A unique combination of a glacier, mountain, and lake make this area a special place to explore. Several scenic walks begin on Zell’s own Schmittenhöhe mountain, which is easily accessible by gondola, chair lift or cable-car, so walks can be adjusted to suit your ability. There are extensive walking trails through pastures and up to peaks and glaciers in nearby Kaprun, a short bus ride away, where the lifts are also free with the Zell Summer card.
Lift and cable-car approx. opening times 2019
The opening dates of summer lifts vary in resort. Please find the latest update for the summer:
Schmittenhöhebahn – open from approx 11 May to 15 October
Sonnenalmbahn & Sonnkogelbahn - open from approx 25 May to 6 October 2019
cityXpress - open from approx 8 Jun - 15 Sep 2019
(Please note these dates are approximate and may change)
The team in resort will gladly assist with information on all the other excursions and activities to do during your stay.
Lake Zell | 2-3 hrs | Easy | Take a scenic stroll around the
famous lake for lovely views of the Hohe Tauern in the background.
Forest Walk | Easy | From the City Express gondola top station descend
through the forest to the Areitbahn gondola in Schüttdorf.
Pinzgauer Spaziergang | 6 hrs | Slightly challenging | A classic ridge walk from the
top of Zell‘s Schmittenhöhe lift to the top of Saalbach’s SchattbergXpress, with stunning views all the way. Bus back to Zell.
Popular Walks in Kaprun
Kitzsteinhorn Glacier | Slightly Challenging | Take the cable-car to
the Kitzsteinhorn glacier (from mid June), and a guided tour to the summit
(3,203m), for a panoramic view of Austria’s highest mountains, including the
famous Grossglockner. Difficult.
Mooserboden & Wasserfallboden | Moderate | Hike around these stunning
mountain reservoirs and learn about the electric dam and follow the Herb trail to the pretty Fürthermoar Alm.