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!
NEW: zellamseeXpress & ski area extension from winter 2016/17
According to the motto “over the valley limits” Schmitten offers a broader and extensive skiing amusement for all sport lovers. In the course of the construction “zellamseeXpress” the ski slope from Schmitten to the Glemm-valley is going to be reopened. Through a corner station above Viehhofen the first part of the downhill run is going to be accessible by a 10-seater monocable gondola.
In a second step the zellamseeXpress is getting adjusted from the corner station into the valley – this direct connection with the Glemm-valley will be inaugurated in winter 2018/19.
Special Highlight: JUKEBOXX-cablecars
Within the building of the new zellamseeXpress Schmittenhöhe is going to set new standards: the new cablecar is furnished with six JUKEBOXX-gondolas - in this way all skiiers and snowboarders are able to connect with the Jukeboxx-App via Wi-Fi. A real enjoyment: listening your favourite music during your way up to the mountain.
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!
Even if we are still in the middle of winter, the weather is far from being cold at the moment. Mild subtropical air gives us the feeling of spring skiing! In addition to that, the sun will blaze down from a blue sky in the morning! Clouds arriving from midday will however make sure that this day will not go down in the records of climatology as a fantastic spring day in mid-winter!
After the weak weather fronts today, high pressure will quickly return on Monday.