Schifahrer Schmitten Zell am See

Skiing in Austria at the 5 star superior hotel Salzburgerhof


Welcome to the biggest ski-area of Austria

Experience moments of eternity in the snow-reliable ski resort Zell am See Kaprun.

Already during the gourmet breakfast, the view over the Wellness Schlössl reaches up to the slopes of the Schmittenhöhe: white, wide and magnificent, they attract carving and boarding. Just get into the dream of every winter sportsman!

New from winter 2019/2020:

  • Over the edge of the valley: Austria's largest ski area is created through the merger of the ski areas Zell am See and the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm - Leogang - Fieberbrunn. From the winter season 2019/20 the cable car "zellamseeXpress" will go to Viehhofen, the neighboring town of Saalbach. From there, the ski bus takes you to the next cable car to the Saalbach Skicircus in just 5 minutes - all with just one ski pass.
  • The new Ski Alpin Card connects three premium ski regions:
    Glacier ski area Kitzsteinhorn-Maiskogel in Kaprun, Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See, Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn - 408 premium kilometers of slopes with 190 lifts.
  • The new 3K K-onnection forms the core of the Kaprun - Maiskogel - Kitzsteinhorn connection. The Kaprun ski area begins with the spectacular 3K K-onnection tricable gondola lift right in the center of the village on the 100% snow-sure Kitzsteinhorn (TOP OF SALZBURG 3,029m).

Ski Alpin Card

From the Kitzsteinhorn to the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm.

It offers the ultimate winter sports experience: We are talking about the Ski Alpin Card, which brings it to the point: a ticket for three mountains and almost endless skiing fun. With the very latest Ski Alpin Card, carving and boarding around the 5-star superior Hotel Salzburgerhof will be even more interesting from winter 2019/20. Because the ticket network of Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmitten in Zell am See and Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun gives the mountain experience new dimensions. The key to this: the new SKI ALPIN CARD.

The ALPIN CARD is available in the versions Ski (winter season ticket, day and multi-day tickets) and Hike (summer season ticket) as well as 365 Classic and 365 Action (annual tickets). Dadruch offers our guests a supraregional alpine offer "Ski unlimited" in the truest sense of the word. unparalleled.

These include 408 kilometers of premium slopes, accessed by a total of 119 systems. They make the mega ski area of ​​the Alps an almost infinite adventure course. Because the new Ski ALPIN CARD will combine the three alpine TOP brands in the coming winter to create a fascinating world of experience:

The Schmitten panorama and family ski area convinces with a variety of themed slopes for young and old, as well as with a unique panorama and dream view of the mountain town of Zell am See.

The Kitzsteinhorn in Kaprun, which is open all year round, is Salzburg's only glacier ski area, offers 100 percent guaranteed snow and, with the “Top of Salzburg” panorama platform at 3,029 meters, is undoubtedly the alpine highlight of the country.
The Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, the "Home of Lässig", is already one of the largest and most diverse ski areas in Austria with 270 downhill kilometers, 70 cable cars and lifts and over 60 huts.


  • Closing of ranks to the ticket network (Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn, Schmitten Zell am See, Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun)
  • 1 ticket - 3 regions - endless mountain experience with ski day and multi-day tickets, 2 season tickets (ski, hike) and 2 all-season tickets (365 Classic, 365 Action)
  • 408 km of slopes, 119 facilities
  • A varied mountain experience including glaciers
  • Active 365 days

Premium Ski Areas

The Schmittenhöhe (2,000m), the local mountain of Zell am See with almost 100 years of ski tradition, offers an ideal ski area for families and sun lovers with a spectacular mountain panorama between glaciers and Lake Zell. It is not without reason that it has the reputation of being “Austria's most beautiful panoramic mountain”, from which you can admire 30 three-thousand meter peaks of the Hohe Tauern including the highest mountain in Austria, the Grossglockner (3,950m), in summer and winter. The Schmittenhöhe offers absolute snow reliability on 77 kilometers of slopes with snow-making capabilities, made accessible by 28 cable cars and lifts. The Schmitten has been connected to the Glemmtal by the cable car "zellamseeXpress" since 2019/20.

The ski area of ​​the World Cup town of Saalbach-Hinterglemm has been one of the most interesting and largest in the entire Alpine region for many years: here, even the most demanding skiers can enjoy a winter dream! Highlight for skiers: The full-day round tour through the Skicircus, one of the longest of its kind in the entire Alpine region with 72 kilometers of slopes and 12,500 meters of altitude! The Skicircus is also known for its hearty ski huts for all requirements "from rustic to gourmet".

From October to May, the Kitzsteinhorn glacier ski area offers guaranteed snow with 41 kilometers of slopes, 17 modern cable cars, an off-piste paradise for freeriders, snow parks, the legendary ice camp, ski tour routes, the "Top of Salzburg" viewing platform with breathtaking views and the highest restaurant in Salzburg at 3,029m above sea level.

Weißsee Gletscherwelt & Rudolfshütte

A short hour's drive from Zell am See welcomes you to the family-friendly high-altitude ski area (1,480 - 2,600m) "Weißsee Gletscherwelt", which is known for its excellent slope quality and guaranteed snow until late spring. As a ski area, the Weißsee Glacier World is a guarantee for relaxing skiing fun, both for the piste skier and snowboarder, as well as for touring skiers and freeriders. If you want to experience the untouched nature of the Hohe Tauern National Park off the slopes, you will find a true "ski touring paradise" here: short climbs and extensive powder and snow runs make the heart of every ski and mountain hiker beat faster.

The Berghotel Rudolfshütte is located in the middle of the Weißsee glacier world at 2,315m - the fun on the slopes starts right on the doorstep. A cozy restaurant, chimney hall with climbing wall, house bar, double and multi-bed rooms await you in a rustic hut atmosphere. Enjoy Alpine wellness in the Edelweiss Spa with panoramic indoor pool, fitness room and several saunas. There are special discounts for families.


You feel yourself contemplative uphill and downhill rapidly with every breath. Ski touring becomes a real experience in Zell am See in Salzburger Land with fantastic views and varied routes. On the Kitzsteinhorn there are two routes designated for touring athletes. The new routes “Snow Queen” (474 ​​meters in altitude) and “Ice Breaker” (900 meters in altitude) lead from the Langwiedboden to the Alpine Center and to the top station of the Maurer lift at 2,875 m. Due to the extreme altitude, an excellent training effect is achieved, which especially ambitious endurance athletes appreciate.

Under the care of certified mountain guides, a tour of the Tristkogel opens up an almost magical world of snow and ice. At around 660 meters of altitude and in 3.5 hours of walking, you can breathe silence and recharge your batteries with every step. For beginners, the tour to the Ronachkopf is recommended (also suitable for snowshoe hikers). The beautiful and not difficult route enchants with a panoramic view of the Schmittenhöhe, the Hohen Tauern and Zell am See. You can enjoy local delicacies and warming drinks with a stop at the Enzianhütte.