Schmittenhöhe - the local mountain
Various cable cars on Zell am See's local mountain - Schmittenhöhe - operate in summer. The Schmittenhöhebahn, Sonnalmbahn and Areitbahn Section 1 will carry you to the top of the mountain or most of the way there. Awaiting you at the respective top station are the most beautiful hiking routes - and comfortable alpine huts entice you to linger and relax.
For the descent, you can make use of the cable cars once again or venture down on foot to the valley below. Good hiking or mountaineering boots are required for this terrain, but functional outdoor clothing is also advisable. It will protect you in the case of sudden changes in the weather such as rain or other natural events. In our Bründl Sports shops in Zell am See we have the right products for you.
Other hiking opportunities
The hiking opportunities around Zell am See are immeasurable. The type of trip often depends on the availability of the cable cars, as this allows you to easily get to the top of Kitzsteinhorn or the family-friendly mountain, Maiskogel (or back down again).
For other mountains such as Hundstein, these aids do not exist. Therefore every hiker should be fit enough not only for the ascent, but the descent too.
As the weather in the mountains can worsen rapidly, the right outdoor clothing is a must for all hikers. From shoes to poles to waterproofs, you can get it all in the Bründl Sports shops in Zell am See.