With three separate mountains: Schmittenhohe, Kitzsteinhorn and Maiskogel, Zell am See offers a wide diversity in its skiable terrain. Schmittenhohe (the top of Schmitten) and Kitzsteinhorn (which has skiing ten months of the year on its Glacier) offer the best skiing for those that may not be professional skiers but probably should be whereas Schmitten (the lower slopes) and Maiskogel offer more mellow terrain that is ideal for families. Whereas in the past you may have poo-pooed family-friendly terrain, this is what brings in the beginners and it is the beginners that take lessons!
Schmitten also offers floodlit night-skiing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays on Slope #17 - just look for the one that is not in the dark!
For those days when you are more focussed on improving your skiing than teaching a lesson, head for Kitzsteinhorn which offers the toughest slopes and is renowned for its freeriding (it hosts a qualifier stage on the Freeride World Tour). In 2009 a permanent freeride info base was established to offer advise on safe skiing in freeride zones and up-to-date reports on which routes are open and safe. The five main routes are Ice Age, Westside Story, Left Wing, Jump Run and Pipe Line and we expect you to ski them all by the end of the season!
For the fitness freaks, there is also 55km of cross-country trails accessible from Zell am See.