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Pocket Guide: Zell am See Areit Cable Car Hotels

The Areit Cable Car is a cable car lift that whisks skiers, hikers and climbers to the top of the Schmitten Mountain. It’s part of the popular ski area of Schmittenhohe in Zell am See, within the Austrian province of Salzburg – famous for its spectacular Alpine scenery, world-class skiing and all-round outdoor adventure.

Why Stay near Areit Cable Car?

Choosing accommodation near Areit Cable Car gives you easy access to the superb Schmittenhohe ski area. Situated on the Schmitten Mountain, the area offers reliable snow conditions and stunning panoramic scenery – some say that from here you can see Austria’s most beautiful view. The resort is home over 48 miles of slopes and five downhill runs, including plenty of challenging black slopes for professionals and nursery slopes for beginners. There’s also a snowpark, a cross-country ski track and winter hiking trails for those who want to try something other than traditional downhill skiing.

Other Activities near Areit Cable Car

In the summer, Schmittenhohe is a hikers’ paradise, full of well-marked hiking trails, stunning picnic spots and demanding climbs - and of course those amazing views.

Whatever activity you’re heading to Schmittenhohe for, accessing the mountains is easy from Zell am See, with a wide range of cable cars, funiculars and gondolas to choose from. The Areit Cable Car is one of the most important lifts in the area, taking skiers all the way up to Schmittenhone in three stages. Don’t want to go all the way? Simply disembark at one of the two midway stations and enjoy the views, grab a bite to eat or explore the nearby pistes and trails.

Find an Areit Cable Car Hotel

Booking a hotel near Areit Cable Car will help you make the most of the Schmittenhohe Ski Resort, putting you close to all the action. The best accommodation can be found in Zell am See itself, the beautiful lakeside town at the foot of the mountain. It’s packed with classic Alpine chalets, luxury modern hotels and casual low-key lodges.

There are also over 100 restaurants to choose from in town, as well as numerous pubs and après ski bars. It’s the ideal place to spend your holiday close to the ski resorts and with direct access to the Areit Cable Cars.