Zell am See is a beautiful Alpine town perched on the shores of Lake Zell in Austria’s Salzburg Province. This lakeside town partners with the village of Kaprun to form the Europe-Sportregion. This is one one of Austria’s prime ski and summertime destinations. As a result, all of our ski property for sale in Zell am See offers the perfect dual-season investment.
Property prices have risen steeply in Zell am See and Kaprun over the past few years. This is due to fabulous year-round rental income potential and easy access to the airport. With steady year-round tourism and solid rental returns our ski property for sale in Zell am See is therefore some of our most sought-after.
Zell am See is a beautiful Alpine town perched on the shores of Lake Zell in Austria’s Salzburg Province. This lakeside town partners with the village of Kaprun to form the Europe-Sportregion which is one of Austria’s prime ski and summertime destinations. There are 138km of groomed pistes in the region as well as dozens of summer activities. These include sailing, waterskiing and swimming in Zell am See’s crystal clear waters, which are clean enough to drink! This idyllic town has plenty of charm with lovely boutique shops and restaurants. Zell am See also boasts one of the largest après-ski clubs in the Alps – the ‘Schnaps-Hans Alm Bar’.
Less than 8km away is the traditional village of Kaprun, which sits at the foot of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier. At a height of 3,200m, the glacier provides guaranteed snow in winter or summer. All of our ski property for sale in Zell am See therefore benefits from sublime year-round skiing.
Zell am See is only 70 minutes by car from Salzburg airport and 2 hours 30 minutes from Munich airport. Regular trains also run directly into Zell am See from Salzburg and Munich. Once in Zell am See the free ski buses will quickly shuttle you from one village to the other. This ensures that the region is readily accessible for day trips and those wanting to explore further afield.
The Zell am See- Schmitten ski area gives direct access to 77km of skiing. This includes 27km of blue runs, 25km of red runs and 25km of black runs. In addition to this, the Europa-Sportregion has over 130km of groomed pistes on offer with plenty of great runs for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. With 51km of blue runs, 58km of red runs and 29km of black runs there are lots of scenic pistes for you to explore.
Skiing down through the beautiful snow-capped trees, you can enjoy the fantastic views over Lake Zell. There are many welcoming Alpine huts dotted across the mountainsides. These offer traditional table service and great hearty food. Sit back on one of the sunny terraces and enjoy the glorious views and Austrian hospitality.
The ski season is extremely long in this region and lasts up to 10 months due to the snow-covered slopes of the Kitzsteinhorn glacier, at altitudes over 3,000m. Thanks to its location, this is also an extremely popular cross-country skiing destination. It includes over 200km of trails. This winter, the Schmittenhohe mountain in Zell am See has got an extra attraction: the world’s longest ‘Fun Slope’. It measures a whopping 1,300m! This extraordinary ski slope, with it’s numerous tunnels and tight turns is a must for any ski enthusiast. The region’s modern lift system ensures minimal queues and with night skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing and romantic horse drawn sleigh rides, the best winter activities can all be found here. For those seeking an adrenaline rush you could always try heli-skiing or even ice climbing.
The ski bus runs from Kaprun to the Kitzsteinhorn glacier every 15 minutes. You can easily take the Glacier Jet, cable cars or chair lifts from the bus station in the valley. These will take you directly to the summit. The Saalbach-Hinterglemm ski circus is also less than 30 minutes away and has a further 200km of pistes. This will be directly connected to the Fieberbrunn ski area and Zell am See, making it the 3rd largest ski area in the world.
With a glacier, mountains and the lake to enjoy, Zell am See is one of the Alps’ best loved summer destinations. This beautiful dual season resort reaches down from the mountains to the very edge of the lake, providing spectacular views over the crystal clear waters.
Zell am See is perfect for Alpine summers as you can swim in the warm lake, take leisurely boat trips and enjoy plenty of other water activities. These include diving, fishing and water skiing. The region is also perfect for hiking and cycling. Cable cars can take you up the mountainsides in summer so you can walk or freewheel back down. You can stop off for refreshments at one of the many Alpine huts. All of our ski property for sale in Zell am See has access to some of Austria’s best summertime activities.
For snowsports fans who can’t wait for the next ski season to get their fix, Kaprun offers summer skiing on its famous glacier. There are also guided tours to the summit of the Kitzsteinhorn mountain where you can experience the phenomenal views of Austria’s tallest peaks.
Both Zell am See and Kaprun offer numerous other summer activities for all the family. These include tennis, horse riding, paragliding, rafting, rock climbing, caving and sightseeing flights. There are two 18-hole championship golf courses nearby, the Par-72 Zell am See course and a Par-73 course in Kaprun. Both are located in the sunny Salzach Valley with amazing mountain views of the Hohe Tauern National Park.
If you are planning to come to Austria to view property in Zell am See & Kaprun, then we can help arrange your visit. We have a fabulous selection of chalets and apartments for sale in this region and know the resort extremely well. So whether you are travelling alone, with a partner, or bringing the whole family we can suggest the perfect place to stay. Simply let us know which dates you have in mind and we will arrange for one of our representatives to meet you and show you around. All you need to do is to book your flight and rent a car and we can help organise everything else for you.
For more useful information on buying a ski chalet or apartment in Austria, see our buyers guide which will explain the purchasing procedure and costs involved. If you are considering your purchase as an investment then check out our investment guide which will give you information on rental incomes and the possible tax advantages.