Ski Holidays in Sölden, Austria
With a stunning selection of runs spread across its three peaks, Sölden continues to attract visitors year after year. Based in the breathtaking Tirol region of Austria, the resort offers magnificent runs, spectacular views and amazing customer service.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a skiing connoisseur or new to the sport, Sölden is a great place to get started and find an exhilarating new way to keep fit and explore sensational winter terrain.
Thanks to the geographical position of the resort, travellers can expect beautiful blue skies and brilliant snow coverage, while there are plenty of excellent facilities to enjoy across the resort.
If you needed any more convincing, the area’s amazing scenery meant it was used as a filming location for 007: Spectre back in 2015.
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Sölden ski resort
While the terrain may be the most important factor for many visitors, the resort also boasts enough facilities to keep visitors entertained while they’re away from the slopes. This can be especially difficult for families with children, who will be sure to find fun things to do in the resort, including the ALMZEIT trail, which is a themed trail designed for young children. It connects mountain huts in the area to runs on Solden’s western flank and boasts interactive play areas.
Along with the fantastic ski conditions, visitors can venture to some of the mountain huts within the resort to enjoy some authentic Tyrolean music and explore the culture of the local area.
Snow conditions in Sölden
The ski season in the area runs from December to April with extraordinary coverage available to ensure the best possible coverage for skiers and snowboarders. There are 2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach ensuring excellent snow conditions and snow making systems cover 76% of the ski area.
With staff regularly visiting the slopes to ensure they are maintained properly, you can expect fantastic conditions across the resort. With runs for beginners, intermediates and experts, there is plenty of variety to choose from across the area.
Skiing in Sölden
There is a strong variety of different runs available to choose from across the area for beginners, intermediates and experts.
You can look forward to high alpine terrain and 70km of off-piste runs, along with downhill runs starting at 2000m high. For beginners, the Hainbachjoch route is sure to be popular alongside the Giggijoch region, where there are several runs designed for those new to the sport. For intermediate runs, HochSolden may be the best place to visit and ski classes are available for those wary of taking on more difficult runs. On the other hand, experts can look forward to HochSolden, where you can expect a challenging ride with outstanding views.
When it comes to admiring the scenery of the area, perhaps the best vantage point is the top of the Tiefenbachbahn gondola, where an astounding panorama of the surrounding glaciers and mountain scenery awaits. Getting around is easy thanks to the efficient transport system in the area, helping visitors to make the most of the resort and develop their skills.
Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Sölden
Solden has transformed in recent years from a lively resort to a more sophisticated ski area. While there are still nightlife options for travellers, it’s now easy for families to get involved in the fun throughout this magnificent region.
You can stop off at one of the cosy mountain huts or umbrella bars for a peaceful drink, with Gampe Alm, Fuchsloch and Halli Valli all offering fantastic service and a great opportunity to mingle with locals.
When it comes to food, Solden has a variety of excellent restaurants including Salino and Giggi Tenne, where Italian and international dishes are served respectively.
If you’re feeling tired and worn out after a day on the slopes, you could even visit one of the many health spas in the resort, including Michaela Mader Physio and the Das Central massage parlour.
There are a number of activities to do on and off the slopes in Sölden including:
- 5km toboggan run
- Sleigh rides
- Ice skating
- BMW driving experience
- Sölden "Freizeit Arena" with adventure pool, saunas, steam rooms and indoor tennis
- Aquadome Spa in Längefeld (bus from Sölden)
Family Skiing in Sölden
Sölden is a fun town but it’s not the prettiest place. We would recommend the resort to a family with older children. There are lots of attractions and activities to do in Sölden, including the Aqua Therma Centre (Langenfeld by bus), ice skating and a 5km floodlit toboggan run. Plus, look out for scenes where they shot James Bonds Spectre!
The ski range has 3 big viewing platforms that you can visit with amazing views, all above 3000 meters with mountain views for miles. For the adventurous families, you can get a one day upgrade on your pass to go to Obergurgl.
Group Skiing in Sölden
There is fantastic skiing in Sölden with reliable snow due to high peaks and access to glacial skiing; this will give you confidence if you’re a group leader selling this resort to a large group.
There’s no shortage of après ski venues, bars and nightlife hot spots in Sölden. If this is an important aspect of your ski holiday trip then you’ll be returning back to Sölden year on year!
Transfer time in Sölden
The closest airport to Solden is Innsbruck which is about 80 km away.