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Ideal location for skiing and hiking holidays

The 2,000m high Schmittenhöhe is the local mountain of Zell am See and is regarded as Austrias mountain with the most beautiful view. It is a skiing paradise from November to mid-April and a hiking Eldorado during the summer. The Schmittenhöhe can guarantee a delightful vacation all year round.

The Schmittenhöhe stands for diverse winter holidays in Austria. During the cold season it offers 77km of perfectly primed ski slopes for the ultimate skiing experience. If you're not into skiing the wonderful landscape will please your eye. In summer you can explore Zell am See’s local mountain during hikes, climbing expeditions and Nordic Walking. Qualified hiking guides will lead you in winter as in summer!

A true winter paradise – holidays on the Schmittenhöhe

Seasoned skiers will love the Schmittenhöhe, especially its countless challenging slopes. If your difficulty level of choice is “black”, then look no further! But no worries, there are also beautiful ski slopes for beginners. And the new, stylish cable cars by Porsche Design are just one of the many additional highlights.

Holidays on the Schmittenhöhe – pure skiing pleasure

The so-called “Skiline-Account” enables you to view and evaluate your skiing days in a diagram. Simply enter data regarding altitude, ski-runs and the frequented lifts – that’s all you need for your personal diagram. It is equally easy and quick to make your very own ski movies. These will be available online. Return home with great memories of your fabulous winter vacation!


Summer holidays on the Schmittenhöhe: hiking and aviation

During the summer the Schmittenhöhe is a perfect runway for hang-gliders and paragliding enthusiasts. A tandem flight offers you the unique opportunity to see Zell am See from a totally different angle – of course together with an experienced pilot. Mountaineers love the Schmittenhöhe for its diverse hiking routes. Experience nature up close on countless trails with different degrees of difficulty…

Fun for the whole family

The Schmittenhöhe is ideal for families, especially as there is a lot to explore for the little mountaineers. A hiking trail named “Schmidolins Feuertaufe” boasts 11 adventure stations, such as the dragon slide and the fire bridge. “Discgolf”, a combination of golf and Frisbee, guarantees thrills and bags of fun for the entire family.

Culinary pleasures during your holidays on the Schmittenhöhe

The sports facilities are, however, not the only asset of the Schmittenhöhe. It also has a lot to offer in the culinary department. The numerous mountain restaurants offer both Austrian delicacies and a breathtaking view of all the surrounding mountain giants.

Book your accommodation now and look forward to your holidays on the Schmittenhöhe!

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Weather today

Spring is underway! Warm air masses will be coming in from the southeast and the best thing is that they will dominate our weather for several days! On Sunday, the weather will be bright and dry, apart from a slight risk of showers in the afternoon.

Snow heights
Glacier 260cm
Mountain 70cm
Valley 0cm
Temp. 5°C Sun 70%
Temp. 13°C Sun 50%
On the mountain
Temp. -7°C Frost in 2400m


The ideal holiday weather will become even more stable during the following days. The risk of showers or thunderstorms in the evening will be low during the next few days and the weather will remain bright and warm.

Temp. 15°C Sun 70% Frost in 2500m
the day after tomorrow
Temp. 17°C Sun 60% Frost in 2700m

Upcoming Events at the Schmitten

Schmitten Eastertime
2014-04-20, 2:00 PM
Happy Easter at the Schmitten - Digging and winning: first prize € 500,- cash! On Easter Day, April 20th 2014, there is the traditional Easter egg hunt of a special ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe, Bergstation trassXpress
Salzburg Spring Music Festival
2014-05-30, 10:00 AM
Good morning sunshine - ride up to one of Austria´s most beautiful viewing mountains. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Zell am See lake and the surrounding mountains, ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe
Schmitten trophy for paragliders & Testival Ikarus Pinzgau
2014-06-14 - 2014-06-22, 9:00 AM
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe
Midsummer Festival
2014-06-21, 6:30 PM
Midsummer night will be celebrated on the Schmitten on June 21st. After dark and within a few minutes, bonfires light up the surrounding mountains in a fiery panorama. ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe
Protestant mountain church service
2014-07-06, 11:00 AM
Ascend with the cable car Schmittenhöhe from 09.00 am. The mountain church service takes place on the way from the Schmittenhöhe to the Maurerkogel. Phone Protestant ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe Richtung Maurerkogel
Mountain Yoga
2014-07-16, 8:15 AM
Yoga on the mountain - the most relaxed way to start the day. Yoga fans, as well as beginners, meet in fresh mountain air, below the summit of the Schmitten, with a ...
Zell am See, Talstation Schmittenhöhebahn
Mountain Yoga
2014-07-26, 8:15 AM
Yoga on the mountain - the most relaxed way to start the day. Yoga fans, as well as beginners, meet in fresh mountain air, below the summit of the Schmitten, with a ...
Zell am See, Talstation Schmittenhöhebahn
Schmitten Discgolf Open
2014-08-16 - 2014-08-17, 9:00 AM
Schmitten Open 2014 - International Disc-Golf Tournament on the Schmitten. The highlight of the Disc-Golf season is just around the corner: the Schmitten Open 2014, on ...
Zell am See, Discgolf Parcours Sonnalm
Traditional Schmitten Mountain Festival 2014
2014-09-07, 10:00 AM
On Sunday, September 7th 2014, the Schmitten invites to the traditional mountain festival with the top-class Alpencup-„Ranggel“-tournament. The festival starts with ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe
Schmitten MTB Uphill Trophy
2014-09-07, 11:00 AM
Sporting competitions at the summit. The Schmitten Mountainbike Uphill Trophy starts at 800 m at the square of Zell am See and leads directly up to the Schmitten summit ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe
Schmitten Downhill Golf Championship
2014-09-13, 9:00 AM
Hole out at 2.000m altitude. What a blending: Downhill Golf Championship at Europe´s highest situated 9-holes-course. Golfing and hiking at 2,000 m altitude, fine ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe

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