FAQ - Frequently asked questions


Where are the most beautiful viewpoints on the Schmittenhöhe?

Getting up to the Schmittenhöhe by doing a hiking tour or by using the cable cars are definitely worth it. On top of the mountain you have many viewpoints from which ones you enjoy amazing views on the surrounding mountains and on Zell am See. 


View on more than thirty 3000 m peaks

More details
Family at reservoir Plettsaukopf


One of the three reservoirs having a special charm

More details

High Altitude Promenade

Panorama hiking trail with amazing views on Lake Zell am See

More details


What can I do on a winter day at and around the Schmitten? 

Although skiing on the Schmittenhöhe is the most popular winter activity in the region, there are also further winter sports activities that can be done in the holiday destination: Winter and snow shoe hiking, paragliding or ski touring at the Ronachkopf in Thumersbach are only a few possibilities. 

Skiing on the Schmitten | © schmitten.at/Lienbacher


Skiing day on the Schmitten: Action, fun & lots of pleasure

More details

Winter hiking

Snowshoeing on the Schmitten

More details

Ski touring

Ski touring on the Ronachkopf in Thumersbach

More details


What can I do on a summer day at and around the Schmitten? 

In summer, the Schmitten does not only stand for hiking pleasure, culinary and art. Action is also a very important component and you can have lots of high speed fun at the E-Motocross Parc - without any emission!

Pinzgau stroll

Explore the most beautiful hiking trail of the Eastern Alps

More details

E-Motocross park

High speed fun @parking Areit

More details

Kunst am Berg

Freiluft Kunst für Wanderer und Sonnenanbeter

Mehr erfahren


What further summer activities can I do at the Schmitten/in Zell am See?

Other outdoor activities that can be done on the Schmitten or in Zell am See are for example paragliding, varied boat cruises in order to explore the mountainside from the lake or discgolf at the Sonnenalm.

Paragliding on the Schmitten | © Schmittenhöhebahn AG


Riding the wind on the Schmittenhöhe

More details
couble at the jetty with ship Kaiserin Elisabeth


Discover the mountains from the water

More details
Man Playing discgolf at Schmittenhöhe


Discgolf parcours on the Schmitten

More details


I am planning a family trip. What can I do with children on the Schmittenhöhe?

The Schmittenhöhe offers a varied leisure programme for families with children. In winter the focus is set on skiing while riddle hikes, fun and action in the E-Motocross Centre are popular in summer.

Dragon Schmidolin with children on a ski slope at Schmittenhöhe


Challenge and small skiing adventures

More details

Schmidolin's Baptism of Fire

Tricky questions & difficult challenges for children

More details
Family enjoying the beautiful summer landscape on the Schmitten, Zell am See

High altitude promenade

Hiking riddle book with cool tasks

More details


Are there any special discount cards or offers on the Schmitten?

In winter as well as in summer the Schmittenhöhe provides a wide range of discount cards and further offers: Reductions on ski tickets, special deals or further ticket offers in summer.

Zen master in the snow | © Schmittenhöhebahn AG

Power of Zehn

Pure skiing fun for children & teens for only € 10,00

More details

Winter weekend special 

Special prices for winter tickets

More details

Special tickets in summer

Special tickets for cable cars to get on the Schmitten

More details


Where can I catch the lift or cable car to get up to the Schmittenhöhe from Zell am See?

You can easily choose from several valley stations in order to get on the Schmittenhöhe and to explore the diversified nature of the mountains. Hours of operation and a schedule of all facilities can be found here:

Two gondolas in the ski resort Schmitten, Zell am See | © Schmittenhöhebahn AG

Hours of operation in winter

Getting on top of the mountain

More details

Hours of operation in summer

Discover the Schmitten summer by using the cable cars

More details


I have a wheel chair. What are the possibilities?

With the cable car of the Schmittenhöhebahn you easily get on top of the 2.000 m high mountain peak. The entrance and exit of the cable car as well as the toilet at the Schmitten are barrier-free. It also exists a lift taking you from the mountain station to the panorama terrace from where you can enjoy a breath-taking panoramic view on more than thirty 3.000 m high mountain peaks.