SnowSkool @ Zell am See - Best Bits

The soon-to-come link with Saalbach-Hinterglemm making the largest ski area in Austria. The stunning views from top, down the pistes, onto the town and into the lake. Free working lunches in mountain huts. Year-round skiing on Kitzsteinhorn Glacier. Guaranteed snow from November through until April. Mid-season walks on Lake Zell. Late-season dips in Lake Zell. Dinner in Steiner Gnuss Werk. Night-skiing on Slope #17 on Schmitten. Austria’s biggest super-pipe at Snowpark Kitzsteinhorn - 160 metres long and 6 metres high walls. Classic Austrian apres-ski: Pinzgauer Diele, Lederhos'n or some live music at Crazy Daisy.

Zell am See Course Dates

Ski

Ski Instructor Internship: Long
    • Duration
      17 Weeks
    • Start Date
      27/11/2017
    • End Date
      02/04/2018
    • Flights included
      No
  • Price
    £7995
  • Deposit
    £450
Course Details

Zell am See: Stats

Primary

  • Average annual snowfall
    21ft
  • Skiable terrain (Acres)
    3000
  • Total Runs
    131km
  • Vertical drop
    3800ft
  • Number of parks
    3

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    20C 68F
    Min temp
    12C 53F
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Secondary

  • Skier Summit
    1960Mm
  • Longest run
    7KMkm

Terrain breakdown

Easy
42%
Medium
38%
Hard
20%

Location

Salzburg
Austria
Min Average winter temp
-4C 25F
Max Average winter temp
3C 37F

Slopes

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.

Activities

Nightlife

Maintaining that particularly Austrian trait of having a pretty incredible apres scene, Zell am See has a pretty incredible apres scene! And probably more like a "totally incredible apres scene" rather than "pretty incredible apres scene" given that Zell is a town not a rustic mountain village like many Austrian resorts. And that scene is hot whether you are up on the mountain in one of the huts or down in the Valley in one of the more popular bars. Once the chairlifts stop running, the music is turned up! 

Favourite places often depend on your mood but we imagine you will try out Crazy Daisy and O'Flannigans (the must-have Irish Bar) and we'd place a bet you will also find yourself on the dance floor at Diele at the end of an evening!

Zell's a busy little place so make sure you arrive full of energy!

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