Flying paradise in the Alps
The Schmittenhöhe in Zell am See is one of the most popular paragliding areas in Austria. Starting sites are at 1900m (E, S) and 2000m (SW, W, NW, E, SE) above sea level. With the TrassXpress or the Schmitten you can easily reach these launch sites. From this points you have an astonishing view over the Alps, the Zeller Lake and several peaks such as the Kitzsteinhorn or the Gloßglockner. From the Schmittenhöhe over into the wide Salzach valley, in sunny weather there are almost always good beards as an entry point for the cross-country flight. Moreover, the Schmittenhöhe disposes of a favorable thermal lift, where the terrific mountain scenery invites you to takes off.
for ambitious solo pilots
Pilots who are already licensed with their own equipment will find exactly what they need around the Schmitten to make rapid progress, regardless whether cross-country or acro. The next paragliding school is in Bramberg. With moderate to strong thermals you can easily climb to 2500m and you can fly around freely down to 1500m.
- Starting places in all directions
- Operating from middle of May till middle of October
- Clear regulations regarding take-off sites & landing area
- With sunshine from March to October always good thermals
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.
"Take-off points in all directions!"
Professional pilots invite you to fly
Simply fly with the best, most experienced pilots from Zell am See-Kaprun. In a comfortable harness - actually a comfy chair - you sit in front while the pilot behind you steers the huge tandem wing over the forest and through thermal beards. The panoramic flight takes about 20 minutes and is a breathtaking, unforgettable experience. The next stage is the thermal flight where you climb high and enjoy a wonderful view of Lake Zell. After 40 minutes you land in Fürth - Piesendorf.
Tandem Paragliding: Sky for two
As a state-certified tandem pilot, Helmut Gappmaier invites guests of the TAUERN SPA to experience the beauty of the area and it's nature from a bird's eye view. The region Zell am See - Kaprun offers the perfect starting point for awesome experiences in the air and is one of the best and beautiful flying areas in the alps. Helmut has turned his hobby into a profession in order to share his passion with others and to make the dream of flying possible for everyone. With this in mind: Let’s go flying!
TANDEM-HOTLINE +43 664 24 21 484 or sky-42.com
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.