Hotel Grand

  • Austria, Zell am See

  • 4.5

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Occupying a superb, scenic position directly on the lake beside the pedestrian centre and railway, the Grand Hotel is a majestic hotel originally built in 1896.

Majestic location

Jutting out into the lake itself, you won't get find views of Lake Zell than at the Hotel Grand. In the hotel's lake view restaurant you can relax and watch the world go by, or grab a coffee at the imperial café.

The hotel offers very high standards of service and comfort and is well known for its good food, a combination of international cuisine and Pinzgau local specialities.

Rooftop spa

Try out both of the hotel's spas. The Classic Spa includes an indoor roman bath style pool, saunas, steam room, relaxation room and whirlpool. The additional Grand Spa area features various saunas, steam baths and an infra-red cabin. The spa offers panoramic views across the lake. 

On-site casino

The hotel is home to its very own casino with a wide selection of games. Guests can soak up the elegant ambiance whilst trying their luck at one of the tables or machines.

Added value

Free daily après-ski afternoon snack (drinks payable) 

Free shuttle to/from City Xpress gondola at set times

Free child supervision (Mon-Fri approx. schedule available at reception, 3-10 yrs)

Free night available (arrivals 14 Dec 24, 04 Jan - 18 Jan 25, 8 Mar - 22 Mar 25)

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: 131
  • No. of buildings: 2
  • No. of floors: 6
  • Official rating: 4.5


Komfort Berg Austrian Twin Rooms have a mountain view and can sleep two guests. These rooms have a bath or shower and charming furnishings.

Komfort Austrian Twin Rooms have lake views and can sleep up to three. These rooms have a small seating area.

Komfort Balcony Austrian Twin Rooms have lake views and a balcony.

Family Rooms are spacious and have a separate bedroom and living area with bunk beds suitable for two children. The rooms also have a balcony and lake views.

Grand Suites have two separate bedrooms and can sleep up to five. These suites have both bath and shower, seating area, balcony and lake views.

Bedroom Facilities

  • TV
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • 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: 12.8012675
Latitude: 47.3240755

  • The hotel provides a free shuttle service, with a ski bus stop nearby and the gondola just 5 minutes’ walk away
  • The town’s pedestrian zone starts outside the hotel
  • Transfer time: approx. 1 hour 15 mins from Salzburg airport

Spa & wellness facilities

  • 'Classic Spa' leisure area with indoor roman bath style pool, saunas, steam room, relaxation room and whirlpool 
  • Additional 'Grand Spa' area with various saunas, steam baths and infra-red cabin 
  • Fitness Room
  • Wide range of massage & beauty treatments (pay locally)

Additional facilities

  • Various lounge areas
  • Residents' lakeside restaurant
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Elegant Imperial Café/bar
  • Bar, with daily piano music
  • Casino with a wide selection of games
  • Restaurant with Panoramic views
  • Wi-Fi
  • Heated boot room

Family Facilities

  • Babysitting in the evening (on request and payable locally)
  • Hotel kindergarten (Monday to Friday 4.30pm to 8.30pm for kids 3-10 years)

Extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast

Dinner is a buffet or a four course evening meal with three choices of main dish plus salad buffet

Christmas and New Year's gala dinners included

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

Special dietary requirements (vegan, gluten free) will need to be requested in advance.

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