, massage benches, diving platform, bathing bay, swimming raft, mini golf, water ski school.
  • Activities for water sports on Lake Zell: stand up paddling, rowing, pedal boating, sailing, windsurfing, fishing & fishing.
  • If you would like to explore the lake in a quieter way, we recommend a panoramic boat tour.
    Enjoy the magnificent view of the surrounding peaks, relax and gather many unforgettable impressions of the region.

Water Experience Zell am See

The Kitzsteinhorn is Salzburg’s only glacier ski resort. The glacier is between 800 and 3,029 meters and has 41 kilometers of slopes. In summer, the glacier ensures perfect cooling on hot days. And who can resist a snowball fight in the middle of summer?


Breathtaking – Europe’s largest waterfalls.

Experience the unbridled power of the element water up close and personal. With a drop height of 380 metres, the Krimml waterfalls are among the most impressive natural spectacles in the world.

Krimml Waterfalls

Golf vacation at Aparthotel Zell am See

Golf vacation in Zell am See

The 36 most beautiful greens between glacier, mountain and lake are located in the Golf Club Zell am See-Kaprun. The fairways fit perfectly into the beautiful landscape of our region. Where the mountains meet the valley and where your eyes are lost in the blue of Lake Zell, it is a great place to play golf on two golf courses that are particularly attractive to play.

This Schmitten golf championship layout is something truly unique for the discerning golfer. Throughout the 18 holes it boasts many risk and reward shots. Even the first hole can be decisive for the “all or nothing” of your round. So be careful if you go all out too soon.

Golf Course Schmittenhöhe

It might be the neighbourhood to “Schmittenhöhe”, however, this option for golf near Kaprun is a fine example of how two layouts in such close proximity can still create quite different but vastly enjoyable golfing experiences

Golf Course Kitzsteinhorn

Bike holiday at Aparthotel Zell am See

Biken in Zell am See

Saddling up to the mountain experience on two wheels: Relaxed cruising in the valley, pedaling on the road bike over promising passes or going steeply uphill
on the mountain bike and then on fast singletrails chasing down the valley – in Zell am See-Kaprun all cyclists will find on the 240 kilometers marked routes the perfect playing field for their sport.

Choose from gourmet tours on forest trails with lake and mountain views as well as sporty cross-country race tracks and world-famous single trails. The network of mountain bike tours ranges from easy to challenging. The hub for many varied mountain bike trails is the Hundstein, a distinctive Grasberg with 360-degree panorama. The Maiskogel in Kaprun is also a mountain bike hotspot with several signposted tours and beautiful paths into the valley. Between the Kaprun Castle, the Guggenbichl and the Lechnerberg, those who are interested can still follow the legendary CC track of the 2002 World Cup.

MTB and Singletrails

For leisure cyclists who like to take it easy, the biking region Zell am See-Kaprun offers a wide selection of easy and comfortable bicycle routes. On cycle paths or low-traffic branch lines, for example, it is all about Lake Zell or sections of the Tauern Cycle Path to the most beautiful places in the Salzburger Land. If a tour is too long or too demanding, saddle up with the e-bike and easily reach the most beautiful places and views with the help of the electric motor. Unequaled power is provided by dedicated e-bike tours with battery charging or changing stations.

E-Bike and Gentle Tours

Those who prefer to ride a road bike can hunt almost noiselessly over little-used secondary roads or climb the most beautiful mountain passes in the province of Salzburg – including fantastic mountain panoramas. During the sweaty uphill along the Grossglockner High Alpine Road to Franz-Josef-Höhe, after 26 bends and more than 1,700 vertical meters, the view of the glacier and the Grossglockner compensates for all efforts. Incidentally, Zell am See-Kaprun is also a triathlon hotspot: the 90-kilometer original IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship track can be explored by bike.

Racing Cycling

Winter holidays at Aparthotel Zell am See

Winter in Zell am See

Much more than skiing and snowboarding: with its glacier and white snow-covered peaks, deep forests and lakes, the Zell am See-Kaprun region is a dream destination for outdoor fans even in winter – whether you are looking for relaxed hikes, cross-country skiing or tobogganing with the whole family or crisp ski tours stands.

Walking to the mountains in winter requires good equipment and perfect local infrastructure. Zell am See-Kaprun offers best conditions for this with its about 40 kilometers of cleared walking and winter hiking trails – whether around Lake Zell, on the surrounding sunny slopes up to the summit of the Schwalbenwand or on top of the Schmittenhöhe. The range of scenic tours ranges from a short walk to an extensive hike and offers flat stretches as well as a route of 500 meters altitude.

Snow Shoeing and Winter Hiking

When gliding on cross-country skis, athletes experience the winter landscape in a particularly enjoyable way – whether in classic style or skating. A network of 107 kilometers of trails opens up the entire region with leisurely laps and sporty routes through the wintry fields of Pinzgau. Beginners and connoisseurs especially love the Schlossloipe in Kaprun with little difference in altitude. Experienced runners who are looking for a sporting challenge and a few more altitude meters are in their element, for example, on the glacier trail on the Kitzsteinhorn. The Brunnwies trail or the golf course trail in Zell am See offers particularly beautiful views of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area and the Hohe Tauern National Park.

Cross Country Skiing Zell am See

Special routes, a ski tour information point as well as a gastronomy offer adapted to endurance athletes follow the current trend. Routes like “Snow Queen” and “Icebreaker” can already be gone from October. Further highlights for experienced tourers are the ski tour on the Tristkogel or on the Ronachkopf. After 15 years of standstill, the Ronachkopf as a mountain Thumersbach since the winter season 2016/17 exclusively for skitourers and snowshoers again walkable and opens up wonderful panoramic views in untouched nature.

Ski Touring Zell am See

Just sit up and rush through the winter landscape into the valley – tobogganing is great fun for all ages. In Zell am See-Kaprun runners have the choice between two routes:
The Köhlergraben toboggan run leads over 1.5 kilometers from the Gasthof Köhlergraben through the Schmittental to the Hotel Waldhof in Zell am See. Depending on the snow conditions, the train is illuminated until 10 pm, on Tuesdays the toboggan bus travels all the way to the Schmittenhöhe and back again.
The toboggan run Guggenbichl in Kaprun also offers two kilometers of tobogganing fun until 10 pm.

Tobogganing in Zell am See

Ski vacation at Aparthotel Zell am See

Ski & Board in Zell am See

Off to the slopes: With 138 kilometers of pistes, three mountains, Funslopes for all ages and fascinating snow parks and freeride routes Zell am See Kaprun is one of the most attractive winter sports regions in Austria – and with an extra-long season from October to May. Whether skiers or snowboarders, pleasure caravans, freeriders or families with kids – every alpine fan finds its territory in the Kitzsteinhorn, Schmittenhöhe and Maiskogel ski areas. And best of all: All three mountains can be conquered with a single ski pass.

Downhill skiing for every taste and level will find winter sports enthusiasts on the Schmittenhöhe, the local mountain high above Zell am See with panoramic views of around 30 three-thousanders. 27 cable cars and lifts bring skiers and snowboarders up to 2.000 meters in height. In the snow park with its jumps, rails and boxes, the scene meets the ultimate snow fun and the longest Funslope in the world offers exciting challenges in terms of speed and technique over a length of 1.300 meters. The “Trass”, with a height difference of 1.000 meters and an incline of up to 70 percent “blackest slope” in the region, is the venue for the legendary “Trasslauf” every year.

Ski & Board Schmittenhöhe

Salzburg’s highest chairlift and 18 further state-of-the-art cable cars and lifts open perfectly prepared pistes and glacier slopes with untouched powder snow. Action, Thrill and Challenge are the focus of this ski resort. The biggest challenge for alpine skiers is the black piste “Black Mamba”, which burns its thighs with its 63 percent gradient. Due to the absolute snow safety at an altitude of more than 2.000 meters, the winter fun on the Kitzsteinhorn lasts until May.

Ski & Board Kitzsteinhorn

With wide and rather cozy ski slopes, the Maiskogel in Kaprun offers itself primarily as a ski area for beginners and families. Seven lifts and lifts open up the area and the valley run is the longest slope in the region at seven kilometers. Younger kids, in particular, love the Maisi Fantasy Park, a child-friendly snow park where kids can let off steam in wave tracks, steep turns and jumps.

Ski & Board Maiskogel