Flying paradise in the Alps
The Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See is one of the best paragliding areas in Austria. Starting off from 2000 meters attitude, which can easily be reached by cable car. Even from this point you have an astonishing view over the Alps, the Zeller Lake and several peaks such as the Kitzsteinhorn or the Gloßglockner. Moreover, the Schmittenhöhe disposes of a favorable thermal lift, where the terrific mountain scenery invites you to takes off.
for beginners and professionals
Whether you are a beginner or a professional, on the Schmitten all enthusiastic flyers find theirselves a home. There is a suitable option for all kinds of paraglider: professionals on their own, beginners who want to take a course or a flight together with a professional.
- Moderate starting points with strong thermal lift
- Regulations for landing procedures
- Operating from middle of May till middle of October
"Due to having several starting points, taking off
in every wind direction is possible!"
on more than 20.000m²
Safety landed and full of adrenalin. After enjoying these stunning flying adventures, one should relax in the SPA water- & sauna world or in the Hotel Panorama SPA. For all those who want to be completely pampered, our Alpin Vital SPA & Kosmetik offers the perfect range of wellness treatments. Afterwards, you can end your perfect day in our hotel restaurant Lichtblick, which offers one of a kind culinary digression for every taste. Finally, we invite you to try our unique selections of cocktails at our hotel bar Gipfelstürmer and remember your best paragliding moments.
Helmut Gappmaier, as nationally certified tandem pilot, wants to bring guests closer to the natural beauty of the landscape and intensify their feeling for nature - experiencing everything from a bird's-eye perspective. The region Zell am See - Kaprun offers the perfect starting point for gathering experiences in the air. Moreover, the region can be seen as one of the best and most beautiful flying areas. In order to help making people’s flying dreams come true, Helmut Gappmaier has made his hobby to his profession. In this spirit: Let’s go flying!
sponsored by Red Bull
Paul Guschlbauer is a professional cross country paraglider from Austria. He is part of the Red Bulll paragliding team. Furthermore, he regularly participates in a great variety of competitions. Moreover, Paul Guschlbauer stayed several days in the TAUERN SPA for the purpose of discovering the paragliding region Zell am See - Kaprun – which can be seen in his vlog. In order to get an insight into this unique experience and the gorgeous scenery, have a look at his video.