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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. New: the Nightslope - enjoy skiing even after sunset!

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

Polar air is moving in on Wednesday. It will drop temperatures and cause a severe cold spell. The arrival of cold air will be accompanied by snowfall in the morning and a mix of cloud and sunshine as well as scattered snow showers in the afternoon.

Snow heights
Glacier 340cm
Mountain 123cm
Valley 10cm
Temp. 2°C Sun 10%
Temp. 2°C Sun 0%
Mountain (at 2000m)
Temp. -4°C Frost in 1200m


During the next few days, our weather will remain unstable. Temporary sunny spells will alternate with periods of thick cloud and showers.

Temp. 2°C Sun 0% Frost in 1500m
the day after tomorrow
Temp. 7°C Sun 50% Frost in 1800m

Upcoming Events at the Schmitten

Schmitten Eastertime
2015-04-05, 2:00 PM
Happy Easter at the Schmitten - Digging and winning: first prize € 500,- cash! On Easter Day, April 5th 2015, there is the traditional Easter egg hunt of a special ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe, Bergstation trassXpress
20th International Schmitten Cup for paragliders
2015-05-23 - 2015-05-25, 12:00 PM
130 pilots from all over Europe fly to win at the largest Austrian competition for paragliders. This year, the competition will take place from may 23rd until may 25th ...
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Salzburg Spring Music Mountain Festival
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
Midsummer Festival
2015-06-20, 6:30 PM
Midsummer night will be celebrated on the Schmitten on June 20th. 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
2015-07-05, 11:00 AM
Ascend with the cable car Schmittenhöhe from 09.00am. The mountain church service takes place on the way from the Schmittenhöhe to the Maurerkogel. Phone Protestant ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe, Richtung Maurerkogel
Yoga on the mountain
2015-07-11, 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
Yoga on the mountain
2015-07-22, 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 2015
2015-08-15 - 2015-08-16, 8:00 AM
The highlight of the Disc-Golf season is just around the corner: the Schmitten Open 2015, on the Schmitten Disc-Golf course, which will be held on the 15th and 16th ...
Zell am See, Discgolf Parcours Sonnalm
Traditional Schmitten Mountain Festival
2015-09-06, 10:00 AM
On Sunday, September 6th 2015, the Schmitten invites to the traditional mountain festival. The festival starts with the traditional mountain mass at 10.00 a.m. at the ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe
7. Schmitten Downhill Golf Tournament
2015-09-12, 8:00 AM
The 7th Schmitten Downhill Golf tournament will be held on the 12th September. What a mixture: playing golf and hiking at 2.000 m, fresh mountain air, the view over Lake ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe

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