Holiday on the Schmittenhöhe
Experience a peaceful night on the mountain in the Pinzgau region
How to get there in winter:
Please drive your car to the valley station of the Areitbahn in Zell am See Schüttdorf and unload your suitcases.
Then park your car in the specially marked parking lot “P4”,
since the other large car parks are all only intended for day parkers.
Address for your Areitbahn navigation device: “Salzachtal-Bundesstraße 22 5700 Zell am See”
Between 3:00 p.m. and 3:40 p.m. you can use your ski pass for the following day to take the Areitbahn to the summit for free.
At a later point in time there is no way to reach our hut.
We ask for your understanding, we will not provide any compensation – neither financial nor material – for any additional costs that arise due to a late arrival or standstill of the lifts, etc.!
Arrived at the mountain station, you can descend directly to the Pinzgauer Hütte along the Kapellenbahn, approx. 2km.
Please transport cash or valuables to us personally. You can take your luggage with you, or we can pick it up from the summit lift at the end of the slope for a fee of €5.00.
Please also note that the luggage should be with us by 6:00 p.m. at the latest (usually earlier, however). If you are already skiing on the day of arrival, you are of course welcome to deposit your luggage with us during the day.
Neither we nor the cable car accept liability for any loss or damage to luggage.
In order to reach our lodge in comfort, you should ride up with the Areitbahn 1 to get to our alpine hut.
You can simply hand in your luggage to the Schmittenbahn 3 mountain station for a small fee; it is then transported by us personally to the hut.
The return path to the Kapellenbahn mountain lift is organised by us free of charge; an adventure of a very special kind – you will be pulled up the moderate part of the ski piste again using a motor-driven sledge.
Ski tourers and snow shoe hikers can reach the lodge after a 2-hour climb from Piesendorf.
How to get there in summer:
In summer, there are numerous possibilities as to how you can get to us.
The fastest way is using the Schmittenbahn mountain lift, in the middle of Zell am See, to approximately 2000 metres above sea level, then hiking approximately 45 minutes to the lodge. In good weather, our lodge is already visible at the mountain station. The well-signposted hiking paths will lead you directly and safely to our isolated mountain hut.
It is possible to park near the church in Piesendorf, and a limited number of parking spaces are available below the barrier at Wengerberg/Saulehen. From the Areitbahn mountain lift Section I – Breiteckalm (alpine restaurant) – Pfaffenkendlsteig (ascent) – approx. 2 h
Via Walchen – Forstweg (forest path) – approx. 2.5 h