Zell am Ziller and Zillertal Ski Resort and Ski Holidays

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Zell am Ziller and Zillertal Ski Area   Resort Information
Season November to April
Nearest Airport Salzburg,Innsbruck or Munich
Ski Area 490km
Ski Lifts 177
Ski Runs 272
Longest Run 5km
Resort Height 580m
Snowball Ratings
Beginners 4 / 5
Intermediates 5 / 5
Experts 3.5 / 5
Families 5 / 5
Nightlife 4 / 5
Affordability 4.5 / 5
Non Ski Activities 4 / 5

Zillertal Ski Area


Discover the numerous winter sports activities to be enjoyed in the popular Zillertal region. Located in both Tyrol and Salzburgerland and part of the largest skiing region of Austria, this large interconnected winter sports region made up of Zell am Ziller, Gerlos, Gerlosplatte, Ramsau, Wald-Köningsleiten and Krimml boasts166 km of excellently groomed and interconnected slopes, mostly red category runs and 51 modern lifts.In addition the Zillertal Super Pass covers Hochfugen and Hochkrimml as well as Mayrhofen and Hintertux, allowing you to ski over 490km on the one pass.

Breathtaking panoramic mountain views, skiing through beautiful natural scenery, plenty of options, modern lifts and varied facilities and fun – this is what you’ll find in this large skiing area. Snow canons also make sure there is plenty of snow. Cross-country skiers can enjoy beautiful tracks in the Zillertal Arena region. Also highly recommended is taking a tour through the lovely wooded areas.

With an altitude of around 2000 ft and centrally located in the Zillertal, Zell am Ziller is the gateway to the Zillertal Arena skiing area. This family-friendly paradise offers not only slopes and ski and snowboarding schools, but also a children’s snow park on Rosenalm, a 7 km-long natural bobsled run, a 14 km-long cross-country track, a recreational park with an ice rink, indoor tennis courts, bowling lanes and curling facilities. Both young and old will enjoy a wild ride on the Arena Coaster, the first Alpine roller coaster, a 1450 m-long toboggan run on rails! Instead of spending a day on skis, you can also go on a ‘snow walk’ through a beautiful winter wonderland or people-watch from an outdoor café!

Enjoy all the fun of a winter sports holiday from a chalet in or around Zell! Gerlos offers a totally different experience. This lively town is located at an altitude of 1300 metres and is popular with partygoers, thanks to the fantastic après-ski scene. discos, ski bars, pubs, restaurants – you’ll find plenty to choose from. The ski slopes are also guaranteed to be snow-covered, offering confidence boosting and friendly slopes. There are also cross-country tracks here and the possibility to try paragliding. Gerlos also has a special snow park, the Arena Hot Zone, which is a true paradise for snowboarders and freestyle skiers!

The highest ski resort is Königsleiten, at an altitude of 1600 metres. Here you can even ski right to your front door. We have holiday chalets in the quiet and picturesque village of Wald as well as the cosy town of Königsleiten, where a beautiful, challenging and expansive skiing area awaits you! Here you can enjoy cross-country tracks, winter hikes, toboggan runs, curling, torch-lit tours, horse-sleigh rides, ice climbing and an indoor swimming pool and wellness centre. Naturally there is also the usual après-ski scene to be found here. Experience a relaxing holiday in a winter paradise!

Close to Wald, at an altitude of 1076 metres, is the charming and picturesque village of Krimml, famous for the Krimmler waterfalls. Torch-lit tours and horse-sleigh rides to the waterfalls depart from Krimml. You can also go on breathtaking and romantic winter walks, go cross-country skiing, and naturally enjoy downhill skiing and snowboarding at the nearby Hochkrimml-Gerlosplatte resort. There is also a children’s ski school and skiing area with a practice lift, magic carpet, carousel and variety of play options in Krimml. The pleasant and small-scale family-friendly skiing area of Gerlossstein, just north of the village of Hainzenberg, is also part of the Zillertal Arena area. Those with a valid ski pass can take advantage of a free ski bus service between Neukirchen, Wald, Krimml and Königsleiten. The Zillertal Arena ski pass and Zillertaler super ski pass can also be used in the Wildkogel Ski Arena in Neukirchen on the mountain of Großvenediger, where you have even more skiing options as well as Mayrhofen.

The Zillertal Arena area is a true paradise for families with young children, thanks to the numerous children’s slopes and Kids Clubs. Special programmes for children are also organised regularly, including a witch safari, excursions and a ski disco. Naturally there are also plenty of childcare options. Children and adults alike can also enjoy tobogganing fun in the Zillertal area. Your child is certain to have an unforgettable holiday experience here! Complete the experience with your own chalet or holiday home in the relatively undiscovered Zillertal Arena!

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