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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

A strong low pressure area is situated over Spain at the moment. It will slowly extend to the Alps, but will not reach us before tomorrow. With warm air from the Mediterranean moving in at the front of the system, foehn winds will pick up. We will therefore see a dry mix of sunshine and clouds with relatively high temperatures for the season.

Snow heights
Glacier 140cm
Mountain 0cm
Valley 0cm
Temp. 4°C Sun 50%
Temp. 9°C Sun 70%
On the mountain
Temp. -1°C Frost in 3000m


Sunday will also be influenced by foehn winds. Although the day will start rather cloudy, the wind will hopefully succeed in somewhat clearing the clouds.

Temp. 7°C Sun 50% Frost in 2600m
the day after tomorrow
Temp. 5°C Sun 10% Frost in 2000m

Upcoming Events at the Schmitten

"Glow worms" ski run Zell am See Schmitten
2015-01-06, 5:30 PM
Especially the small ones can look forward to this event. Children at all age classes are welcome for the "glow worms" ski runs in Zell am See. The participants ski in ...
Zell am See, Talstation Sonnenalm, Fallegglift
"Schmitten Trasslauf" Giant slalom
2015-01-31, 10:00 AM
100 turns, 1.000 meters height difference and 1.450 meters downhill run: these are the hard facts of the traditional Trassskilauf at the Schmitten. Already in 1951 the ...
Zell am See, Trassabfahrt
"Glow worms" ski run Zell am See Schmitten
2015-02-03, 5:30 PM
Especially the small ones can look forward to this event. Children at all age classes are welcome for the "glow worms" ski runs in Zell am See. The participants ski in ...
Zell am See, Talstation Sonnenalm, Fallegglift
"Glow worms" ski run Zell am See Schmitten
2015-02-10, 5:30 PM
Especially the small ones can look forward to this event. Children at all age classes are welcome for the "glow worms" ski runs in Zell am See. The participants ski in ...
Zell am See, Talstation Sonnenalm, Fallegglift
Red Turns - vine consumption on 2.000m
2015-03-06 - 2015-03-08
Outdoor exercise notoriously provokes appetite. Numerous huts and mountain restaurants are made for the perfect stop after skiing. Whether for a quick coffee in the ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe
Splash Contest & Ö3-Pistenbully
Splash Contest - turn on the hoses! No good for landlubbers: a special kind of wet and funny competition is waiting for all participants and spectators of the ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe
Schmitten Eastertime
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
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
Traditional Schmitten Mountain Festival
2015-09-06, 10:00 AM
On Sunday, September 7th 2014, 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

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