Skiing on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See
Simply schmittastic!

Full of variety: skiing on the Schmittenhöhe

Simply schmittastic!

If you spend a ski day on the slopes of the Schmitten in Zell am See, you’ll quickly realise: Variety abounds! For families as well as for passionate winter sports enthusiasts whose goal is to collect as many kilometres on the slopes as possible. And the best part? No matter if it’s on the Trass descent or on the Glocknerwiese with Schmidolin: From almost every slope, skiers have incredible panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Zell. Where does everyone meet afterwards? At the huts and restaurants on the Schmitten, of course! After all, that’s where culinary joys take centre stage. You should come see for yourself! 
 

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Facts about Salzburg’s scenic-view ski resort

If you’ve ever spent a ski day in Zell am See-Kaprun, you’ll keep coming back to the Salzburger Land region for obvious reasons. After all, there’s hardly another ski resort that offers quite as much variety as the Schmittenhöhe: 

  • 77 kilometres of slopes from easy (30) to medium difficulty (28) and challenging (19)
  • 28 lifts and facilites
  • 7 ski routes for those who want to ski off the slopes 
  • 5 long descents down into the valley with more than 1,000 heigh meters - for skiing fun that lasts longer than a few minutes 
  • Schmitten Trass, Snow Park and Funslope XXL for ski and snowboard acrobats 
  • adventure hotspots for kids revolving around Schmidolin, the cool Schmitten dragon
     

  • Skiline support for tracking the kilometres and vertical metres you’ve covered and more 
  • unique Photo Points and scenic viewpoints 
  • extensive ski service offers for a carefree ski day or holiday 
  • online ticket shop to buy your ski pass conveniently from home 
  • countless events in winter that ensure even more variety 

and so much more … 

As you can see: It’s no surprise that the Schmittenhöhe was voted one of the world’s top ski resorts by Skiresort.de, the leading test portal for ski resorts! 

Family time on the Schmittenhöhe

The best time of the year? Time spent with the family, of course! Because away from kindergarten, school and daily work life is where the best memories are made. The same goes for a ski day on the Schmittenhöhe. The ski resort in the Salzburger Land region is perfect for families. This is largely due to Schmidolin, the dragon. He ensures fun and entertainment for little ski bunnies. Boredom? Out of the question! 

While parents can conquer challenging slopes like the Trass descent or the Audi Ski Run, kids can gather their first experiences on skis. Together, you can hit the easy slopes and quickly head to the hotspots for kids. That’s where dragontastic adventures as a family await. 

An adrenaline rush for your ski day on the Schmitten

A gradient of up to 70 percent. A difference in altitude of 1,000 metres and a length of more than four kilometres. How does that sound to you? Like pure adrenaline? That’s exactly what it is, the Trass descent! It’s not only one of the longest black descents of the Salzburger Land region but also one of the most challenging slopes. Every winter sports enthusiast who’s ever conquered the “Hahnenkamm of the Pinzgau region” can confirm that. In addition to the Trass descent, other slope highlights like the Audi Ski Run or the Skimovie Track will get your pulse racing, too. 

Tip: All those who love to ski off the groomed slopes should check out the signposted ski routes. 
 

Good to know:

If you want to review your achievements after a ski day on the Schmittenhöhe, you should register at Skiline with your ski pass number. Just log in online and get an overview of the kilometres and vertical metres you’ve covered and more! 

Pleasurable moments in winter wonderland

Opportunities to enjoy the moment abound while skiing on the Schmittenhöhe. And of course, they don’t end once you’ve taken off your skis or snowboard. Quite the opposite! 

Whether it’s in the morning for a Skiwasser lemonade, at noon for a delicious lunch at a hut, in the afternoon for coffee and cake or for the obligatory après-ski: 23 mountain huts, restaurants and après-ski bars on the Schmittenhöhe ensure that your break from skiing turns out exactly how you hoped. You can choose from restaurants with table service and self-service huts. 

Are you already looking forward to your next stop at a hut or restaurant on the Schmittenhöhe? Great! Because where else can you enjoy a breath-taking and unique scenic view of the Salzburger Land region while soaking up the sun on a spacious sun deck?
 

Sneak peak to the 2019/2020 winter season: Over the valley limits

After construction is completed at Section I of zellamseeXpress, winter sports enthusiasts can look forward to even more fun on the slopes from the 2019/2020 winter season on! Section I takes skiers directly from Viehhofen onto the Schmitten and gives them even more flexibility throughout their ski day. A connection to Saalbach is possible thanks to the new Section I as well. 

3 reasons for a ski day on the Schmittenhöhe

True Schmitten fans already know: There are countless reasons that speak for a ski day at the winter sports resort in Zell am See. Here are three of them: 

  • Variety: The Schmittenhöhe offers the perfect descent for every taste. Whether you’re a beginner, leisure skier, adrenaline junkie or ski acrobat! 
  • All-round carefree package: Thanks to extensive offers that include ski schools, ski rentals, ski depots and a ski bus network on the Schmitten and in Zell am See, you can head into your ski day completely stress-free. To the ski service offers
  • Quality time for families: On the Schmitten, family time takes centre stage! Whether it’s while exploring Schmidolin’s Adventure World, during a ride on the chairlift or when stopping at one of the ski huts. 

A faster way to get your ski pass: the online ticket shop

You’ve got a plan for what you want to do, your bags are packed, and you’ve filled up your car’s tank? Then there’s only one thing missing for winter fun: a ski pass! Just buy it in our online ticket shop right away and you’re well on your way to Schmitten joy! 

Good to know: Ski tickets for the Schmittenhöhe are also valid for the ski resorts of Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun and Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn from the first ski day onwards. 

Whether you’re a leisure skier or speed fan, beginner or passionate winter sports athlete. Practicing your first turns on skis or jumps at the Snow Park. Schmittenhöhe ski resort holds a myriad of fun activities in store! Come and see for yourself!