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Discover the Schmittenhöhe “off the slopes”

Snowshoeing, Art on the Mountain and more ...

Would you like to try some winter experiences that you can do off the slopes? No problem on the Schmitten! Whether it's moments of culinary pleasure, snowshoeing with friends or a visit to the Art on the Mountain open-air exhibition: There’s a variety of things to do!

Spend your time on the Schmittenhöhe in whichever way you enjoy most. There are plenty of alternatives to skiing and snowboarding. Here are a few ideas:  

  • sporty activities such as winter hiking and snowshoeing
  • culinary delights at the huts and mountain restaurants
  • beautiful sundecks that invite you to kick back and relax
  • Art on the Mountain as an unparalleled combination of nature and culture

Get an overview of the diverse possibilities for activities “off the slopes” ...

Winter activities off the slopes

Skiing one day and finding out more about the history and traditions of the Zell am See region the next? That’s exactly what you can do on the Schmittenhöhe – because in addition to 77 perfectly groomed kilometres of slopes, you can also look forward to a variety of cultural and leisure activities. Culinary joys included! 

See for yourself how much diversity the region of Zell am See-Kaprun and the Schmittenhöhe have to offer! Hurry up and find out more about the activities you can do on and near Zell’s landmark mountain. You’ll love it! 

Snowshoeing and winter hiking on the Schmitten

Guided snowshoe hikes are a particularly popular activity on the Schmitten. No wonder! They make you feel closer to nature, and they’re a great way to calm your mind. Your steady companions on the Schmitten? Peace, quiet and breathtaking views. Together with your guide, you’ll discover some of the hidden gems  on the wintry Schmittenhöhe.

Find out more about winter hiking – with or without snowshoes – on the Schmitten!

Artistic highlights on the Schmitten

Hiking for culture vultures: With Art on the Mountain , a unique project awaits you on the Schmitten. Embark on an exciting journey and discover what makes the Schmittenhöhe the first arts and culture mountain in Austria!

Exhibitions on the wintry Schmittenhöhe

The anniversary exhibition “90 years of tradition & innovation” at Schmittenhöhe mountain station is an indoor experience of the extraordinary kind. It takes you on a unique journey into bygone days. The future meets the past at 1,400 metres above sea level at the “Areit1400” family exhibition at Areitbahn II valley station. It opens a window to the past and looks to the future at the same time.

Culinary delights on Zell's landmark mountain

The Schmitten is often called the “sun child of the Alps” – and for good reason! Under bright blue skies, you can sit and relax on one of the numerous sundecks while enjoying breathtaking scenic views of the Alps.

Culinary delights and regional delicacies such as Wiener Schnitzel or Kaiserschmarrn are served at the many huts and mountain restaurants on the Schmittenhöhe. Whether it's Ski’n’Brunch, a hearty lunch or a tasty snack: Winter on the Schmitten is there to be thoroughly enjoyed!

Tip: We recommend you stop by at the gourmet stations on the Schmittenhöhe or visit the culinary events on Zell's landmark mountain.

Ski touring on the Ronachkopf 

Great view, wonderful tracks and slopes: The ski-touring mountain Ronachkopf in the district of Thumersbach offers ski touring fun at its best! Find out more about ski tours on the Ronachkopf! 

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