Active ski and winter holidays in Zell am See

An unforgottable winter holiday at the Schmittenhof

The Schmittenhof is located at the foot of Zell am See’s local mountain – just 100 metres from the Schmittenhöhebahn valley station. The perfect location provides convenient, direct access to the surrounding ski area. The ideal ingredients for a very special skiing and winter holiday in Zell am See await you here.

408 kilometres of perfectly groomed slopes in three TOP ski regions (Zell am See – Kaprun – Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn) await winter sports enthusiasts. Ski right to the front door after an active day on the mountain and let yourself be truly pampered in the hotel.

Ski passes can be purchased at reception – no need to wait at the ticket offices, you can start skiing straightaway.

The best winter hikes and ski touring routes also lead right from the hotel into the great outdoors.

At the Schmittenhof, we have made it our mission to be the perfect location for winter guests. In addition to the beautiful rooms, the spacious spa area invites you to relax and recharge your batteries. Whether you want to do something good for your body after an active day in the fresh air or you want to swap your ski jacket for a bathrobe for a day – the Finnish stone pine sauna, the organic parlour sauna with light therapy, the herbal steam bath, the infrared cabin and the relaxation area with heated loungers and waterbeds will ensure deep relaxation!

Delicious cuisine is served in the hotel bar and the restaurant. Guests can enjoy the finest alpine cuisine with national and international influences during breakfast, dinner and, with a good glass of wine, at the bar.

If you fancy a day out, we recommend Flos Restaurant at the Boutique Hotel Martha, just a two-minute walk away. Traditional cuisine meets modern refinement with a strong focus on regionality, all in a casual dining atmosphere.

The unique views from the hotel and the surrounding winter landscape will be the crowning glory of your holiday.
Enjoy your skiing and winter holiday to the fullest in Zell am See – indulgent, active & relaxed!



The Ski Alpin Card is your ticket to skiing bliss. One ski pass unlocks 408 kilometres of premium slopes across three ski regions: Schmittenhöhe Zell am See, Kitzsteinhorn Kaprun and Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. Our hotel’s perfect location means you can enjoy convenient access to the dreamy Schmittenhöhe ski region for an unforgettable ski holiday in Zell am See.

Practice your turns on perfectly groomed slopes of varying difficulties. Replenish your energy in one of the cosy ski lodges with all sorts of delicacies, accompanied by stunning views. Nothing stands in the way of a perfect day of skiing in Zell am See around our hotel!

Ski tours

Scale the mountain summits

Did you know that the Schmittenhof is located in one of the best ski mountaineering regions of the country? Tackling the mountains on touring skis when the weather conditions are right is a unique experience. One special insider tip is the Ronachkopf, located across from Zell am See in Thumersbach. A whole mountain just for ski mountaineers.

Previously the site of the chairlift unlocking the ski region of Thumersbach, it now hosts a variety-packed tour for beginners and more advanced skiers. At 2.5 km in length and some 500 metres altitude, a superb view to the Schmittenhöhe and the surrounding mountain panorama awaits.

After a leisurely refreshment stop in the Enzianhütte you can look forward to heading down the slopes – the perfect way to cap off your alpine day.

Winter hiking

Explore the area on foot

Discover the loveliest winter hiking trails on Zell am See’s local mountain, the Schmittenhöhe. During your hike you can enjoy the tranquillity of the mountains and feast your eyes on the impressive panoramic views to over 30 three-thousand-metre mountains. Or experience the feeling of unlimited freedom during a guided snow-shoe tour, far removed from the hustle and bustle of the ski slopes.

If you’d prefer to stay in the valley, you can head out on a leisurely stroll along the lake promenade to the surrounding towns or experience even more winter activities in Zell am See.

Head out and explore the dreamy winter landscape of Zell am See!