Zell am See / Kaprun
School Travel Awards 2016/17
Winner: Best Ski Resort
About Zell am See / Kaprun
The lively town of Zell am See enjoys a magnificent position on the edge of Lake Zell. Its backdrop is the majestic Schmittenhöhe Mountain. The town has a sophisticated atmosphere and boasts a charming traffic-free centre with narrow cobbled streets and attractive buildings.
Zell lies at the centre of the Europa Sport Region, one of Austria's best known ski resorts.
The new Schmiedingerbahn chairlift is to become SalzburgerLand's highest chairlift at between 2,530m and 2,775m. This modern 8-seater will have heated seats and a weather-protected hub. In addition, the new AreitXpress lift will improve capacity and a new station will help reduce congestion at busy times. For the 2019/20 season a new station is planned that will link Viehhofen with both Zell am See and Saalbach.
Inclusive lift pass: 6 day Europa pass - covers all lifts in Zell am See and Kaprun, including the Kitzsteinhorn glacier
Lifts to: 3029m
Total number of lifts: 56
Marked pistes: 130km
Longest run: 6.5km
Ski bus included: Yes
Lift pass photo required: No
Snow cannon coverage: 60%
By coach: Departs Friday from school. Journey time from Calais - 16 hours.
By air: Flights to Munich. Coach transfer to resort - 3 hours.
Blue runs: 18
Red runs: 22
Black runs: 9
Beginners can enjoy top-of-the-mountain skiing - returning by gondola, gentle and open nursery slopes in the village as well as the Areitalm and the mid station of the Zellerbergbahn.
Intermediates will cover lots of ground on challenging runs and will appreciate the efficient interlinking lift system.
Swimming: Zell am See
Ice skating: Zell am See
Austrian bowling: Kaprun
Shops/Cafés: Zell am See and Kaprun
Llama walking: Kaprun
Ice hockey match (to watch): Zell am See
Pizza night: Zell am See / Kaprun
Ski show: Kaprun
Thermal baths: Kaprun
Discos: Zell am See
Mountain coaster: Kaprun
We also include a programme of free in-house evening entertainment at each of our hotels in this resort.
The youth hotel in Kaprun has excellent facilities for school groups, located on a quiet road in Kaprun it is walking distance to the lifts and to the town centre and just a 10 minute drive to the glacier and 15 minutes to Zell am See.
Accommodation features: In-House Recreation Facilities