Winter mountain experiences
on the Schmittenhöhe

Winter mountain experiences

Moments of joy within reach!

The Schmittenhöhe in the Zell am See-Kaprun region makes its guests squeal with excitement. While skiing, while winter hiking or while relaxing in the sun – unforgettable mountain experiences and moments of winter joy abound on Zell’s landmark mountain! 

A picture-book winter

Simply schmittastic! That’s how you could summarize a day on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See-Kaprun. Because those who visit Zell’s landmark mountain for a day trip or winter holiday can consider themselves lucky in multiple ways! What awaits them are stunning scenic views of Lake Zell, Kitzsteinhorn glacier and more than 30 three-thousand-metre mountains. Perfectly groomed slopes all the way down into the valley. A long list of activities away from the slopes. Cultural highlights that combine tradition and innovation. And so much more! 

Pistenspaß auf der Schmitten | © Schmittenhöhebahn AG/Zooom-Productions
Schmittenhöhe | © Schmittenhöhebahn AG/Nikolaus Faistauer Photography

The sunny ski resort of the Alps

If you go skiing on the Schmittenhöhe, you’re spending a day at the sunny one of the Salzburger Land region’s ski resorts. Because 80 percent of the slopes are in perfectly sunny locations. Winter sports fans can enjoy their time to the fullest on 77 kilometres of slopes – all of them as varied as you wish and perfect for beginners, returners and passionate skiers. 

What else makes the Schmitten so popular? The stunning panoramic views of Lake Zell, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier and more than 30 three-thousand-metre mountains. Where else can you go skiing with this kind of view? Well, there you go! What are you waiting for? Browse all open slopes and facilities right away and purchase your ski pass in the online ticket shop

Tip for even more fun on your ski day: Thanks to the extensive ski service offers, you don’t have to worry about anything while on ski holiday – whether you would like to book a ski course, try the latest ski models or store your own equipment safely in one of the ski depots. 

Off the slopes

You’re visiting the Schmittenhöhe without skis or a snowboard? That’s great! Because Zell’s landmark mountain offers a whole host of activities off the slopes and for non-skiers. From winter and snowshoe hiking to a relaxing afternoon on one of the sun decks of the many mountain restaurants and rustic huts

For those who are into culture and the arts, the region offers a lot of options as well. For instance, how about a visit to the “Areit 1400” exhibition? At the mountain station of the Schmittenhöhe, you’ll find another highlight: the “90 years of tradition & innovation” exhibition.

Pistenspaß auf der Schmitten | © Schmittenhöhebahn AG/Zooom-Productions

Photo Points and scenic viewpoints

Make sure you’ll remember your winter day on the Schmitten for a long time by visiting one of the three Photo Points! The motto: Selfies are so yesterday! And there are a couple of inside tips for scenic viewpoints that are worth a visit, too. 

Find out right away where to find the Photo Points and scenic viewpoints

Franzl | © Schmittenhöhebahn AG/Nikolaus Faistauer Photography

Huts & culinary highlights 

In the cold winter months, 23 huts, restaurants and après-ski bars serve you delicacies from the region and international culinary highlights. Kaiserschmarrn, Pinzgauer Bauerngröstl, tarte flambée or a hearty steak: Culinary joys play an important role during every perfect (holi)day on the Schmittenhöhe! And for après-ski fans, there are several locations to have a “goodbye” drink or two after an eventful ski day. 
 
Tip for rainy days: The weather isn’t so great? Then browse our list of activities and excursions for bad-weather days on the Schmittenhöhe!