Schmittenhöhebahn AG 
In Zell am See

A company with a vision

28 cable cars and lifts, various service facilities, numerous hiking trails, special family offers, boat tours … The Schmittenhöhebahn AG is so much more than just one of the biggest cable car companies in the federal state of Salzburg. In the following, we have summarized all data and facts about the Schmitten for you! 

Which environmental policies are pursued on Zell’s landmark mountain? When did the first cable car on the Schmitten start operating? What were the topics addressed at the latest general assembly of the Schmittenhöhebahn AG? What does the charter of the cable car company in Zell am See state? If you’re looking for answers to these and other questions, you’ll find them on the following pages: 

Managing Director

Dr. Erich Egger

Share Capital

EUR 5.047.620,-

approx. 326 Shareholders:

  • 57,9 % Porsche GesmbH
  • 20,8 % Bankhaus Spängler
  • 13,8 % Streubesitz
  •   7,5 % Landeshypothekenbank Salzburg

Personnel

  • Winter season approx. 330 employees
  • Summer season up to approx. 190 employees
  • Of which permanent staff (year-round) 141 employees

Annual Turnover

approx. € 32,4 million. (FY 2015/2016)

Performance

approx. 10,1 million passengers transported per year

Lift Capacity

  • Winter: 50,699 passengers/hour
  • Summer: 8,523 passengers/hour

Winter Facilities

28 cable cars and lifts

  • 2 reversible aerial trams
  • 7 monocable gondola lifts
  • 1 eight-seat chair lift with bubbles and heated seats
  • 3 six-seat chair lifts with bubbles and heated seats
  • 3 quad chair lifts
  • 1 triple chair lift
  • 2 double chair lifts
  • 7 T-bar lifts
  • 2 conveyor belts/magic carpets

77 km of slopes

  • 19 km of black runs
  • 28 km of red runs
  • 30 km of blue runs 

Gastronomy offer

The Schmittenhöhebahn AG has seven gastronomy businesses at the mountain- and valley stations.

  • Franzl Restaurant 
  • Panorama Restaurant 
  • Panorama Schirmbar
  • Sonnkogel Restaurant on the mountain
  • Cabrio Bar Restaurant
  • Schmitten Café
  • Häferl Buffet
  • AreitAlm (leased)
  • AreitLounge (leased)

Adventure offers

e.g. winter hiking trail at 2,000 m, Funslope Schmitten, Audi Ski Run, Nightslope Schmitten, Ski Movie Track, guided winter hikes and snow shoe hikes, Art on the Mountain

Family attractions

Schmidolin’s Magic Carpet at areitXpress valley station, Schmidolin’s Dragon Tunnel at 
areitXpress mountain station, Schmidolin’s Dragon Park and Kidsslope at Glocknerbahn

Exhibitions 

The exhibitions are open all year. The entry is included in the lift ticket. Open hours are based on the open hours of the lifts and facilities (Schmittenhöhebahn and areitXpress).

  • "Tradition & Innovation" - the story of Schmittenhöhebahn - the 1. cable railway in Salzburg - at the valley station of the Schmittenhöhebahn 
  • Areit 1400 - variety of Oldtimers from the car museum Vötter, historic scooters and a ski collection of the past 100 years. At the mountain station areitXpress

Events

e.g. Winter Opening, Schmidolin Ski Day, Schmidolin Olympics, Trass Run, Red Turns – wine tasting at 2,000 m, Schmitten NiteRace

Events on the lake

Star-studded cruises in the christmas time, Easter cruises 

Service facilities

Intersport Schmittenhöhe – storage facilities, ski rental and ski service network within the region Zell am See – Kaprun; ski bus network (local and regional), local Pinzgau railway for skiers and snowboarders

Partner of the region Zell am See Kaprun, Partner of the Ski ALPIN CARD

together with the Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun and the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn: Day- and Multidaytickets, season tickets. The three premium regions are the biggest and most diverse ski area with 408 piste kilometers and 121 lift facilities. 

Partner of the Super Ski Card and the Kitzbüheler Alpen Star Card

in conjunction with 22 other ski regions in Salzburg, Tyrol and Styria 

Summer Facilities

6 cable cars and lifts

  • 2 reversible aerial trams
  • 3 monocable gondola lifts
  • 1 triple chair lift

Boat tours

Fleet: 

  • MS Schmittenhöhe
  • Kaiserin Elisabeth
  • MS Großglockner
  • Nostalgieschiff Libelle
     
  • Panorama cruises, Lake-Crossing, Charter opportunities 
  • Firework cruise at the Lake Festival
  • Bike transportation at the Lake-Crossing 
  • Evening cruises: every friday evening in July and August extended open hours

Gastronomy offer

The Schmittenhöhebahn AG has seven gastronomy businesses at the mountain- and valley stations.

  • Franzl am Berg
  • Schmitten Café
  • Sonnkogel Restaurant 
  • AreitLounge (leased)
  • MS Schmittenhöhe
  • Kaiserin Elisabeth

Numerous signposted hiking trails:

Adventure trails

High Altitude Promenade, Sisi Trail, Herb Trail "Kraut und Ruam", Saga Hike "Mystical Forest", Adventure hiking trail ‘Schmidolin’s Baptism of Fire’, 4-Lakes Art Hike

Special features

Schmitten E-Motocross Park, ‘Schmidolin’s rocket bike’, guided hikes, mountain yoga, Yodeling on the mountain, discgolf-course, Elisabeth chapel, hang- and paragliding, Art on the Mountain

Family attractions

Family adventure trail ‘Schmidolin’s Baptism of Fire’ with ‘Schmidolin’s rocket bike’, playground Sonnkogel with ‘Schmidolin’s Magic Potion’ and playground ‘Schmidolin’s Pond’ near the Plettsaukopf reservoir.

Exhibitions 

The exhibitions are open all year. The entry is included in the lift ticket. Open hours are based on the open hours of the lifts and facilities (Schmittenhöhebahn and areitXpress).

  • "Tradition & Innovation" - the story of Schmittenhöhebahn - the 1. cable railway in Salzburg - at the valley station of the Schmittenhöhebahn 
  • Areit 1400 - variety of Oldtimers from the car museum Vötter, historic scooters and a ski collection of the past 100 years. At the mountain station areitXpress, in summer with GameCorner and Carrera Race Track, Playstation, Flipper …

Events

Solstice celebration with bbq, Mountain festival with ‘Ranggler Alpencup’, Downhill Golf, okidoki childrens festival

Partner of the Zell am See-Kaprun Card 

With the purchase of the Zell am See-Kaprun Card guests may enjoy the cable cars, lidos, indoor pools, boat trips, natural attractions and tourist attractions free of charge. 

Partner of the Hike ALPIN CARD

common season ticket with Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun and the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn