Schmittenhöhe ski resort in Zell am See
Winter sports fun at its finest

Skiing on the Schmittenhöhe

The award-winning ski resort in Zell am See

Skiing on the Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See promises pure fun and variety for both families and avid winter sports enthusiasts eager to cover tons of vertical metres. Whether it’s tackling the steep Trass descent or learning to ski on Glocknerwiese with the help of Schmidolin, the Schmitten dragon: Nearly every ski run at the resort boasts breathtaking views of the unique mountain scenery and Lake Zell. During lunch and breaks, skiers and snowboarders can unwind at the numerous huts and restaurants scattered across the Schmitten.

Good to know: The world’s largest test portal,, has named the Schmittenhöhe one of the top ski resorts worldwide!

The ski resort at a glance

  • 77 kilometres of slopes: 30 km blue, 28 km red and 19 km black downhill runs
  • 27 lift facilities and 6 feeder lifts: trassXpress, areitXpress, cityXpress, zellamseeXpress, Sonnenalmbahn and Schmittenhöhebahn
  • ski resort access points: Schüttdorf (areitXpress), Zell am See (cityXpress, trassXpress, Schmittenhöhebahn and Sonnenalmbahn), Viehhofen (zellamseeXpress)
  • 8 ski routes for safe off-piste skiing
  • 5 long valley runs with more than 1,000 vertical metres
  • Trass descent, Snowpark and Funslope XXL for ski and snowboard acrobats
  • adventure hotspots for children based around Schmidolin, the Schmitten dragon
  • Skiline support for tracking kilometres skied, vertical metres covered and more
  • unique photo points and scenic viewpoints
  • comprehensive ski-related services for a smooth skiing experience
  • online shop for convenient ticket purchases
  • numerous huts, bars and restaurants for enjoyable breaks
  • exciting events and activities for a winter full of variety

Piste map of the Schmittenhöhe ski resort

A variety of slopes

Huts and restaurants on the Schmittenhöhe

Whether it’s a refreshing OJ in the morning, a delicious meal at a mountain hut for lunch, coffee and cake in the afternoon, or roaring après-ski: 23 mountain huts, restaurants and après-ski bars on the Schmittenhöhe ensure that your breaks become as memorable as the skiing itself. You can choose from multiple self-service restaurants and huts.

Event tip

On selected days, the popular Ski’n’Brunch events are held on the Schmittenhöhe. Be among the first to carve the freshly groomed slopes early in the morning, then head to Blaickner’s Sonnalm or Schmiedhofalm for a tasty brunch!

Family skiing on the Schmittenhöhe

Designed to cater to both adults and children, families can make wonderful memories at the Schmittenhöhe ski resort. Schmidolin, the Schmitten’s mascot, warmly welcomes young snow sports enthusiasts and provides ample entertainment.

While children embark on their first skiing adventures, adults can challenge themselves on demanding runs like the Trass descent or Ski Run. Afterwards, families meet again to enjoy the gentler slopes together or head straight to child-friendly attractions, where dragontastic adventures await the little ones.

Action-packed skiing in Zell am See

An adrenaline rush for your ski day on the Schmitten

The Trass descent is guaranteed to get your heart pumping with gradients of up to 70 per cent, nearly 1,000 vertical metres and a downhill course stretching over four kilometres. It’s one of the longest and most challenging black runs in the Salzburger Land region. Those who have conquered the “Hahnenkamm of the Pinzgau” rave about the experience. Other thrilling snow sports highlights include the Ski Run, Snowpark and Skimovie track.

Tip: If you prefer skiing off the groomed pistes, the marked ski touring route is the perfect choice.

Top services at the ski resort in Zell am See

Ski schools & equipment hire

The Schmittenhöhe’s diverse slopes provide ideal conditions for learning to ski. At the local ski schools, skiers of all ages can discover their love for snow sports.

Whether you like to travel without your own skis or want to try the latest models: Equipment can be rented directly on site. The local ski hire shops offer a wide selection of skis, snowboards and other gear. No matter what type of sport you prefer, you’re sure to find what you need! And at the end of your ski day, you can securely store your winter sports gear in the lockers at the ski depots.

Activities away from the pistes

At the Schmittenhöhe, there’s a myriad of activities you can do beyond just hitting the slopes:

Tip: Be sure to also check out our guided winter activities, offered twice a week during the winter season!

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