Hotel Der Waldhof

  • Austria, Zell am See

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The Hotel Der Waldhof is family-run and full of attractive traditional features combined with a modern influence. Convenience is key at this hotel, with a great position next to the piste and the main City Xpress gondola just a short ski or walk away, you can ski back to the hotel at the end of the day.

Ski-in, ski-out

A blue piste directly behind the hotel leading to the main City Xpress gondola offers ski-in, ski-out on the popular family mountain Schmitten.

To explore Zell’s Areitbahn gondola and Kaprun ski area, the ski bus stop is just one minute walk from the hotel.

If you want to explore more of Zell am See, the town centre is just a ten minute walk downhill.

Family friendly

The hotel prides itself on being a family-run hotel and caters to other families and couples with an excellent level of service.

The indoor playland offers two playrooms for different age groups. For young ones there is a ball pit and climbing tower with slide, along with a dedicated painting corner. For older children there is a playroom with board games, games consoles and goal wall. 

The hotel offers a range of room types which make it easy for families to stay together.

Directly behind the Hotel Der Waldhof is the public toboggan run where you can enjoy fun runs in the evenings, dependent on snow conditions. You can borrow a toboggan from the hotel free of charge. The hotel also has table tennis, pool table and table football.


A trip to the Waldhof wouldn't be complete without enjoying their two spa areas. The Family Spa has textile saunas and an indoor pool which everyone can enjoy.

The Waldhof Spa just next door offers a variety of saunas, relaxation rooms and whirlpools, as well as massages and treatments which are payable locally.

Added value

Early Booking Discount available (ends 31 Oct 2024)

Hotel Der Waldhof is All Inclusive from 2nd - 29th March 2025

Zell am See

  • Skiing to 3,029 metres
  • 408 kilometres of pistes
  • Transfer approx. 1 hour 30 mins
  • Resort altitude of 

Skiing in Zell am See offers an exceptional alpine experience, combining breath taking natural beauty with diverse and well-maintained slopes suitable for all skill levels. Nestled in the Austrian Alps, this picturesque town stands out as a premier destination for ski enthusiasts and families alike. Few mountain views are as breath-taking as the sight you are greeted with at the top of the Schmittenhöhe mountain, just above Zell am See. Zell am See's pedestrianised town centre is perched on the edge of Lake Zell and the atmosphere is boosted by regular music events and festivals. The panoramic viewing platform 'Top of Salzburg' is a must with spectacular scenery at 3029m above sea level.

Skiing and snowboarding in Zell am See

The slopes in Zell am See cater to a wide range of skiing abilities, making it a versatile destination for winter sports enthusiasts.

The 138km Zell am See-Kaprun ski area is most famously known for the Schmittenhöhe mountain in Zell am See and the Kitzsteinhorn Glacier at nearby Kaprun which are conveniently linked by a free ski bus. Families are well catered for with a dedicated kid’s slope on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell featuring a combination of obstacles, tunnels and slalom course, and Kaprun’s Maiskogel mountain which is home to wide open, gentle slopes for learning and special kids’ meals at local restaurants.

With the Alpin Card and the new lifts linking the ski areas, the 77km ski area of Zell am See now links with the extensive 270km of terrain at the Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Ski Circus, giving you access to the vast skiing landscape of Zell am See's neighbouring region. From Schmittenhöhe Mountain (Zell am See) side it is possible to ski down to the middle station, then either take the prepared ski route to the bottom or take the section 1 gondola. Once at the bottom it is a short five minute bus which runs every 20 minutes to Saalbach. On return you can choose to ski back to the Zell connection lift or return on the shuttle bus. Alongside the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See and the Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun, the whole Alpin Card area totals 408km of premium varied slopes including 121 lifts.

Where to stay in Zell am See

Throughout Zell am See, we have a range of fantastic hotels to choose from. Hotel Grand is located on the lake and offers fantastic scenic views as well as direct access to the resort centre. The Romantik Hotel has a leisure area with an interconnecting indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool with views of the peaks. Hotel Berner is a family run hotel in an elevated ski-in position just above the City Xpress Gondola. No matter what you'd like in terms of facilities and location, we're sure you'll find our hotels suit all your needs.

Bars and restaurants in Zell am See

The food in Zell am See is exceptional, featuring some of the finest fresh produce from local farmers. With a wide variety of dining options, you can enjoy a different ambiance each night. Pizzerias, inns, and mountain restaurants serve hearty meals to fuel you up and keep you warm. Meanwhile, cafés and bars provide a cosy atmosphere for evening drinks with friends. For a more upscale dining experience, Zell am See boasts nine award-winning restaurants, offering food enthusiasts some truly special culinary delights.

The resort offers a good selection of sports bars, cocktail lounges, and clubs for those of you seeking a late night out. Apres-ski in Zell am See leans more towards traditional Austrian style, distinct from the bustling scenes in larger resorts like St. Anton or Mayrhofen. However, you can still have plenty of fun while spending less on beer, wine, and cocktails!

What's included in an Inghams ski holiday to Zell am See

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, bed and breakfast, half board, all inclusive or full board. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 408 km
Runs 0 0 0
Longest run 6 Km

Rome Park fun park on the Schmitten, Glacier Park on the Kitzstienhorn - Snow park and Half Pipe. Saalbach - NITRO and Free ride park. Hinterglemm - Family and Snow Park. 

Lifts Drag lifts 38, Chairlifts 38, Cablecars 3
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True
  • No. of rooms: 98
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 4


Junior Suite rooms are located in the hotel annex, connected via an underground walkway

  • Official rating: 4


Economy Double Rooms are 20m² have bath or shower and balcony.

Komfort Double Rooms are 20m² have bath or shower and balcony.

Superior Double Rooms are 25m² and sleep up to four people. They have a seating area with double sofa bed, a bath or shower and a balcony.

Junior Suites are located in the hotel's annex and are very spacious at 41m². They can sleep up to five people and have a separate children's bedroom with bunk beds and single sofa bed. They have a seating area, bath or shower, and a balcony.

Bedroom Facilities

  • Balcony
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
Lift Passes

Lift Passes

Lift Passes  Days Season Adult
Born Before 2004 
Area Pass
(Alpin Card)
6 Low £310 £233 £156
High £345 £259 £173

The pass includes Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See, Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun, Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm and Leogang Fieberbrunn.

High season 18 Dec - 01 Apr

Low season all other dates

Children born from 2016- free. Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices. 

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Ski Equipment

Ski Equipment

(6 days) Please see here for a description of hire categories. 

Equipment Description Blue Red Black
Adult Skis £101 £127 £147
Skis & Boots £138 £165 £184
Snowboard - £101 -
Snowboard & Boots - £138 -
Youth (14-17yrs)
Skis & Boots - £114 £135
Child (3-13yrs) Skis & Boots - £69 -
Snowboard & Boots* - £69 -

*Child snowboard equipment from 8 years

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.



Tuition Days Times Adult Child (4*-14yrs)
Ski Beginner 3/5 10am-12am & 1pm-3pm £196/£243 £196/£243
Ski Intermediate 3 10:30am-1pm £187 £196
Snowboard Beginner 3 10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm £196 £196
Snowboard Intermediate 3 10:30am-1pm £161 £161

Ski school might be closed on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. *Child snowboard tuition from 10yrs

Tuition begins on Mondays

Levels of tuition:

  • Beginner = never skied before
  • Level 1 = advanced beginner; can control speed, snowplough and change direction on gentle slopes 
  • Level 2 = low intermediate, snowplough turns and start to ski parallel
  • Level 3 = Good intermediate, Parallel turns 
  • Advanced = Fully confident on all slopes, looking to improve technique

Prices and supplements are correct at the time of publishing. Up to date prices will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Longitude: 12.7753643
Latitude: 47.3271965

Ski-in, ski-out with a blue piste directly behind the hotel leading to the main City Xpress gondola

For Zell’s Areitbahn gondola and Kaprun ski area, the ski bus stop is just one minute walk from the hotel

The town centre is just 10 minutes’ walk downhill


Waldhof Spa

  • Finnish sauna
  • Saunarium
  • Earth sauna with adventure shower
  • Steam bath
  • Infrared cabin
  • Whirlpools
  • Relaxation Rooms
  • Massages & treatments are payable locally

Family Spa

  • Indoor pool with jacuzzi corner
  • Family textile sauna
  • Relaxation room
  • Experience shower

Additional facilities

  • Bar & restaurant
  • Fitness room
  • Wi-Fi

Family Facilities

  • Indoor playland with two playrooms
    • Ball pit, climbing tower with slide, and dedicated painting corner
    • Board games, games consoles and goal wall
  • Table tennis, pool table, table football
  • Toboggans available free of charge from hotel reception
  • Babysitting is available on request
  • Cot & linens

Hot and cold buffet breakfast with a selection of eggs, sausages, pastries, bread, museli, yoghurts, juices, fresh fruit, and warm waffles prepared directly at the buffet

Extensive buffet dinner including large salad selection, starter buffet and selection of breads. Themed buffets with live cooking. 

Après snacks in the afternoon with soups and a cold platter

Christmas gala dinner included

Departures from 2nd - 29th March 2025 are on All Inclusive basis including beer, house wine, soft drinks and packed lunch or buffet lunch. Please request buffet lunch with reception in the morning.

Board basis options available

  • All Inclusive
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements (vegan, gluten free, dairy free etc.) are on request and must be checked at time of booking.

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per person from £1137
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15/03/2025 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
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