- Christmas Market
- New Years’ Train
- Firemen’s Ball
- Great Carnival Parade
Tobogganing - Explore the area at your own leisure on your sledge. There are some marked out routes to try and after the pistes are closed find yourself a small hill to race down
Snow Tubing - New to the area, the specially built track will certainly make you whizz down to the bottom. You’ll be given your snowtube and let lose! A fantastic way to burn off that last bit of energy from the day
Arena Coaster - The first tobogganing run in the Zillertal Valley. With the speed you will pick up you really have a smile all over your face!
Cross Country Skiing - The well maintained routes and the easy to find forest paths will make this a great activity for those who don’t ski or for those who want to burn their muscles a little bit more
Winter Hiking - You can either go with a guide or pick up a map from tourist information. But the well signposted routes will mean that you get to see some of the best views the area has to offer
Ice Skating - In the centre of the resort there is the place where you can perfect your skate and maybe catch an ice hockey match throughout your stay
Horse-drawn Sleigh - Wrapped in warm blankets it is one of the more romantic way to see the sights the resort has to offer
Paragliding - With a qualified instructor you’ll be soaring down off the mountains and over the resort with such elegant ease you will forget about those achy legs from skiing
GMT + 1 hour
The official currency is the Euro (€). Coins are available in 1 cent, 2 cent, 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50, cent, €1 & €2 denominations. Notes are available in €5, €10, €20, €50, €100, €200, €500 denominations.
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.
COST OF LIFT PASSES (based on Dolomiti SuperSki pass)
** Seniors aged 65 and above
*** Family passes are available in some resorts
Please note that the above shows average prices, not resort specific.
In restaurants a service charge is built into menu prices. However, it's customary to round up amounts when paying the waiter or waitress if you're happy with the service. This means that you might hand the server EUR 50 for a EUR 47 meal. If you're paying by credit card, hand the server a cash tip of up to 5%. For Taxis as in restaurants, round up or add 5% when you're happy with the service. Tips to your chalet staff are entirely at your discretion.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application.
The nearest airports to Zell am Ziller are:
- Innsbruck (65km)
- Munich (188km)
- Salzburg (163km)
The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.