Skiing Resort Report: Zell am See
Saturday 06 November 1999
The drawback of the glacier is that it can make for long queues when skiers are attracted from other, less snowy resorts. Crowds in Zell itself can make it a long job to get onto the slopes, especially at weekends; gondola queues are a particular problem. But either a blue or black run will take you to the cable car; and when you reach the top of the Schmittenhohe, the crowds disperse, and you finally see the resort's real potential.
Zell's attractive pistes and fabulous lakeside setting more than make up for any disadvantages. The little town, almost medieval now that traffic has been diverted into a tunnel underneath, has enough in the way of bars and restaurants for several evenings' entertainment. The Lebzelter Keller is always lively in the evening, and if it gets too crowded, some of the neighbouring bars in Dreifaltigkeitsgasse are worth trying.
All six major operators - Airtours, Crystal, First Choice, Inghams, Neilson and Thomson - offer packages to Zell am See. Among the specialists are Independent Ski Links, Interhome (0181-891 1294) and Made to Measure.
Life & Style blogs
Apple expands reuse and recycle scheme, letting Android phones be swapped for iPhones
When did the Eiffel Tower open to the public? Six things you didn't know about iconic structure
Pacman Google Maps: company offers chance to play classic arcade game on real streets
Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Worst time to be a parent revealed: Dinner, baths and bed time push stress levels to peak
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
- 1 Tidal launch: The most pretentious lines from Alicia Keys' valedictory speech
- 2 Martha Stewart accuses Snoop Dogg of 'smoking for four hours' during Justin Bieber Roast
- 3 Trevor Noah: Jon Stewart's replacement faces online criticism over 'anti-Semitic' tweets
- 4 Turkey power cut: Prime Minister says nationwide blackout could be caused by terrorists
- 5 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This leading supplier of compliance software a...
£24000 - £30000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: The Associate System Engineer r...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: An Executive Assistant is required to join a l...
£45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits : Ashdown Group: A highly successful, glo...