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Ski Holidays in Sölden, Austria

Sölden has the spectacular BIG 3 vantage points - 3 skiable peaks over 3000m! The BIG 3 Rally ranks among the most beautfiul ski trails across the entire ski region and the high ski area guarantees snow from October through to May.

Sölden, the main town of the Ötztal Arena, has developed into an internationally known sports and training centre. There are 145 km of fantastic slopes that are linked by 33 state of the art lifts, including 2 of the most powerful feeder mountain gondolas in the world that help transport up to 70, 000 skiers and snowboarders an hour.

Resort Statistics

solden ski resort
Level Rating Runs
Beginners 17
Intermediates 18
Advanced 8
Total Runs 43
Resort Statistics
Resort Altitude 1350m
Highest Lift 3249m
Total Piste 146km
Longest Run 13km
Directions of Slopes E, S, N, W
Uphill Capacity 68000
Total Lifts 34
Gondolas/Cable cars 7
Chairlifts 19
Drag Lifts 8
Snow Parks 1

Skiing in Sölden

Alpine Ski World Cup venue and one of Europe's most renowned Ski & Snowboard Resorts. The infinite number of slopes and ski trails for all levels and abilities coupled with the perfect grooming of not less than 150 km of slopes make Sölden a truly unique winter sports centre. State-of-the-art ski lifts and gondolas with a total capacity of 68,000 persons/hour guarantee ultimate skiing fun without queuing. Ski trails provide ultimate skiing fun for both beginners and advanced skiers at Giggijoch, as well as for expert racers at Gaislachkogl. In addition, Gaislachkogl peak (3,058 m) is a truly outstanding insider's tip for lovers of off-piste skiing.

Snow conditions in Sölden

Snow is absolutely guaranteed from November trough May thanks to the ski area's high-Alpine location. There are 2 glacier ski areas at Rettenbach & Tiefenbach and snow making systems cover 76% of the ski area.

Apres-ski, restaurants and other activities in Sölden

Sölden has a lively atmosphere and a wealth of après ski bars and nighclubs. There are over 30 ski huts on the mountain where skiers and snowboarders can stop for a drink or lunch. You will find something to suit all tastes, from self service venders to traditional huts to umbrella bars. 

There are a number of activities to do on and off the slopes in Sölden including:

  • 5km toboggan run
  • Sleigh rides
  • Ice skating
  • Curling
  • BMW driving experience
  • Paragliding
  • 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.