With a resort mascot as loveable as Schmidolin the friendly dragon, what family could resist the charms of a winter holiday in Zell am See?
The majority of accommodation available in Zell is hotels, allowing you to tailor your holiday to your specific requirements. B&B can be great for families - explore the town independently before meeting at one of the great local restaurants for dinner (the Pfefferbauer serves a delicious range of local delicacies, including locally sourced venison). The convenience accorded by full or half-board accommodation will allow the parents to relax from day one, as everything will already have been taken care of before they arrive.
If any member of the family is in need of tuition, the Zell am See ski school is the answer to all your problems, offering private and group instruction for all ages. From their first steps on the magic carpet at the Areitbahn base station, young beginners will quickly progress through the children’s area at the Glocknerwiese into the big wide world of skiing solo on the mountains. Power Teens is a programme aimed at progressive teenage riders, focusing on freestyle and freeriding. Mum and Dad are well looked after as well, whether they’re complete beginners or just need a quick brush up lesson at the start of the week to get back in the zone. There’s a kindergarten for youngsters not yet old enough for the slopes and some of our hotels also have their own childcare services too.
Many of our hotels here have their own swimming pool, but if you want to head further afield the Freizeitzentrum could be just what you’re after. Boasting a toddlers pool with a pirate ship game, 3 diving boards and a 75m waterslide and an ice rink (not forgetting hot tubs, and a selection of saunas and massage treatments) you could have a hard time persuading everyone to leave. If they enjoyed the ice skating indoors, why not have a go on Lake Zell? During the height of the winter the lake freezes over completely and ice skating and curling (for the more sedate) can be enjoyed at various locations.