Great family friendly hotel, suitable for groups too
- Half Board
- Free daily après-ski snacks
- Games room, children's playroom with toys
- Heated ski lockers
- Weekly live music
Der Waldhof is one of the few slopeside hotels in Zell and you can ski or board right back to the hotel, so popping back for a drink in the warming bar is easy. This elevated position means you'll have some far-reaching and pretty special views out over the town, the lake and beyond. The hotel spa facilities are free to use and include an outdoor pool, sauna, hot tub and steam room.
- Ski lifts - 350m
- Ski school meeting point - 350m
- Resort centre - 500m
RoomsThe 98 rooms here give you a good variety to suit different party sizes, tastes and budgets. Each are bright, charming and very spacious. All of them come with a bath or shower, cable TV, a minibar and a mini-safe for your important belongings.
- Spacious Bar
- Two lounges
- Free use of outdoor pool, sauna, hot tub & steam room
- Free Wi-Fi
- Massage available to book locally
With the half board meals, you'll receive an extensive buffet breakfast and a very appetising buffet evening meal. Don't miss the weekly Italian buffet which is always a hit.
At Christmas they serve a lovely holiday meal and the New Year Gala dinner has a champagne reception with entertainment and a midnight buffet included (and you must wear smart dress, of course - it is New Year after all).
About Zell am See
Zell am See skiing
Set by Lake Zell, Zell am See and its bus-linked neighbour Kaprun make up the 'Europa Sport' region, with a total of 130km of runs, 80 of which are at Zell. The setting is one of Zell's biggest selling points, with lovely views of the lake from the medieval town and the slopes above. The ski area caters well for beginners intermediates keen on improving technique in the mostly tree-lined pistes. Advanced skiers have the Kitzsteinhorn glacier located down the road at nearby Kaprun.
Zell am See ski resort
The lakeside town has loads of activities for those not on skis or a board, with lively nightlife, decent restaurants and a full range of accommodation. It is good to check where you are staying in relation to the lifts, as there is a short free bus to access the slopes. For skiing, it is also worth exploring some of the other terrain in the area, like Saalbach, Bad Gastein and Schladming. Overall, Zell is a lovely spot for a winter holiday, with or without skiing.
The beautiful setting gives Zell am See a unique atmosphere not found in many Austrian resorts, and really sets it apart. Despite the smaller ski area, Zell am See remains one of Austria's top 5 resorts, and deservedly so.