Schmittenhöhe Family mountain, skiing area & hiker's paradise

The 1,965-metre-high Schmittenhöhe is not only Zell am See's local mountain, but also a real all-rounder. In winter as in summer, this excursion destination delights athletes and families, connoisseurs and panorama fans: from here you have a view of Lake Zell, the town of Zell am See and up to 30 three-thousand-metre-high peaks.

10 x holiday on the Schmittenhöhe
  1. Family-friendly ski area
  2. Great variety of pistes
  3. Excellent summer mountain railways
  4. Numerous hiking trails for athletes and families
  5. Funslope XXL in winter
  6. Magic carpet and Kinderland
  7. Paragliding launch site on the summit
  8. Schmidolin's Adventure Park and adventure hiking trail
  9. Austria's highest-situated e-motocross park
  10. Cosy huts and mountain restaurants

Summer holidays on the Schmittenhöhe

As soon as the snow melts on the Schmittenhöhe, Zell's local mountain turns into a hiker's paradise. The cable car and gondola lift take you from Zell am See to the summit, from where you can start your hikes: you can choose from leisurely walks and herbal tours to high-altitude hikes and challenging summit tours. And did you know that the Schmittenhöhebahn has been awarded the "Best Austrian Summer Mountain Railway" seal of quality for its experience guarantee? 

Hiking on the Schmittenhöhe 

When hiking on the Schmittenhöhe, one thing above all applies: you have to take your time here - after all, here beckons a panorama that you can't get enough of. You can see up to 30 three-thousand-metre-high peaks from the Schmittenhöhe. On the mountain, you can explore nature with a qualified guide or use one of the clearly marked trails. In addition, the Schmittenhöhe, at almost 2,000 metres above sea level, is a popular take-off point for paragliders: When will you fly with us?

 Hiking experience in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Korbinian Seifert
Family outing in summer

In summer, the friendly dragon Schmidolin invites all visiting children to his world of adventure on the Schmittenhöhe. Here, brave adventurers set out to accompany the little dragon on his Baptism of Fire: Tricky puzzles and tests of courage have to be mastered! The older children enjoy fast laps at Schmidolin's Wheels of Fire in Austria's highest-situated e-motocross park. There are also numerous family-friendly hiking and adventure trails and art installations.

 Summer vacation on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Schmittenhöhe

Winter on the Schmittenhöhe

In winter, the Schmittenhöhe scores with a great variety of pistes and family highlights: Pistes of all levels of difficulty await you here. In addition, there is the Funslope XXL, a perfectly shaped snow park and the winter adventure world of Schmidolin - the dragon and mascot of the Schmittenhöhe.

 Skiing on the Schmittenhöhe | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus
Skiing on the Schmittenhöhe

77 kilometres of pistes, cosy huts and sunny terraces, night skiing and a Funslope XXL: these are the highlights of the Schmittenhöhe ski area. The panorama and family skiing area skilfully spans the range from wide family pistes to steep downhill runs for pros. The many quaint ski huts or mountain restaurants with sun terraces invite you for refreshments: perfect for enjoying the best view of Zell am See and the region!

 Time for two in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Schmittenhöhe
Winter holidays with children

The Schmittenhöhe more than lives up to its reputation as a family mountain. Here, the youngest learn how to master their first turns in children's ski lessons with experienced ski instructors: easy, blue slopes and the magic carpet provide the best basis for this. Children and teenagers who are already confident on skis can let off steam on the Kidsslope, in the snow park or on the Funslope XXL. Jumps, waves and banked curves are just the right terrain for hours of skiing fun!

 Family vacation in Zell am See-Kaprun | © Zell am See-Kaprun Tourismus