Large snowflakes dance from the sky, the forests are covered with thick hoods of snow and Lake Zell looks mystical and enchanted in the midst of the majestic mountains - this is winter vacation in Zell am See. With all the tranquility that our magnificent region radiates in winter, there are also many opportunities for leisure activities.
Spring in the mountains, on the other hand, is a season with "two faces": on the one hand, you can still indulge in winter sports during your vacations on the mountains, and on the other hand, you can already hike and bike through green meadows and the first flowers in the valley.
But besides the typical skiing in the region, you can also spend your vacations in Zell am See in the cooler seasons with cross-country skiing, sledding, horseback riding, ski touring, curling, paragliding, snow tubing, archery, ice sports or many other leisure activities.
While ice skating on the Zeller See or during an extended winter hike on the hundreds of kilometers of perfectly cleared winter hiking trails or during snowshoe hikes across fields and on alpine pastures, you can experience winter from its quiet side. Lovers of ski touring will be delighted by a still unspoiled nature, which you cross on the way up, to reward yourself afterwards with a deep snow descent over virgin slopes.
You can also simply enjoy the peace and nature of the region during a walk by the lake or after ascending with a mountain railroad on a high-altitude hiking trail and really relax. Pure relaxation is also a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the winter wonderland of snowy Pinzgau.
Vacationers interested in culture will experience the locals during their winter and spring vacations at traditional events and festivals - here in Zell am See and the Salzburg Pinzgau, customs are still lived. Concerts and theater performances provide entertainment and in museums, exhibitions or show mines you can learn about the culture and history of the region.