Skiing in Sölden

Sölden is a fair sized town which stretches along the Oetz valley and the skiing is all on one side. There are two main lifts from the resort - one at each end.

The first lift you come to is the Giggijoch and the second one at the far end of the resort is the Gaislachkogel with the main road running right through the centre of the resort. The hotels are on both sides of the road (and river) and there is a small selection of hotels further up in Hochsoelden (these are ski in/out, but not recommended for beginners).

Getting here - fly, drive or take the train:

The resort is easily reached from Innsbruck airport or the train station - Munich is also possible and offers more regional options year round. If you need details on driving directions, transfer options or train times - send us your dates and transport preferences from here

 

 

Skiing in Sölden

With two glaciers, Sölden is assured of good snow coverage and offers the option of skiing in October and November as well as during the traditional European ski season of December through to May.

It is a good size ski area and resort which is an excellent option for both intermediates and boarders alike.

Glacier skiing in Autumn

The glaciers are scheduled to open for skiing around 10th October (possibly end of September if snow conditions allow) There are 10 ski lifts and 34.5km of slopes between the two glaciers.

If you would like a quote for an Autumn week or short break skiing - do email us your group size and preferred dates.

Skiing & Boarding in Sölden

The ski area covers 144km and includes skiing on two different glaciers - the Tiefenbach and the Rettenbach glaciers.

The beginner area is just above the resort in Innerwald and there is a free shuttle to take you there. Most beginners then usually move onto the blue runs at Giggijoch and there are also plenty of blues on the glacier.

There are lots of long intermediate runs and also some black runs. The long, wide slopes make it a popular resort for boarders. During busy periods it's often a good idea to take the Gaislachkogel lift as the queues are usually shorter here.

The glacier areas are well linked to the rest of the skiing through the "Golden Gate" lifts.

Staying in Sölden

We offer a range of chalets, hotels and apartments

Doing more in Sölden

For those who enjoy their apres-ski, Sölden offers a range of bars and clubs - many open into the early hours

Sölden has a rich nightlife with lots of bars, restaurants and clubs. The Apres Ski scene is alive and well here and starts up the mountain and then moves down into the town (often out onto the streets).

There are other activities available such as cross country skiing, snowshoeing, winter walking, tobogganing, ice skating, paragliding and ski mountaineering. Solden has a sports centre with a swimming pool, sauna, tennis, gym, fitness studio and bowling. There is  also an excellent panoramic view point worth visiting at the top of the Gaislachkogel at 3058m where there is a viewing platform.

There are plenty of mountain restaurants to choose from at lunch time including the newest one at the top of the Gaislachkogel called the Ice Q which opened for the 13-14 winter season and is a modern glass and steel construction which is now the highest restaurant in the ski domain.

You may recognise it as it was used in the James Bond film Spectre. At the end of the day you can ski back down on the 15km long run from the Scwarze Schneide.

What's new in Sölden

Earlier this year in October a brand new mountain restaurant was opened on the Rettenbach Glacier right in the centre of the unrivaled Glacier Arena (2676m).

Eye-catching and stark contemporary architecture, an extended self-service area and an additional restaurant with table service("Gletschertisch") with open kitchen area await all winter sport fans.

About 620 seats are available in the restaurant plus another 450 places outdoors - in the former parking area which is now car-free. Uninterrupted panoramic views of the glaciers and Ötztal Alps are guaranteed! The gastronomical masterpiece also features a day bar with cozy lounge and a trendy ice bar with movable roof. 

Getting here:

The nearest airport is Innsbruck - transfers can be arranged from other airports with Munich offering the best range of regional flights and also having flight options early season (October and November) when the Innsbruck flights are not yet operating

Should you prefer to drive, we can assist with ferry or tunnel crossings.

 

Got some questions about the resort?


Call us on 0203 137 7678;  email us your questions or;

What we Like

  • Snow sure
  • Excellent skiing for intermediates and boarders

What we would change

  • The resort has a vibrant nightlife, but there are a few too many adverts for the GoGo dancers for our liking!
  • More Innsbruck flying would be good too - especially in Autumn as the Glacier is open for skiing - at this time of year you need to fly into Munich.

Ski Area

  • Ski area 1350 m – 3340 m
  • No of km skiing (full area): 144
  • Winter ski area linked to 2 glacier ski areas
  • No of lifts: 31 mountain lifts with a total hourly capacity of about 65,000 persons
  • The two most powerful ski area feeder gondolas world-wide
  • Longest top-to-bottom run on approx. 15 km, featuring around 2000 m of altitude difference; BIG 3 viewing platforms
  • Snowboard park: 1
  • No of km of cross country routes: 16
  • Mountain restaurants: 20
  • 33 ski huts spread over the ski area
  • Blue Runs : 17
  • Red Runs:
  • Black Runs : 8
  • Free WiFi in the ski area
  • Ski storage areas, rental stations at the mountain lift base terminals
  • Altitude (min): 1377m
  • Altitude (max) 3250m

Ski Insurance

Ski insurance is a requirement when booking our holidays.

If you have a policy in place - that's great - if we can advise on a policy, do consider

MPI policy - it covers all the key areas

Getting There

  • The closest airport is Innsbruck (83km away), but we can also arrange transfers to and from Munich.

James Bond Cinematic Installation

  • 007 ELEMENTS is a new James Bond cinematic installation opening this winter built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden.
  • The name 007 ELEMENTS reflects the visitor’s journey through a series of galleries, each distilling the craft of the signature elements that define a James Bond film.
  • The installation will focus on Spectre, which was shot in Sölden and will feature other titles in the long-running 24 film Bond franchise.

  • Das Central Hotel

    £637

    (£pp on std occ)

    125 BEDROOMS SPA AND WELLNESS FACILITIES FREE WIFI PARKING AVAILABLE ON SITE PETS ALLOWED

    For those looking for relaxation with a hint of exclusivity. Exacting alpinists. Fastidious families. Well travelled individuals – they all recommend Das Central as a special hideaway, one which enjoys 40-years of tradition

    View details
  • Hotel Alphof

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    WIFI ROOMS FROM 2 - 6 POOL, SAUNA, JACUZZI PARKING AVAILABLE

    Situated at the Southern end of Solden, not too far from the cable car, this modern 4 star hotel has plenty of facilities and a fantastic reputation for it's food.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a half board basis and includes airport transfers from Innsbruck (prefer to fly to Munich or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

    View details
  • Hotel Stefan

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    WIFI WELLNESS FACILITIES ROOMS FOR 1 - 4 HALF BOARD ACCOMMODATION

    Situated in the heart of Solden, this 4 star hotel is metres from the Giggijoch gondola and has easy access to the bars and restaurants, plus a fantastic wellness centre.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a bed & breakfast basis and includes airport transfers (prefer half board or self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

    View details
  • Hotel Tyrol

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    SLEEPS UP TO 6 DEPENDING ON ROOM/APARTMENT NEAREST LIFT 300M AWAY ALL ROOMS HAVE ENSUITE FACILITIES PETS ARE PERMITTED FOR A SURCHARGE INDOOR PARKING SLOT PAYABLE LOCALLY WIFI PAYABLE LOCALLY

    A traditional 3 star hotel with central location and easy slope access.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a half board basis and includes airport transfers (prefer to self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

    View details
  • SportHotel Alpina

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    50 ROOMS WIFI SPA FACILITY FREE PARKING

    This 4-star hotel is located in the centre of Sölden, close to the ski lifts and cable cars. It features a spacious spa area, free WiFi access and free parking.

    Ski holidays: The hotel is offered on a half board basis and includes airport transfers (prefer to self-drive - get in touch and we can quote)

    View details
  • Alpengasthof Grüner

    £POA

    (£pp on std occ)

    80 BEDROOMS ROOMS FOR UP TO 5 PEOPLE SKI IN/SKI OUT FREE PARKING FREE WIFI ACCESS PETS ARE ALLOWED ON REQUEST

    The ski in ski out Alpengasthof Grüner guesthouse is located at a sunny plateau and will enchant you with a fantastic panoramic view.

    View details

Sign up for offers and holiday ideas