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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!

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!

Duration: 1 min. Das ist der E-Motocross Park auf der Schmitten in Zell am See! Kein Lärm, kein Abgas, trotzdem volle Power – mit dem elektrisch angetriebenen Sportmotorrad von KTM erleben Jugendliche und Erwachsene höchstet Motocross-Vergnügen. Für Kids bis 12 Jahre gibt's die leichten OSET-Bikes!
Duration: 4 min.
Duration: 2 min. Der Snowboarder Nejc Ferjan und die Shapecrew haben sich vor kurzem zu einer gemeinsamen Park Session im Snowpark Schmitten in Zell am See getroffen. Bei bestem Wetter wurde dann in relaxter Atmosphäre das diesjährige Set-Up geshreddet. Das ist nun das filmische Ergebnis der Session – checkt den Edit und findet heraus, was die Jungs mit den Obstacles so angestellt haben. Und dann ab in den Park!

 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

The weather in March will probably not be able to beat the weather of Monday: The morning will be sunny, clear and rather chilly. Already, the sunlight has the same intensity as in mid September and it will therefore be pleasantly mild for the season.

Snow heights
Glacier 190cm
Mountain 88cm
Valley 5cm
Temp. 3°C Sun 90%
Temp. 12°C Sun 90%
Mountain (at 2000m)
Temp. 5°C Frost in 2600m


This bright weather will last for another few days. There will be a few occasional clouds, but all in all the sun will dominate the sky and produce mild temperatures.

Temp. 16°C Sun 90% Frost in 2800m
the day after tomorrow
Temp. 15°C Sun 70% Frost in 2700m

Upcoming Events at the Schmitten

Pinzga Day
2016-12-18 - 2017-04-16, 12:00 PM
Exercise in the fresh air makes one hungry and the many mountain huts and restaurants are perfect to swing into. Every Sunday is Pinzga Day and the cooks in the mountain ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe
Schmitten Eastertime
2017-04-17, 11:00 AM
Happy Easter at the Schmitten - Digging and winning: first prize € 500,- cash! On Easter Monday, April 17th 2017, there is the traditional Easter egg hunt of a special ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe, Bergstation trassXpress
20th Schmitten Cup for paragliders
2017-06-02 - 2017-06-05, 9:00 AM
130 pilots from all over Europe fly to win at the largest Austrian competition for paragliders. This year, the competition will take place from june 02nd until june 05th ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe
Traditional Schmitten Mountain Festival
2017-09-03, 10:00 AM
The festival begins with a traditional mountain Mass, on a natural stage near the trassXpress top station, at 10.00am. This is followed by „Frühschoppen“ or an ...
Zell am See, Schmittenhöhe

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