ZELL AM ZILLER - HOTELS & TOURIST INFORMATION
Zell am Ziller is located on 479 kilometers west of the capitol - Vienna and just sixty kilometers east of Innsbruck. This town, which once has gold-mining industry definitely merits a visit, but don not confuse it with Zell am See in Land Salzburg. Zell am Ziller is one of the major towns of the lower area of the Ziller Valley, and inns here are reasonably priced.
Like many other Austrian villages, Zell am Ziller has a Pfarrkirche (Parish Church), the one here dates from 1782.
Before the village was popular only as a summer holiday site, but recently it has also become a famous winter sports resort. In 1978, the Kreuzjoch region was opened to skiers, and Zell am Ziller took its place on the popular tourist ski maps of Europe. During the season, there is a free ski bus that stops at the main hotels to transport visitors to the slopes.
One can travel by gondola to a restaurant with a view of the Gründalm (1022 meters) and then continue by chairlift to Rosenalm (1761 meters), where another good restaurant opens onto a panoramic view. From Rosenalm, a surface lift can take one to a lofty citadel at 2266 meters above sea.
Another good ski area, the Geriosstein, is located on about five kilometers from Zell am Ziller, which also provides bus service, but not so frequently. From the bottom station, a cableway will lift one to 1647 meters where one can take a chairlift up to 1836 meters.
Zell am Ziller Transportation
If coming directly to Zell am Ziller, one can fly to the nearest international airport, in Munich, and arrange further transportation from there.
Trains from Innsbruck travel frequently to Jenbach, which is situated on the main rail line to Salzburg (trip takes about 20 minutes). At Jenbach, trains depart on every hour for Zell am Ziller (trip takes 45 minutes).
Most bus lines servicing Zell am Ziller originate in nearby towns and villages. There are three buses per day departing from Innsbruck's Hauptbahnhof for Zell am Ziller (trip takes less than two hours).
If driving from Innsbruck, go east along Autobahn A12 to the junction with Route 169 and cut south.
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Zell am Ziller Skiing Holidays
Zell Am Ziller Ski Area Map
Zell am Ziller Ski Piste Information
Summit Elevation: 580 meters
Vertical Drop: 1900 Meters
Beginner: 31 Runs
Intermediate: 19 Runs
Expert: 9 Runs
Total Runs: 59
Total Length: 47 kilometers
Surface (t-bar, etc): 26 lifts
Chair Lifts: 18 chairs
Cabin (tram, gondola, etc): 3 lifts
Capacity: 25120 skiers per hour
Halfpipe - 1
Terrain Park - 1